Based on the title perhaps you can guess my latest taste obsession? Yes, it is raspberry jam. I'm slightly addicted to raspberry jam right now. I'm eating it slathered on rice cakes. I'm adding it to my peanut butter topped rice cakes. I spread it a bit too thick onto my gluten-free raisin bread. I even ate a bit straight from the jar. I just can't help myself. Strange since I've never been a "jam" person. But right now I'm fighting the raspberry jam urges.
Moving on to more serious issues.... What is the deal with all this rain? Seems like the calendar rolled over to September and the sunny warm days simply vanished. Not fair. I want my warm dry days back. My cycling tan is fading and I don't want to arrive in Belgium with pale arms and legs. Not to mention without any freckles!
Okay, seriously now... Yes, I'm going to get serious so brace yourselves. (Insert pause here. Think some serious thoughts. Ponder these deep thoughts.) There done. That's it for seriousness. I honestly can't take any serious business right now. Nope, my brain is focused on the light and loose thoughts that make the days oh so much better. I think this might be called escapism - but I'm not sure - never really been that serious about this kind of stuff.
We are off to Gloucester, Mass. tomorrow for a weekend of cyclo-cross racing and spectating. I'll be there working the pits for Marc and cheering him on. Sadly I won't be racing. On the order of my coach and doctor, I'm resting this weekend. I'll still bring my bike but it won't get to see any grass, dirt or sand. Just a couple of easy and short road rides for me. This is a drag. But it is necessary if I want to dig myself out of this physical hole. Turns out that I'm sicker than we thought... Don't worry - it is all fixable. And in a way it is a relief. The test results explain why I've felt so tired, lethargic, depressed and plain old wiped out.
It will be perfect to have a weekend where it is all about Marc and his racing. We don't get this very often so I'm really looking forward to it. I'll be cheering hard and doing all I can to make sure he has the best races possible.
On the horizon, well did I tell you that I'm going to Switzerland and the Czech Republic? Yep, hopping on a plane on Oct. 13 and meeting up with my dad in the Frankfurt airport. We'll be piloting (well my dad will be) our 22 foot RV all over the place as we travel to the first two World Cups of the season and take in the sights on the way. We have a day or so at the end to do what we want. Apart from the racing on Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 our itinerary is footloose and fancy-free. Really looking forward to the trip.
Well, I best be off. I'm sitting here patiently waiting for a call from my gastro doctor about an appointment for an intravenous iron injection tonight.... Somehow I feel that if I'm being "productive" he'll call sooner and I'll know what the scoop is. So I'm off to do something "productive". Any suggestions?
Bumpy week this week. But a good one. We're getting answers and getting closer. I'm confident that soon enough I'll feel like myself again. Keep on doing what you like and liking what you do. I know I am.