From A Mile Away

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 sucks.
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.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to From A Mile Away

  1. Steve says:

    Well. That. Does. Suck.

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling better, but I think it’s the best decision. There is nothing more miserable than to be sick on the road. Been there, done that.

    Yesterday was one of the more frustrating and exhilarating days I’ve had in my time here. A problem down in Cash with the system that controls the robots and cranes in the vault. I had to “McGuiver” a cable to console into a device to repair it and saved the day! Yippee!! It was sort of fun to have to go all “old school” for a day.

    And that took the entirety of the day. I finally left about 6PM and was home by 7:45, while Debbie had dinner of pork chops and tomato pie (a completely successful experiment!!).

    Off to a Games meeting tonight while Debbie goes out and celebrates SOMEBODY’s 50th birthday!!


  2. Barb says:

    I am totally bummed for you.
    If you start feeling better, you can always fly up to Cedar Rapids, its a direct Delta flight. I can get my oldest brother (Dan) who will be there, or Connie, you may have met her prossibly here, to drive you over to meet us.

    It is no real inconvenience for us, now there’s more room for me to bring more shit! (just kidding). It would be nice to have someone else to talk to in the car other than Allan. (I’m writting that just in case he decided to read today)

    AND now you won’t get to see/experience all the “fun” Blank family drama that may occur with my jailbird brother (not Tom). He is supposed to be out of the house by the time we get there, he shouldn’t be there at all, but he doesn’t listen & takes advantage of my parents, so who knows. I know you would have had some good stories just from that for the blog.

    AND – I’M NOT 50 YET!!!!!!!! But, since I’ll be in Iowa, JoAnna decided we needed a girls night pre-birthday dinner.

  3. Barb says:

    by the way – tomorrow night, we are considering going to dinner at some point, possibly with Mary & TJ, but who knows if that will happen. We need to get the grass cut, and of course pack up the truck. And, you are welcome to join us. Another its not by birthday quite yet dinner.

  4. Thanks all. In the grand scheme of things I keep reminding myself that all I am doing is missing a vacation, albeit a very fun vacation. It’s of the utmost importance to me to wrestle myself back to better health.

    Barb, thanks for the invite for tomorrow night. As can be expected meals (and alcohol?) have lost a lot of priority in my life over the past two weeks, so I’ll probably pass.

    Happy almost-your-birthday. 🙂

  5. Steve says:

    Debbie did hear from Saddle Sores yesterday- there will be no Cheesy Yellow Tour de France party this year. Since they have just moved, they aren’t quite ready. And the way the timing of the stages rolls out this year, there really isn’t anything exciting happening any Sunday of the tour- although the TTT was more interesting than I expected.

  6. No Cheesy Yellow Tour de France? My world continues to crumble. 🙂 I had no idea that they have moved.

    Huh, I forgot today is Bastille Day.

  7. Barb says:

    I knew they were thinking about moving, as Enema works over here near me. His commute sucked. But, I can’t believe they got around to it.

    BTW – learned Sunday that Breaststroke is moving to our ‘hood, another house for the Halloween Home Crawl. This might be gettign scary…. LOL

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