Dear friends -
Just a quick update as we now have internet access again. (We didn't have it or the promised cell service at the race. I feel better knowing our cells phones don't actually work in the Antarctic.)
The marathon was a tough one. Not too cold fortunately, but very windy and muddy. My time was my slowest ever at 4:26 but I feel great about how I ran it, and I passed about 5 people over the last 10 miles. Not sure where that puts me (top 10 I think), but everyone said I looked solid. Rebecca was able to come over from the boat to see me finish.
Just now, we've been very fortunate to see orcas - maybe 7 or 8. We happened to be on the bridge at the time which was very neat. And did I mention we saw icebergs in the distance as well? Super awesome.
Now we are sailing to the Antarctic Peninsula for 4 more days of landings.
More to follow.
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