Saturday, March 21, 2009

Four weeks to go...

For the last two years, time has moved very slowly towards the start of this race. Now it seems to be picking up the pace. I have several big things I need to get done before the start - a family wedding in New Jersey, retiring from my corporate job after 23 years, getting all my equipment together and carefully packing it, running a decent number of final training miles, and then travelling to the UK for a few days to see my family, before flying on to Bari in Italy.

My chief nutritionist Claire has recently switched me to a veggie "Engine 2" diet. I feel surprisingly good - plenty of energy, and a certain "lightness of being". And it's all very tasty. I gave up alcohol last July, and now goodbye to meat and dairy, at least until the race gets underway. What an ascetic life!

6 comments:

Jeff French said...

I've been a vegetarian for almost 12 years, but give up alcohol? You are hard core. :-)

Have a great race, Russ. I'll be following along, incredulously, via your blog.

JohnF said...

Wishing the best for the race.

Jon Buss said...

Russ - 4 weeks to go - that seems to have come round quick ... but then again I wasn't the one doing the training! Best of luck and I hope all goes well. Enjoy!

Misti Neese said...

We'll miss you around Hoover's Russ but I can't wait to follow you across Europe in 4 short weeks!

Anonymous said...

Can you get on Twitter? I'd love to get your updates.

Leah said...

Tell Claire that James just wrapped up his 4 weeks of Engine 2 with fabulous results.

We miss you two!