Location: just before Mombo
Altitude: 412m, gain of 195m
Time: 5hrs 15min, 7min/km
Thought of the day:
Is it still a good deed if it was not your intension?
What I learnt:
Today was a self exploration day. I am still unsure if I learnt anything but I will get into this more deeply below.
Song of the day:
Pearl Jam- just breath
– Ally for putting up with me being grumpy and introverted today
– USANA supplements and vitamins
– the Movember Foundation
– bivouac outdoors
– number 1 fan Grub G
Ok, so today I’m going to get a little deep and heavy, but that is what mood I was in during the run. To put it bluntly I am struggling with the true motivation behind me doing this challenge. The charity I have attached to this adventure is one I feel very strongly about as last year I lost 2 friends to the disease of depression. Kiwi men have a reputation of being to proud to reach out when they need help. But before this affiliation was made, an intrinsic desire gave birth to this concept. When I was presented with the challenge by my good friend Ryan I immediately knew that this was a journey I wanted to go on. But why?? To see the world? To get famous? To enhance my career? Bragging rights? Ego? Sheer thirst for challenge?
This is the question I could not shake for almost 30km today. I would like to look back on my life and feel I was a selfless person, but all of the above factors do not seem to steer me down that path. I do not yet have an answer to this question but before this sea2summit is finished I very much hope I do.
Let each of you look not only to his own interest, but also to the interest of others