So we’re still in Montana. I hate to hark on about this but it’s a blummin’ big State! Today we were on the same road for 35 miles, then did a mini detour through a small (tiny) town and finished on the same road. It was a little mind-numbing. Yes Montana’s beautiful but the scenery doesn’t change much. So today I was glad to run for the whole day within about 400m of Justin, who wasn’t feeling great so kept taking walking breaks. His running and walking evened out to my slow but constant running speed! It was good to have company though he wasn’t talkative so I kept up with my little games in my head – today I was keeping a tally of dead Prairie Dogs to live; and reckoned on about 4:1. I also played some ‘that cloud looks like…’ and ‘list all the 50 States of the US in alphabetical order’. I also thought for a bit about how amazing my siblings are – both my Sister and Brother have started and grown successful businesses (Frozen Yoghurt shops and Driveways/tarmacking respectively) through the biggest recession in living memory.
Margaret was again driving the Scooby Van superbly to meet Justin and I at regular intervals, at the mile 36 stop Justin declared he was going to keep running and walking and I had my first ‘stage win’ (not that it’s a race of course… just a run, competitive moi?!). Though as we approached the finish I was feeling pretty tired and Justin had a good spurt of energy, so I finished 2 minutes behind him! Oh well, I wouldn’t want to win from Justin’s feeling poorly anyway. He seemed better at the finish, his tummy less upset, so hopefully he’s ok for tomorrow.
This evening we went to the local store in Harlowton – yet again another great American shopping experience.
These small towns are really interesting.Then we had pizza – I had one of the best Calzones I’ve ever had – Chicken Pesto.