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By February 9, 20099 Comments

Today is Monday, and it is super windy here in Boulder. We are talking 50 mph steady wind with ~70 mph. I am glad I don’t have to ride today.

I am prepping for 24 Hours of Old Pueblo. The Denver area Topeak Ergon(Jeff, Yuki, and myself) crew is heading down to Tucson on Wednesday. We are racing on a 4 person team with Dave Wiens. It is our first team event of the year, and it’s going to rock!!! I am looking forward to it, and hoping with all my heart that my body bounces back from whatever it is fighting by then. Yesterday was another flop for a ride… spun for an hour with weak legs and low HR. It is not my best game plan the week before a race, especially where I have teammates counting on me to turn over fast lap times. I am trying to stay positive, but to be honest, I am incredibly frustrated and stressed about it. I know it doesn’t help. Serenity now! (Seinfeld quote)

I am going to the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine today to get a CBC and Ferratin test done just to make sure everything looks ok. I am expecting to see a high white blood cell count and normal Ferratin levels, but if the white blood cell count is normal, then something else is going on and we’ll have to figure it out.

Tomorrow will be a short ride to see how I am feeling, and some packing. I am excited to use my Topeak Moonshine light for the 24 hour race.

That’s all for now!


  • Jordan says:

    You guys are going to kick some butt this weekend! Get plenty of rest this week. I am sure your body needs it which is why you have been in a bit of a slump lately. By the weekend you will be ready to rock da house!

  • oilcanracer says:

    if you can’t do a bike workout just do a change up. yoga, core or weights. doesn’t have to be aerobic. slow and steady works for the body too.

    i have a swolen knee from going down hard on last saturdays race and am just doing other workouts until my knee is ready to go again.
    you don’t have to stop, just do different, in a different way.

    or at least you will be rested. we don’t loss fitness as fast as we think.

    good luck….

  • Don says:

    While there’s no doubt being in your current physical state will provide more opportunity for the negative to creep in…remember that frustration and stress are nothing but heavy bricks in the sack of negative crap we often carry around. At the end of the week, what will carrying that heavy sack have done for you? That’s right, NOTHING! Drop it and let it be what it will be. Then go kick some major ass this weekend!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good luck to you guys this season!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Danielle says:

    Rest up! Hopefully you will feel completely better by the weekend!

  • Mike in Louisville says:

    As you know, drink tons of water, rest, and smile. Laugh off all the “stress” and have fun. Mtn biking sure beats working. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, are you and Jeff dating? just curious. lol.

  • sonya says:

    Hi Mike! Yes.. I love to laugh. In fact, I often think of something funny and bust out laughing. Some call it nuts, I call it happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And yep! Jeff and I have been dating since July. ๐Ÿ™‚ hee hee

  • Nick says:

    Any nerves about racing with Dave Wiens? My biggest worry would be pulling my own weight on a team with him. (Dave being so strong)

  • kyia says:

    go to that happy place and kick rear. any worries and you’ll probably get to the start line tired. you’ve done the homework now go take the test! Good luck!!

  • sonya says:

    Nick, I’m not too worried about it. My main concern is not Dave, but being the only girl. I know my lap times will not be as fast as 3 pro guys, but hopefully they’ll be good enough. We are all out there to have fun and ride. After all, it’s February – in Colorado, most of us won’t be in race form until May or June. ๐Ÿ™‚

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