And they're off...
The temperature at 9:00 AM was a balmy 90 degrees. By the time noon rolled around it hit 112 degrees and an "Excessive Heat Warning" was issued. Excessive Heat in the desert... who would have thought? Thank goodness for weathermen.
But Lisa and the crew are spiriting right along. By 3:00 PM (PSD) they were already at the 15 mile point, and when I asked Leigh what time she thought they'd be stopping for a rest, she said "Oh, we're going straight through the night."
The last update was at 6:00 PM -- and Lisa is in great shape and a happy mood, with appetite intact. Peanut Butter and Jelly seemed to be the big hit of the day, with one turkey and cheese with mayo thrown in.
I've been assured that where they are now the shoulders of the roads are nice and wide, allowing Lisa to give traffic a wide berth. There is a van with Lisa at all times, and an additional "crew van" which will stop some miles ahead and allow the "off crew" some downtime and a chance to take pictures of their feet.
Each van has a 6 foot banner on the side letting folks driving by know exactly what this tall blonde woman running alongside the road is doing. It also has all of Lisa's sponsors' logos on it, so everyone can see who helped make this possible.
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