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Michiel Hoefsmit
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You only regret what you have not done.
You only regret what you have not done.

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So what is next after DNF on the MdS
For those not regular runners DNF = Did Not Finish. Means you start a running event but you don't get to the finish line. So what is next? I can now go back to go for a run to enjoy. Not to have to train for something. This means if I miss a run, it's ok. I...
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Sometimes things don't go the way you planned or want. You move on and live.
So, the third MdS didn't go as I planned, hoped, wanted. Simply,
it wasn't my year. I pulled out at the 2nd day 18km into a 39km distance. I lost my ECG, Medical Certificate and compulsory €200 on Friday. Luckily I had more cash and the ECG on my phone. Wit...
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Marathon des Sables 2013 Bib 710, 2015 Bib 324, 2018 bib 476
Marathon des Sables 06 April - 16 April of which 08 - 14 April in the sand and rock. Sleeping in a Bedouin tent in a bivouac after moving on foot an average of 40 km per day. Charity Link  - where you can donate for the following  charity To Children With L...
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A tribute to my wife as a motivation to finish a third MdS
The last post/blog, not sure what you call it, I wrote, probably wasn't the most upbeat ever. It had to be written tho. So this one, is gonna be very upbeat. Friday the 16th of February was the 8th month of my marriage with/to Liz. I never thought I was gon...
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Thoughts during the long stage at the MdS. Thoughts about people who suffered way more than I did.
For those not familiar with the long stage, it starts Wednesday morning at 09:00, or the mortals,  and 12:00 for the fast ones. The distance varies between c. 85 and 95 kilometres, that is 52-59 miles. 2013 - It's very hot today. Very hot, c. 45-50 degrees ...
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To Children With Love - My MdS Charity
This episode will be introducing my chosen charity for the 2018 MdS. The founder and managing director is a lady called Debbie Deegan. Debbie is a personal friend, I met her through my wife, Liz Hoefsmit (was Cusack). Liz and Debbie met when they were 10/11...
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Week 2017-11-16 Journey to the third MdS continues
Important items first: Chosen Charity:  To Children with Love Donation page:  Donation link Had the best of intentions for the week of 30 October. However I woke up that Monday morning the 30th with a throat feeling like sandpaper. No worries I thought, tha...
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Week 2017-10-23 not so good
A number of sessions in the gym to make the rest of the body muscles work. A number of rest days as on Thursday I went to Stansted Airport to meet up with Liz for an early Friday morning flight to Palma de Mallorca where we stayed till Saturday. While I bro...
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2017-10-24 Training or at least doing something most days.
As I had to go into London on Friday, I figured, may as well use the opportunity to run to it from Waterloo and back. Well run is a big word for the speed, which I can't blame on the number of people in London. Just blame it on not having run enough for the...
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2017-10-18 Two training sessions done
Guess the MdS expo really did kick the mojo a bit. Also the other half being away for work most of the week is an incentive, however she would never stop me training. She only encourages me. Monday 16 October https://www.strava.com/activities/1232897892 A r...
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