I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
I didn’t take a camera with me during the race, so I’m slowing borrowing other people’s pictures. My tent buddy Marissa took this one. Here’s Tent 177 early on: From left to right: Anthony, Me, Jay, Meghan, Sarah, Marissa, Sam, and Dave I will work on stories from the tent because there are some very good ones that [...]Liza
Apparently Sir Ranulph Feinnes told the Express News that this year’s Marathon des Sables was “more hellish than hell.” This from the man who once dragged a 400+ pound sledge across Antarctica and circumnavigated the globe on its polar axis. Granted, Sir Ranulph’s 71-years old now, almost 30 years my senior, but the sentiment rings [...]Liza
I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert running, (I’m entirely expecting to be squashed by the running and pack-carrying), but getting off the treadmill at 11:30 last night having sweated through my Das Parka, (through it people!) with far [...]Liza
Here is a video of an excellent talk that Sir Ranulph Feinnes gave: And here is my favorite picture of the explorer from his website: Sir Ranulph is running Marathon des Sables this year. And my goal is to get an autograph. If I come in dead last, but return home with an autograph “for Asa,” the trip will have been [...]Liza
I need to improve my blogging-while-hiking-uphill-on-the-treadmill-in-puffy-gear skills. I could have written a nice book over the weekend with those kind of skills. The sweat would have probably permanently damaged the keyboard, of course, but still… As it is, I think I’ve already about killed one set of headphones — [...]Liza