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Khardung la

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(From left) Ryan ‘Guts’ Bennett, Jim ‘Moneybags’ Serpluss, Me, Sarah ‘Mom’ Holloway, Nic ‘Rexy’ Davidson

Ryan & I get our first taste of 18,000ft

Sarah & I check out the route

Khardung la! Highest Motorable pass in the world. (From left) Ryan ‘Guts’ Bennett, Jim ‘Moneybags’ Serpluss, Me, Sarah ‘Mom’ Holloway, Nic ‘Rexy’ Davidson

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NF100, silly hats, tax and smiles.

By | Juice Plus+, La Ultra: The High, Race | No Comments

I am living in countdown phase at the moment.

  • 1 week till I fly to Perth for the Australian Juice Plus conference = woot
  • 3 weeks until law exams = boo hiss
  • 6 weeks until I fly to Malaysia with my bestie Catherine to finish our final law subjects off = lockdown mode
  • 11 weeks till I fly to India for La Ultra: The High acclimatisation = trepidation
  • 12.5 weeks till La Ultra race = hold onto my breath (literally)
  • 16 weeks till my final law exams for EVER = phew
  • 18 weeks till UK and USA Juice Plus tour = excitement plus
  • 22 weeks to NYC marathon = too far into the future
  • 24 weeks till RacingthePlanet Nepal = seems a million years away

Yes, I am definitely nutty for thinking I could fit this much into a year and the feet and mouth are working in overdrive to make it happen.

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A weak butt BUT an amazing week

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I have been back in Melbourne for less than 48hours after a whirlwind trip to the States and New Zealand. Despite the short trip it feels bizarre to be suited back into corporate attire and sitting behind a computer. The two reasons for my trip were to attend the Juice Plus+ Leadership conference in Long Beach and to provide assistance to Lisa Tamati in the inaugural Northburn100 event, in which I also planned to run the 100km course.

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Race Schedule (from CA)

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I am back in the States baby!!! Rocked into California yesterday for the Juice Plus+ conference in Long Beach but having a few cheeky days in San Francisco beforehand with Jennifer Steinman (Director of the Desert Runners Movie), Melissa & Andrea (great friends who I met during the Atacama Crossing last year).  Pretty excited for the conference as I will be reconnecting with Ricky Paugh, Lisa Tamati and Dave O’Brien who I spent some pretty crazy moments with last year whilst completing the Four Deserts Grand Slam. 

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Stage 4 (Antarctica) Deep snow, lil legs

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Well the race of all races is over and I am a little dazed & unsure where to start. That being said I will attempt to summarise the magic of today and how I am feeling now that I have completed the Grandslam. Quick note there is the potential that I maybe gushy, emotional and a little dramatic in this blog – I am feeling the combination of a runners high on rocky sea legs.

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Stage 3 (Antarctica) ‘help from a friend’

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I am writing this blog from a very exhausted yet exhilarated state. I definitely cannot guarantee there will be a coherent line of thought expressed. I have just completed a 11 hour stage where I managed to complete 75kms. The greatest mileage covered was by the amazing Ryan Sandes who pumped out 100kms. Followed by Paolo (Italy) who completed 82.50. The least amount covered today was45kms.

You may have read from my last blog that we were meant to go out in the afternoon for a second attempt to run some kms.

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