Wednesday, October 7, 2009

taper crazy's continue

Here I was rushing around this morning to get everything done before my flight and now I find myself delayed at least an hour. I love text updates from United when they come before I even leave for the airport! Not such a fan of the actual delays but it worked in my favor today. Now I have time to write a blog post before leaving :)

First we'll start with the hair. I can't say I'm in love but it's much easier and lighter on the run. Now I don't have 2 lbs of hair smacking around on my head and falling out of the hair ties. Added bonus, I now use half the shampoo and no more neck pain/headaches!

So before in all its hot mess glory. Please ignore my messy bedroom in the background ;)


And after nearly 6 inches shorter and a 1 lb lighter!

I'm feeling the taper this week. Very, very antsy. I waiver from excitement to nervousness, to being scared, to anxiety, back to pure excitement. Monday was a rest day and I didn't know what to do with myself all day. Luckily we were meeting the hubs friends in the burbs for dinner so that killed a few hours. Tuesday was a recovery sixer. Not sure what I was recovering from but that's what we'll call it. I kept having to pull myself back as the cool weather and well rested legs were making it feel too easy to go, go, go. Today (Weds) I had my "Dress Rehearsal" per Pfitz. 7 miles with 2 at race pace. Nervous? Yes! I'm still doubting myself and my "A+" goal race pace. However by mile 6 I was feeling my runners high and had some super positive thoughts happening. And proof I was one happy runner who's ready for anything Sunday....
I returned home from the run to find these waiting for me at my door...
The in-laws sent good luck flowers! How sweet! I love gifts and don't get them nearly enough ;) It's nice to be remembered just because I'm the crazy girl in the family who is running another marathon. No one may understand but at least they are supportive!

Alright off to Birmingham for one last trip this week (if it ever takes off!) I have another rest day tomorrow and it feels weird not packing running shoes/clothes. Now I have that much more room in the bag to go shopping at the mall across the street ;) Let's hope there is not a repeat of the last time I was trying to get home from Birmingham (stuck in the airport for 7 hours) and I make it back Thursday night, get enough sleep, then hit the expo Friday!

13 comments:

Jeri said...

ooh I love the new cut. And I love how much curlier the hair is when it's not so heavy (mine does the saaaaaaame thing). I'm so excited for your race. Can't wait for you to knock it out!

kilax said...

I would feel out of sorts on a taper too! Judging by your last run though, it sounds like you are ready for Sunday!

J said...

I love the new haircut! It feels so good to get a new cut after having long hair for a while! Those flowers look so nice! Very nice!

Marci said...

Cute haircut, very sweet that your in-laws got you flowers! Good luck this weekend!

The Laminator said...

Nice new hairdo...you must look good for the photo ops at the finish line, right? Yes, that must be it.

Although of course it doesn't hurt that a loss of a pound of hair will make you that much more speedier in the marathon.

I'm feeling a good race for you. Good luck and have fun!

Kelly said...

Haircut is very cute. I hope your flight left eventually. Travel safe, and your good luck flowers are beautiful!

aron said...

love the hair!!

you are going to do AWESOME girl!! get that mind focused, get excited and have a GREAT race this weekend!!!

Jess said...

Love the new haircut it looks really cute!

Hope your trip goes well and that taper doesn't drive you tooo nuts at the end of the week!

Marlene said...

Well you certainly have lots to occupy you during these last few days of taper. I hope all goes smoothly in Birmingham.

It's almost time!!!

P.S. Your hair looks great and love the flowers!

kristen said...

LOVE the cut. Your hair is so cute wavy like that. I think this hairdresser is a keeper!

Your so ready! You have to pull yourself back...oh yeah babe - your ready!!

X-Country2 said...

Adorable hair! I always think about cutting my hair, but I'm not brave enough.

Tara said...

I love the hair. Very cute!

I'm very excited for you about this weekend! You are sooo ready. I can't wait to hear your report. Good luck!!

PS-those flowers are gorgeous. They have good taste.

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