With only a few days of running left to complete the cross-continental challenge, I was desperate to keep going and not be held back. But considering how much energy I had lost over the last couple of days, things weren't looking so great.
Day 86 - 0km
I woke up early this morning so that I would be able to get back to the start point for the day, and hopefully manage to get some distance under my belt. I lay in bed and tried to figure out how I felt, if I was capable of running or not. After quite a bit of talking to myself, attempting to bully myself or fool myself into running, I came to the decision that I just could not run. I had no energy in my body and I probably wouldn't be going further than a few meters. So I just lay feeling sorry for my weary body.
After having a day of rest in Lichinga, we drove back to the place where I finished running two days before. I planned on pushing through the last few hundred kilometres of running to get to the coast with no more days off. Thankfully the crowds of pushing and shouting people slowly decreased and the terrain changed for a few days but not all went so smoothly.
Keep reading to learn about days 78 - 85 out of 89 (November 16 - 23rd 2014) ...
Getting away and having an adventure doesn't always mean a complete change in culture, climate and cuisine. I usually think it does, but this weekend I have discovered something new... there is a lot of fun to be had within hours of your home!!!!
There were multiple reasons for my first lone cycle-tour adventure, but the main ones were to get out on my new bike and learn all about it, and to have some time to myself which seems to be a rare occurrence these days.