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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Day 4 Update
16-May-2012 07:43:15 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Hi everyone in HK, Singapore, Shanghai & NYC!

 

Just finished 41KM today, first time I finished under 8 hours! I started off this morning not feeling too well... mainly due to my breakfast, I made this oatmeal with seasme paste, thinking it is more healthy than intstant noodles.. but it is disgusting! The texture is like glue and really not tasty but I forced myself to swallow it for the past 4 days because I need the calories to start my day.... this morning I felt really sick for the first 4 hours of the race.... but I promised myself that Oatmeal is banned from my household for at least 2 years so I was happier after that...

 

Today is not as hot as yesterday.. quite breezy, so it's nice... I hope tomorrow will be the same ... my strategy for my big day is not allow my body to crash... so I will go steady pace and take at least 5-10 min at checkpoints and a longer break at the overnight checkpoint for a solid meal.. Also another thing I need to make sure is not to get lost... since I walk alone most of the time I need to follow the pink flag that mark the course... today I almost went the wrong way, luckily I was only went the wrong way for a few hundred meters before I found out, so not too bad...

 

Tomorrow is my big day!! I'd like to dedicate tomorrow to all the people who donated to Chi Heng Foundation and everyone who has sent me messages and support during my race... You guys are amazing! I will make sure I complete the Long March with all of you in mind, you'll be accompanying me in my 89KM journey tomorrow!!! I'm super happy  Norris - my fund raising partner told me that this fund raising event has reached over 100K! Thanks to all of you! now I need to deliver my part!!!

 

4 days without shower and wearing the same shirt eveyday... no make up... I haven't looked at a mirror for 4 days (too heavy, didn't fit one in my bag).... I touched my face and it feels like sandpaper... I guess a lot of damage repair to do on my face after the race... but I don't mind, it's all worth it!!! Now, I look forward to my dinner -- 'desert beef noodles' which is made of instant noodles and 2 slices of beef jerky!!

18 COMMENTS

HIH2

Posted: 18-May-2012 03:45:13 PM

Hi Irene.... How was today? We are really looking forward to hearing from you and how you are doing! The finish line is in sight! Weekend is finally here and it's about time as Iris and I are pretty exhausted...mentally that is... Keep it up Irene and we'll talk to you soon!

Julia

Posted: 18-May-2012 11:11:51 AM

Happy day 4!!!! Keep up the spirit and good luck tomorrow!!!! :D

Iain Brown

Posted: 18-May-2012 06:26:20 AM

Awesome effort Irene, I know you can do it. Don't worry about the clothes or the make-up everything will be back to normal soon. Take care for the rest of the race and I look forward to having a beer when you get back. Cheers!!

Mabel Chu

Posted: 18-May-2012 02:41:31 AM

Sis, You are truly amazing!! Hang in there. I know (and I believe all your friends do too) that you can make it!! It is tough, but you are tougher. All that being said, please also take good care of yourself. I will buy you a good meal when you get back. Spa and facial treatments also awaits. Love you lots, Big Sis

June Lam

Posted: 18-May-2012 01:03:12 AM

You pic shown at the stage 4 front page looksss greattt :) "Add Oil" and very looking forward to see you next week~

Tony Lam

Posted: 18-May-2012 12:22:44 AM

So how did you know you were lost?? Good luck, when you say overnight checkpoint, you mean you have to walk at night for the big day? Keep it up!! your blog is so interesting.

sAme Old Bloody C Fu

Posted: 17-May-2012 04:12:03 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AGAIN FOR COMPLETING DAY 4 !! YC ROCKS ALWAYS [email protected][email protected] I CAN NEVER IMAGINE MYSELF GOING THROUGH WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH IN THE PAST FEW DAYS ! C FU WILL ACCOMPANY YOU TO EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT AFTER YOU ARE BACK ! REST WELL FOR THE BIG DAY TMR ! CATCH YOU ON THE BLOG >:)

Neha/Razz/Aanya

Posted: 17-May-2012 03:57:38 PM

I just saw one of your photos on the website and trust me you look stunning even without the makeup :) Go girl go!

HIH

Posted: 17-May-2012 03:51:16 PM

Hi Irene! Iris and H2 will get you something extra special for you to spa with upon return to HKG! Another lesson from the lovely Iris... Always trust instant noodles! The staple of life with added salt! Keep going Mate H2 is preparing a celebratory dance for you.. Very sexy! We are right there with you for the Long March! Keep going! WaitIng for your blog tomorrow! HI

Chloe

Posted: 17-May-2012 02:10:23 PM

Awesome Irene, so proud to know a brave girl like you! Add oil & take care!

Michael

Posted: 17-May-2012 12:30:04 PM

Amazing still going strong Irene. Got some news as well, nothing compared to what you are going trough at the moment but I signed up for SYD Marathon today in September. Keeps me running. Good luck for tomorrow Irene!!!!

Karen

Posted: 17-May-2012 12:08:44 PM

My dear Ireneski! As I'm typing now, you are going through the longest 89km journey. Go go Ireneski!! So proud of you for getting this far.... you are doing great and surviving well. Can't wait to see you back in town again and listen to your full stories. Hugs and kissess..muahhh

Hoi Yin

Posted: 17-May-2012 09:55:26 AM

Go go babes!! Yo are beautiful inside out! Keep those legs movin, heart beating, spirit rockin! Love ya!! Hy

Norris

Posted: 17-May-2012 07:59:32 AM

Irene, you are the prettiest =) no need for any make up! So good to hear that it's almost there! We are cheering from our hearts!! and can't wait to celebrate with you!

Susan Fung

Posted: 17-May-2012 06:33:59 AM

We are with you tomorrow for your big day & our thoughts are with you! You are almost there, m'dear! Miss ya lots! We look forward to hear about ur adventure next week. Dilys: "Gan ba De!!! We cannot do the same w/ u but we support u!" Teresa: " Stay hydrated! Add oil! " Fiona: " Good luck with ur walk/run! " Ah jie: " Add oil! " Love from MK :)

MZ

Posted: 17-May-2012 05:19:52 AM

Irene! Great to read your post! You survived D4! Haha, I think we should put your posts and mine side by side when you are finished....our first time experiences are almost identical! :) I am so proud of you for getting this far! Keep it up! Haha, just a few more days and you can be clean princess again. And don't worry, your body and skin will spring back. You are a warrior princess la! Make sure you eat, trade food if you can but eat. Make sure you go consistently on your long day and make sure you try to get to camp as soon as you can, before you get tired and sleepy. And the bits you can run/jog, take it, because every step takes you so much closer, sooner. And then you can sleep and rest the next day. Of course, go steady and don't over do it. It's just OTW right?! You trained for this. You are ready for this. You can do it! It will be a longer wait for us to read your next post but looking forward to seeing you safely back at camp in now time! Good luck!

Joan

Posted: 17-May-2012 05:16:27 AM

Irene, I just read all your updates. You're doing great! Keep it up! We'll be cheering for you from here. Lots of yummy food awaiting.

Douglas Ho

Posted: 17-May-2012 05:14:49 AM

the oatmeal might tasted bad, but that might be what made the difference as it is supposed to release energy over a longer period of time. looking at the results, of the 9 female contestants from Hong Kong, excluding the top 10 finishers, you were one of the three who managed to improve your time on stage 4, which was very impressive result! be steady, pace yourself, you are almost there!

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