It’s Crunch Time
…on so many levels.
1. Tomorrow begins my 5 days of finals. I’m beginning to think these next five days are actually going to be better than the past five days because at least I’m actually taking the tests and crossing them off one by one! Lucky for me, the tests go in order from hardest to easier (notice: I never say easy), so I get the painful two (Operations Management and Marketing Research) over first! I’m thankful for that.
2. It’s also crunch time because as of today there is officially two months until my sisters wedding! In these two months I need to write my speech, finish the centerpieces, finalize the Bachelorette party, figure out what I want to do with my hair and feel good in my dress. Oh, and most importantly, keep Kelly calm : )
I don’t really know anything about being maid-of-honor. I’ve only been to one wedding (that I really remember) and I barely new the couple, so I wasn’t very involved haha. I was reading up on my responsibilities online and one site said I was supposed to “make sure the bride doesn’t drink too much”. Ha! If that’s my hardest job this is going to be a piece of cake (yum, cake).
3. Last night, I packed up the majority of my room (clearly wishful thinking), now I’m ready for someone to come pick me up! Oh, I still have to take all my finals? Oh.. shit..
4. I officially have less than THREE weeks until the half-marathon! Where did the time go!? I’m ready. I know I am. But I’m still not COMPLETELY sure I’m running it haha. How does that makes sense if I’m ready? Well I know I’m ready and I know the majority of my body is ready. I’m just still being cautious with my leg. But if yesterday’s seven miler was any indication, I’d say the half-marathon is looking good!
I was reading up about tapering for a half-marathon, and the results were mixed. It seemed like the general consensus was that if you are using this as a training run, then there is no need to taper. But if you’re hoping to peak performance during the race than a taper is recommended (of somewhere between one to two weeks). I would like to do the later (obviously..), but now that my training has been all messed up from injury I feel like the past month has been a taper haha. I was planning on slowing it down for the last week before it, and still am, but I don’t think I want to slow down before that because of all the time I’ve had to take off. Thoughts on this?
Have you ever run a half-marathon? Were you running for training/fun or for performance? Did you taper? If so, how much/long?