RWR Day 10 is in the books ending at Milepost 200 in Fancy Gap, VA. Issues with the left leg continue to slow me somewhat--but then this is not a race; it's just a matter of mental patience. I made a mistake yesterday affecting today's run, explained below.
Day 10 Run
After a sunny, warm Day 9, Day 10 started with a shower and at least a thin layer of clouds persisted through the day. The clouds were my friends; however, high humidity made for an uncomfortable run. I started a couple miles from Meadows of Dan and for the most part had a pleasant descent to Milepost 168. Then came the climb up Groundhog Mountain and a descent. Miles of rolling hills followed including Volunteer Gap. The run ended with a 3-stage climb then descent into Fancy Gap. Milepost 200 is just east of I-77.
The lower left leg still hurt. I think there were about 50 steps when I was not aware of of the left leg pain, better than the last 3 days.
Things moved along well until about mile 15, at which point, my body was just drained of energy. I just did not eat enough yesterday to fuel this run. Stupid mistake. I gutted out the last 5 miles.
Here are details from today's run... https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1185507111
Photos and Video
The App Ortho Photo of the Day
The Puckett Cabin is at Milepost 189. The story of "Aunt" Orelena Hawks Puckett has been told many times, but it's just too impressive not to tell again. She lives the end of her 102 years in this cabin. Past the age of 50, she began a career of midwifery, assisting in the birth of more than 1000 babies. She delivered the last in the year of her death, 1939. In spite of delivering so many babies for other mothers, none of her own 24 children survived infancy. Her fee? $1, or when times were good $6, but often received food or goods in lieu of money.
More photos are coming available tonight, posted to BRPWeather.Com.
We made 3 videos today: at the start, a quick first water stop, and at the end.