Plagued by a head/ chest cold, rivers of snot, and junky legs for the past two weeks, I have decided this on/ off riding/training is not working. Well...I have not just decided that, since my riding and racing results have slapped me in the face with it! Trying to ride hard the moment I felt better (about once a week) to then only feel like crap again the next day is just not sustainable. The only "mature" thing (just typing that word hurts) to do, is to scratch everything and start fresh. And the start of a start is of course with a full rest week to try to get better and give the legs a clean slate to start from (I guess there are many "starts" in a start!) Though my training does not call for it, and therefor set me back a little bit in the here and now, it does seem like the logical/mature thing to do and what will benefit me in the long term. So I am going to go home and drink a full bottle of Beaujolais Villages to celebrate yet another "rest week". My Hopbrook race report should be posted soon!