The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2016
Today was an absolute brutal slog for 6.5 hours. I woke up in the middle of the night with acute pain in my left knee. The long race has taken a toll on the legs. As I write this I am rotating ice on my right wrist, left knee and left shin. We climbed uphill zig zig for half an hour on each loop today, then up and around with some amazing scenery. Pure stillness of ocean, icebergs and mountains. Then down a valley and down to the start through some deep snow. It was mixed emotions of absolutely hammering the body and trying to stop and smell the roses and be very present in one of the most stunning places on earth. Danko island was the course today. I had a couple loops where I moved well but mostly slogging along trying to get the day done. We are 95% done the race now with a short day tomorrow. Probably 2-3 hours and then we are officially done.
I wanted to get this blog out quickly (while I have connection) to let everyone know we are done day 5, safe and recovering and going to eat up a storm this evening!
Will put some more pen to paper and post again tonight or in the morning.
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