Yeah, it's still sorta been like that the last few days again. My body totally tricked me on Saturday, after the great race I got suckered into thinking I might be on the mend. But, nothing has changed. I have been making some phone calls and I'll be doing some things next week that will hopefully start to get things straightened out once and for all.
Some of you might not know, but last year after the Sea Otter I got sick with what seemed to be a sinus infection/cold, except it never went away totally and ever since I have had a plugged nose and some other weird things going on, one of them being what feels like hyperglycemia, or lethargic/dizzy/sleepy spells. Sometimes it's worse than normal, sometimes it's decent, but it's always there. I raced horrible all last year, but then came around good enough last fall to race cross. I had a few good results, but nothing consistent and mostly I felt like I was still sick for most of the season. I definitely wasn't racing at the level I thought I could be the entire time.
I had hoped after a good break over the winter things would clear up. It seemed to for most of the time I was training this spring until one day right before heading to the National in California this spring I got smacked with it again and have been steadily declining in performance since. I am almost back to only being able to get in about an hour before I'm totally blown. I saw a few doctors initially, but was sent home with a clean bill of health from each one and lost interest in going that route since it cost a lot for no answers.
I'm really throwing down serious this time and going all out to find the problem. Maybe it's a bacteria or virus I've been dealing with the last year, but it's got to be found and gotten rid of whatever it is. I really think my performance on the bike would make huge leaps if I could get through this as I've seen some big results at races when I've ridden well and at the level I feel I'm capable of. I've found a specialist doctor who deals with athletes and this type of thing and he's going to help me out with a lot of different testing for a few days next week to get to the bottom of this illness and get me back on track. I'm pretty excited to have found a doctor that understands what not feeling good on a bike feels like compared to a doctor that says I'm the most healthy person he's seen in 10 years.
I'll have some cool information at least to talk about here when it's done, maybe I'll even find something crazy out that's been the issue for the last year. That's the goal at least.