I have been exhausted, I have felt defeated, I have overcome, I have laughed, I have cried, pretty sure I have cursed (SORRY MOM). When I see others out running 22 milers with a smile I wonder if I look like I am dying. And then I get a text and call from THIS GIRL checking on me to give me encouragement and keep me going. She told me I could do it and that I’ve got it. And I run one more mile. That is freaking AWESOME. Thank you FRIEND!!!!
Sunday: 16 miles (brutal, no music, hilly, headwind)
Tuesday: 5.75 miles (3.25 miles, core, 2.5 miles)
With less than 3 weeks til Vegas it is time to scale back. OH THANK HEAVEN!!!! Is anyone else feeling super happy to be going into taper mode??
I will cut back to about 70% of weekly miles this week, then down to about 50% the last week and a half. Those words are music to my ears. I know many runners hate taper but I love it. I need the time to recover mentally and physically. I need this time to feel good again and strong. I do NOT want to go into marathon #4 with lead legs. I want to feel happy and confident and pretend like it’s a 5k…oh wait…
Tell me: Do you have an upcoming marathon/half/15k/10k/5k? Do you love/hate taper?
– Love it
Are you running on Turkey Day?
– Yes, my entire family runs a turkey trot in Oceanside! It is sooo fun!
REMINDER: SO CAL PEEPS (OR IF YOU WILL BE IN SO CAL ON 12/10) TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER THE JINGLE BELL 5K GIVEAWAY. WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN TOMORROW BY RANDOM.ORG! HELLO FREE RACE ENTRY!!!