8. What was the most physically and mentally challenging aspect(s) of the Race?
Diana: "The most physically challenging aspect of the Race is staying in tip-top shape for every leg. After five or six legs, your body starts to weaken and ache everywhere! There is no stretching or massaging that could relieve some of the aches and pains that the Race causes your body to feel. After [the seventh leg] in Rotterdam, we got massages and I am not going to lie: it rejuvenated us and pushed us through to those final legs of the Race.
The most mentally challenging aspect of the Race is believing in yourself! It may seem easy, but there are things that I thought I could never do. I am terrified of heights, but I got to ride over Victoria Falls in a micro-light and bungee jump over the Zambezi River, two things that I would have never volunteered to do! I was able to overcome some of my fears and nothing is more empowering than that."
Justin: "For me it was dealing with the effects of your body [when it's] full of adrenaline most of the day, [then] tired, hungry, excited, [and] nervous all at the same time. It's not something you can really prepare for. Mentally, [it] would be trying to build relationships with people who just wanted you gone. Also, pinpointing the mistakes we made and second guessing [or] reliving them."
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