I love the taper. I am so loving not running every day. Based on other blogs I’m reading I think I’m the only runner that loves the taper. Who ever thought not running would be so wonderful. Yes, yes, you can call me lazy.
Speaking of laziness – I’ve been unemployed, or rather self-employed, for over a month now. And I do have more time, and now that it’s taper time – I have even more time. Which in turn, makes my life boring. Boring in a way that I know everybody wishes they could be bored. It’s a tough problem to have – so shoot me. I however have had a difficult time of organizing my time. And for some reason, now that it’s my time and not an employers and I’m doing the things that I love to do – the time flies by. Reading Go Fug Yourself and wathcing baby birds is exciting. Also, now that I’m not paid to blog – I haven’t been doing as much of it lately – which I fully intend to change just as soon as I can figure out what to do when. I’ll get right on that just as soon as pool season is over.
Okay, so once again I digress – let’s get to the running part. I ran fartleks on Tuesday for 30 minutes with a ten-minute warm up and cool down. I did nothing Wednesday or Thursday and I am going to swim today for some cross training. I might run for 30 minutes easy – maybe, I’m not quite sure yet. Tomorrow is an easy eight-mile run – with much emphasis on the easy.
One final thought: UNEMPLOYMENT + SWEAT PANTS + REFRIDGERATOR = FAT RUNNER SUSAN.