Now That’s Sick

first_imgIt’s hard to judge how soon after being sick one can take back to the bike. I guess it depends on what kind of sick it is, and what part of the body had it the worst.I, for instance, was paralyzed in my bed on Sunday with an impromptu colon cleanse. I would like to add that Sunday is my day to ride all day if I want. The one day that I am free from the chains of sticky popsicle hands, dead worms, and mopping yet another pool of pee off of the kitchen floor from…whomever.Imagine my surprise at 4 a.m. when I awoke nauseous and cramped into fetal position. The first thought is, “No! If I hold very still it will go away!” That lasted about two fragile breaths before lurching to the bathroom door in a very unquiet fashion. It’s important in my bedroom to be very quiet when navigating across the floor of Legos, sleeping puppies and laundry piles. SOME PEOPLE become very angry when such a trip becomes eventful.Well it was eventful. I even had the audacity to flush.I had just gotten back to about ten days of good running and riding with sporty new Hi-Tec trail shoes and a regular Tuesday night babysitter for rides when the shit literally hit the fan.I spent hours depleting my body of every drip of fluid before collapsing into a crumpled heap. My body ached with desire to sweat, but there was nothing left. The fan carried the smell of frying bacon into my bed, heaving me back to the bathroom…again and again.I fumbled for my phone to text for the delivery – from two rooms away – of a recovery drink that I had imagined I would be sipping at this very same hour, yet next to a cool stream with mud-splattered legs.I texted again when I couldn’t stand long enough in the window light to read the Tylenol PM bottle instructions, only to learn that I was home alone as everyone was out hiking the Mountains to Sea trail. Children born to unmarried parents are called what? I guessed the dose, which resulted in my first two hours of blissful sleep, followed by a brave foray to the deck. All of this excitement resulted in a complete 12 hours of sleep.I awoke feeling absolutely fine – just in time for a full day’s work. I couldn’t decide whether I was relieved by the timing due to the recent work schedule, or barmy. 1 2last_img read more

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Better Collective reaches STS affiliate agreement

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Polish bookmaker STS has signed an affiliate contract with Better Collective, allowing the firm to strengthen its presence on numerous “crucial” websites, in addition to continuing a strategic targeting strategy of its “profiled range of recipients.”The news comes following sports betting affiliate Better Collective extending its presence in the regulated Polish market, after the acquisition of Goal.pl Group and related assets.Michał Kopeć, Head of M&A at Better Collective, said: “​​Better Collective is working with leading sports betting operators across most European markets. “Entering into a similar partnership with the biggest Polish bookmaker is a natural step for our company, especially considering our latest acquisition of Goal.pl Group. We’re convinced that our experience from other markets in Europe will be beneficial in [the] agreement.”STS, who enjoys an almost 50% market share in its home market, offers betting opportunities over numerous leagues spanning over 20 sports, in addition to esports, whilst also broadcasting in excess of 2,000 sports events per month via its STS TV platform.Mateusz Juroszek, Chief Executive Officer of STS, added: “We permanently seek and implement innovative solutions that result in dynamic development of STS. We strive for a maximum use of online traffic, as well as an effective development of [our] partnership network by gaining valuable publishers. “As the leader of the Polish bookmaker market we have decided to start a cooperation with an experienced entity, representing the portals that are important from our point of view.”Last week STS announced the launch of an affiliate programme with Income Access, utilising the firm’s technology to maximise online traffic as well as raising conversion rates via the affiliate marketing channel.Titled STSPartner, the new link up will also allow campaigns to be targeted down to a city level, according to a number of different players criteria, including language, device and browser. Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

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