My back wasn’t going to be good enough to race on by Thursday, so I came home early to rest it and see a doctor this weekend. Ironically, today–the day I returned–, is the first day that it’s felt pretty good. The pain is still there but much milder than before. With the sickness and now the injury, I guess I’ll be having a slow start to the season. But I’m sure it will all work out just fine in the end.