“So are you tapering now?” asked Mel on our run at lunch yesterday.
I had to think. “Well, yeah, I guess I am.”
It’s only two and a half weeks till I run my first full marathon (Seattle Rock N Roll on June 25), but I’m not as excited about it as I would’ve thought I would be. I guess I have a lot of personal things swirling around in my head lately occupying all my brain space.
There are things I need to make decisions on, or take action on or get started with or finish up or plan out, and I don’t want to do any of them. Then when I try to accomplish anything, I only seem to get…nowhere.
Is this what taper madness is? None of those things above are running related. In fact, running is the only time I forget about all the personal life stuff.
Have you had taper madness before? How did you recognize it? What are the signs and symptoms?
I need to know if this is my problem, if I will break out of this mental funk.
Meantime, I’ll just keep running.