Taking a break and relaxing is hard for me. I would rather be running. Biking (even falling off of it). Anything, really. But I get through taper by reminding myself that taking a break and relaxing is just as integral to success on race day as the hard workouts are. So today I forced myself to sleep in (which, for me, is 5:30 a.m.). The extra sleep actually did feel good.
And, is it bad that my marathon hasn’t even been run and already I’m looking at the calendar wondering if I can squeeze another one in between Lansing and Chicago? 🙂
Also got a fun email with new pictures of my puppy. He appears to be relaxing, just like me. Only 5 more weeks til I get him!