I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Monday, April 24, 2006
Taper is BORING!
This is a pretty old and rhetorical question. How long ago was it asked? Seems like just yesterday I was asking myself – to run or not to run. And now I’ve come upon yet another one – to write or not to write…what to write about…how to express it…who to write for…
This taper is a freaky thing…the mind is racing since the body is steady. I am having pre-race jitters. I keep looking at the Zane profile and time chart and thinking: where in the world was my brain when I sent in the application? Why did I have to pick this course? Wouldn’t it be nicer to run, say, Mt. Si 50, be done in 13 hrs, and that would have included travel time (almost)? Wouldn’t it have been better not to sign up for anything at all? Like my husband says – who tells you that you can’t run? Get out there and enjoy! Do you really have to subject yourself to all kinds of weird pains and generally unpleasant situations? Away from family? And paying for it? But since you’re reading it right now, you know the answers – you probably reasoned all this for yourself. What doesn’t make me any less nervous. And in itself being nervous is not a bad thing. I am ready. I am going to run Zane Grey.