|Hello everyone! Day 2 was a very interesting and beautiful day here in the Gobi. We started out again at 9:00 am with sunny blue skies. Stage 1 of our second day took us up and down some very steep hills and into some beautiful valleys. I must say the wild heather is an overwhelming but beautiful smell. I was making great time, feeling very strong. Just before going up another steep hill, I ran through the rock gully I took a very graceful but hard fall. My glasses took the brunt of it along with my right hand. A little embarrassed and dazed, I pulled myself up to find a bloody nose and happily just a few scrapes. I am only putting this into my blog incase it made it into any updates and to let everyone know that I am fine. The only thing the fall hurt was my pride (as I was doing so extremely well). Oh well, another example of the importance of staying in the moment and not to get too caught up with myself...humility works!!! |
I took Stage 2 and 3 at an easier pace as completing all of these races is my main goal. The bonus was that I was able to take in the exceptional beauty of this far away land. It is not the desert that I would have expected. We ran through two villages with little boys and girls watching, smiling and cheering...it was such a great feeling.
Now for my nutrition. Yesterday, I did not get what I had correctly down. So today´s nutrition was the same as yesterday´s:
1 cup coffee
1 bottle Generation UCAN
3 bottles Generation UCAN during the run
3 bottles water with half vile of RightStuff on run
Noodles with vegetables and peanuts for dinner