A mere three months after the previous successful 3 day challenge, I decided to up the ante and break the hitherto yearly pattern. A carefully selected trail through the woods for the first day and a concrete one for the second and final one served as the stage for this latest feat. Naturally I was going to run barefoot as well.
With shattered motivation, my mind working against me, begging me, yelling and screaming about the futility of it all, I was on the brink of giving up at around km 35 on the first day. Although I take great joy in listening to Mother Nature’s tune while out there, I knew my last and only hope to stop my mind on its downward spiral, was to change the rhythm drastically. With J.S. Bach’s light and uplifting melodies I actually clocked the fastest lap yet and managed to reach the 50k finish line with hardly any trouble.
Second time around was actually easier, did it once, can do it again. The run was also faster and had a grand surprise finale in store. Already certain of victory, I turned around for the final return trip and looked straight into the big fat yellow moon, emerging over the ridge. I stopped for a few breaths and gazed at it with joy and wonder and returned its generous smile, starting the final mile.
50.6 + 50.7 = 101.3km