Settling in…

With dawn just peering over the horizon and the light from just a headlamp we started off today’s run. The dark offered a chance to slowly settle into our days run with a calm breeze cooling the already warm air. We set off with high spirits for the run, knowing that after this run, Thursday would be a relaxing day off. We carried on through a spectacular sunrise and a seemingly strengthening breeze. Two hours in, our once treasured breeze became a forceful headwind, forcing us single file with a feeble attempt at drafting. We carried on for a total of 4.5 hours before our minds were mentally exhausted and our fluid supplies were well depleted. Missing only a few total km, we’ll easily be able to tack those on to the next marathon.
Until Friday then, we’re camped out in the depths of a sheep farm, where the wildlife roams free. Zebra and ostrich are our curious neighbours for now but we’re all still anticipating the completion of Week 1.

7 Responses to “Settling in…”

  1. Thrilled to keep up your activities! Camryn, Mario, Jarvis and I continue to pray for your mental and physical well being…yes, wouldn’t want to minimize how crazy you all really are. Haven’t had the chance to meet Patrick yet, but imagine he’s right in there with the rest of you! Miss you lots, love you even more.

    Hugs and kisses from the de Groots

  2. Mr. Reems' Class Says:

    Plz include a map with your progress we will be cheering you on as you complete the rest of your journey. we will be praying for you.
    Good Luck
    & his class

  3. Hi again: We don’t need a map, but a place name you are nearing would do. We have a map set up in the lobby of the school to follow your progress. Looks like a great place to spend the night. Shalom and happy trails.

  4. O, crazy runners! O, running-‘cross-Africa team!
    Each day our classes pray for you; more support than it must seem!
    We’re amazed; we’re proud; we’re here for YOU
    We’re cheering loudly for who you are– and also all you do
    We’ve tried to put it into words; now we’ve got it pegged–
    Some people wear their hearts on sleeves–but yours are on your legs!
    Run smart, rest smarter; we hope you took a big, rich day of rest
    We just wanted your great team to know: WE THINK YOU’RE THE BEST!

  5. Charmaine , Don and family Says:

    By now you are into your next marathon. We hope Thursday’s rest was refreshing and that the wind died down. You are all in our prayers, (and also in the prayers of many others judging by the comments sent to you).
    We love to hear how you are doing and check the website each day.
    Take good care of each other. God bless each of you on the team.
    Charmaine and Don

  6. Hey Guys,

    Hang in there, we’re all rooting for you!


  7. Dan Bromley Says:

    Thank you for keeping us updated. It’s been a real joy to track your progress. God bless your whole team.

    From Sweden,


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