One day left to the flight and I have pretty much got everything I need.  The very shiny pyjamas have arrived and I have managed to get hold of the mandatory needles without (I hope) convincing Boots and the Dr's I am a drug addict. 

The final list of items are:  bike gloves, silk sleeping bag liner, lanacane, cash for rio and books to read on the flight.

I picked up the kit from D3 this week and Annie had done an amazing job in getting it branded, this included my new aarn rucksack which is absurdly complicated but seems comfy.  I am concerned I haven't had the chance to give it a full test but have jogged to the kitchen and back which will have to do.

I have a final deep tissue massage with Mark tommorrow on the hamstring which seems to have recovered pretty well so am feeling very positive just now.

10/12/2008 07:35:23 pm

mmm- the blue silk clashes with your rucksack, try a nice sage green next time!! Thinking of you Kes the very best of luck.


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    Jungle Marathon 2008

    On October the 7th I will be taking part in the 2008 Jungle Marathon which is a 130 mile race through the Amazon Jungle.  It is a self sufficient race which means I will have to race with all of my food and bedding for the week.  Being a bit greedy this means my rucksack is currently weighing in at about 13kg. In preparation I have run about 1000 miles round herefordshire, mostly very slowly and in a bad mood, had 140 cold baths, 60 saunas and bought an unfeasible amount of kit.

    I am running the race for three reasons -
    1) it will be good fun
    2) zinnia agreed I could do this instead of selling the house
    3) to raise money for Breast Cancer Haven.  I know so many friends and family who have been affected by this odious disease that I am keen to raise funds to support this charity.

    I have included some more details about the race below and my slow bad tempered progress can be tracked on or on this blog which Zinnia will keep updated during the race

    If you make a donation please leave your email address so I can send my thanks and some photos after the race.


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