JAMIE Milne woke up sore and depressed wishing it was the last, rather than only the seventh, day of his 20-day run from Melbourne to Warana during which he will run two marathons a day.
It was an early 3.30am rise with a 100km drive to face back to where he finished Thursday night, well short of the Bowral bed in which he spent the night.
At the 60km mark of Friday's run his Achilles tendon was swollen as he worked his way through rolling hills past Picton, bound for Liverpool.
"It's a reminder that I'm human,” Jamie said of his less-than-enthusiastic start to the day.
"But I'm having a really good run now with good people around me whose support is infectious. I'll just keep chipping away.”
He was booked in to be keynote speaker Friday night at an Alzheimer's Australia function in Liverpool before crossing to the Norwest Private Hospital in Sydney to visit Paula Gowland, a former client of his Warana gym.
The mother of three children suffered an infection after breaking her leg two years ago, resulting in first amputation below and then above the knew.
On Saturday he will be joined by another two gym members celebrating their 20th wedding anniversaries who will join him for either a half or full marathon.
Beerwah High deputy principal Wayne Lancaster and his wife Donna who is deputy principal at Mountain Creek High have also organised for him to join them on a climb over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
"I'll bring my skipping rope if I'm allowed,” Jamie laughed.
"Then it's back to normal and out of Sydney and on to Terrigal.”
Money continues to roll in to support the Dementia Research Foundation through Jamie's Many Miles for Mary charity.
By day's end Friday, Jamie had passed the 560km mark on the 2000km run and expects there will be several more mornings before the end that will see him wake up wanting to do anything but hit the road.
You can add to Jamie's fund raising for dementia research by going to: give.everydayhero. com/au/many-miles-for-ma ry-2016-east-coast-run
Jamie has also signed on for the Daily's Kick the Kilos challenge.
Jamie has also joined the Sunshine Coast Daily Kick the Kilos club and expects people will now be able to follow his progress by downloading the free Strava app and joining the club.
The device has not worked in recording his run for the past few days because of poor reception which should improve on the heavily-populated east coast.
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