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Anim Swart
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29 April 2022 10:56 am (GMT-06:00) Central Time(US & Canada)

Holly Canoli, the time is flying, almost done and it feels there is still so much to be done before you go to board the busses for our journey into the desert to Camp 1. The race officallly only starts Sunday, but new proptocols are set in place for us to do the final gear checks in Camp1. I am so excited. My bag or back pack is packed and looks like it will burst any moment. what a whirlwind this morning, run, coffee, more coffee and cycle to loosing the hips and take another sweet breath of being so close to the ocean. The fun part of going in early is we can meet the other racers hang out and eat real food before we have to dig into only freeze dried gourmet yummy food, mine is Expedition, love it and ( they are not my sponsor) but when I see a good thing I don't mind giving it the kudos it deserve. Now for anothert shower, cuz for 8 days we will shower in sand and connect with GAIA, So i will take another so my body is ready to absorb the purity of GAIA and all its energy.

So here we are after a long wait and what can i say a world that turned upside down, but my message to you is, never give up no matter what. Own your shit and do what you need to do to achieve your goals. Most of all, one thing I have learned in the last 5 weeks, is how important is laughter. Be silly, be funny be YOU. No regrets. Love hard and love often. 

I am looking forward to blog every day ( unless  I am in pieces and cannot) but I will blog and share with you the ups and dowsn of my journey. Trust me it will be a hell of a race. I cannot wait to get out there with so many like minded crazy, energetic,positve and wonderul athletes and people. Shout out to my friend, partner in crime and someone that taught me the wonder of laughter and to be silly. Amelia Henning your still are an amazing person since the day we met 35 years ag0. Thank you for what you are bringing into my life every day we have spend together.

Comments: Total (29) comments

Marysol Ruiz

Posted On: 06 May 2022 04:40 pm

Woohoo πŸ“£ almost done !!! Looking strong πŸ’ͺ🏽 Brung it πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Marysol Ruiz

Posted On: 06 May 2022 04:40 pm

Woohoo πŸ“£ almost done !!! Looking strong πŸ’ͺ🏽 Brung it πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Yves Germain

Posted On: 06 May 2022 02:52 pm

5 done, keep going, very proud !

Marysol Ruiz

Posted On: 06 May 2022 01:46 am

Anim !!!! Let’s sing that song !! From Robbie Williams !! Love my life , I am powerful, I am beautiful!! Sing this to you !! Because you are powerful, wonderful, our amazing Anim !! Keep smiling because this shit is priceless β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Marysol Ruiz

Posted On: 06 May 2022 01:46 am

Anim !!!! Let’s sing that song !! From Robbie Williams !! Love my life , I am powerful, I am beautiful!! Sing this to you !! Because you are powerful, wonderful, our amazing Anim !! Keep smiling because this shit is priceless β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Yves Germain

Posted On: 05 May 2022 01:41 am

3 stages done, keep going, work on that tan, Lol Never stop !

Marysol Ruiz

Posted On: 04 May 2022 02:16 pm

Go coach !!! We are all rooting for you !! We all know that you are in your happy place !! Becoming one with Nimba beauty !! Keep bring it Anim !! Because you are amazing beautiful beast πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»!! Con fuerza y amor !!!

Marysol Ruiz

Posted On: 04 May 2022 02:15 pm

Go coach !!! We are all rooting for you !! We all know that you are in your happy place !! Becoming one with Nimba beauty !! Keep bring it Anim !! Because you are amazing beautiful beast πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»!! Con fuerza y amor !!!

Yves Germain

Posted On: 03 May 2022 01:06 am

Stage 2 done, congrats ! Hope you are smiling and having fun ! Never stop !

ANGELES BARRIOS

Posted On: 02 May 2022 03:53 pm

ANIM, ENJOY THE RACE, I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY THROUGH THE SUFFERING AND KEEP SMILING NO MATTER WHAT. HERE IN MADRID I WISH I WAS THERE. KEEP STRONG

ANGELES BARRIOS

Posted On: 02 May 2022 03:53 pm

ANIM, ENJOY THE RACE, I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY THROUGH THE SUFFERING AND KEEP SMILING NO MATTER WHAT. HERE IN MADRID I WISH I WAS THERE. KEEP STRONG

Betsy Rogers

Posted On: 02 May 2022 05:58 am

Go Anim!!! Feed the BEAST! Enjoy the beauty and embrace the pain that comes with the territory. What joy and fun!!

Marysol Ruiz

Posted On: 02 May 2022 01:01 am

So excited for you! !! Look forward to reading your blog !! When you rise coach !! that sun shines on you . your the one that brings the wepa out πŸ“£ !!! Go make your Magic πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦β€οΈπŸ’₯

Marysol Ruiz

Posted On: 02 May 2022 01:01 am

So excited for you! !! Look forward to reading your blog !! When you rise coach !! that sun shines on you . your the one that brings the wepa out πŸ“£ !!! Go make your Magic πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦β€οΈπŸ’₯

Yves Germain

Posted On: 01 May 2022 10:40 pm

Go Anim, you are doing great ! You are doing what you love, enjoy it and we are supporting you !! GoGoGo !!!

Arielle S

Posted On: 01 May 2022 02:36 pm

Go Anim! Me Dave and Val are rooting for you!! :) see you soon!

Angel Santana

Posted On: 01 May 2022 11:58 am

Way to go Anim, the wind in your ears is our cheering from afar!

Susan Santana

Posted On: 01 May 2022 11:55 am

Go coach go!!! Stage 1 looking good.

Susan Santana

Posted On: 01 May 2022 11:55 am

Go coach go!!! Stage 1 looking good.

Ann Walling

Posted On: 01 May 2022 10:26 am

Fell that palpable excitement . Go Anim , go !

Trish OKeeffe

Posted On: 30 Apr 2022 10:49 am

I can hear you laughing from here! First step of 2022 journey you have been working for. Enjoy it.

Trish OKeeffe

Posted On: 30 Apr 2022 10:49 am

I can hear you laughing from here! First step of 2022 journey you have been working for. Enjoy it.

Karen Neubrandt

Posted On: 30 Apr 2022 07:05 am

Ok so actually I am a Skiwi, aka South African Kiwi. I am so excited to women my age tackling this monster. Well, this desert holds a very special place in my heart, so hopefully I can race it one day. I don't know you, but I am routing for you. Cannot wait to follow your blog. All best Karen

David Marx

Posted On: 30 Apr 2022 12:47 am

Thats my mom! She's a beast! I'm so proud of you and we are rooting for you from Canada!!

Nat Steele

Posted On: 29 Apr 2022 09:43 pm

Whoop Whoop. Sand, sea and (no sangria yet) but lots of energy, graft and laughing to come. Mindset and motivation. You rock lady. Smash it. We are rooting for you.

Daniella M

Posted On: 29 Apr 2022 03:43 pm

So exciting !! Goodluck and cheering you on from Canada :)

Benji Mor

Posted On: 29 Apr 2022 03:26 pm

Kick ass, Anim! No? Too much? Should I tone it down? Ok; do well, honey! Remember what you always say b4 a race, and follow through. Me, the whole MFT team and community back at home, are cheering you on! Love you! Benji

Susan Santana

Posted On: 29 Apr 2022 12:13 pm

I’m super excited for you. Looking forward to tracking you, receiving the updates and reading your blog. Life is so much more than just the daily grind!! Love ya coach!! Have fun.

Susan Santana

Posted On: 29 Apr 2022 12:13 pm

I’m super excited for you. Looking forward to tracking you, receiving the updates and reading your blog. Life is so much more than just the daily grind!! Love ya coach!! Have fun.