Some of my close friends and family would argue that I'm already long gone. But really, my brain feels so....jumpy. I'm irritable, I have no appetite and I feel the need to keep myself occupied at all times. There is only one explanation for this:
I used to be a sceptic, but I promise you, folks, it's real.
When I trained for USAF last year, I had no problems with taper. But...at the end of my training for USAF, I was injured, in pain all the time and so freaking exhausted. I was ready for a break from running.
This time, I feel great! (I keep saying that, don't I?) I'm not injured (knocking on wood right now) and all I can think about is running. That's it. There are no other thoughts in my head. I must run. Let's go run. Hey, you know what sounds good right now? A run!
I told you, I'm going crazy.
I've also started inventing pain. Yup, my Achilles is aching, as is my knee. Not the knee that occasionally gives me trouble--the other one. This is only the first week of taper! Who knows what other ailments I'll come up with in the next 2 weeks.
This training plan is kind of cruel. I had 44 miles last week and I've run a whopping THREE miles this week. It's THURSDAY and I've got 3 miles logged. (withdrawal) I do get to run tonight, praise the Lord. I took my little ladies to swimming class this morning and as I sat on the bleachers trying to watch what they were doing with their class, I mentally planned the outfit that I'm going to wear tonight. When I run. I have a problem.
My name is Jamie and I'm an addict.
In other (running-related) news: There is a sneak peek of the finisher's medals for the Cleveland Marathon on their Facebook page.
|Pretty, aren't they?|
Do you believe in all the taper madness mumbo jumbo?
Any advice for keeping myself busy for the next 2 weeks? I have a feeling my house is going to be really, really clean.