I hoped to be writing a very different post this week. The first race of the season is on Sunday and up until last Tuesday I felt very optimistic. My training had been solid, strong even and I was excited to see how it would play out on the race course.
That was of course until being derailed.
Whatever this cold/virus/sickness is, it has lingered much longer than I would like. I am still not feeling great and spending more of the night coughing than is ideal.
So my expectations for the weekend have changed. I am still going to give it my all and hope for the best. I’m worried there won’t be much pep in my step but who knows, maybe I will surprise myself. I have done this race the last two years. It’s a fun course, super flat (literally 50 feet of gain in 24 miles) and a great first race of the season. A perfect opportunity to dust off the race wheels and remember what it feels like to swim in a wetsuit again.
Regardless of the outcome, I love to race. It is why I am content to put in hour after hour, day after day of training. And at the very least it was an excuse to get some blingin’ race day nails to match my Smashfest kit.
If you happen to be out in the desert this weekend please say hello! The orange crush kit is hard to miss.