Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Another long, tough day


No surprise there! 47 miles, only 35 degrees at the start. Had to save plenty of energy for tomorrow's even longer stage, so it proved to be a very long day on my feet.

We're well into Bavaria now, so the landscape is becoming spectacular. My swollen hands & feet continue to bother, despite lots of salt intake.

The dropouts continue. I think we're down to only 23 of the original 41 entries - tortoise & hare stuff! 10 stages done, only 7 left, hopefully.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

good job dad.

no sweat. you can do this

rob

Anonymous said...

You can do it, Russ.

Kami

Anonymous said...

Good job hanging in there! Personally, I'm just impressed that you able to sit and write -- and spell so well -- after an entire day of running. Heck, that's an accomplishment in itself! Catherine

Anonymous said...

well done Dad!!! You are doing great!
Tracey & Oli

Keep going Grandpa - I can't wait to see you next week and play pegs!
Isabella xx

Helen said...

Take one day at a time and you'll be surprised at how far you can go.

Congrats on your accomplishment thus far. It's no small "feet"! You're doing great.

Anonymous said...

I keep envisioning your hands and feet looking like Mickey Mouse (or any of the Disney characters at DW or DL). Too bad the race didn't coincide with Halloween...

Keep up the good work!
--Degner

Kyle said...

Great Job and keep up the FANTASTIC attitude! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and next thing you know... you will be done!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Russell.
Following your progress.
Amazing stuff!!
Thinking of you
Paula

Jennifer Lambright said...

Lucky 7! you can do it...Keep up the good work.

Tim said...

Go get 'em, killer! Woo-hoo!

Tim W.

Anonymous said...

Hands and feet swollen.
You are over halfway there.
Stick it to those Krauts.

A running haiku.

-Beam
p.s. big college news, call mom and ask when you get this.

David said...

Go R!

Talked with your wife this afternoon about salt intake. Keep after that. Do you have access to any massage? This might help move the fluid.

You are seriously strong. Stay smart, and use the run/walk to lessen the stress.

Go R! Completely Awesome!

muna said...

Great job, Russ!! Keep it up! As Paul Tergat said and you are proving every day, “Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'.”

Anonymous said...

well over 1/2 way Russ - you're an inspiration - keep on comin' on

Raife

j.w.cohen said...

taking it one day at a time...

You can do this.

Keep it going

Anonymous said...

Go Russ!!! We're all pulling for you from humid Austin.

Anonymous said...

Just keep moving forward Russ.

Scott Mc

camgage said...

You know what they say about big hands and big feet......

Cameron

Paul M. said...

Big Hands + Big Feet = Not Enough Salt? Is that what they say?

You Da Man!

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Anonymous said...

It's great to see your progress as you finish each leg of the race. Amazing job, Russell. Keep on truckin'!

Linnea

Zack said...

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. - Kerouac

You rock Russ!

z