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Stage 3
02-Sep-2014 01:49:56 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Stage 3 Km covered today= 42 Total covered= 124 Toe nails= 9.5 New blisters=NONE!!!!!! Shin splints….

Another long and tiring day today but another one ticked off…I’ve made it to day 4 and regardless of what happens I’m proud of myself…. I started the day alone but making good time and reached cp1 with an hour to spare. It was set up on a stunning bit of beach. I was feeling pretty strong but then turned and saw Paula sat there close to tears. A quick pep talk later and we decided to walk together for the day. I pushed us through to cp2 along a dry river bed and then from there Paula pushed me up the side of a canyon to get some awesome views of the national park… We saw some spectacular vistas and I was so glad for the company. Only downside to today was that we finished in the dark and we had to cross a fast moving river with no natural light. Twisted my ankle slipping on a wet rock but nothing bit of R&R tonight won’t fix.

I’ve had my dinner, taped my feet and will be heading to bed imminently. I have no idea of my overall position [neither do I really care] but know there have been a ton of drop outs and there are still lots of people out on the course- I’ve not seen a pink sweeper vest for another day so I’m happy! Just one more day before the long march-bring it on…

I hope Lydia-Rose is being good and if possible can someone give my husband a hug from me? It seems strange not sharing this with him xxxxxxx

14 COMMENTS

Karen Weller

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 09:48:44 PM

Another one done . :-) :-) Amazing work treacle you are on the home run now and you CAN do this . Everyone is willing you on. Hope the feet are still in good Nick not seen a blog for day four yet ......look after yourself tomorrow love u lots and I'll leave hugging Alan to the boys :-) xxxxxx

P, C and Z. Braithwaite

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 09:46:37 PM

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Keep up the great work! P, C and Z.

alan church

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 08:16:30 PM

You are amazing Emily, my feet are hurting just reading about it!!! just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Every step is nearer home. Look after yourself for the big one tomorrow. Lurve ya.

Helen Gregory

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 07:40:56 PM

Well done Emily keep strong and keep pushing on I will get Craig to give Alan a big hug for you ha ha

Tom P

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 07:21:50 PM

Well done Emily, you are doing amazing! Keep it up and remember down hill is for free!! I'll give Allan a hug tomorrow x x x

Kate King

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 05:35:32 PM

Awesome... Well done both of you, you must be totally pooped but you can do this and what an amazing achievement already!! Horray for the lack of blisters. Berster and I went swimming with Al and L-R today.... They seem to be doing a great job of looking after each other!! Keep it up guys!! Looking after each other!!!

Alan Braithwaite

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 05:19:55 PM

I'd just like to add, that no one has come and given me a hug........

Donna & John Braithwaite

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 11:19:28 AM

Well done Emily - absolutely great - your blog sounds really positive - can sense you are getting stronger - we are egging you on Love Donna & John xx

Hamish Travers

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 08:23:30 AM

Well done Emily !!! you are doing awesomely, being following and think you are going to crack it. Very jealous of the views, but the heat must be a bugger. Good luck tomorrow, cheers hamish

karen weller

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 06:19:49 AM

Tootsies lol :-)

Denise Moyse

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 06:19:29 AM

We are lost in admiration for both you and Paula! Take it steady, lots of rest where you can and remember that a lot of people are willing you on. D. Xxx

Karen Weller

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 06:17:28 AM

Amazing work Emily. You should be proud of yourself we certainly are. As Alan said you are halfway now. Keep going lady , chin up and look after those goodies. Hugs coming your way from all of us and give Paula a squeeze too amazing just amazing lots of love mum xxxxxx18EF2

Sam Weller

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 06:15:41 AM

Well done you. To say that I have been watching what you have been doing is a under statement. Can't wait to see you on the result page and when you update with a blog. Really really proud of what you are doing and now you are buddying with Paula . Miss you ma hoo sively. Love you. Kiss on the lips.

Alan Braithwaite

Posted: 03-Sep-2014 05:40:08 AM

Well done gorgeous... You're half way through, it's downhill from here... :-) Lydia-Rose is being very good and she's given me a hug... And you are sharing this with me... Keep going, GOOD JAHB...... Give Paula a hug from us... Xxxxx

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