Thanks to Chief Hiawatha for confirming my self-assessment. I really think I should start listening to my iPod when I ride, so I stop doing all this crazy introspection. Which is more dangerous -- music in your ear, or dimestore self-psychology?
I seem to have contracted a bit of a cold this weekend -- I thought it was just allergies, but now I'm not so sure. I get really moody just before I get sick, and Monday definitely qualifies, plus I seem to be pretty congested and it's trying to get into my chest ... I skipped my weightlifting workout just in case, but I did ride this morning. The back is still tight, but not any worse for wear. Fingers crossed!
If you had asked me 48 hours ago what was next for me, I would have told you I was ready to pack it in and wait for September. I have a 2-week enforced break coming up, so it wouldn't have been hard to bag the TT I'm signed up for and just ignore the Wisconsin State RR.
A funny thing happened yesterday afternoon, though. I read the flyer for the road race, and its description of "65 miles with hellacious climbs" made me smile. That's when I knew I'm still ready to race my bike.
... still just 200 days to go ...
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