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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Last Week to Go
06-May-2012 08:24:43 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Fred & I leave on Wed for Amman, will have 2 - 3 days to acclimatize & chill out. Had a pretty lousy run this morning, which wasn't so good for my confidence but then again it was entirely my fault...so at least I know why I had a bad one & i'm not guessing about it. But generally feeling pretty good & as ready as I will be. These next few days leading up to the race are as important as all of the past training weeks...lots of rest, hydration, clean eating... No injuries this time around, but as I said in my previous blog...took a very different training approach this time. We are really excited to get there, get checked in & get the first day underway to settle into the rhythm of the race. I am looking out my window in Riga & it all of sudden turned quite nasty....strong wind, temp dropped & the rain is almost horizontal....so I can say that some warmer dry dessert weather will be very welcome!!! Gear almost all ready, just a couple of things to get at the store tomorrow. Taking less then I did in Chile, my pack weighed over 12kg, taking some different snack food as most of what I had in the Atacama was sweet..sweet breakfast, power bars, sports beans, electrolyte tabs in my water... I was really starting to crave salt. So I will take chips crushed up...good for the calories & the salt...Fred has his macadamia nuts & beef jerky to satisfy his salt cravings. Macadamia nuts are almost pure fat...who knew?? Looking forward to meeting our tent mates...our tent name is Lawrence of Arabia :0). OK all for now...looking forward to blogging more from the race. Until then Ata.
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Amanda Lewis

Posted: 08-May-2012 03:47:49 PM

Safe travels to you! Say hi to Larry! And as Lawrence of Arabia said.. "All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was a vanity: But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, For they may act their dreams out with open eyes, to make it possible. ...This I did." This you did!!!! Love you guys! Amanda

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Worked in mobile telecomm industry for over 10 years before deciding it was time to try something entirely different. My love & passion for sports & fitness led me to study to get my personal training certification, followed by a lifestyle weight management certification & most recently YA yoga teacher certification (to be complete in June 2012).

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