The good news is that I'm finally feeling better. Mostly at least. Ironically the last thing that I had said before I got the upper respiratory infection was that I hadn't gotten sick in a really long time. Famous last words I guess :-)
On Tuesday I realized that I was slowly feeling more like my usual self and by Thursday I was able to go mountain biking. Being back on a bike felt amazing. My legs felt like they had a little bit of power back and I was able to do some hard efforts without feeling like I was going to cough up a lung. It felt so great to be riding on dry trail and I can't wait to start mountain bike racing. Luckily I have a bunch of races right around the corner. And btw...the trail didn't stay dry long. About 10 minutes after I started riding dirt a spring thunderstorm hit. Oh well, my shoes were looking a little too clean anyways.