May
6
2012

Port Macquarie, the Aftermath!

by hillarybiscay

I am about to get to work on my race report, but now that I am finally back online, I just wanted to check in and thank everyone for so many nice cheers yesterday via twitter, email, Facebook , and all!

port finish line

After I crossed here, I spent wayyyyy  too much time in drug testing. I needed food badly but there was a lot of waiting around, and ultimately I ended up in the fetal position on the floor of the drug testing room.

That was lovely. When it was all said and done, I got wheeled into a taxi back to my hotel and managed to drag myself downstairs to get some food into me about three hours after I had finished racing; that is three hours too long in my book! Ouch.

port aftermath

This pretty much sums up my night last night.

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A more scenic bit of the aftermath.

port flowers 2

I wish I could bring these home to my mom—so beautiful!

port casualties

Highlight of this morning: a long walk and a triple-shot flat white here. Yessss.

I am feeling okay about yesterday. I had a crack and it wasn’t enough for the win but given where I was just a few weeks ago, it was alright. Full dets soon in my race report! Thanks again for following along.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly May 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Congratulations, Hillary! So fun to follow you and wake up to see a job well done!! Take it easy! You are the best!

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Damie May 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Stinky race recovery! They could have fed you!!!! SOSOOOOO proud of you. You have been through so much with your back, and just seeing you DIG and not give up that lead and put yourself out front time and time again was so awesome. You displayed so much strength. Love it so much! XOXOXOXO

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hillarybiscay May 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

the sad thing is they do such a good job here that i sure they had amazing recovery food, but since we got dragged off to testing and aren’t really supposed to eat before getting tested, i didn’t get to appreciate any of it! boo.

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lucy francis May 7, 2012 at 7:42 am

At least you didn’t end up in the medical tent, shame they couldn’t have given you some carb drink at least, I hope you made up for it the day after :-)

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Bre May 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

so this is “fetal on a couch”…ouch. No partying…:(
oh drug testing…the whole thing is rather fascinating to me- one of my thesis topics was high performance sport and doping, but played devil’s advocate and argued that drug testing takes away the basic human rights of a person as stated in the Charter. ;) If I can argue that successfully, I could probably have argued a few bites of food for ya!

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