Tapering

Yeah.  That’s it.  I’m tapering.  

Snort!

If tapering means that while training for a half marathon I pretty much called it good a week and a half ago on my longest run of about eight miles, after I got too bored to run a step further, and since then I’ve run exactly 6.3 miles total.  What can I say?  It’s been a busy week!  😊 I get worried and then I remember a few things.  It’s going to hurt on Monday no matter how much training I did or didn’t have.  If I run three or thirteen miles, I’ll hurt.  Also, I can walk at any time if I need to.  I really don’t want to, but it’s an option if I need it.  Lastly, my secret weapon: I have gels to eat during the run that will magically make me feel better and will give me all the energy I need to finish the thing with dignity and grace, right?  Right?!?!?   

So, yeah, it looks like I’m a little overly optimistic and underly prepared, but I don’t care.  I mean, I care, but I’m not scared, surprisingly.  It will be a really interesting experience and something to cross off my bucket list- that I ran a half marathon.  I’ll be able to say that on Monday.  Who would have thought?  I certainly find that pretty unbelievable.  

When I finish, I get this: 

 

I don’t know if or where I’ll ever wear it, but I’ll be pretty proud to be its rightful owner.

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