Twentieth day 7/26/20

START: Hawksbill Gap    4 am

FINISH:  Thornton Gap   11:15 am
12.8 miles    7:15   1.8 mph
944.8 miles    47.2 mpd

42.4 miles behind Jennifer
32.6 miles behind Stringbean

Willing heart and mind vs. unwilling body
The latter won today.
The possibility of a new woman’s AT endurance record will be objectively determined by the trail tomorrow.

Time and distance cannot be changed – you have to change.
It was a beautiful morning in the Shenandoah National Park.
Jupiter’s friends from way back, Dan & Kathy, provided us with a homemade lasagna dinner. Thanks!

Who is Mercury?

Liz Derstine, trail name “Mercury”, is a distance runner, endurance hiker, writer, and musician residing in Boston, MA. She holds fastest known times for women on the Appalachian Trail (supported, northbound), Long Trail (self-supported), and Pinhoti Trail (self-supported).

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