Sooo, my Europe plans have taken a turn for the worse. My ticket to UK has been cancelled, with the only possibility to get there potentially after the World Cup. Air Canada has rebooked me on a pretty ridiculous flight to make the second world cup in Houffalize. Fly into Brussels on May 1 , race May 2, fly home May 3....right. I'm going to spend the week trying to call them and get that sorted out because I wouldn't even make it in time for registration.. I'll keep you posted.
I was supposed to be stuck in San Fran, but Air Canada did do something really nice for me and re-routed me through Vancouver....with an extended (week long) layover. So I am home right now....
Which is good, because I'll be able to go to the dr's and hopefully get my guts sorted out. I was actually pretty excited about going to Sea Otter, I had a great feeling that it was going to be a good race for me. But tuesday I ended up getting a really bad case of gut rot (from the sounds of it a lot of people are in the same boat as me, and some have actually ended up on antibiotics)....and was not feeling very good.
Short track was surprisingly good for how I felt...though I think I used up any energy stores I had left in my body and the XC on Sunday was killer. I spent up until 45 mins before the race either in the bathroom or curled up in the fetal position on the bed. Rick Batty ended up driving me up to the start and I got in a short warm up. Off the start, I actually didn't feel too bad, but half way through the second lap every muscle in my body started to seize up and I had to soft pedal into the start finish.....and sadly I pulled out of my first race ever :(