Gobi March Blogs 2019
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02 August 2019 10:00 pm (GMT+08:00) Irkutsk, Ulaan Bataar
Stage 5 today was HOT! There were 5 river crossings so no way to avoid wet feet which isn’t ideal blister care – but it doesn’t matter now. Only 10km tomorrow which should feel great. Today was the most beautiful scenery of all the stages. We started on the flat so was a nice easy run, then we reached the valley through and up the hills. Gorgeous wild flowers everywhere. We passed lots of children who were playing in the river, and some who ran with me briefly and gave high fives. All the local Mongolians we have met have been so friendly and smiley – we have felt very welcomed.
Finished with a good time today – has been great being able to run without worrying about keeping some left in the tank for the following days. Was emotional crossing the finish line and thinking about this adventure drawing to a close. I’m so happy and grateful to be here feeling strong and healthy and pushing limits to see what I can achieve – it’s so much more than I ever realised I could do. So proud of everyone for finishing strong today – some with injuries and pain, but was amazing to see everyone’s determination and share in their achievements.
I’ve only got the dregs left for food tonight – more macadamia nuts anyone? Nevertheless, will be a great atmosphere in camp tonight and looking forward to the celebrations tomorrow. Thanks all, for taking the time to read my updates and follow my progress J I felt all the support during the runs and it spurred me on at tough times.