i am a little hazy
june - fractured tibia
5 days later - loosing my mind. sign up for net flicks.
2 weeks later - able to bend my knee
4 weeks later - rehab starts, lost 1 1/4 inch of muscle mass. start to question rest of the racing year.
4 weeks, 1 day - hell with it, train for moab. physical therapy trainers love me, so they give me extra sets.
moab - get the monkey off my back of a dnf a few years ago, defend top of usa cycyling's top 5. sure hope my leg holds up.
moab - 10 hours in. asthma kicks in full force. power and heart rate down, i am dropping places.
moab - 10 hours, 15 minutes. see a shooting star. i honestly believe it's a sign.
moab - about 11 hours. asthma meds, food, coffee and a coke. back to work. it's times like this that i thank my pit crew for giving me a kick in the ass.
moab - 18 hours. i catch 3rd, but i am cooked. eat and defend 4th.
moab - 1 lap to go. hungry and confused, i think a rider is 20 minutes back, only to find out later they are a lap down. i hammer out a 1:30 lap, regain a lap on josh (who wins) and secure 4th overall in the nats race, the non-nats solo race.. and somehow, though now unconfirmed, a 2nd place overall in the USA cycling endurance calendar.
can i take a break now?