ya’ll you guys! Guess what I’m doing this week! Tapering, ya’ll! This is like, a huge milestone in my life. This is my first taper and I feel like I need to document this moment in time. My first half marathon is this Sunday and I successfully made it through my training plan! Tapering is weird. I thought that I would really enjoy the low mileage week but it feels all wrong. I feel like I should be running more and I am slighting worried that I’ll forget how to run this week. But on the flip side, I feel like I have all this free time on my hands to do stuff. Which kinda sucks, because I have more time to worry about forgetting how to run. Oh God. People don’t forget how to run do they? DO THEY?!?!
So, I’m trying to have a relaxed week and not over think the Half too much. The training is done, I put in the effort, I am proud of my effort so I’m trying to focus on that this week.
Each day I’ll try to recap some of my favorite moments from training. Here’s today’s:
Realizing I can run long(er) distances! I remember feeling way overwhelmed when I looked at the half training program as a whole. It’s really easy to get freaked out about running 12 miles when you haven’t even ran 6 yet, but I figured out pretty quickly to focus one week at a time. Sometimes I had to even knock it back to one day at a time. That’s a good life lesson, if you ask me. One day at a time, one step at a time. On race day, I’ll try to keep in mind that each step is bringing me closer to that finish line.