Monday, November 2, 2009

Bouncing off the Walls!

I have to be honest, I have been wondering what this “taper madness” everyone refers to was all about, because it really hadn’t hit me. The last two weeks I have been tired and even the shorter hours didn’t seem to be helping.

Well, I woke up this morning after a very restful weekend feeling well rested and energized – with more energy than I have had in weeks, make that months! I can’t remember the last time I was not struggling for energy at 3 pm, but not today. I am bouncing off the walls. I am perky, positive and upbeat … and I think I am annoying everyone around me, myself included! It is Monday after all …

I had a great swim this morning (my last with my Masters group before heading out) and a good spin on the bike at lunch. I am making an effort to hydrate too, something I have not been great about the last several weeks. I am not sure if the renewed energy is the excitement of race week (can you believe it is really here?!?!?) or the results of a good taper, but either way I will take it! The only good thing about working Monday and Tuesday this week is that I am staying off my feet and being forced to rest and not stress. If I had taken Monday and Tuesday as vacation I think I would be climbing the walls at the house!

I have already double checked my reservation this morning, verified we have wifi, finalized my travel folder, and added to my list of things to pack.

Bounce, bounce, bounce!

I am also getting lots of emails wishing me luck and people stopping by to see how I am doing … I know that these are small gestures, but they mean the world to me!

If anyone has any last minute advice, I would love to hear it too!

Oh, and I have to mention that my best friend Allie sent me the most thoughtful birthday gift! She scoured my blog to see what I needed and sent me the halter style cycling jersey that I have been wanting! I can't wait to wear it -- incentive to get back on the bike this spring!

7 comments:

Kendra said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 30 this year too but it was in March, so I didn't do any tris before the big day. Good luck with the last few days before you get to PCB. I had a bit of a freak out while packing.

last minute advice? i don't have any but today i heard that the race finish got moved to Spinnaker instead of Boardwalk - so I guess be prepared for the unexpected? hope to meet you before saturday!

Kendra said...

p.s. i saw the tents at spinnaker - it's not just a rumor.

Jamie said...

Last minute advice? Kick butt!

The Running Girl said...

Best of luck this weekend. I'll be at the finish line catching from 6-9.

Kendra said...

Oh I feel silly - after I turned off the computer last night I looked at my printed info from IM. I guess a lot of the stuff (incl finish line) was at Spinnaker all along. (or at least since I printed the info last week) We're stayed at Long Beach Resort, very close to where you'll be.

Kelly said...

Have fun and enjoy!! You are going to do great!!

Trishie said...

I've been thinking about you !!!