I hope you all are doing well and had a great holiday season.
It has now been 10 months since my near fatal auto accident with my resulting 5 pelvic fractures, broken ribs and neck and internal bleeding.
I am continuing to improve and I am now on the 100-mile training schedule I used last year, but with shorter miles in the daily runs. I still do the weekly long run that ranges from 15 - 30 eventually. Thursday I did a 25-miler at the wildlife refuge. I had some pain in my right hip, but with walking breaks it lessened. All the accident damage was on the left side. I still do daily home PT - at least one 2-hour session and I often do a second in the afternoon. I have some pain and discomfort every day and often with every step, but I keep going.
I am one week away from flying from Chicago to Poland for the Auschwitz visit.
The weather will not be bitter cold - mainly in the 30s and maybe snow.
I am excited, but apprehensive about how I will be feeling at such a terrible place.
I have read so many books and watched so many movies and documentaries.
My prior knowledge was pretty light, but now I know more than I would ever want to know.
On January 27, CNN will air a special with Wolf Blitzer at Auschwitz - his family came from that nearby town.
He will be interviewing Eva Kor - the leader of my trip - who is an Auschwitz survivor and Dr. Mengele twin experiment survivor. She is a wonderful lady and one tough old bird! I will do a report about my trip here in February and probably a YouTube video too.