Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Ralph MDS- Day 4 & 5
Day 4+5 82km overnight stage took me 18hours which felt like the longest day and night of my life. It hit 52 degrees during the day but cooled off nicely at night. We had to scale no less than 40km of sand dunes and if I never see another one I wont worry. I had a great Jordanian guy called Amar keeping me company and urging me to run when I wanted to walk.The night sky was beautiful, saw small desert mice, some scorpion looking insects, and the sight of the finish line was for sore eyes. My food is getting very hard to swallow and I should have brought more salty snacks - Munchys - and some instant noodles. However, the chicken tikka, spicy mince and other stuff tastes just horrible now although it does have the calories required, thats if you can get it down. Two more days to go with a rest day today. Tomorow we do 42km, and the last day 21km with some sand dunes. Love all your messages so keep sending as my energy is falling and I am skinny. Miss you all and hope all is well.