Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The rest of my life (of blogging) starts here


So, I was trying to wait and start this blog until I had just the "perfect" thing to say. However, no matter how long I seem to wait, nothing comes to me. I guess today is just as good as any other day.

This week is my final week of tapering. For you non-marathoners out there, welcome to Marathon Jargon 101. Tapering=the 2-3 weeks prior to a big race when your mileage, intensity and cross training efforts rapidly decline in the hopes that your legs will be fresh in time for the 26.2 miles ahead. After running up to 20 miles at one time, the final taper week can be a bit of a nail biter.

The question is, what the hell am I supposed to do with my time? A normal person would drink beers with friends, watch tv, shop, or stay up late playing Wii boxing after a long, stressful day at work. However, the marathoner practicallly goes insane thinking of the upcoming run, carb loading, limiting alcohol, desserts and fats, and perfectly packing her suitcase with the perfect mix of running and bar hopping attire. Alas, I only have to endure this routine for a few more days. Saturday I'm off to San Diego for the Rock n Roll Marathon. Wish me luck!