Getting very close now to Ultrabalaton, a 212km fun run around Lake Balaton in southern Hungary. We're running it as a four person relay team, with me likely taking an 80-85km night shift. Training has been going well, with weekends dedicated almost exclusively to relentless forward motion...sometimes long slow runs and sometimes long fast walks. Last weekend Deanna and I did about nine hours in our trusty sneakers, and look to hit ten hours on the paths this weekend. A few more weeks like that, then the taper as we take our long-anticipated ten day tour of Turkey with some friends from work, before arriving in Budapest on June 16th.
[Kneeling, left to right: Audrey from Korea, Yura from Japan, Malak from Oman, Amina from Pakistan, Deemah from Saudi Arabia, Salma from Saudi Arabia, Jana from Saudi Arabia, and Tami from Saudi Arabia. Standing, left to right: Melissa from Malaysia, Joshua from the USA, Atheer from Saudi Arabia, Ameer from Iraq, Faisal from Saudi Arabia, Shehab from Saudi Arabia, Layan from Saudi Arabia, and Arnold from Korea. Captain of this ship of fools: Mr StoneFace from StoneFaceLand]