Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rocky Taper


The taper is going as well as can be expected, I suppose.  I may just drive my family nuts before next weekend.  I am trying to distract myself with a few good books, Harry Potter and Organized Simplicity are the current reads.  I am enjoying them both, but honestly, what I want to do right now is organize every single closet, drawer, cabinet, and bookshelf that lies within the boundaries of my home.  I would love even more to grab a few gallons of paint and get to work redecorating the house. 

I ran my last "long" run which was only about 7 miles, which was supposed to be 10, but my running partner needed to finish up earlier than expected.  I thought about going out for more later in the day, but I will just put a few more on the shoes tomorrow.

I am about as well trained for Rocky as I can be with regards to mileage.  I wish I had been able to put a bit more time into core and upper body, but I am definitely stronger than I have ever been.  A good goal for after Rocky will be to focus on those two things for a few weeks before ramping up the mileage again.

Tonight I will spend time making my list of things to pack in the drop bags, though I suspect it will be minimal.  I find I lean more and more on less and less at events now, but I do want to be prepared.  Thankfully, Joe Prusaitis runs an amazing race and his volunteers are top notch.  They get running.  They get how to help.  And I know that I can rely on them to take good care of me as well as all the other runners out there.

Found myself a bit awestruck this week when I heard that some of the big dawgs were coming to play!  I am just as excited about seeing old friends as well as some new ones I've made in the last few months.  For now, I am going to focus on staying in the moment, living simply and fully and not just wishing I could jump to next weekend.  I have worked a long time to get to this point in the dream and I do not want to miss a moment of it!
 Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. 
Henry David Thoreau


  1. I'm hoping to come out for some of the race next weekend. Sounds like you will be incredibly well planned and supported!