January 10, 2008
Done For Another Season
The season finally ended for me sometime last week. I haven't updated because I have been traveling and haven't had the time or motivation. I'm currently in southern Germany near Pforzheim staying with my Uncle, Aunt, and four German cousins that I don't see very often. I have been pretty sick still and went to the doctor here to get checked out since I wasn't getting better. I thought I had strep throat, but turns out more likely I have a sinus infection since my teeth, ears, nose and throat are all in pain and only now seem to be getting a little better.
It was a good idea to leave Belgium when I did, I would not have been good to race the world cup this weekend and there was no other reason for staying. It feels a little like the season ended prematurely, but being here distracted and sick is helping take my mind off the desire to be out training for a future event that is not on the schedule anymore. It's hard to have desires and goals that you are working for, only to have them end, I am used to preparing for one event after the other and after finally throwing in the towel this week it is hard to adjust to zero goals.
I am enjoying being in Germany again where the countryside is a little more to enjoy than in Belgium, although the weather is about the same. I cannot get my 3 year old cousin to understand I do not understand a word of German, but she doesn't seem to care and carries on and on and I just respond with "yah". I am here a few more days and then return to Wisconsin to figure out what I will be doing next season and start putting the plans together, I am already working on a few things and hopefully next cross season finds me back here in good shape and ready to throw down.
at 12:12 PM