Taper Crazies + This is the Real Goal.

Taper Crazies + This is the Real Goal.

I met up with the group (about ten more people were there too) yesterday for their last big workout.  They are officially now in taper mode for their marathon and a few of them talked about the taper crazies… the taper is NUTS!  It all of a sudden makes me feel like my legs are cement, I swear I always get a cold, random pains pop up, and I get SO moody.   Just the craziest things we experience as runners.

I was feeling off again (I’m getting the bad runs out of the way before the race;) and I did my downhill repeats slower than I did them last week… BUT I did do one more than I did last week for a total of 5, so I’ll celebrate that.  As Ali says, “Positive splits for positive people!”  5:38, 5:39, 5:45, 5:49 & 5:51

I was pretty happy about my sunglasses (goodr) and shoes matching… It’s the little things.

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I shared about this amazing woman on IG but had to share about her here too.  She was training for the marathon next weekend in our area, and she was on fire with her workouts.  She recently got injured and hasn’t been able to run since.  Instead of staying home and being upset about her injury (I had my money on her taking the master’s record for the course because she is so fast), she came to the last big workout.  She had drinks for everyone and gummy bears.  She was at the end of each mile repeat cheering so loud for all of us with the biggest smile on her face.

Getting faster and stronger is cool and all, but being a fantastic human like Heidi, is the real goal.

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10.39 miles @ 7:36 average for the day and then back home.  Beck thinks Brooke is his second mom:)

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Smoothies occurred asap, and Brooke enjoyed hers in a fancy cup that her teacher gave to her.  I need one of these!

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This little dude is obsessed with playing with any jewelry that I have on.

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Or playing with Andrew’s watch; I remember Skye and Brooke loving to do the same thing with my Garmin.

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Skye hung out with my sister’s boys for a bit.  She was so excited to show off her socks that we forgot her shoes;)

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Cereal is a big part of my life lately, and Raisin Bran is my top choice.

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I took the girls to get their wiggles out, and everyone was sweating by the end (including me trying to keep up with them).

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And then this little mess-free coloring book kept Skye’s attention for a solid half-hour.

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Add this to another one of my favorite fast meals from Trader Joe’s.  I have a list of my favorite easy TJ’s meals HERE.

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PS Linda sent this picture to me.  I had no idea these existed.  It’s a win-win now for Andrew and me (he prefers peanut, and I like PB).

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Tapering… is it something you enjoy or not so much?  What are some of the side effects you have experienced from tapering?

Tell me something nice a runner has done for you or someone else that you’ve seen?

Have a favorite electrolyte drink and flavor?  Do tell!

Tell me what the last cereal was that you ate.

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