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2nd Attempt: Day 2: Hilly, head wind and a hold up, Sunday 28th March 2010. 55.3km, 64404 steps (3/28/2010)

D & I took off this morning from our camp spot, a gravel pit just north of Pontville with our goal for the day Oatlands some 55+ kilometres away. However D didn’t warn me that this would be one of the toughest days of our Tasmanian leg as the terrain we were about to traverse was extremely hilly I am talking BIG TIME hilly and not only that it was a full on head wind as well! Paw Maggie is what I say…I think dragging me thru mountainous terrain constitutes cruelty to animals. As I had my coat brushed and my nails done for the launch I was not going to ruin my coiffeur and manicure by doing all that running so after a few kilometres I pulled the sooky brown eye trick on Glyn and caught a lift in the back seat of the car to Oatlands. I didn’t feel too guilty about leaving D alone on the road as a fellow runner; Andrew Sargant from Hobart had arrived to spend the afternoon with Deborah and helped her through a very tough day. 

The day was not only tough physically for D but emotional as well, earlier in the day a women come up to D on the road, gave her a hug, started to cry and told D that she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. D spent about an hour talking to his lady, trying to help her through a very tough time in her life.  I know how much these moments take their emotional toll on Deborah but she always gives herself fully to everyone that comes up to here on the road, to D helping these women is what the 2nd attempt is all about and motivates her to achieve the goal of raising $300,000 for the NBCF.  The only thing is that the hour off the road, meant she was running behind time to get to Oatlands.
Finally after climbing Constitution Hill and Spring Hill (the highest point on the midlands highway) and running through Jericho flats we arrived at Oatlands to a wonderful reception from the people of Oatlands and whoopee doo another sausage sizzle (wow I am a spoilt dog). After a few sausages and a speech or too we run the last few kilometres to Lake Dulverton were we retired for the night.
Paw D she can hardly move after such a tough day so it’s off to bed early.
Running with you soon
Maggie (Director of Greeting)
Total steps: 103156          Total kms: 85.4km
Recorded from D’s GPS that is always on her as she runs, recording the record.
GPS co-ords start: S 42 40.416’ E 147 15.615’
GPS co-ords finish: S 42 17.995’ E 147 22.631’

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