Day of Doon

21 Sep

Day 7 was full of head winds and dunes. Ran with the other 4 guys and kept the pace in the last 11kms to an easy pace to conserve our quads. Time 6:31
The first week over, we are now settling into a steady pace with dunes for the next week. No civilisation to speak of. Water and fuel scarce, so conserving what we can. The head games have started with Rowdy reckoning we only have 5 days to go as nobody would pull the pin on day 13, 14 or 15….
308 kms done and feeling fresh (unlike the bush toilet set up in the heat) Talking of toilets, when we finished there tumble weeds flying high in the sky and picked up the toilet tent and moved it 50 metres… shame Merryl wasn’t on it.
Will know more in the morning if my quads are good when I try to get dressed and pack up my kit in my tent. Thanks to everyone who have sent me messages of support. Love hearing from you.

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4 Responses to “Day of Doon”

  1. Martin Pluss September 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Hi Jane,

    Have a great time following you. Everywhere I look I come across you updates, Twitter, Facebook, Cool Running and my Google Reader RSS feed for bloggers. Keep smiling and having a great time.

    cheers Plu

  2. Rob Mason September 22, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    Hi Jane,
    I feel like I am on the run with you – it’s awesome to keep up with your progress.

    Keep going!!!!

    Rob x

  3. Jane McDonald September 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    Geez, looks more like rocks than sand underfoot — hope all your important bits are doing ok. My inner scientist wants to know how all your electrolytes are doing? Take care of yourself, we are watching your news every day and I’m telling my kids (again) how much we can do if we only try. Yeah, yeah Muuuuuum….
    x Jane McD

  4. jeiker June 4, 2012 at 11:19 am #

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