Thirty-second day F 8/7/20

START:  4 am    Old West Point Rd.
FINISH: 10:20 pm  Hoyt Rd.    CT/NY state line
45.6 miles      18:20    2.5 mph
1,468.6 total miles    45.9 mpd
Good weather   overcast    a little drizzle

Mercury navigated numerous blowdowns caused by the tropical storm both in the dark (before sunrise/after sunset) and during the day. She appears both undeterred, but not deteared, and focused
Her shins continue to improve but parts of her feet look like ground beef (but not the kind you would want to eat). She is looking forward to trying on new boots with a wider toe box tomorrow.
This part of NY has several delis so she was able to replenish herself with some filling sandwiches.
Jupiter is almost getting use to putting on a mask when going anywhere inside.
Mercury ran a bit today enough to reach New England! (i.e. Connecticut).
Hoping to traverse most of CT tomorrow with roomier footwear.

Who is Mercury?

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

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