Monday, July 24, 2006

MY WORST SUPERWEEK......EVER

Just a quick update tonight...im about to head to be for an early evening and hopefully a long sleep before the Tour de Toona starts tomorrow.

So superweek was an absolute joke for me....last post i was keen to notch up a win but it became very obvious, very quickly that it was NOT going to be the case. I felt terrible in nearly all the races i started. My back problem began to flair again and i was just lacking energy.....so it leaves the question am i still suffering from low iron levels or am i burnt out???? I think its a little of both to tell the truth. I am hoping to nurse myself through until the end of the season where i can take a decent break from racing and riding and just have some time where i dont have a tiny saddle jammed against my ass....

So now i sit, on the eve of a 7 day tour, with negative thoughts running through my head. I am glad that i bring more to this team than just my riding, because otherwise i reckon they would probably fire me soon. This week will be hard, but only 1 week from the 1 year anniversary of Amy Gillett's Death..... who we were able to pay tribute to, with Menzie's winning the race last tuesday night (the anniversary)......i realise that life has its downs and its ups and as i begin to come out of the trough i am in at the moment i will again be able to see the brighter side of life. Having bad legs in a foreign country is a terrible thing...because it is the only reason i am here....im not here to party or sight see....im here to ride my tail off and it is such a lonely place when you cant do it like you want to.....

Oh well...enough harping....im not the only one who has it tough....Kate passed out from the heat in her tour that she was doing in Germany....and by the sounds of it was one of the lucky ones....she had pulled to the side of the road before it happened...many others, including 2 Australian's were in motion when they blacked out and spent some time in hospital for their efforts. I also added injury to insult when i burnt my hand cooking dinner on Friday night....I was suffering from intense pain for the next 4 hours unless my hand was under running water...fortunately i seem to do a good job of fixing it because 2 days later there is barely any evidence....thanks to a quick call from my mum who helped me sort it out....its nice to know that even from 1000's of km away she can still look after me.

Gotta run....hope everyone is well....forgot to say...my birthday was boring, but i need to congratulate Zidane for spicing up the day a little with his head butt to the chest.....i thought it was awesome....what a way to go....

2 comments:

Monster said...

Hey Rich, good to get an updated post, sorry you're not doing too good. Look after yourself mate.
Good luck at de Toona.

Go Zidane!

S.

meg said...

Sorry you've been feeling so low Rich; hope day 2 of the tour has been a good one. Yesterday sounded pretty good. Congrats to Karl. (Dad's down the peninsula tonight so I'll have to find my own way to your results!) Hope Kate has recovered from her heat stress and glad your hand hasn't affected you too adversely. Good luck for the next few days. Love, Mum xxx