Monday, October 23, 2006

Dangers of the Taper

OK, so no, you shouldn’t do anything new or dangerous during taper, meaning no handling sharp objects, no running over trails and/or places that are unfamiliar, no eating something new and exotic, no clipping toenails a couple of days before the race, well you get the picture. I stupidly broke one of those rules yesterday and was using scissors. See I got this great idea to go to a 2nd hand store and buy some cheap pants and/or shirts that I can “throw away” at the race, during the run and be comfortable at the start and not loose good things…I also got the great idea that hey, I am not going to want to stop to take off the pants (shirt easy to take off on the run, but pants…a little harder…so I got the idea I could cut them apart and Velcro them back together…it is really a great idea and I’m glad I thought of it, but with a cut to my finger and a slice on the thumb, my hands might not agree, at least it didn’t do anything to my feet!! I should be pretty safe for the rest of the week too. Tonight I’m working, tomorrow night I have a friends birthday and we are just going to get something to eat, Wednesday I have no plans other than just finishing my packing and making sure I have everything I need!! Thursday I work half a day and then I fly out to DC so that should cover me…unless I do something stupid at the expo or on the easy run I have hopefully going on on Friday…or hopefully I don’t do anything stupid at the party that I’m going to for a little bit on Saturday night. Last time I was in DC I had a LOT of fun at the parties we went to, but since I won’t be drinking, I should be OK!! We just did the e-mail update and Connie and I are probably going for dinner or what not and meeting up with a friend of mine that is going to be in DC this week too. Friday I’m going to the expo and hopefully not spending TOO much money. Saturday is relaxing and catching up more, then pasta, a little socializing and then to bed by 11 or so (thankfully we have that extra hour due to the clocks being set back!!) and then up and running my race…and after apparently there is an Irish Pub with a buffet that we can take just a couple of metro stops and get to after the run on Sunday…I just said I will need much barley beverage after to hopefully celebrate my new PR…we won’t talk about a time right now. Anyway, I best get a few more things done and then will be heading off to work my last shift for at least a week…still debating on that quitting or not…sigh...unfortunately the one running store I checked with is not hiring right now…

3 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Ouch! Enjoy the rest of the week. You will do fablous.

Kurt said...

Don't worry about the job situation, just focus on the MCM. Your going to do very well and kick arse.

Don't forget to email me your bib number so I can stalk you on the web and see how you kick butt!

Ginger Breadman said...

I agree with Kurt - get outta town, forget work, and focus on the race. And by focus, I mean immerse yourself in your weekend and have a great time! I know you have goals, but you've done your best to prepare - let the rest take care of itself - believe in yourself and let it happen. And don't take the scissors to DC with you :)