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Stage 2
14-May-2012 07:46:02 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

First up thank you so much for the comments, they really lift the spirits....particularly after an hour in the medical tent getting my crap feet sorted out. On the up side they feel much better.

It was another spectacular day, the course is sand sand then more sand but the landscape is breathtaking. Not much lives out here except camels. It.s like the set of a sci fi movie, totally desolate but beautiful at the same time.

The temperature was ok with plenty of cloud cover for much of the day.

There were moments today when I stopped and took it all in, with no-one anywhere to be seen, I am so happy to be experiencing this, and feel very lucky to be seeing this extraordinary place.

our camp tonight is nestled between great arms of rock, they dwarf everthing around. It.s a welcome little bit of civilisation. I'm enjoying the chill out music here in the cybertent' but I'd better go there is a bit of a queue. well the Killers have just come on so I'll write a bit more.

My camera bit the dust today, that is bad as the photos would have been brilliant.

Again many thanks for the encouragement from you all, it means everything to me.

I'm off to happy hour in Tent 3.



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Posted: 16-May-2012 02:20:46 AM

I came across your site by accident. Amazing that you are doing this. The Adventures of Margaret!!! Wow! I can't wait to hear more. Lots of love my dear friend!

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Posted: 15-May-2012 11:38:46 PM

Krempff of Clontarf has a better ring to it than Lawrence of Arabia! You'll end up in the history books or annals of sporting prowess. Congrats - you're doing very well - love, Lxx


Posted: 15-May-2012 11:35:34 PM

Well done, Margaret! Your best time for a stage so far and now you're already halfway. I do hope your feet improve and that the rest of the run will not be too painful. Your description of the scenery makes us wish we could be there to see it. I'll have to run the Lawrence of Arabia movie again to refresh my memory of what you've described. Good luck, dear daughter - lots of love, Dad xx


Posted: 15-May-2012 10:59:14 PM

Dear Margaret - you are really inspiring so many of us - Penny is ready to sign up for Iceland and other friends from Balance Tri club have been inspired - one of them even said Ironman is so yesterday. I was running around the Bay run (ok not quite comparative to where you are..) and the sun was rising. I am so excited by your amazing journey. Sometimes we think that it is all about us but we get to share a small piece of a world we may never otherwise experience. (when you are in the medical tent it can all be about you.) Stay strong - you look good in the photos (a bit smelly) and just a great part of the landscape.


Posted: 15-May-2012 10:38:35 PM

Hi Margaret, The happy hour must have done the trick for Stage 3, your best time! Like Sheena said we save some photos each day for when you are back .


Posted: 15-May-2012 12:54:18 PM

Hey Mum Well done, another stage down! Don't worry about your feet or the camera there are some really cool pictures on the site already. Keep up the good work and enjoy a very well deserved happy hour :)

Nick Krempff

Posted: 15-May-2012 10:14:05 AM

Bummer that your feet went a little down hill, but I\'m sure you\'ll bounce back :D Good Luck with the next stage, the scenery so far looks incredible!

Peter Kingston

Posted: 15-May-2012 04:37:08 AM

Well done Margaret. Loving the commentary. Take care of the feet and keep them dry for as long as you possibly can. Scenery appears to be stunning. Hope that you're eating well. Super performance so far.

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