I woke up yesterday feeling bad. And it got worse. I finally have to admit that I’m sick. It all started a couple days ago when I was on a longer ride and a bug flew into my ear. I wasn’t exactly positive whether it left. The rest of the ride the thing felt like it was still in there. When I got home, my throat on that side was scratchy and sore-ish. I really didn’t have any way to see if the buy was there. I gently tried to rinse my ear out, but nothing came out. Then, the big storm came through and I wasn’t feeling that well when I woke up at 3 am.
Flash forward to now and I’m totally clogged up. A super head cold, sinus infection or something. It felt like allergies initially, plus the bug, now I have to concede that I’m just sick. It’s a drag.
I was planning on going down to Oklahoma City and racing today and tomorrow. But, I’d think that those races aren’t happening. I don’t know if you watched the weather channel yesterday, but that town got walloped for hours yesterday by a giant thunderstorm. Tornadoes, heavy rain, hail, you name it, they got it. And it kept going for hours. Just heard from Facebook that the OKC Pro-Am is happening. Man, that is impressive.
I did go to the doctor and get some sub lingual drops for allergies. I tried these years ago and they didn’t work, but I’m game for trying just about anything at this point. I’m pretty positive that allergies play a big part on whether I can train and race bikes at my best, so I need to try to keep on top of them.
I thinking about driving to Emporia to watch the finish of the Dirty Kanza 200 mile gravel race. I think someone will ride less than 12 hours this year, so I’d have to leave early afternoon. I know a ton of people riding, many from out of state, so it would be fun. I’ll just have to remember not to shake anyone’s hands.
Riding-wise, I felt like shit yesterday. I’m just going to go out and ride an hour and a half, everyday, easy, until I feel better. It has never worked out that resting or just sitting around helps me feel better any quicker. Hopefully it will pass quick and I can have something for Tulsa Tough next weekend.