I would just like to give blogger a special thanks for deleting my last posting. I am so glad that instead of the studying that I should have been doing yesterday morning I instead decided to spend an hour typing and publishing a post, obviously time well spent. So thank you for taking that unproductive hour from my day that I will never get back. Still hoping that it may reappear sometime soon.
Moving on in the world...what is it about a taper that makes my body feel so tired and achy? This week I have barely been able to pull my carcass out of bed in the morning, my legs have been feeling sluggish, calves have a mild burning sensation, I have been eating like I'm going into hibernation yet I am losing weight, and there are lots of extra hormones flowing through my blood that make me want to cry about everything. Basically I feel like a hot mess.
Foam rolling has become my second job. Gosh this was the best investment ever. The trigger point foam roller will save your life, go buy one now!!! Man I like that angle, my legs look long instead of their usual stubby self.
I have spent more time in downward dog this week then cleaning my house or washing my hair, as the above picture shows. Look the cleaning lady, i.e. me, needed a week off.
And chilling with my pups on my porch has been the highlight of my mornings.
Maybe it is the humidity that hit Chicago this week, but my body is really confused. Yet every stinking time I taper I have this problem. I have ran a mere 23 ease miles this week, nothing to impressive for me. WHY BODY? Why are you doing this to me? Yesterday I even abandoned my speed workout because my legs felt like led.
I still am confident that I am going to nail that 1:29 half, just frustrated that my week has been filled with stiff achilles and sluggish runs. Shouldn't it all feel like a piece of cake at this point?