It’s Taper Time
Two more days until the half marathon, which means I’m a resident of Taper Town. This is a new experience for me, and let me tell y’all, I could get used to it. If I understand this whole process correctly, during the taper period you don’t run very much and you eat tons of carbs. YAY. I just finished my last run before the race (4 miles). I went pretty fast, but my reward is a yogurt and some chocolate milk. I haven’t had chocolate milk in about 20 years. It’s actually kind of gross, but to be fair, I’m a milk purist. I mean, I drink whole milk on the regular. Anyway, it’s important to eat right after a taper run because your muscles are primed to store a bunch of glycogen. We are having panzanella for dinner, which is just a fancy name for bread salad. More carbs!
Tonight I really tried to remember that running is supposed to be fun, and that I’m lucky to be healthy with working legs that allow me to run. In that spirit, I took some photos of stuff I see on my usual route through the Naval Academy campus that I often take for granted.
Wednesday night sailboat races
Docked Navy boats
Not for self, but for country