Wow. So weird to say that I am now officially tapering for my first marathon!
I’m actually not going through cranky running withdrawals like a lot of people do. I’ve been so busy with school that I have had very little spare time, and not having to go out on 1-3 hour long runs is actually nice!
I’ve actually switch to treadmill running for some of those shorter runs for 2 reasons:
- I have been studying a lot and I want to be able to watch some TV haha. #embarrassing
- To slow myself down. I physically cannot run fast on a treadmill. It’s just impossible. When I ran outdoors (on some of these taper runs that I’m supposed to take easy) I found myself speeding up when I ran around other runners because I didn’t want them to think I was super slow. How stupid is that?
But man, it seems like it was only a few weeks ago that I decided to start training for the Morgan Hill Marathon.
My friend Michelle had contacted me and wanted to give me a race entry because she’s awesome like that (she is pacing the marathon!). Prior to this, I always said that I wasn’t sure I was ready for a full marathon.
But for some reason, I impulsively said yes (my only hesitation was that I had already signed up for a half marathon that is one week after the Morgan Hill Marathon. gulp.). And just like that, I began my new goal of blackening all toenails and discovering new areas to chafe.
Watching my awesome blogger friends do marathon after marathon inspired me and helped me make that
crazy decision. Some (of many- so sorry if I forgot to add you to this list) of the awesome-marathon-runner-blogger-friends who seriously helped inspire me:
Thanks friends :)
And on to the fun stuff- my Athleta Giftcard Giveaway Winner!
The winner was emailed this morning.
Are you one of those people who gets cranky during tapering? Usually, yes.
Do you speed up on some of those easy runs so people don’t judge you? *guilty face*
Who inspired you to start running?