the taper

You may want to sit down for this revelation.

I. Hate. The. Taper.

Shocking. I know.

I don’t even know if I’m doing it particularly well. “Resting” really isn’t in my nature and the whole stepback of miles has felt more like laziness than smart management of energy.

But, as with all things running, I am trying to trust the process.

In less than a week, I will be running my first half-marathon. I cannot believe that ten months ago, I was struggling to complete my first weeks of Couch 25K. In less than a week, I will be pulling on my compression sleeves and sporting this gorgeous medal. (It’s so sparkly!)

I’m feeling a whole lot of feels and I’m just hoping that I can keep my nerves under control. I had such an awesome time at the St. Augustine 10K and I attribute a lot of it to not having my usual pre-race anxiety. Fingers crossed that I can have a repeat performance.

I am hoping to enjoy this week. I’ll be taking some pictures, resting, enjoying a joyful, love and laughter filled Thanksgiving, and spending time with some of my favorite people in the world. Additionally, we’ll get in our first visit to Santa!

So, blogging will probably be spotty this week, as it’s a holiday and I’m desperately trying not to overdo it. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, with lots of love and happiness and delicious food.

How do you feel about the dreaded taper?

Any advice for me on how to get through it without losing my mind?

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