Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The First Day of Rest

It's the first rest day here in France and I'm doing my best to do exactly that. I slept in as much as I could this morning, had a nice breakfast, enjoyed a spin with the guys in the sunshine, had a relaxing lunch, took a small nap, had massage, and am now catching up on some things. The first 10 days of racing has been hard. I've had lots to dwell on or be disappointed about, but I've also had lots to be excited and happy about, so I'm focusing on those good moments! In 21 days of racing, there is going to be a big emotional roller coaster! Mainly I'm happy to have made it here and I'm looking forward to starting "fresh" again tomorrow. Just having this day to recollect my thoughts and decompress a little from a stressful and overstimulating first 10 days has been good. I already feel a bit rejuvenated. I think I'll leave it at that!

15 comments:

nordicjules said...

Rest up buddy-then keep kicking butt! The Norse are cheering for you!

Dan S said...

You are living your dream and many others that never made it where you are now. Do your job and have fun. that is all I was thinking you need to do.(and you have been)
But get more camera time. My wife thinks I am crazy every time I see you on camera and yell Busche at the top of my lungs.

Dave Hanson said...

Matthew@

My pals Peter and Katie Duggan and I are wishing you good cheer from Boston.
No surprise that you've bounced up from five crashes. You're a Luther Norseman, after all. Resilient and tough.
You're writing a beautiful life story for yourself. Some people can only dream when they're sleeping. You've shown the ability to dream when you're awake.
Nice, Matthew, nice.

Jan K said...

Matt - Wishing you all the best and we continue "rooting you on" from the Athletics Office at Luther College in Decorah!

Katie Duggan said...

Lots of support and cheers coming from Boston! So amazing to watch every day! Keep up the good work :)

Scott K said...

Matt,
You have earned your 'rest day' for sure! With tons of changes in the first 10 days we are proud that you are sticking with the job at hand. Hope you and the Trek team can experience more positives in the coming stages. Hang tough my friend and ride hard!

dave R said...

MB, Great brief update on a 'rest' day. It looks like only 6 TFR folks are left. So, Hang in there and know there are many folks cheering for your success. daveR

Anonymous said...

Hey Matthew,

You are developing a good fan base in Brevard with your outstanding riding.

We look forward to your postings.

Roubaix

Anonymous said...

Lots of folks in Las Cruces are following you too! Have fun and if things feel good you'll make the right move.

Mike said...

Lots of folks here in Minneapolis too!
I even got some 'old' St. Olaf & St. Thomas runners from work that are enjoying following you in the Tour - must be a cross country thing.

Anonymous said...

Cheering you on and following your blog from California. Keep the rubber side down and stay strong!

Anonymous said...

Many following you here in Seattle too.
Stay strong and nice to see you on 'EuroHoody's' articles & twitter links.

Mary B. said...

Matt,

Wishing you the best from Wisconsin. Almost fell over when Phil Liggett said "Wauwatosa" on the broadcast.

We are cheering you on at every stage!

Robert said...

Greetings from Atlanta. Been following our former US Champion for awhile. Stay strong and keep fighting!

Kirsten said...

Cheering you on from Arizona, along with my (teenage) kids. Go Norse!