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Stage 2
02-Sep-2014 02:37:07 AM [(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London]

Hi folks.

What a difference a day makes… today was extraordinarily tough and the amount of water… well!

The day started positively but several metres at the beginning along the beach I couldn’t get out of the way of the surf and got drenched to knee height. The result was wet shoes and socks for the whole day. Given I pushed too much yesterday (and thanks for letting me know time, well pleased with that), and that we were pushing through very soft sand much of the time, I decided to err on the side of caution and adopt a fast walking pace today, teaming up with a very kind gentleman who provided much needed and valuable help in getting across the tree trunk “bridge”, sorting out blisters and rescuing a young American lady who had become stuck, knee high, in the awful mud of the rice field we had to cross. I have it on good authority that today was definitely a very tough day that no-one found easy!

So I didn’t get in in daylight… given the colour of some of the water I waded through, that’s probably a good job! The blisters are bad and I am hobbling. 7 minimum, with at least 3 very deep ones and a nasty large blister that decided to arrive between two toes. Am hoping no infection, but keeping an eye on it given the water.

I am hoping I made it in in under 12 hours but not sure. Shoulders badly bruised from pack but mentally am feeling strong again. Medic tent visited, where they were happy with taping I had done. Now off to get food and finish recovery drink. And sleep. I plan on walking tomorrow too as I want to make g2g. End goal rather than speed.

Thanks for all the messages, they really help put a smile on my face at the end of the day J

Will check in tomorrow.

x Michelle

7 COMMENTS

cao sam

Posted: 07-Sep-2017 08:02:17 AM

Công dụng Nhân sâm cao hac sam han quoc : Tăng cường chức năng hệ tuần hoàn Chức năng cao sam nui han quoc này của nhân sâm được chứng minh nhờ hàm lượng Polysacchadides, Ginsenosides và Saponin,… Với những người có khí huyết không ổn định thì việc sử dụng nhân sâm có tác dụng rất tuyệt vời. Nhân sâm không chỉ góp phần vào việc điều hòa khí huyết mà còn hạn chế hàm lượng Cholesterol trong máu. Lượng cholesterol là một trong những nguyên nhân gây nên các vấn đề, bệnh lý nguy hiểm về tim mạch như đột quỵ, tai biến, xơ vữa động mạch. Khi lượng Cholesterol trong thành mạch được giải phóng, khả năng mắc bệnh sẽ thấp hơn. Công dụng của nhân sâm đối với hệ tuần hoàn và hệ tim mạch: ổn định mọi chức năng, điều hòa các chỉ số quan trọng như huyết áp, lưu lượng máu, cholesterol, đường huyết,cao hồng sâm hoàng đế … Giải độc gan, tăng cường chức năng gancao hong sam hoang hau han quoc Giải độc gan, tăng cường chức năng gan là một trong những công dụng của nhân sâm được các chuyên gia đánh giá cao. Nhân sam có tác dụng giải độc gan tốt, đặc biệt với những người có chức năng gan kém, người thường xuyên sử dụng rượu bia, đồ uống có cồn nhờ thành phần 7 hợp chất polyacetyle, 17 acid amin, 17 acid béo.

Michelle

Posted: 11-Sep-2014 08:06:07 PM

Nowhere near it Alex, even if he can play the joker... not many I\'d give that kind of compliment to :)

Alex Chapman

Posted: 11-Sep-2014 07:38:43 AM

This "very kind Gentleman" sounds like a right plonker.

Anne Purdham

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 09:20:25 PM

Wow - what an adventure! Look after yourself and those blisters. Looking forward to hearing more. You are doing brilliantly x

Karen Kavanagh

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 08:30:46 PM

Keep it up hunni, we're all routing for you back here at home :) hope the blisters haven't caused you too much pain today :( you take care young lady, loads of love xxx

Keith

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 04:54:40 PM

Well done you! Keep on smiling Michelle. We are all in total admiration of you

Francine Collier

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 03:28:12 PM

Blisters between your toes!?!?! Don't like the sound of that!! Glad to hear your in goods spirits and very wise not to push yourself too hard. Look after yourself madam!! Keep going honey xx

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