Saturday, May 5. 2012
Remember the song “The Final Countdown” from way back in 1980-something by Europe? They were a hair band from Sweden and pretty typical of all the other hair bands in the 80’s – big, teased blonde hair & tight leather pants. I never really liked the band or the song, but I heard it on the radio the other day and it’s been annoyingly rolling around in my head ever since. However, it’s conveniently apropos, so here’s hoping that using it as the inspiration for my title will purge it from my brain. Or, at least pass it into yours. Ha!
My first tapering week has come to a close. Thanks to a bout of food poisoning (thanks a lot Pilgrim River Steakhouse), I was only able to complete two of my runs – Monday & today. Oh well, I suppose the extra tapering can’t hurt.
So, weekly recap: Monday, @ 10:08; Saturday, 5 @ 11:08. Monday’s run finalized the month of April where I logged 77 miles. That’s my highest monthly running mileage ever, which is pretty major milestone for me. Usually at this point in my training, I’m usually injured and looking at the upcoming race with a “fingers-crossed I hope this works out” mentality. But today, I’m healthy and injury-free. Oh, and looking for some wood to knock on. Or, as Josh mentioned, a bubble to walk around in.
Next week, we have two very short 2 mile runs and that’s all until race day. Feels good to be (almost) done!
Random, we used to have a dog that slept with his legs straight out behind him, but I’ve never seen a cat do it until Pippen.
He also chews on sticks, plays fetch and makes “barooo” noises like a hound. Maybe he really is part dog?
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