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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Stage 2
14-May-2012 07:17:17 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Well, second day done. Only 36.6km today and finished in 6hr 27min which I think was about 65th odd for the leg. An improvement of 10 places from yesterday. Few people are starting to drop out now. We started at 7am and the weather was brilliant for being in the desert for the first few hours. Didnt get too hot until about 11am, so we raced as fast as we could in the first few hours to take advantage of the overcast sky and nice breeze. But when the sun came out it got very very hot. Was nice to finish just before 1.30 as still about 3 more hours of heat left in the day. Body is doing ok. Everything above the ankles is fine. Couple of blisters coming out, so using alcohol and iodine (OUCH!). Am over 76km done now, so around 174km to go.

 

Really is a beautiful part of the world. Everytime I round a bend in a rock formation, I feel like I could be Indiana Jones or Lawrence of Arabia. Takes your mind off the pain in your body anyway!!!

 

Thanks again for all the emails and notes, and Keri or Jodi if you read this, can you let Caitlyn now I cannot email back, so if she could read the blog.

Tomorrow is the second hardest day of the event, so am going off to get some rest now' and eat and drink.

 

Starting to crave fresh fruit, beer and pizza.......

4 COMMENTS

Craig

Posted: 15-May-2012 10:49:09 AM

Ouch alright !! Should have you arrested for misuse of alcohol. Keep it up Indy will make for a good yarn when your back.

David

Posted: 15-May-2012 08:27:51 AM

Hi Son. Thanks to you and Jodi we can keep up with your progress and get puffed with you. We are extremely proud of you for doing these over-the-top things. Another Richard Branson in the making me thinks!!! Keep safe and enjoy because even the pain won't dampen the great feeling when you achieve you goal. Cheers from Adri, Josie and Dad.

Mike Browne

Posted: 15-May-2012 06:18:07 AM

Hey mate, It's good being able to keep track or your progress. Sounds like the goings pretty tough. People already pulling out, take its cause of the heat. Hope you're taking some photos along the way, interested to see some this scenery you're talking about. Anyway bro, glad to see you're sticking in there. Hope tomorrow goes well and look forward to seeing your next update. All the best Mike

Jodi

Posted: 15-May-2012 05:16:19 AM

Well done! Seems as though quite a few people are dropping out. Your doing great! Well if it's any consolation the weather is terrible here...... Love seeing the pictures that are being posted. Looks amazing!!! Have emailed Caitlyn. All the best for stage 3 x

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