MdS 2011 – Day 8, Stage 4 – Update from the Desert

April 07
MdS 2011 – Day 8, Stage 4 – Update from the Desert

I am totally blown away.

Not by the 82km I completed over the last 36 hours, but because I have just received another FIVE pages of messages from all the incredible people in my life :-)

Stunning but Harsh

I have cried, laughed and been flabbergasted at the emotion. I am touched and moved.

The guys in my tent are all so shocked at all my emails – they say I am THE ONLY one EVER to leave the MdS desert with a heavier backpack 😆 thank you everyone. I am relishing in your comments.

I have my out-of-this-world husband to thank. He is the rock and glue in my and our children’s lives and without his love and attention to my journey I just wouldn’t have any of this. How do I thank him enough? Let alone for all his tough and painful journeys trying to sort out blisters. Here I come, slotting straight into his solution and my blisters are beautiful compared to 100’s of others. My love you are my whole billions of galaxies and I love you and our JMLS more than you’ll ever know. Thank you.

I was sad not to have been able to stay with Ant but everything in my body was yelling for me to rest and what a rest it was!

Tough Night

I managed to run in the last 3 Checkpoints which makes me feel like I’ve partly done what I came to do.

The landscapes are stunning, but harsh and it is still 40 deg here.

Having said that, I think I have recovered well and I have washed my socks in preparation for tomorrow, as well as sorting out blisters and so about to have dinner.

There is excitement in the air.

It is the marathon day tomorrow, the classic 42.2 km distance which everyone wants to measure themselves against; then a mere 17.5 km as a final day sprint.

Best I sleep well tonight.. It’s not over yet 😉


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3 responses to “MdS 2011 – Day 8, Stage 4 – Update from the Desert

  1. Suzanne and JamesNo Gravatar

    April 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Well done Liz …. you are doing brilliantly … and time to take beautiful photos too. Total admiration for you. x x

  2. RichardNo Gravatar

    April 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    You are kind ML, but you have done this yourself. Not me. You are the one who is out there. You are the one battling the environment, extending the supposed limits of human endurance, suffering hardship and such a minimal existence on a daily basis. I have done nothing :-)
    You have achieved what you have over the last few days yourself ML.
    The credit is yours.
    ILY xxxx

  3. Mum & DadNo Gravatar

    April 8, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Lovely thoughts from the desert.
    You will know how we have been following your progress with love, anxiety and pride.
    xx x x x x


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