Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's April tomorrow!

Gulp! Only 19 days to the start of the race. What was once years, and then months, away is now just around the next very sharp corner. Today was officially my last day at work; my co-workers sent me off in their usual wonderful style. All I have left to do now is running, packing, eating, taking care of my dogs, and attempting to stay healthy.

I know race director Ingo Schultze (behind me in this photo) is having problems arranging accommodations in Italy. He's a great guy, and I hope he can work something out. Camping is our fallback strategy, which is fine with me unless the rain gods decide not to cooperate. At this point it looks like I'll be spending my 54th birthday weary and under canvas. Cool, eh?


Helen Yang said...
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Helen Yang said...

We miss you at Hoover's already!

I'll be following your race and cheering you on.

Safe flight to Europe.


ant said...

Woohoo!!! Kristen and I will be following the race too. We're really excited for you! Congrats on an amazing career at the Hoov.

Christy said...

Good luck Russ! I can't wait to read all about your adventure!

Lindsey Underwood said...

Good luck Russell. Looking forward to following your blogs!