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Day 6 - An incredible, life changing experience

This expedition has been a mix of pushing our physical and mental limits, learning more about water and learning more about each other and ourselves. It has been an incredible experience that has definitely changed the lives of all of us Youth Ambassadors.

Our sixth day began with Connor crawling out of his tent covered in blood. The previous night wasn't the best for him as he woke up in the middle of the night with a blistering headache, sore throat, congested nose, stomach cramps and a bloody nose. Luckily Doc was there to save the day! It was likely just because of the dry air and incredible amount of sand ingested the previous day in the dunes. After breakfast, we all headed out on our run, and could really feel the aches and pains of the past 196 km. We were really pushing our limits and decided to stop for lunch at 25 km.

After a delicious lunch and a quick nap, we threw our shoes back on and pushed for another 10 km to camp. We kept busy by singing songs, reciting poetry, talking about our favorite ice cream, movies, books and everything in between. Not only was it a great way to get to know one another more, but it kept our minds off the pain.

The last 5 km of the day was extremely challenging as the road we were running on was very loose sand and our muscles were really starting to fall apart. We made it to camp just as the wind began to really pick up, set up our tents, and finally got some time to relax! Two more days left of running! As painful as this expedition is, we're loving every minute of it !!!

- i2P Youth Ambassadors

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Friday April 23 2010 :: posted by Nick Gravel
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