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Atacama: Pre Race

Atacama: Pre Race

Monday, March 08, 2010

We have arrived safely at Camp 1.  The bus ride here was so amazing with the most spectacular views.  Not only did we pass through canyons but came upon the most luscious green areas with lamas grazing along side the water.  When we arrived at camp it was truly a great site.  Large tents with tables sitting around a massive camp fire.  It looks like the set of MASH only with a Ritz flare!  I am in Tent 2 with seven other individuals.  Warrie, myself, another American Brenda, four Chilean contestants and I am sorry to say I have forgotten where the other person is from.  The excitement is mounting in anticipation of tomorrow´s start so it will be early to bed for me.
 
So far my spirits are soaring, I am feeling wonderful and so very excited to run through this beautiful country.  The 4 Deserts Group has absolutely put on a first class race and has not missed anything.  This blog although brief, is so that everyone at home will know that I am safe and so very happy to be a part of this event.  I look forward to filling everyone in and hope that you will be able to see through your your minds eye the beauty that I am going to experience.
 
Not only am I DREAMING BIG but living my DREAM!
 
Linda
 

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Name: Karen from Agoura, CA

Monday, March 08, 2010

Email: kgrosswendt@aol.com

A friend forwarded me your page and what you are doing. I am 53 and started biking and running when my son´s life got out of control with drugs and alcohol. Last year he spent 3 months in rehab and 7 in sober living. He has relapsed a couple of times but is devoted at present to focusing on one day at a time. I have often thought that if there was an Al Anon group that ran or biked I would be there...because it is such a wonderful relief to get out on the road and just let it all go...that one step at a time really being one step physically taken at a time. You are so inspiring. I will forward your blog to my friend who just lost her son to alcohol--he was my son´s good friend and only 23! I will definitely make a donation and want to join you! You go girl...Such a great mission!

Name: keithruns

Monday, March 08, 2010

Email: keith@brantlyrunning.com

Way to go Linda! We´re all looking forward to reading more! I wish I could be there with you!

Name: keithruns

Monday, March 08, 2010

Email: keith@brantlyrunning.com

Way to go Linda! We´re all looking forward to reading more! I wish I could be there with you!

Name: Linda Ferrigno

Monday, March 08, 2010

Email: wednwiz@aol.com

We are sending COOL energy your way. Know this is tough, but keep living that dream!

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