Friday, June 29, 2007

Day 6 - North Pole

The STK Plant in Quebec:

Our host Emmanual hooked us up with a "hydration specialist" (so funny!..........a FEED) for the race on Sunday. Its a guy whom he works with at the Pulp Plant (STK). So all chamois-ed up we headed to the plant to meet the lucky guy, Oliver, and give him the low down on the whole feed thing for a race. You get a lot of looks when you walk into the Chemical Lab with your jumpsuit on. These were the thickest prescription safety glasses EVER (they were Olivers):

Afterwards Emmanual wanted to show us a water fall area just down the road. Nothing like site seeing all suited up!

I think my rib is getting better too. I will say that I have been able to do a lot more than I thought I would during the day including training on the road but sleeping is tough and not to fun. I seem to be way better which is good and hopefully a sign that I didn't damage things in there as much as I thought I did (still haven't x-rayed it). Seems stupid to tell but I can cough and laugh deeply now and can almost take a deep breathe without pain. Still can't blow my nose though- dang that hurts! And yesterday was the first day without jabbing pain on the road at every single bump.

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