Friday, September 21, 2007

A much better day...


A quick summary of the best day so far:

'Only' 45 miles!
Beautiful weather.
Outstanding Bavarian farms & villages.
Nice lady who offered me a bunch of grapes (vineyards are everywhere).
My legs are back & working!
Only 5 'even shorter' days to go.

Got plans for the weekend? Me, I'm planning to run. Have a great time whatever.

23 comments:

Amy said...

squeee!!!!!

caroline said...

Yay, Russell! It's great to see you so reenergized. Enjoy your runs this weekend and next week! Diana, I'm so glad you were there to encourage Russell through the tougher times. Way to go!

Amy said...

I wish I had a German analogy for seeing the end of the road, but the only thing that comes to mind is, "Your sister makes everything into schnibles", which is neither an analogy nor German. The finish line is in sight!!! Keep up the good work. --Degner

Anonymous said...

go russ! j

Zack said...

I'm taking my son to Blazer Tag, which believe it or not smells worse that ultramatrathons...

Kyle said...

Welcome back legs!! It sounds like you are re-energized, 5 short days and whoooo hoooo!

Helen said...

It's so good to hear that you finally had a good day! 5 "shorter" days sounds wonderful considering what you've been through.

I'm catching a flight to Chicago to visit a friend. Today is Young's last day at work so it won't be long now before he moves to Austin. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Wahoo! Go Russ!!!
Jim C

David Mather said...

Great to hear you see the goal in sight!!!!! Close Strong!!!! Currie will keep sellng ...you keep running We will both close strong!!!

Jennifer Lambright said...

Way to go!! sounds like you're going to have a great weekend! I'm glad today was much easier for you. Only 5 more days. I can already see you at the finish line. Everyone here is very proud of you. What an awesome accomplishment!!!!

Chris Barton said...

I thought about you while running a piddly three miles around Hyde Park. Keep up the good work of simultaneously inspiring us and putting us to shame!

Anonymous said...

Blimey!

You've been running across Germany for so long that the days are getting shorter.

Or do I misread your latest blog entry?

Cheers,

Stuart

Anonymous said...

My dad used to say "its a short walk from the Penthouse to the outhouse..." and you seemingly just proved the opposite is true as well.

GO RUSS!

Anonymous said...

Go Russell!

MikeW said...

Keep up the great work!
You are kicking butt!

Anonymous said...

Pleased you found your legs and had a great day!!
Well done you and well deserved.
Paula

Anonymous said...

Sounds fabulous!

Anonymous said...

rock and roll

-rob

Anonymous said...

You really sound as if you've hit your stride! Congrats on a great day. Drink in the countryside. Catherine

brock said...

Russell, Been keeping up. Keep pushing forward.The Octoberfest beer will be on me when you get back, if you still feel like German beer by then. You are an inspiration.

Rob L. said...

>>Got plans for the weekend?

Was thinking about going for a run, but you're really covering enough ground for all of us commenting here (plus an entire army more).

Home stretch! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Keep going Russ / Dad / Grandpa!

See you in a few days!

Smoke salmon sarnies all round!

Oli, Tracey and Isabella x x

Laura said...

Russ, I had a dream about you last night... instead of a run you were swimming across Germany when Claire paddles up in a boat with birthday cake for you. Candles and all! So Happy Birthday and happy soon to be finisher. You are amazing.

You are our hero.

Laura Nye