Posts made in August, 2013

What a difference a day makes……!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Big Toe Blog, Birds, Running, Waddle on the Wildside | 0 comments

Yesterday I was at a really low ebb. We had run nearly 18 miles and the thought of the next four we planned to run was just hideous. Sweat was pouring off my limbs, my feet felt jarred and knees hot and sore. My chin was heading for the floor as I ran curled up, tired, terribly, with my feet like claws. My running style was desperate, ripe for an injury. When we finally hit the 24 mile mark, I collapsed into tears, annoyed and frustrated. After over 5,400 miles how could this happen?! The truth is, it has never been easy. Usually after about mile 15 it begins to hurt, with the next 5 to 10...

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NO ENTRY- first time in over 5000 miles.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Conservation, Running, Survival | 0 comments

We were told not to run through the reserve, that the Indigenous people of the Waimiri Atroari Indian Reserve were hostile towards ‘white people’. That they had attacked people in the Reserve with bows and arrows. That they stole the passports and money of a party of people whom had walked into their forest and threw the “booty” into the river! That only their law exists in the Reserve. One can understand. Thirty-six years ago the BR174 road – one of the Pan Amazonian tendrils planned to open the Amazon to resource extraction – was pushed through their...

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Less than 1000 miles to go…

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Español, Running | 0 comments

Kath and I have hammered out a plan, based on lots of  assumptions, including ramping up our mileage significantly whilst taking less rest days. What could possibly go wrong?! 

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Hear Dave and Kath’s daily phlog – 53rd phonecast

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Dave and Kaths IPADIO Phonecasts | 0 comments

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A simple solution to the monthly flow….

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Conservation, Gear and Equipment | 0 comments

Every item in the running trailer (which we´ve pulled for over 5000 miles through snow, driving rain, clagging mud) is crucial. It could be no other way. Any superflous object means extra stess on our knees, joints, back. Especially scaling the Andes, or now in the Amazon basin running up and down, up and down, all day long, for twenty plus miles. But there is one item that has strictly one use and it´s just for me. My Mooncup. This brilliant silicon cup is so light, simple and unobtrusive. It only comes out once a month, but that appearance is vital. Without it we would have to carry a...

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