Monday, June 15, 2009

B.O.R.E.D (by the letters!)

This has nothing to do with the post, except that my bike is somewhere between me and Idaho. Oh yeah - and the gear bag as well. See you on Thursday (fingers crossed and knock on wood!)

In addition to everything else, I think its safe to say I'm becoming a bit more superstitious the closer I get to the actual race...

But back to the real post. BORED! (Anyone on a taper knows the feeling...enjoy!)

B: Bored, what else can I say. This taper "thingy" is getting real old, real fast. I am feeling the itch to go out and ride, run, swim MORE...heck, even a kick-butt core session sounds good right about now. Funny how our bodies get used to the heavy volume workload...apparently so too does my mind! But I am being a good girl, behaving myself, and sticking to the plan. I promise! As for the bored thing. I am convinced that this will be both the l-o-n-g-e-s-t week, but also the fastest of my life. Before I know it, I'll be walking down to the water...

O: Often times hungry. Yes, I feel like the carnivorous plant in "Little Shop of Horrors". Two hours after eating not one, but two turkey burgers, and I could use another. Then again, they were turkey burgers... Regardless, I'm trying to strike a balance between eating enough but not eating too much. Then again, I am racing an Ironman later this week ( knock on wood! ). So...when in doubt... EAT!

R: Ready. There is absolutely nothing more I can do to physically prepare for my race. The training is done, so to speak. Pain tokens have been deposited (thanks Ben!), early morning rides, endless swims, and runs that took me all the way to Cardiff and back have been completed. Now, I just need to... Relax!

E: Energy. I've got it! FINALLY! My emails are longer...I'm reading more blogs...I'm making jokes...dancing around the house...cleaning like I do during a good taper...and even jumping Nathaniel in order to tickle him. Yes, it feels great to be alive AND have the gusto to enjoy life. In never ceases to amaze me what the body is capable of when rested.

D: Dreaming. Hey - it's important! I've spent the past year - through the ups and downs and ups again, dreaming of this race. It means a lot to me - and the support of family, friends, of people I've never met has been spectacular. Thank you to everyone for being a part of mine!

16 comments:

Mama Simmons said...

Oh yes... sounds like you're ready!!! Bottle up that energy and save it for Sunday! :)

Missy said...

E. I wasn't sure where E was going...with all that jumping N going on! hahaha.

Wishing you all the best.

Train-This said...

Marit, remember when I said this day would come, and you would know that this all happened for a reason? Remember..... you are always in the place you need to be at exactly this moment. Now soak it up sister, I am tapering my index finger for the refresh button!

Angela and David Kidd said...

You are so READY! And I don't know what it is with the eating during taper. I always feel like I gain a few pounds before the race but I am sincerely hungry - like stomach growling hungry. I hope these next couple of days are great for you! Keep dreaming big until you wake up to walk down to the water!

BriGaal said...

I am so excited for you! Remember when it gets tough, think of all of us out here cheering for you. You are so READY!

Kim said...

Now is the time! You're doing just what you should be! So so excited for you and I know you're going to have a very enjoyable experience. I'll be cheering for you- I promise!!

Jennifer Harrison said...

Hee hee! You ARE READY.

Kim said...

hahaha will you just GO already ;) i kid, i kid! enjoy these last few days! you are ready to go!

GoBigGreen said...

TRUST

Timing...perfect, it is time!
Really?...yes really.
Unstoppable!...YOU!
Super...How you are going to feel when the cannon pops!
Tenacious...that's right, Go Marit!

Ok your's was more creative, but worth a shot!

ADC said...

Ha ha, unfortunately for me it is almost as if my boss knows it's taper week so I can work more. See you on Friday. Soooooo excited.

Roo said...

Good luck! I'm off to PA to visit the family but I'll track you from their house! Have a blast!

Runner Leana said...

Hopefully this week zooms by for your Marit! Enjoy the taper!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Cannot wait to hear all about the race! You're going to have so much fun!

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

Go Marit go. I will be cheering for you all day. You are going to be fabulous.

Damie said...

you might be bored, but I am excited for you!!!! EXCITEMENT to the MAX!!!! Yea Marit!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer Cunnane said...

You truly deserve to have a GREAT DAY out there, especially with all the hard work you have in as well as the long journey you took last year to get better. And, oh - just think how much fun you will recovering on vacation and celebrating all your hard work!