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RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Greetings from Jordan!
15-May-2012 07:34:48 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Yes! I made it to stage 3!!! It was a relatively good day today… although I didn’t sleep very well last night…. woke up in the middle of night and thought about all the yummy food from HK! Since I only brought about 2000 calories of food a day, I’m really hungry all the time.. I eat more than 2000 calories a day without exercising so much!!


Today we started off the day by doing a bit of rock climbing… it wasn’t too high but I just didn’t want to hurt my ankle, wasn’t too bad at all… the weather got really hot this afternoon…. Since I learned my lesson on Day one, I really made sure that I stay hydrated all the time…I think I’m getting used to the heat and the sand… I mean, I still find it very hard but not struggling as bad as day one J …. The last 10km of today was really brutally hot… I drank 1.5L of liquid in one hour, I just kept my head down and kept going… oh, I must say the crew at racing the planet is really amazing! Very energetic and cheerful!!


Again, I want to say thank you everyone for sending me messages and cheering for me, I can’t reply but I can read every message and blog comment…. Thanks for all the support!! I’m really touched!


I made it to this far, I will certainly try my best to keep going!!! Only 2 days to the Long Day, need to make sure I keep up the good spirit and pop all the blisters before then! I may be tight on food for the long day, so I need to cut today and tomorrow to save for the long day… I love this self-support idea, you really have to survive on what you have … tonight I will save my little bag of mash potatoes for long day, tomorrow I’ll find something else….


Last but not least, I want to send my best wishes to 2 very good friends of mine: one who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer the day I left for Jordan, she will have her surgery on 16th… another v good friend will have her chemo therapy on 16th and 17th.. Girls, pls. hang in there !!!! stay strong, keep fighting!!! I’m cheering for you from Jordan… also – sending my regards to my Sis’ mother in law who is in the hospital



Posted: 17-May-2012 02:10:12 AM

Irene-- keep it going, really incredible. You've proven you can do it... Cheering you on. Stay safe

Susan Fung

Posted: 17-May-2012 01:36:30 AM

Keep up the good spirits! We r thinking of you n will treat u a big meal at Tsui Wah when u come back. Shyanna will also open a bottle of wine to celebrate! Something to look forward to hey - Keep going!!! :)

Amy Lee

Posted: 16-May-2012 07:48:49 PM

Jia you Irene, I'm so proud of you!! Cheering you on from NYC...


Posted: 16-May-2012 04:15:37 PM

Irene, fantastic effort! You are moving up the rankings well! Rest up for the Long Day and keep focused! Sending you lots of love and hugs and support! Looking forward to seeing you check in after D6! X

John Lee

Posted: 16-May-2012 04:12:27 PM

Keep going Irene! Bloody C Fu, can I join you gals at 生記?


Posted: 16-May-2012 04:07:25 PM

Good job! Keep going! Believe in yourself!! =)


Posted: 16-May-2012 02:47:23 PM

Hi Irene! Keep going Mate! You are doing extremely well and are obviously keeping a clear head! Keep going! You are being very methodical about this race which is just what you need! Looking forward to those pics of you crossing that finish line... Steady...! HI

Vivi Kong

Posted: 16-May-2012 01:43:21 PM

I was worried a little when i didn't see your update last night. what a relieve to read your blog this morning and find out that you had a good day on stage 3. you are our energizer bunny, keep going and going and going. I didn't see much pictures of you on stage 3, i guess you were really keeping your head down and focus... hehehe talk to you again tomorrow. hope you have a better sleep tonight.

Bloody C Fu

Posted: 16-May-2012 01:37:04 PM

Bloody C Fu wants to take you to 生記 after you get back to HK !!! Keep up this good spirit for the rest of the race !

Bloody C Fu

Posted: 16-May-2012 01:35:18 PM

Bloody C Fu wants to take you to 生記 after you get back to HK !!! Keep up this good spirit for the rest of the race !

June Lam

Posted: 16-May-2012 10:57:00 AM

Keep going - superwoman :) :) :) :) :) :)


Posted: 16-May-2012 09:20:29 AM

Great job Irene! Another day done! Soon enough you'll be eating delicious food back home buffet style I'm sure. Keep pushing through!

mark Szeto

Posted: 16-May-2012 06:43:43 AM

thanks Irene. Keep up the good work. We are very proud of you. Add Oil!!!


Posted: 16-May-2012 06:33:02 AM

Hang in there its almost hump day! Thx for ur support. Discovered today im developing resistance to drugs but what the heck it will be fine. Keep drinking fluids, stay safe n well. X


Posted: 16-May-2012 06:27:52 AM

Irene - way to go! You are showing everyone how strong you are. Both mentally and physically. The self supporting is really an interesting concept. Perhaps some of the runners have some extra rations they could spare a beautiful lady? You are half way through the event, so, Go Go Go!!


Posted: 16-May-2012 06:04:32 AM

dear, so nice to hear from you! i didn't know there is a blog somehow, and Leroy reminded me! It's very tough indeed and so glad you are adjusting well day by day! keep healthy please! we are all cheering for you from different parts of the world!!!


Posted: 16-May-2012 05:12:56 AM

Irene, you are amazing. soooooo proud of you. I am sure you will finish the whole race. love love Bei


Posted: 16-May-2012 04:57:47 AM

Hi Irene, Keep up the good work... You are a fighter and i am sure the friends you have mentioned in this blog are going to get so much strength and inspiration from you, as much as you do from them... Keep up this fighting spirit and you will make it to the finish line just fine!!! Big hugs from all of us!

Judy Hung

Posted: 16-May-2012 04:48:20 AM

YC YC go go go ❣ the brave and strong one , I love you.


Posted: 16-May-2012 04:01:06 AM

So relieved and happy to know that you are doing well & getting better at the race. Can't wait to see you next blog. All the best!


Posted: 16-May-2012 03:21:28 AM

Hi Irene am in Shanghai now but love to follow your blog. Very inspiring indeed. Keep fighting my dear :-) Michael


Posted: 16-May-2012 02:45:12 AM

So glad to see your update and learn that you are 1/2 done!!! Keep it up irene keep it up!!!! :D

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