„Anything that can go wrong will go wrong“. Normally I do not believe in such small minded phrases, but after my last 3 weeks I am not quite sure anymore. The happenings of the last three weeks finally lead to my first race cancellation ever. I will not be able to start my season with the half Challenge Fuerteventura race this weekend.
It began with a weak phase after a really good block of training about three weeks ago. I felt powerless and had some easy day´s to get going again. It did not made me especially nervous because I thought it was just the result of the good and hard training during the last weeks. But then I got a really nasty influenza in the beginning of last week which explained the weakness the days before. I had some days off because of fever but felt much better at the end of last week. I had quite a good block of training during the Easter weekend but everything culminated in a surgery on Monday because of an ugly abscess. I thought I was rid of that problems but apparently I was wrong. I hope that it heals fast and that I can catch up with the training really soon, but my season kick of has to wait some weeks.
Right now my wife and my daughter have a nice time with a stomach flu. It´s going to be interesting to see what the next couple of days will bring…
But after all I am an optimist and sure that I´m back racing quite soon!