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20 June 2022 08:00 pm (GMT+04:00) Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan
Holy Crap, before I knew it Georgia 2022 was here! I knew weather would be a factor but I didn’t anticipate what we got. That is racing and shit happens.
As we set off on Stage one we encountered fot like I have never seen before. It was tricky and low and behold I found myself in a group of 25 people that got lost. Like I said, shit happens. It turned out to be a crazy adventure and lots of laughter and needless to say we built a great team spirit and had a ball – lost but we encountered some local villagers, took some pictures of the group, a crazy dog and then some.
Did we end up running more? Hell yes! I feel like I got a super power NOT! Mentally it was tough as the weather was tricky and just having such a big group with all the levels we slowed but we to CP1 3 hours later and then it was as if the race started. We ran our hearts out and needless to say some curse words were said but we all got in and we were safe. Like I say own your shit and be accountable and go back to those pink flags before you continue if you don’t see them.
Can I say more hell yes but the most important thing with all the crazy times RPT step up to a big match temperament and adjusted times so it is more realistic to what would have transpired and we owned ur shit and that takes courage!!!
Stage 2. With positive mindset and a good vibe in camp we started the day with a water crossing – and from then on you had wet feet, mud on your shoes like an extra soul. WTF that is some hard work. I pushed myself today to stick to the leader German girl Magdalena power house. Wow she is strong. I just followed her lead and we ran together or I ran with her for most of the way. We pass a checkpoint was lucky to see the village kids running off with some flags and thank goodness Magdalena spoke Russian and quickly they put the flags back, having a quick back flash from yesterday.
Running through the village a few kids had our flags and they cheering us on – and again she she tole them to put it back well they put it back in the places so people won’t get confused. Next thing the dogs. Scary but beautiful dogs look like wolves and just protecting their territory and their herd of sheetp.
Running a mountain pass, fog showed up and some rain. Hey this is definitely not Namibia. LOL. It does remind me of Gobi and definitely a great option for Gobi (couldn’t do it because of COVID). If you are wondering yes my finger is K. Great doctors and not to worry.
But I got to go now my food is getting cold and my fingers are frozen.