Go get Pizza! That's exactly what Melissa, Annie and I did last night after we all got home from our various outings... Melissa went to the climbing gym, Annie went to kick boxing and I went and ran up the canyon with Asia. We had a lot of fun. Sadly this will be our final dinner together before Annie heads off to CSU. It was just just sitting around and laughing with the two of them and it really touched me when Annie made the reference that Melissa should have known better before she became a member of the family... Laughing, joking and eating with them sure did make things a lot better though.
But I did have a rough day yesterday. Basically for some reason this week I am a full day off. Meaning today is Wednesday but I think and feel like it is Thursday and I have been off all week at that. I don't know if it is the taper or the change in work schedule. Plus whenever I do an on call over the weekend it always throws me off. I'm just dealing with that part knowing that I am skipping out of town for the weekend to go have fun and run with friends.
The taper... ugh... There are many aspects to the side-effects that I get but why is it that my confidence which I would assume would be growing by leaps and bounds as I rest, recover, and become more energized just seems to go in the exact opposite way and into the crapper? Why? That was the part that drove me crazy running last night. I just felt like a rat on a wheel more or less running up the canyon and back down. Anyway, it got me to do some research and I found a great article on tapering and the blues. Here. The Training with Taper chart really explains it all I think.
Reading a new book on my Kindle Fire right now. Actually it is the first book that I have ever downloaded to it and I am enjoying it very much. I am reading The Poacher's Son and while parts of it are uncomfortably familiar to me I am still liking it. Having a lot of hunting and fishing experience as well as growing up in a rural area also makes the book more relate-able to me. Anyway I love my Kindle Fire and as a reader it seems okay. I've been using it for music, movies, browsing, etc and I have come to really depend on it daily.
Lots of toenail porn floating around these days... pics of jacked up ultra runners feet. I have lost only one toenail in all of my years of running and that was because I kicked the everloving crap out of a rock coming down the Peak in the 1998 Marathon. That's it. Am I doing something wrong?
I bought a new pair of road shoes today... guess what I got? I will be wearing them for the Hottest Half this weekend in Dallas.