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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Amman - Show me the Shwarma
11-May-2012 04:21:33 AM [(GMT+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris]

I got to Amman early this morning...and to the Marriott around 3am. Brings back a lot of memories. I will be moving to the Regency later today which is where the runners are being housed. I walked there this morning...the place was chaos...an Arabic wedding, a kids event with all the kids running around in military uniforms and a lobby full of runners trying to get rooms. I have already heard of a few bags lost on the way and people are scrambling to find replacements for the lost equipment and food. I spent the morning packing my race pack and making sure everything fits...wish I could say it was the last time but there is a bag inspection in the morning to make sure the runners have all the required equipment. I also repacked my food...I will be surviving the rest of the week on ramen noodles and instant coffee in the morning...a variety of energy bars and gels during the run...and a delicious freeze dried meal alond with beef jerky and nuts to load up on energy in the evening...a total of 14,311 calories. A few changes in equipment...most importantly the shoes and socks...I could not find my favorite Vasques so have switched to Salomons for the race...I had a few runs in the and I am good with them. Only thing left to do now is carb load and wonder if I trained enough. The carb loading is going well...hummus, moutable, lebnah and a stack of pita bread for breakfast...I have now moved onto a cheeseburger...and I will soon head into town looking for the best Shwarma Amman has to offer.
2 COMMENTS

Reka & Maxine & kira

Posted: 12-May-2012 08:20:00 PM

Apa, cool story. We’re thinking of u sitting here at the moment of time, (kira). We hope you’re ready for day one tomorrow, (anya). Love you to the moon and back and then to the moon and then to mars and then back again. You probably see this after your run, so eat well and let us know how it went. Don’t forget to eat and change your socks, (kira). We miss you <3

kira

Posted: 12-May-2012 07:30:31 AM

epic pop, enjoy ur shwarma, imma have anyas cake for breakfast :)

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