Welcome to a collection of blogs that will hopefully give you a bit of an insight into what it is like to run across Africa. I am going to break them down into sections of approximately 10 days at a time. I am most definitely not an author or blogger or any kind of English language expert. So please be kind to me if there are spelling or grammar mistakes, I try my best but am just a mere human.
Every night on my run I would try to write in my diary as I lay down to go to sleep. All the information in the blog is taken from my diary. Sometimes my eyes shut before I could finish one sentence, those days will be brief. Sometimes there was so much sweat dripping from my forehead that the ink wouldn't stick to the paper I was writing on, those days will be brief too! Day 1 to day 11...
When I began my run across Africa I was convinced that I wouldn't have any blisters, as I have never really suffered from them at all. I had a single blister when I ran across South Africa (which I nicknamed 'Peanut') and assumed that it was a one off. Well... I was wrong! From the first week in Namibia, I suffered with blisters and all kinds of feet/toe problems. I have put together two videos to give you a little insight into what your feet go through when running multiple marathons. One video per foot.
DO NOT WATCH IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH!!
AGAIN, DO NOT WATCH IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH!!!!!