A few hours after the rain crit on Saturday, I started coming down with a cold. Now that it's warm and sunny outside, I'm all cooped up trying to get well and not infect my comrades at work.
So, I called my mom yesterday to report that I had survived the race and that Jen and Anna had gotten first place. I also mentioned that I was sick. Well, I got a scolding and was told to remember that the next time I think about racing in the rain. I tried to explain that colds are caused by germs and not wetness and that I was likely sick long before the race....but sometimes those cultural misconceptions are hard to overcome. Oh well. She was happy that we were safe and that we won.