Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Taper is Tough

I now have the cleanest house on the planet....

I have replaced outdoor lighting fixtures, had things repaired around the house, cleaned out dresser drawers and taken things to Goodwill, planted flowers in my backyard, replaced outdoor patio furniture and have washed and waxed my car.

This is what an Ironman Triathlete does with those extra hours she USE to spend training...

Im going nuts...

I never in a million years thought i would say this....I miss my training.  I woke up at 5am wondering why I wasn't getting ready for a long swim workout (my swim was only 1500 yards today...I can do that in my sleep) so I went back to bed and did the workout later in the day.  This is truly a weird feeling.

Meanwhile, I am checking the water temperature at Panama City and I keep checking the weather for updates.  I have been on Beginnertriathlete.com ohhhh maybe 100 times in the last couple of days.  ANY information...ANY discussion about the race and I am all ears.  My poor husband is so tired of hearing about all this he left early for work (ok..so he had to get a flat tire fixed on his car in St. Louis...but even so....).

Ok...Im ready...bring on the DAMN RACE!!!

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Taper is going well then.... although, you are still supposed to be resting, not running around like a mad woman doing stuff!!!!

The Running Girl said...

You've go to love the taper madness! Enjoy the extra free time and get some rest. You'll be ready come race day.

I've also been reading some of the posting on beginnertriathlete.com. Makes me wish I was going as a spectator this year.

Elizabeth the Marathon Girl said...

GET SOME REST!!

Love ya!
Beth

Ryan said...

I have some "spring" cleaning that I have been putting off...if you need a little extra stuff to do.

10 days!!