Taper Update


Good morning, Happy day-before-Friday.  Well, including today there are 3 days left until I take on the Victoria Marathon. This week I have run twice so far though the runs have been only 8km and 5km. This morning I will be running another 8km and then the final run will be just 20 minutes on Saturday.

At this point, the taper hasn’t been so bad. I definitely feel like I have extra energy. Sometimes to the point where the feeling is similar to when you drink too much coffee. And no, I haven’t been doing that. 

Another observation I have had (though who knows if the taper is to blame) is that my emotions are heightened. By that I mean they are exaggerated, like I am often feeling super-super good and happy. However, there have been a few moments of other emotions like anger and frustration which come on quickly. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this before? It could be a reaction to stress or nerves, but I am not totally sure. 

Sometimes when I am less active in the day I have trouble sleeping. I was worried that might be the case this week. So far it hasn’t been an issue and I have been sleeping surprisingly well. I am reading to fall asleep instead of watching tv/ scrolling Instagram and that has probably helped too. 

So what have I been doing with all my extra time? I have spent most evenings and some mornings tearing apart the condo and packing it up. Not only am I running the Victoria marathon this weekend, I am also moving back there. Luckily, there is no furniture to move and it’s all clothes, decorations and some small kitchen appliances. I am shocked by how much stuff can fit into this sub 500 ft space. Having something to do with my free time is definitely helping out my mental game, otherwise I would probably be glued to TLC and getting restless sitting on the couch. Truth be told, I am still watching TLC, just I walk around packing and organizing things at the same time. 

Hope everyone is having a great week and getting through the taper! 

What do you do to stay sane during the taper?

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