Frankly I’m at a bit of a loss for words, so maybe it is best to simply include the email that I sent this morning to my sponsors:
This is a hard email for me to write and I am writing it with a heavy heart… I will not be racing in the upcoming 2012-2013 cyclo-cross season. Unfortunately I’ve been battling with a very rough bout of ulcerative colitis and based on my doctor’s recommendation – I have had to stop training.
I am very disappointed by this, now that I’m past the initial anger and frustration – but my health has to be my number one priority.
This being said, I do want to continue with my sponsorship commitments – writing blog posts, helping out women and kids with cyclo-cross clinics, talking to people about your company/brand/product and doing anything else I can to give back to you as much as you have given me.
I am optimistic that I will race again – sadly it will not be this season. As always, I really do appreciate your amazing support and generosity.
Thanks so much.
Ugh, I’m sorry to hear this. Hope you get better sooner than expected.
Thanks Jay. I really appreciate your kind words. Fingers crossed the new medicine combined with some new nutritional changes make a difference. Do some riding for me!