This has been a good week as we settle into our “flow.” Up early to avoid the heat. 5 AM on our clocks. Try to be running well before 6. Some really low blood sugars have made it impossible though. Run for just over 4 hours and with breaks, getting in at 11 o’clock AM. Pretty much done by then. More than 2/3 of my miles are in the first part of the day.
Break for lunch. Find a place to hide the RV from the sun. Follow up on social media and emails. Take an assessment of the body. Achy knees, blisters, sun burn all the fun stuff that can come from running this much. Try to nap.
By 3 o’clock the team will know where abouts the temperature will be at. Hot, acceptably hot. Based on this I either start running before 5 or after. When it is still in the 100’s by 5 we wait. This keeps me out there later. When the sun starts setting visibility gets low. That’s why the headlamp with the flashing red put on backward. If running into head on traffic, flip it up front.
Making plans for meet ups with the Diabetes communities in Port Augusta and Adelaide. Love this part of these crossings, Another way to meet others with Diabetes.
Running into the night to avoid the heat. The red light keeps me safe. Running on a national roadway you need to be.