The Pre-LIVESTRONG Infirmary
I had my last ten days all planned out.
Well, sort of. I was in the process of planning them. How much I would ride. What I would eat. I read up on nutrition, recovery rides, sleep….doing everything right just before your “big charity ride.” The best articles were in this month’s Bicycling Magazine from fit chick Selene Yeager and Lance’s former coach Chris Carmichael. I was eating clean, taking a multivitamin, and did my last big 50+ miler ten days prior to the ride. I planned at least three more mini rides, just to keep the legs in form.
Then the disease struck me. Heather got this too, but took a sick day. That was Friday. We got it one the same day. I did NOT take a sick day, because I could not. Besides that I’m incredibly stubborn and have to be near death to not work. But today, she’s feeling better. And I’m (guess what?) OUT SICK.
So, there will be no maintenance rides, no fitness checks before LIVESTRONG for me. Ten days of “recovery” is what I’ll call it, but it’s 85 degrees outside, low humidity, and I’m on my couch today. I’d much rather be outside riding.
I have 5 days to recover. Please, wish me well!
PS–I hate tea.