- Survive until you hit taper time, no matter how much it hurts.
- Show up to the start line of the race injury free.
So here we are, in the midst of beloved taper time and what do you know? I get a sinus infection. Ok ok, I can deal with that. 10 days of antibiotics, no drinking (which coincides with taper nicely) blah blah blah. Three days after sinus infection diagnosis what do you know? I wake up Sunday morning unable to move my neck or sit up. Can you say scared the absolute crap out of me?! After 30 minutes of trying to get up without passing out, I finally made my way into the living room where Brandon found me. Me and our big comfy couch became BFF's for the next 48 hours. Due to the fact that I'm incredibly stubborn (big shocker, I know...) I waited until today to call the doctor. After almost two hours of being
Taper time often tends to be more of a mental battle for me. This time is definitely no different. For weeks and weeks I look forward to when I don't have to focus on all of the miles and I can finally put all of my focus into the last minute/fun details of our race and vacation. The last week of taper you just have to approach with the "what's done is done" attitude. An extra hill session or 15 mile run isn't going to help you at this point. In fact, it might actually hurt you. So, this taper time was disappointing but I'm taking it in stride.....with ice packs, antibiotics, and lots of puppy snuggles on the couch.