Sunday, September 23, 2007

A cool, hot Sunday...


A blissfully flat course under lovely sunny skies gave me my quickest finish so far. Feeling stronger each day.

We've reached B-celebrity status here in Horb am Nectar. In how many other sports would kids be asking this particular grandpa with grotesquely swollen feet for his autograph? Or be handed a microphone in the town square just before the finish line, and deliver a speech of epic German schoolboy standards & receive rapturous applause? How bizarre, how bizarre...

Anyhow, two particularly hilly Black Forest stages ahead, then a downhill run to the finish on Wednesday. Diana's signed up to run Tuesday's stage as an 'Etappelauferin'. Should be a fun change of pace for her, after selflessly looking after me all these days. Her first ultra!

Stay tuned as the hills - mountains? - beckon.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know, the kids are running around, you gotta read the Sunday papers and you think "Sunday, bloody Sunday!"


-Beam

Tim said...

I am in awe. Finish strong!

camilla said...

You can do it!

3 more days...

Rob L. said...

Amazing... You're earning that celebrity status. Keep feeling great through the final stages.

Anonymous said...

We are all proud of you and the efforts you are putting forth. Just a few days left, finish strong.

Jeff C

Jennifer Lambright said...

That's awesome! y'all definitely deserve that celebrity treatment.
Wednesday will be here before you know it. Great Job!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing athlete, grandpa!

Kami

Slaire said...

WOW, everyday you sound stronger and stronger...keep up the great work.
Diana, enjoy your run...hope your crew is as fantastic as you have been, you deserve the best!!
Claire

David said...

Muna says: "Be honest Russell, the kids really knew you from your rock band drummer days, in THAT band."

You, amazing guy, are GOING TO MAKE IT. Awesome!

Look for a big time ARC celebration in the very near future!!!

Anonymous said...

this is 'ultra' fantastic stuff Russ. Go hard, go long, go strong!

Raife

Anonymous said...

this is 'ultra' fantastic stuff Russ.

Go hard, go long, go strong!

Raife

Helen said...

There is a lot I don't get about this ultra running. How you can gain weight is one and how you can possibly feel stronger each day after all that running is another. Regardless, the fact that you're feeling better and stronger is fantastic!

It seems the kids in Germany know a hero when they see one!

Zack said...

russ, great work man! almost done