Well, it is exactly three weeks until I leave for Everest and I am only getting more excited. I was interviewed by our local newspaper, The Lincoln Journal Star and they ran a very nice story about me in today's (Sunday) paper. You can link to it at http://www.journalstar.com/news/local/article_f7c538de-297b-11df-a039-001cc4c03286.html. The writer did a very thorough job and I am very pleased with the results.
I have also been interviewed by the gym where I work out and they will be doing a story on my climbing in the next few days. Their website is http://madonna.org/proactive_health/index.html.
I continue my workouts very diligently and have been adding a little more to my routine each week. I am also sleeping in a hypoxic tent over my bed. I started this almost three weeks ago at 12,000' and now am sleeping at about 15,500'. I also spend 30 to 60 minutes each night wearing a face mask at 21,000'. I am doing this because I have struggled with eating when I am at really high altitudes and hope that this extra time acclimatizing helps.