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Stage 1
31-Aug-2014 01:30:31 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Id like to summarize today with one of my favourite songs… “Alabama Shakes – hold on”. Wht a friggn ruthless day. First 10k was honestly jaw-dropping…I truly cant explain the beauty of it. Imagine the greatest beach in the world…now imagine it without a single building or person. Unreal. Unfortunately from checkpoint 1-4 was endless sand roads with nothing but the beating sun and no view. BUT we did run through a few small villages and the kids were relly cute but besides that id almost say today was worse than any day of gobi hahaha and it was the first day!! Its going to be a long week.

On the bright sidr though, my hip was actually feeling really good; even got some running in ;). Finished around 110th place nd took me about 6hrs 10mins. Im very happy about this….i don’t think I could deal with 10+hr days on the course like some poor souls are. We are staying on a beach right now…ya…a beach. It incredible minus the sand that is everywhere aha. Even had a swim earlier!!! So good after trekking 36km in 38 degree sun! had a pretty lousy sleep last night…not surprise haha. Tonight should be better with sand under us and everyone being exhausted. Briea, the psin in my hip is no longer lateral by the rec-fem..now medial haha not psoas, seems like adductor which is [email protected]!!! Going to stretch that girl out shortly. Woo!

Thsnk you all so much for the emails…I cnt explain how uplifting they are after a day like today. Hopefully Ronnie is emailing/posting. That’s all ive got for now. Im feeling strong nd burnt right now haha. Excited to see what the week holds…my goal is to come in 100th place. Felt pretty beat when I finished today but a good swim and food helped loads. ESPECILLY THE NOODLE SOUP I COOKED IN A COCONUT!!!! YA!!!! Bean soup time then time o chill and sleep. Have a few blisters from today…lets try and keep the feet in 1 piece. Bye! Thsnkd again!

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Vanessa Felts

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 04:48:24 AM

Solid start my friend! So fun to read your funny upbeat post, mixed with imagining how gnarly the heat and sun must be! Holy moly. Keep it up slugger! Give Steve a hug for me! xo

MeMoMe Curshen

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 02:25:29 AM

Can't sleep. So excited for you. When Horacio RMT read your blogs he offered a free massage when you get home! woo hoo!!! omg omg...can't wait for tomorrow's update from you. From the time it took...looks like it was a climb. Some people took 14 hours - amazing they managed to keep going for that long - good for them!!!!!!!! holy. You are amazing!!! (I am biased but what the heck....I'm allowed).

MeMoMe Curshen

Posted: 01-Sep-2014 09:28:47 PM

Lmbo ! I figured you had to be walking really fast hahaha Yah know .... The way I told you for Gobi. Lol So proud of you! You must be the best at fuelling ... Such a clever guy. Sand sand everywhere .... Wonder what's coming next! Hey...so hot here the coconut oil finally melted! Love and distance TT coming your way. MeMoMe

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