Day 25 – A good day on the road for 35 miles

Wow the temp dropped last night and it was a good frost on the cars this morning. Gloves on straight away. We said our good byes and thank you’s to the Herber-Overgraad Fire Department team who looked after us so well last night.  You guys rock.  Then we headed off in the direction of Show Low.

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We had our first runner to join us, John who had come over last night to meet us and decided he would run a few miles with us. His Wife Diane followed us and took these awesome photos below. John is a bit of a speed demon and a great runner, After doing 2 races just yesterday he wasn’t sure how far he could go. We slowed him down and got him in our rhythm to then watch him smash to half a marathon. Getting to know him and listen to some stories made our morning and we whipped through the miles. Thanks so much for coming with us and for these amazing photos. We look forward to hearing from you after you have finished your first 50 or 100.

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Vanessa and Alex had joined us too and the girls both smashed out 10 miles, AWESOME!!!.

This photo of me and Pat is my fav, Smiles on and beautiful blue sky out back , what else do you need.

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We had a quick break when we said good bye to John and Diane , our awesome crewman Shacky there always to feed us with what ever we need. Then it was just me and Pat cruising down the road again.

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Again today we found different things and this painting was wrapped up still and laying there so we thought it might be a millions dollar one so opened it to see. Not a million bucks but very nice.

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We arrived in to Show Low around 3.30pm  after doing 35miles (56kms) and both were pretty good. Now quick bit of knowledge for you all, Show Low got its name after it was won in a card game way back in the day, The game was to SHOW a card and the LOWest wins, hence the name. awesome aye.

Shacky and Vaneesa had spotted that there was a pool in town with a Jacuzzi so we had to drop in . We chatted to Becca the manager and the beautiful lady let us all in for free. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!  The team there were so friendly and all signed our book which was great. Its so good to see everyone making a page all theirs and decorating it. Thanks so much to the team at Show Low family Aquatic Center. xx

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As you can see the team was so happy.

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Here is the MAP for todays run.

Also not sure if you know and hope you do but we have a new WEBSITE and FACEBOOK page called “Run with us America”  plea go check them out, updates and info being added everyday. Maps coming real soon and ways to get involved starting to happen.

We are staying in another Fire Department tonight. Thankyou to the crew from Herber-Overgaard Fire Department to introduce us to the guys at Timber Mesa Fire & Medical. Massive help and really awesome to have your support.  Another great team with huge hearts. Thankyou

Thankyou to everyone for helping us everyday and keep sharing please. Love yas,


6 thoughts on “Day 25 – A good day on the road for 35 miles

  1. You are running through some of the most beautiful country in the USA. When you cross over into New Mexico on hwy 60 you might notice the first dirt road to the north. My grandparents homesteaded there in 1917. They came out in an old model a, dug a hole in the ground, put a wood stove in it and a tarp on top. They lived this way until they could build a cabin. There were two couples & seven kids. It is about 10 miles down the dirt road. By the way, they were the great great grandparents of the Garrisi kids that you stayed with. My father, who was one of the kids who grew up there was known as the fastest runner in northern Arizona. He went to high school in springerville. Hope you enjoyed a little bit of history. I will be following your trip and praying for you.
    Cathy Hoover
    Psalm 19

    • HI Cathy, Really awesome to hear from you and thank you for this information, really interesting I will check it out for sure. we will run through Springerville tomorrow. Thankyou so much

  2. Such an amazing adventure, Jup. I love seeing every post, so much joy in what you are doing, I’m sure you are setting little fires in the hearts of all the people you & Pat meet.

  3. We are all right with you and Pat, loving your blog Jup. Be sure to bring Pat to NZ I am sure he must have been a Kiwi in his former life, same love of life and can do attitude. Run Guys run Love Mum and BJ

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