Monday, October 18, 2010

Another new team member....

Getting the best nutrition advice as I put my body through the tortures of this adventure is of critical importance to me.  As I mentioned previously, I will likely burn through 10,000 calories a day on the journey.  Improving my hydration strategies are additionally vital to my being successful.  I was talking with Dr. D a few weeks ago and told him that hydration was perhaps the biggest worry I have.  We will probably continue to do research on that one!

To give me advice and help on the nutrition side, I am happy to say I found a resource.  Her name is Joanna Chodorowska, owner of Nutrition in Motion based out of Philadelphia (booooo Phillies, go Giants!).  Joanna has worked with dozens of endurance athletes including a RAAM participant (Ride Across America bicycle race) and several Ironman Triathletes.  She and I connected last week and I liked a lot of what she said about a number of subjects.  She also was not phased by my vegetarian dietary choice...which I expected to hear push back from anyone I talked to.

So, I am going to be working with her over the next 6 months to refine my diet to help with energy, recovery and other symptoms.   I will let you know how it goes!


I am looking forward to it!


  1. That is a lot of calories!!! Are you going to break a world record?!?! how many miles a day are you going to run? how long will it take you???

    I am really glad that the Giants won yay!!!!!!!

    Me and my mom are very exited for you and love reading your blogs. My mom also really likes being your attitude coach!

    from Melanie,
    Kristi's almost ten year old daughter

  2. Melanie...

    Thanks! Your mom is a big help.

    My run is 2,500 miles in all. I am going to run 50 miles a day for about 50 days. It is not a world record I don't think. There was a guy a few years ago who ran 3,000 miles in 54 days.

    Thanks for reading my blog and LISTEN to your mom...she is smart!


  3. wow that is a lot of miles!!! aren't you going to get tired? Are you going to be working too?

    my mom says that Granicus REALLY needs your help.

    we can't wait to follow your exciting trip