What does one do to fill the time during taper? I have NEVER, EVER enjoyed taper time. I am a part of the club who’s motto is: “the more miles, the better”.
I am finding myself to REALLY be enjoying taper this time around. I have so much extra time!!
1.) Reading-I read two books last week! The Storyteller (awesome) and Dear Daughter (took a while to get good, but once it did, I loved it. But the ending-not a huge fan). Today I’m starting the final Unwind book. And I just learned they are making it into a movie…yahooooooo!!!!!!
2.) My best friend got married! This is a good way to distract yourself right before your marathon. Be in a wedding, and I swear you will be having way too much to even think about how many miles you are usually running on a Saturday morning…pinkie promise!
3.) Cross training with strength videos. I’ve been doing a ton of strength videos lately. I love the way I’m ache-y and sore the next day and in a different way than running. Does anybody else love that too???
4.) Just planking like a mo-fo. I’ve been doing 10-15 minutes a day. Ironically, I’ve been catching up on blogs at the same time…it’s weird. I know. Just go with it.
5.) Making plans for myself so that way I don’t accidently go running. Seriously, it’s hard not to run! I try to plan my days ahead of time so that I don’t have much extra time for a run!
6.) sleeping more in the mornings! This is new…less mileage=more sleep=rested runner. Not too shabby.
7. Trying to banish Nancy…you know her right? Negative Nancy? She worries and I’m not really down with her bring in my head!!
8. Crafting!!! that’s right, I’m back into crafting! And I made these gems last night. One for me, and one for my SIL. you might remember that she is running her very first half marathon this Sunday!!! I couldn’t be MORE proud of her than I am right now, so I got the idea to make us these matching bracelets for race day. I keep telling her that she can do hard things (she is a mom of two and also she is a bad ass swimmer) and although we will be running along the same course, but not technically together on Sunday, I made us these so we can think of each other while we are running!!!
What’s your mantra?
How do you pass the taper time?