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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Just arrived the campsite
12-May-2012 02:57:16 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Hi everyone,

 

Just got to campsite... yesterday spent 1 day in Amman and I've met a few competitors already...  there are a lot of elite athletes in this race..  although I originally planned to just complete the race, I know I am more ambitious than that... most competitors here have done more than 1 desert race before ..I soon found out that my bag is too heavy.... My bag weighs 10 KG without water while my friends Natalia and Bei's bags are around 7/8 KG.... I'm going to chuck out food to reduce the weight after day 1 when I have a sense of how much food I really need....today after bag checks and registration, we headed to Wadi Rum by bus to our campsite.

 

Can't believe that I haven't started the race and I'm already feeling a little tired... maybe all due to anxiety building up the race... I'm also a bit nervous because on day 5 - the long march is now 89.4KM instead of 80KM .... that's going to be tough...

 

Tomorrow - day 1, I'd like to dedicate the first day too all the Mothers I know: my Mom, my Grandma, my Sis (who's 4 month pregnant :>) and all my wonderful friends who are mothers.... Happy Mother's Day to you all!!!!

 

ok, better get ready for the night.... the landscape is beautiful here ...

6 COMMENTS

Vivi Kong

Posted: 14-May-2012 06:25:43 PM

Thank you Irene! I\\\'m following your blog and you did good so far. keep it up, Ella is also cheering for you with the milk bottle too. love ya! vivi

Vivi Kong

Posted: 14-May-2012 06:25:28 PM

Thank you Irene! I\'m following your blog and you did good so far. keep it up, Ella is also cheering for you with the milk bottle too. love ya! vivi

Vivi Kong

Posted: 14-May-2012 06:25:09 PM

Thank you Irene! I'm following your blog and you did good so far. keep it up, Ella is also cheering for you with the milk bottle too. love ya! vivi

Leroy

Posted: 13-May-2012 06:07:18 AM

Have a good start!

Steve

Posted: 13-May-2012 02:57:56 AM

Think positive!! =)

Michael Knecht

Posted: 13-May-2012 02:13:09 AM

Good Luck for Day 1 Irene!!!!

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IRENE CHU
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13 years of professional experience in control functions within banking/ finance. Worked in GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital and most currently at Mount Kellett Capital.

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