Friday, October 25, 2013

Taper Madness....

Did I shave my legs for this?

So at physical therapy yesterday, the PT told me I had to shave my leg. Then I have to put Kinesio Tape on my quad, knee, and gluteus medius. Is that embarrassing? Not as embarrassing as relieving myself while running.

Saint Louis, 2009

 Anyhow, I'm looking forward to the race. We're flying to Saint Louis tomorrow morning for the Rock 'n Roll Saint Louis Marathon.

Here's the goals:

"A" Goal

Run a 2:49:00 or better

"B" Goal

Finish sub-3 hours

"C" Goal

Finish, not in too much pain from my knee,

Thanks are in order:

My wife, for putting up with all the dirty laundry, sneaking in runs whenever I can, and running with me. She's so inspiring to me, and I wouldn't even be running right now if it weren't for her.

My parents, for giving me good enough genetics to run, but not so good of genetics that I get a big head.

The rest of my family, for reading my blog even though I mostly write about running.

My co-workers, for putting up with my frantic taper madness, in which I become a basket-case and forget to do things I normally wouldn't. I used to like tapering...

All my "running" friends, for "getting" it. The weird eating habits, the strange routines.... wetting yourself to PR in a half marathon (I've never done that), but still... you guys are awesome.

My non-running friends, for listening to meaningless conversations about running, and pretending to be impressed.

Andy and Stephanie, for hosting us in Saint Louis during the world series.

Happy Running!

1 comment:

Michelle (The Runner's Plate) said...

Oh man am I embarrassed now, but I definitely cannot deny it happened!! I'm just glad it wasn't #2 like the gal I saw at Boston. Seriously, now that was gross--ALL down the back of her legs!!