No race again :(

No race again :(

Not on a bike for the third weekend in a row!

The odds are so not in my favor these days. After spending two weekends watching other people race, I was glad enough to get back on my bike. BUT, like those things always go, I ended up being sick. It started on Tuesday evening, I started to have an aching throat, on Wednesday morning I couldn't speak and I couldn't stop coughing. So on Saturday, seeing that it only got worse, I went to the doctor. Result: rhinopharyngitis, bacteria has taken over!

So he put me under anti-biotics (which I don't like at all, being sceptical about medication in general) and told me that if I really wanted it to go away quickly, I shouldn't do any sports until Tuesday. So as unhappy as this made me, I decided to not race in Malintrat and stay in until Tuesday (the weather isn't great so I guess it's not that bad, but still...). I didn't want to force myself to watch others race (again!), so I stayed behind at my boyfriends parents place and worked for university (which is a good occupation I guess). But, that leaves me with just one more race before Diegem, where I really want to show that I'm capable of more than people think I am. But the conditions are not the best. I hope that my anger and frustration over, let's face it, three uselessly crappy weeks will help me race harder and think less.
But I'll have to put those feelings aside for now.

I also want to give a huge shout-out to my mom, who did an amazing race on the Fidea Cup in Leuven, where she finished 7th. I want her to know that no matter what she or people think, she's great and that she is and should be an inspiration to all of us. Because you're really just as old as you feel, and those who think that age is an obstacle, should really think again.

Shout-out to all the "old" sportsmen and women out there; keep on doing what you do, don't let anyone get you down! More than the result, it's the effort that matters!