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RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014 Blogs

Pre-Race
30-Aug-2014 01:30:05 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

HOLY SMOKES! So many msgs! Thank you all so much….got me giggling and al fuzzy before the race even began ;). First things first….these keyboards suck so Ill try my best to hit the right keys but csnt make any promises. Ive been thinking about what I wanted mynfirst post to be about before the race actually started. On the bus ride over to camp1 it kind of came to me so ill try y best to spit it out. People from all over the world have different opportunities, wouldn’t you agree? The kid from Toronto would typically have a higher ceiling then the kid in Madagascar for the most part right? Im 25 years old…I feel old as shit but I also feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced what I have so far in only 25 years. I feel like I have really been pushing the envelope on my ceiling and not only discovering what my potential is but consistently raising the bar. For the last couple years peoples response after I tell them about my races s “uhhhhh why the hell would you do that?”….simple response, Why not? I live in one of the greatest countries in the world, I have access to figgn anything I want, even the sky isn’t the limit. To me, life is about surpassing your potential in every way possible…this is just another way im challenging myself and seeing how big my marbles are ;). Im running out ofntime so ill speed things up…im very very excited, this race is going to get hairy (ive been spending too much time with aussies haha). I quite literally have injuries from head to toe and my luggage is delayed in Paris but im going to do my best without causing permeant injury. Im beyond stoked to be here with amazing people I met from gobi….going to make things a bit more entertaining I think. We start the race tomorrow morning and I just wanted to thank everyo sgin for the beautiful year ive had. For the support from my old friends and new ones and of course my fsmily. You guys rock andI love you all so much. Times up and my mind is racing but nothing else is coming out….keep the msgs coming-love reading them! Cross your fingers the rocks under my tent don’t keep me up too much (my sleeping pad is in paris….im using pizza boxes hahaha..crap.) Time to get lost. Woo! J
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Laurel Vanderburgh

Posted: 04-Sep-2014 12:09:57 PM

So...I just found this. I've been reading the stages, Facebook, and sending messages, but didn't see this. D'oh! Better late than never. Almost done! One more stage to go. And it's lemur day.

Gary Curshen

Posted: 31-Aug-2014 07:20:36 PM

Jamie!! You are the greatest and I am a very proud Uncy G !!

Gary Curshen

Posted: 31-Aug-2014 07:20:31 PM

Jamie!! You are the greatest and I am a very proud Uncy G !!

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