Tuesday, October 02, 2007

End of the Road

My mountain bike racing season is now over. I'll be skipping the race this weekend for a variety of reasons (excuses). The fact that my knuckle is still bleeding a little is top of the list by far. I'd really like for that to heal up so that I can ride with my boys coming into town for the wedding next week, and racing three laps at Boyne seems like a bad way to help the healing process. Aside from that I'm just downright tired. My legs have been so sore for the last few weeks, and now my hands and feet are beginning to join in the protest as well. A couple of days ago my teeth even started to hurt. I've been sleeping a ton and taking naps, but I'm still tired. So, today marks day three of no biking. I am sitting around waiting for my yoga class to start this morning, but I'm operating under the assumption that this will help get me back on track. I've never quite felt like this before, but I'm going to try figure out what happened in order to avoid a repeat. I'll do short little ride on the cyclocross bike tomorrow night (WNR at Team Headquarters this week and next), but then I'm planning on not riding until the weekend. That will be the longest break I've had in I don't know how long. Hopefully that'll do the trick, and I can start getting ready for the honeymoon riding and cross season. Take care and be good.


Zach Rodgers said...

the knuckle slice injury sounds hideous, but you should be proud of the riding season you just had. really impressive man. look forward to hanging out and seeing you tie the knot in 10 days.

Kevin said...

Do you not see the reason your getting hurt and being so tired...??? Your D-day (the end of your life as we know it) is coming. I believe God is trying to tell you something Pete....LIKE RUN AWAY, NOW.... Are you sure you want to make the same mistake, I mean "blessing" that I made!!!!!! Anyway, I hope you feel better, and good luck next weekend. My prison sentence of doing Wal-mart five days a week is nearing and end. I will be back at the end of the month. If I don't get a chance to see you till then, have a blessed wedding, and a word of advice, try to enjoy it as much as possible. It goes by quick, and at the reception it's hard to get to say hi and thank everyone for coming. Take care Peter.


PS...where are you going on your honeymoon?