I’m sure that you saw this coming from a mile away. Today I admit that I do not feel that I am healthy enough to go to Iowa. While things have improved over the past forty-eight hours my stomach still feels uneasy most of the day. I have complete confidence that I would be able to ride RAGBRAI in my current condition, but I don’t want to; nor do I want to make the long car trip to and fro in this condition.
I will probably regret this decision as soon as this weekend, but given the way I feel today this is the right decision for me to make.
I would have lost a lot of money had you bet me two weeks ago that today I’d be writing a blog post announcing that I am not going to Iowa.
This is my reality.
I apologize for any inconveniences that I’ve created for ITP-Reader Barb and Allan. I hope that your trip is wonderful.
As a gesture of goodwill I will bring a case of Georgia beer to Barb and Allan’s house tomorrow.
Where Do I Go From Here?
I will not do anything drastic for the remainder of this week, other than completely rethink my diet. Additionally I will be rethinking my workout routine (at least the one I will resume when I am healthy and the weather remains warm); I look forward to the days when I am getting punctures again.
And finally I will start concentrating on making my Portland trip around Labor Day (certainly I will be completely healed by then) in an effort to compensate for my lack of RAGBRAI.