Sunday, March 27, 2011

Congrats....sorta

The winner of my worst giveaway ever is Harold. The Redhead selected his name out of my dirty sweat-soaked baseball hat. It seems her hand was guided by the running gods after he protested how the lady bloggers have all the good giveaways. Sadly, he may have a point. If there was such a thing as a 'cup' for runners, I'd do a weekly giveaway to help even the Karmic score.

And now begins the taper. I generally eat healthy during my training, but during taper I am an extra good boy. No candy, no chips, no fries (American or French). More veggies and less donuts. It is the worst three weeks of my life. If it were not for Taco Bell Fridays, I may as well give up on life. Why do I do it? Simple: because I think it helps me on marathon day (and regardless of whether it does or does not physically--the moral boost is enough) and because of the Week of Gluttony that follows.

During my WoG after Grand Rapids, I sat down at an all-you-can-eat-pizza-buffet when it opened, and left when it closed. I even took a short nap between rounds. It was beautiful.

Yep, I'll do pretty much anything to fit into that summer bikini that is PRing at Boston in a little over three weeks.

9 comments:

tahoegirl said...

Don't worry. I'll pick up your slack on the junk food during these three weeks.

Sending good vibes your way...

Jessie said...

Im not going as long as you, but this will be the first time I go healthy and its only going to be for a week! Its going to be a rough WEEK! lol Cant wait to see ya on Friday! Im SUPER EXITED and cant wait to hear how you do at Boston! Oh by the way, what route did you choose for your long run this weekend?

Ironman By Thirty said...

After seeing you in a tutu, the last thing in the world I want to even think about is you in a bikini - metaphorical or not. Heaven help us.

Jennifer said...

Opening and closing an all-you-can-eat buffet? Impressive. Good luck prepping for bikini season! :)

Harold said...

Holy eff I won something!!!!! Sweet!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

gah, maybe i'd be an awesome fast runner if i ever gave up any good food, taper or no taper. :)

B.o.B. said...

OMG I L-O-V-E the WoG. Ah...acronyms. Love them too!

Bill Carter said...

Hi Spike

Good luck with the taper. It is a dicey thing and always makes me a little nervous. IMHO, a runner with to much time on their hands is a runner who worries too much. At least I do. Is this your first Boston? If it is, I have some advice about things I have learned (read mistakes I have made) during my Boston experiences.
Take care and I will see you at the Martian.

Bill

chris mcpeake said...

Enjoy the taper (as much as you can).