We're down to less than a week. If all goes as planned, I'll be DONE one week from right now. Not only will I be DONE, I will be an IRONMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got shivers.
Does everyone freak out during taper. During the week....before?
I know some friends who are calm as a cucumber (is that right...calm as a ___ What is IT? ) and I have some who are all revved up like me.
I can't see straight.
I can't focus.
I can't calm down and NOT think about it for more than 5 minutes at a time.
I am not without distraction. I have 3 small boys remember. Life is never calm. Ever.
But I can't get myself together.
My body is all in a twit. One minute I'm flying down the road running an effortless fast for me pace. The next minute I'm buckled over with GI pain.... Or one minute my legs feel loose and strong and the next minute my glutes are screaming and my ankle is talking to me.
I don't think I've mentioned my ankle. I refuse to truly admit it's an issue you see. But several weeks ago I was diagnosed with a partially ( keyword) torn pereneal brevis tendon. ok. so what's that. Eggshells basically .I'm walking on eggshells. My ankle has been swollen (not obnoxiously so but enough to see ) for months and months. This is good. It signals a chronic thing not an acute injury that is more likely to knock me down. So-that's all I'll say on that. My ankle talks sometimes. And I ice. I wrap. I baby it. I run carefully. I wait. One more week. I WILL make it. AFter that....who the heck cares really.
I'm not sure how to ge tthrough this week. I really have no idea. this is unlike anything I have done in my life. I just don't know how to feel.