Day 7 – The Journey – Jan. 6, 2019

Day 7….what can I say?  After rowing so late into the night on Day 6 (I finished up at about 2:30 AM), my energy reserves were in the pooper.  But, I knew that I had to get the meters done, and I completely planned to get them done sooner than on previous days.  And I failed at that.

I came in from the garage last night at about 11:15 PM.  Just enough time to take a shower, get in bed, and have 5 hours of rest before waking up.  This will not sustain me, I’m afraid.

I need to make sure that I am putting myself in the best possible position to succeed.  Proper nutrition, rest, and active recovery, are all a part of that.

So far, my body hasn’t really shown any major ill effects, only my energy levels.  Sure, my shoulders are a little tight, my biceps fatigues, lower back a little achy, but I’m not in bad shape at all.  The only things that really worry me at this point, other than my energy levels, are:

1.  My elbows are sore…to the point it is hard to hold up anything heavy at full extension.
2.  My wrists are sore..I am very wary of my hand grip and how it may result in some tendonitis over the long haul.
3.  My butt hurts.  I think that is to be expected though.  May need some extra cushioning (AKA SQUATS!!!!!).

Here are my pics from Day 7.

day 7 route_actual
This was the route I took for Day 7, from the city of Tønsberg, to the island of Torgersøya.
day 7 start
My starting point of Day 7, the city of Tønsberg.

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This is a slide show of the close-ups I took of the route I travelled on Day 7, 10 pictures total.

day 7 end
This was my ending point for Day 7, a dock on the southern side of the island of Torgersøya.  Apparently, it is a bit of a resort island, with several cabins located on the island.  Sounds like a party to me!

At the end of Day 7, I have travelled the following measures:

Distance:  84,193 meters

Time:  6 hours, 40 minutes, and 43.5 seconds

Day 7 saw me land at the island of Torgersøya, a place I would really like to know more about.  They have a Facebook page, evidently, so check it out if you get a chance.  One of these days, a summer in Norway would be the dream for me and my little Viking family.

Here’s to working toward making the dream a reality.


Published by Viking Mike

Just a dude trying to get to Valhalla while raising a good lil' Viking.

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