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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Stage 5 - 2
18-May-2012 03:45:57 AM [(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London]

The final post ! So, had a snooze and got some dehydrated chicken korma with rice down my throat and things are of cause looking quite cheery. Body is in cracking shape all things considered. As per the last post its not easy to see under all the grime but no serious issues appearing.

 

The prize for best body part must surely go to my feet. I am in total awe of them. Granny wrote 'An Ode to a Carrot' and I think I need to do the same for my feet. I have smashed them to pieces day after day and they have excelled. Not a single blister all week - when people have skin hanging off all over. In the final 10km yesterday my shoe lace loosened and I knew leaving it would deliver a blister but chose not to tighten it (seems mad now, but at the time it made perfect sense - the feet had performed and they were to be repaid with a small skin sacrifice). The resulting token blister is an embarrassment to the journey but a testament to their power.

 

Since my last blog this morning there has been another download of emails. Great to hear more from Team Olswang - Sara, please keep using the mag - the psychic powers helped! Tommy, great to hear from you and glad to hear you've whipped everything in to shape. Mum, Dad, Carlene thank you for your new messages and those all week. Counsin Dale - looking forward to seeing you next week and regaling the stories over a beer.

 

Nicki, looking forward to calling you first tomorrow when it is all over. You should tell Finlay that Daddy has carried his picture on the back of his pack all week, just like in the Atacama. Lots of people have confirmed how cute he looks.

 

Righto, time to sign off this final time. See and speak to you all soon and thank you each very much.

 

L.

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