Ok so I’m finally allowing myself to get a bit excited that I might complete this. I reckon I could crawl the 39.6 miles to the finish tomorrow, of course I am hoping to run but just in case! Today was a slow day for 38 miles (nearly 9 hours) but the roads were ok and although I’d like to be going quicker we had to make a few stops into gas stations and it was the hottest day for a while.
We crossed into Delaware about 9 miles in; well we think we did, there wasn’t actually a ‘Welcome to Delaware’ sign, which was rather disappointing. We’re in Dover now which is the State Capital so we must be in Delaware – our last State; America’s ‘First State’.
We had dinner at a Chicago grill – I had fish and prawns; I’ve been craving seafood for a while but being really sensible and not eating anything that might make me poorly, even if the chance is low! So I decided if I get struck down by gastro tonight I can still get to the finish!
Tonight I’m staying in the nicest hotel of the trip (thanks parents!) and they have chocolate brownies and cookies at reception… as I went for a second helping of both the receptionist looked at me like I might have an eating disorder, nope just a trans-am ultrarunner! (I might have to start admitting I’m an ultrarunner after this summer I guess…)
Right, need to go and sort out stuff for tomorrow – we’re going for a celebratory dinner at a pizza place in Lewes straight from the finish so I need to get clothes ready to change into. On that I’ve decided to wear my Serpentine top for the day tomorrow as if it wasn’t for Serpentine Running Club I’d never have carried on running after getting a bit bored of it 4 years ago and then bumping into some Serpies in Hyde Park one Saturday morning!