Conquering the Atacama Crossing (Chile)

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Entries from February 2008

Taping feet part 2…

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

So here we are. I’ve tried some new tape. On the picture, from top left to bottom right, duct tape, athletic tape, maxtape, pre-tape. 

The one I wanted to test was the maxtape (japanese brand), it had funky colours and was 4 times more expensive than the standard athletic tape that I used to use for […]

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Tags: Preparations

Donations from my SLACKER friends.

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

As the name gives it away I am part of a group called Slackers, yes all we do is slack and slack more. There is no common interest within the group except for slacking! Enough said, thankyou to Glenn Wong he has donated $1000 worth of gear cash for me to spend on my equipments, […]

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Vaccines

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Just had my tetanus and diphtheria boost. Ouch. It stings…

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Tags: Preparations

Most fascinating trail run

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Last Tuesday, my friend Jaime asked me if I wanted to run the Twin Peaks after work, from 8:30pm to 11:30pm. I had never run off-road at night, and the idea of running up and down 1,000 steps in the dark didn’t feel right at first. But then I thought that it would be the […]

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1 month count down!

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

In less than a month Stephane and I will be encountering the most gruelling and unforgiving races around! Right now, my heart seems calm, I guess the idea still hasn’t struck me, as I have not gathered all my equipments yet but I have planned part of my weekend to gather the mandatory items!
Preparation is […]

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Tags: Jocelyn's Thoughts

Donations from my learned friends! =)

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Thankyou guys for donating, its great to see the support coming your way! Jennifer Lam ($300), Valerie Law ($200), Maggie Ng ($500), Patrick Wong ($500), Larry Siu ($300), Ng Yiu Fai Stephen ($500).
 I truly thank the warm words and messages I’ve received and my on and off training buddies Patrick and Stephen, I know deep […]

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Vaccinations

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Never thought about vaccinations until my aunt popped the question! It looks like travelling to Chile the recommended vaccinations are:

Hepatitis A
Typhoid
Rabies

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
Tetanus-diphtheria
Recommended for all travelers
For travelers who may eat or drink outside major restaurants and hotels
 For travelers who may have direct contact with animals and may not have access to medical care
Two doses […]

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Tags: Jocelyn's Thoughts · Preparations

Donation from Kevin Chan

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Thanks Kevin Chan (HK$1000) for supporting me in the Gobi March and Atacama this year! I’ll keep up with the charity work and you can keep up with donating! =D

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Shoes 1 or 2 size up?

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Good question, no one can answer and the answer will only come to you on the day! From experience stomping on your feet non-stop definitely harms you feet! This point is clear. During Gobi I saw people cutting open their shoes opening a lip so their toes could poke out and others not taking their […]

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Tags: Jocelyn's Thoughts · Preparations

Donations from Don and Samuel!

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Thanks boys, Don ($500) and Samuel ($200), I assure you two I will come back in one piece. I have done a lot of trail walking with both and we once were a team to do Trailwalker 2006 along with Robin! Those were the days, was pretty ill prepared for that walk! *_*

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