And so it begins! 8.15am at Cottesloe beach, March 11, 2015. I had a wonderful send off from my friends Suki, Eric and Anders, made me really quite emotional! Suki and Eric have been so wonderful during my time here, I don’t really want to leave! I got pretty choked up, super sad to leave mixed with fear and apprehension, like the feeling when you board the plane to go skydiving. Not yet fear, but a tension. A rollercoaster of emotion!
Leave I must though, so to the theme from Rocky (I forgot to upload my chariots of fire!) I set off into the sunshine! The buggy is really heavy, more than I thought, but manageable so I think I will be OK as long as it holds up. I did have to take out my snorkel and mask however; I thought that would be a laugh to wear in the desert but needs must. Oh well!
The run up the river was mellow; Id already run it before so I knew the route to Perth, where I just arrived. The first 10 miles are a success! Now it gets a bit more tricky, so we will see what happens on my route out of the city. So far so good though, fingers crossed!