Today marks the end of the Ecuadorian stage of my expedition. I have to admit I was a little skeptical about how my time here was going to be because last time I was here I had a bag stolen. Well one thing this great country has taught me is not to judge the present by incidents of the past. I have had a blast here and met some amazingly generous and supportive people.
In total I spent 22 days (800+km) here with 5 days forced rest due to a package (with my awesome Adidas Ultra Boost running shoes!) getting caught up in customs. That makes my running day average about 47km. What makes me proud about this is that it was mostly through the amazing Andes! I have included the altitude graph below for anyone who is interested. The total ascent was roughly 14468m.
I am going to keep this entry short because I want you all to read my next newsletter which will be out in the next week or so… But lets just say I now love Ecuador and if I can persuade my girlfriend, Christo, I will be back to tackle Cotopaxi and Chimborazo!
I’ve also been lucky to have some really supportive media coverage over the last month. Check out my Marathon Talk, Microsoft Devices Blog and Headspace interviews here – http://jamieisrunning.com/media-coverage/