Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's already started....

As per the title of this post, it's already started. I'm only two days in to taper and I'm feeling phantom pains all over the place. I didn't run this morning because I swear Old Wo- er - Old You-Know-Who is just waiting to pounce.

I googled "taper madness" and was not surprised to find a zillion links to this disease. I was going to try to be all "la la la doesn't bother me" but then I decided to just relish in the madness. This is after all a marathon I'll be running and I might as well enjoy all the crazy that comes with it.

I found this sweet check list and decided to see if I fell into the taper-mad-as-a-hatter category:

1. Germ phobia to the extreme? Get away from me small children! Check.

2. Obsessive weather analyzing? Al Roker's got nothin' on me. Check.

3. Marathon website open 17 times on your desktop at work? Uh, yeah boss just checking the company stock online..... Check.

4. Selecting race day outfit is like choosing a name for your first child? Hm, Red, white and blue or Halloween orange?!?! Check.

5. No doing anything that may injure you - even mundane things like sitting on a bench? No way can I get on a trampoline with you sis. Check.

6. You're getting an injury, you just know it? My ankle feels weird. Check.

7. You write an entire blog on your madness? See blog. Check.

Did I miss anything peeps? I want to make sure I hit 'em all.

Happy Tuesday.

14 comments:

Joanna said...

I totally sympathize with the taper crazies! Been there! But just remember that you are READY and look forward to race day. :)

Jen said...

Just makes me laugh! Glad you've decided to just relish the madness!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wrap yourself in bubble wrap!!!! Don't take a chance....... I injured my toe walking up stairs.........

Jess said...

Dreaming! I have you started dreaming crazy-ish?!

Jamoosh said...

Oh my, you look a little pale. Are you OK? And is that a rash? May want to get that checked out. By the way, is your left calf normally that swollen...

Lisa said...

hahahahahahaa. yep, you've got taperitis!

Morgan said...

LOL! Love you Boo! It will all go away soon, you know this!

Katie A. said...

Congrats on the great last long run!!! You're going to do so awesome!
And taper madness is awful, last week was pure hell for me. Good luck!

Steel Springs said...

This post made me laugh. It's all so true, though. When I was on the swim team, our coach used to tell us that we couldn't even wash the dishes during taper because he wanted us to rest as much as possible. My mom decided that I could wash dishes while sitting on a stool.

Glenn Jones said...

Woot! Taper madness!

Mrs. Mess said...

That's so me right now. My half is Saturday and I've done all of the above!

Lisa said...

haha. so true it's funny! I also wished that I could walk around in bubble wrap so I wouldn't get injured doing something like stepping off the curb or walking to the bathroom and tripping on an imaginary obstacle!

Good luck!! You're going to be great!

Jess said...

Instead of thinking marathon, marathon, marathon.... I got another M word for you: Marine, Marine, Marine. You can thank me later! ;)

FruitFly said...

Okay, I'm so happy to know I'm not the only one that obsessively opens the websites for races the closer they get!