Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Taper Island

Imagine for a minute that your entire social circle is made up of runners.

Runners who love run like heroin addicts love H...

Add in that you're all training for a fall marathon or half marathon.

You see these runners every-freaking-where.

You see them ....

At Preschool.

In Micro Biology Class.

At Play Group.

On Facebook.

In your Neighborhood.

In Blog-land.

Some of these people are your closest friends.  Some of these people are the ones that you rely on to keep you sane when you're crazy... only guess what?

You and your 12 or 15 marathoning friends/acquaintances/relatives/"random people you know" are all accustomed to running 50 - 60 miles a week....
Only now it's time to taper.

And you can't run.

And neither can they.

Let the madness begin.

We've arrived on Taper Island.

Taper Island Day 2


fancy nancy said...

You crack me up!!! You'll make it through and I'm sure no one will vote you off!!

Anne said...

Hang in there...TRY and relax a little :)

Jen said...

Wait... we are supposed to be tapering... hmmm

Jesser said...

LOL!! What DO you crazy runners do when you CAN'T run???

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

SO funny! I am getting voted off on Sunday when I run MCM.

And then I move to a new weird island. It is a strange place, too. It is called Recovery Cay. The weather there can be unpredictable - it may leave you feeling fat and sore and as though you can hardly move, maybe even a little depressed, or you will feel like you are in dreamland and some sort of euphoria sets in.

But then if you are me, you go back to Taper Island again because you miss everyone there and you decide to run another marathon.

I am insane.

Pam said...

I'm sorry, did you say something? I didn't hear you because I was too distracted by that picture. I've got beach fever something fierce.

Meredith said...

Too bad it doesn't really look like that first picture :) You've got this G! Oh, and your post kinda made me think of The Shining... "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Don't go getting all crazy like Jack, K?

Allison said...

I am pretty happy that I still have another week before heading off to Taper Island. I plan to make the most of it! Good luck to you. :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Great now all I can think about is getting to watch survivor!...and what I want to know is who is on Redemption Island? Is that where you go after a "bad" race or while your getting ready for a redemption run OF a "bad" race. Great! Now I don't know where I'm supposed to be!

I do know my butt hurts...yeah eventually I'll be able to sit long enough to post about it.

Sally HP said...

Tapering is so hard! Good luck!!!!