Just a quick update on what has been going on. After Thater I was in Canada with Tara for a bit over a week. We did a lot of driving and spent some time with the fam at a cottage up north. Got some decent training in but was still healing up. I caught some decent regional races on the way home. One of the longest running races in Windsor Canada is a 4 corner flat race in the Italian district. I chilled for most of the race and found myself sitting pretty with a few laps to go. A break of 3 actually stayed off and I kind of messed up the finish.. with about a half lap to go I was about 30th somehow..oops.. shot up the inside on the backstretch and with 2 turns to go I was 5th wheel.. right where I wanted to be... came out of the corner and just could not pull on the bars to sprint.... so basically only passed 1 guy and finished 7th on the day. The next day was a tough one as well, especially after I was at the blackjack tables till 33o am. Yes I won:-) Another break stayed away and same thing in the field sprint. My back and hand just won't let me tug enough to sprint the way I need to so I ended up 6th. I have been resting a bit and now in full tilt training for Criterium Worlds on Sept 27th. Really looking forward to this race and to having a good time in Las Vegas. I am feeling a ton better and almost back to 100% health wise. My stitches are all out of my hand which helped a ton. So time to train my ass off and give it one last run for the season!
Here's a lovely pic of my finger/hand I have been trying to race with... enjoy:-)