Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Taper Positives

Time to discover the positive side of tapering.  It is a gorgeous day out and I would rather be running.  Yet here I sit watching Little House on the Prairie and blogging.  The number of blogs written during taper increases exponentially over peak marathon training weeks.  After all, I have lots more time  to write and think--and worry and eat and...

  • Menu Planning.  I have more time for planning out meals during taper.  Of course, part of that is because I think about food ALL the time--day and night.  Dinner is planned for the rest of the week with meals best for carb loading. 
  • Social Networking.  In the last two weeks, I have spent more time on Facebook and the Loop than ever before.  And that is saying something!  Just think of all the people I can encourage that way! 
  • Petting the dogs.  After all, I am spending lots of time sitting.  They love the extra attention!
  • Manicures.  With all the extra time and anxiety, my nails are getting manicured regularly.  Of course, I tend to pick at my nails when nervous so I don't know that I can really call it a "manicure."

Hmmm, I am going to have to keep thinking of positives!  I am rested and ready to run.  I am finally getting excited.  I am feeling more confident.  My plan is to have not real plan, but to relax and enjoy the run.  Stay slow and easy to start and finish strong.  Marathon minus 3 days...

3 comments:

NattyBumpo said...

It sounds like a good boredom is setting in. The kind that actually gets the little things done. I have a long run planned for when you are out running your "little" race on Sunday. I am still thinking I might try to sneak down and watch part of the race. Just stay away from ERG's chocolate chips. Enjoy your week "off" and give the pups a rub behind the ears for me.

Slake said...

Wow, I'm only back up to running 13 miles a week and I still don't have well manicured nails. Maybe that's what I should have been doing during all of that down time. Good luck!

ERG said...

I would get a pedicure too! :)) Sounds good to me...Also, I love it when I actually meal plan. Life gets so much easier.