I didn't go to meet my group because I'm pacing a half marathon tomorrow. And running 3 bonus miles after the race just for fun.
Fridays are my normal rest days, so I didn't run yesterday either. Avery and I went to the zoo.
|Mommy - we didn't have to go to the zoo for me to push the stroller - I'll push it anywhere.|
In an effort to curb the madness, I suggested we get out of the house and do something. But, Ohio is having record breaking heat, again. To get me out of the house, we went to the mall. Where my husband thought pushing the stroller meant you had to walk the pace of a freaking snail. I finally snatched the stroller to force the speed issue.
I think I might finally understand what everyone means when they say the phrase "taper madness". Not that I am currently in taper mode in any way shape or form.
|Taper madness makes me eat the paper in the race packets.|
Which, of course, I found irritating.
In addition, today, I ate my weight in Krispy Kreme donuts. That was another brilliant "let's get crazy Mandy out of the house" outing. I'd intended to buy ONE donut. My husband thought we needed a dozen. Of course, he can resist sugary confections in the house, and I cannot. I believe I ate 5 donuts today. Donuts make a healthy lunch, right?
|I'm not sure I really weighed the two options...|
Again, no taper plans, no nerves, not even really thinking about my plan other than the fact that I intend to race it. The only thing I am thinking about it is - whether or not I will run a few easy miles before and after the race, since 18 is on my schedule.
When did half marathons become no big deal??? Is it because I'm training for a full marathon now? Because I signed up for the Goofy? Because I read too many blogs where people are training for Ultras? LOL.
I'm sure my nerves will appear just before the race like any other race....in the meantime, every time I see the Rock N Roll posts on Facebook about "only 8 days left" and stuff....I think to myself - really? Shouldn't I be nervous about making my time goals or something? I admit, the lack of obsession about next week's half marathon does make me feel kind of cool.
I'm sure I'll get a nice rude awakening next weekend! LOL!
In other news, my story will be featured in Laura's Purposeful Running series this week on her blog Mommy, Run Fast. I love her site and felt pretty awesome when she asked me to write it! Stop by and check it out!
Have you ever experienced not-tapering taper madness? How many days off did it take to set in? I'm thinking that two might be extreme.
Have you ever not felt that nervous about a big race a week out?
Would you run a few easy miles before or after a race to round out the 18 - or let racing the half be enough?