Random Thursday Thoughts

Random Thursday Thoughts: The taper crazies have set in.  I feel like a slug with so much resting and inactivity.  I can't wait for Sunday so I can run 26.2 miles! I had some really good advice for a friend earlier this week.   Then last night it occurred to me that I need to …

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Relax!

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 …

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Go Away, Negative Thoughts!

Today was a shitty day, filled with imaginary (hopefully!) hamstring tweaks, work stress and life stress.  Topped off with my infamous self-doubt, which I thought I would be able to keep buried this time around, but which started to creep in today when I thought about Sunday.  Uggggg.  I'm doing my best to think positive, …

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Well, the good news is that I have been SO insanely busy that I haven't had time for the Taper Crazies to set in.  i.e. NO checking the weather at all, let alone 7000 times a day; no dwelling on every little ache and pain in my body, imagining that each one is a crippling …

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5 Things NOT To Do During Marathon Taper!

Top 5 things NOT to do during marathon taper: Pig out.  Don't eat like you are still running 70 miles a week!  You scaled back on the mileage, also scale back on the eats, so that you don't pack on the pounds and make it that much harder for yourself on race day. Get drunk. …

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Rainbow Sprinkles, anyone?

Is it just me, or is everything better with rainbow sprinkles on it?  Rainbow sprinkles make me happy.  And they make everything taste that much more delicious. Remember this weekend when I said I was just plain excited and not nervous about Grandma's?  Well now I'm nervous.  Not about anything specific.  I just have had …

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