Last week was supposed to have been a rest week..instead it was a "getting better from an URTI" week (Upper Respiratory Tract Infection)..or was it hay fever. I spent the week suffering from mega sneezings, hot eyes and a general feeling of weariness....not bad enough to stay away from work but not my usual 100% fit feeling. If I was an Australian male I would have said I "had the 'flu" and would probably have taken a few days off work (tongue firmly in cheek)!
By Sunday I was up for a 100km gallop through the suburbs with Fixmawheel, now known as Madam Power. We cruised down to Beach Road comparing cadence and power readings whereupon I discovered that her wireless powertap took over my wired version's memory so that apparently we were riding at the same cadence. Once we were on Beach road there was a bit of competition happening..Fixmawheel has improved her fitness and maybe wanted to prove it. I, on the other hand, have been better at hills than she and have NO intention of letting her best me there, so I crawled off my sick bed and matched her whenever she took off. Our 1 male companion sat back keeping clear of the fur and feathers! Later on he paid me a compliment by telling me he'd noticed how still my body was, even when accelerating and doing efforts.
Being at the end of another 6 week cycle, I now have a new phase to look forward to with important competitions over Easter, after Easter and during April. How I deal with this with the additional stresses that are being piled on me at work, we'll have to wait and see.
Today I am off to a one day course on "Leadership and Team Building" and if its one of those cringe worthy "ra!ra!" evangelical type things I'm either outta there or asleep and if there's role playing happening, I'm in the toilets all day.......!