Mike and I have decided not to make the trip to Kansas for Nationals next week. Together, we decided to end our 'cross seasons on the high note they are currently on, and not to add the stress and turmoil of Nationals this year. Both of us are tired, sore and lacking the motivation we need to be successful in Kansas.
The 40+ hours in the car was also nagging us both. Let me just say that this decision is better for our relationship, and our mental and physical health.
We will be supporting our teammates and friends in thought, and will anxiously await the results each day. This was a tough decision for us. I, personally, feel as if I am letting the team down, but I just don't have it at this point in the season.
Good luck to everyone who will be making the trip - NEBC ROCKS!