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I have arrived in Quito!!
22-Jul-2015 11:12:01 AM [(GMT-05:00) Bogota, Lima, Quito]

I have arrived in Quito after my 36hr flight and it is raining! This dampens my race preparation and I have begun to panic, do I have enough warm clothes? Will I be able to fit everything in my bag? Will I need an extra warm layer? Agh so much to think of. 
I have to find a positive if it is going to rain all week, there is one mad person that would love it. Gareth loves running in the rain, he would be that crazy person that purposely goes out running once it starts raining and he would say to me "some people walk in the rain, some people just get wet" so I will have to embrace it rain, hail or shine.
It has been lovely to arrive in Quito and catch up with the RTP crew. I had a great day touring Quito with Tony and Bev. You can certainly feel the altitude walking around. When we landed I immediately felt the thinner air, I'm not sure if it's the jet lag or just pure exhaustion but it makes a difference and I am yet to find out how I will possibly run without becoming absolutely exhausted. I guess I have the next few days to acclimatise and become used to it.
I keep looking at my unpacked bag and that will be my first major challenge for this race, I just have to fit it all in.
To pack extra socks or another pack of chocolate tinny teddies?


Mandy Beech

Posted: 27-Jul-2015 09:43:50 AM

Hi sweetie!!!! Hope your day has been amazing, I've been thinking of you and think you are just fantastic!! The big news here is that Georgia and Billee made it to the finals and are fighting it out over a plate of strawberries... I believe there is a Heston feast coming up soon! (Would you guess I'm at work and hiding in outpatients watching TV!!). Best of luck, you fabulous girl. Keep it up. Xxxx

Erin, Matt and Eve Prowse

Posted: 27-Jul-2015 01:19:30 AM

Go Andrea!! We are thinking of you and sending lots of love. Hope you are enjoying the run ... and the rain!! We are following closely and looking forward to hearing how it is all going. Good luck! xx

Blanca Hordern

Posted: 26-Jul-2015 11:25:46 PM

Thinking of you in your bed, warm & fast sleep, one journey done, tomorrow a new challenge, warm fuzzy from me, Blanca

Phillip Hordern

Posted: 26-Jul-2015 03:47:49 PM

We are all proud to see you running under the Chilean and Australian flags, just get through each checkpoint one by one, never look back just keep going forwards!

Gareth Andrews

Posted: 26-Jul-2015 02:07:21 PM

Thinking of you my darling! You're probably reading this at the end of your first day, I hope it was as exciting and beautiful as you'd hoped. Looking forward to reading your first race post. Love Gareth and Toby.

David Bonney

Posted: 26-Jul-2015 09:12:18 AM

Not long to go now.. Good luck

sophie hordern

Posted: 26-Jul-2015 02:52:11 AM

definitely more tiny teddies!!!

Nikki Gordon

Posted: 25-Jul-2015 09:06:56 PM

Go Andrea!! You will be so great. Thinking of you today. You have been such a great support to so many of us so we are all behind you now. So run strong lady and enjoy every minute xxx

Sophie Humphries

Posted: 25-Jul-2015 11:22:49 AM

I hope you chose the tiny teddies....they will lift your spirts far more than socks!! Will be thinking of you tomorrow, Sienna missed her coffee buddy today xxx

Whitford and Heather Andrews

Posted: 25-Jul-2015 08:40:05 AM

Thunderstorms in Guernsey have transformed into glorious sunshine, so will happen in Quito! Leave socks and take the tiny teddies! Best of luck! Whit + Heath xx

Kate Holloway

Posted: 24-Jul-2015 10:24:48 AM

Take the tiny teddies!!!! A bit of rain is good for the soul! Just so you know it's raining at Uluru too! x

Andrew Watson

Posted: 23-Jul-2015 10:56:22 PM

Good luck with the race! Enjoy, we will be following you! Andrew, Kate & Phoebe x

Antonia Hordern

Posted: 23-Jul-2015 07:35:09 PM

Tiny teddies! hahah....keep warm, hope the weather clears!

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