Today I peeled myself out of bed at 6 AM to do some last minute packing and get to the airport. It’s only an hour flight from Denver to Salt Lake City, but I ended up sitting on the plane for over 3 hours. why do you ask? Well, we got on the plane, but then it broke and we sat on the runway for 2 hours while they fixed it. I’m glad they fixed it, but 2 hours of sitting there was pretty crazy. I would have been ripping my hair out, but I sat next to this interesting older retired navy guy. One of his great stories was that he has 3 kids, and between them, they have THIRTEEN grandchildren. His son had 7 children. mmm…yeah, that is something I won’t be trying. Then the preceded to blast the AC so everyone was hunched over from being too cold.
I got to Salt Lake to be greeted by the smiling faces of Nina and Theresa at the airport. We went to this awesome coffee shop called coffee garden and had some yummy lattes. I took pics, but me, true to form, forgot the cable that allows me to transfer pics so I’ll have to add them later…
I did a little recovery ride today with Theresa and we are all pre riding the course tomorrow. It’ll be fun. 🙂 My tailbone is hurting really bad… feels like it is getting worse. It is getting to the point where I wake up at night every time I turn in my sleep. I think I’m going to have to get some painkillers for the nighttime when I get home so I can get some freaking sleep through the night. We’ll see how it feels racing on it…it may not be too bad.
Just a word of advice for the ignorant, as I was until about 3 hours ago. If you cut a
Serrano pepper (which involves touching it with your hands), find a way to get the oils out of your hands. I went to take a shower and started washing my face (after cutting the pepper). My eyes started burning in a horrible way. I couldn’t even open them to dump soap in for long. My first thought was, “Is there salt in this water?” Then I realized it was from the peppers…. I literally could not open my eyes for more than a split second for the next 10 minutes. It was a tricky-like shower…. and yeah, soap doesn’t get the oil off, so be careful washing, um, the rest of yourself too or your sensitive skin will BURN.
That’s it for now!