<p style=”font-family: Helvetica;”>Today, I head off to Beirut to spend three weeks with my family for Christmas.</p><p style=”font-family: Helvetica;”>This is an important time dedicated to reflect on the year that's ending and plan for the future. During this period, I have been instructed to focus on daily core strength exercises: 1.5hrs on the gym bike (translates to 2.5 hrs on the road), 3km swims in an Olympic pool and running at altitude. Bring it on.</p><p style=”font-family: Helvetica;”>I will not be very active in blogging over my time away but will do my best to stay in touch. I wish you all a happy holiday; I hope you're with your loved ones and all the best for the next decade. Happy 2010!</p>