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Monday, Apr 1 2013

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Taper week! This weekend we got the last long run done and this Sunday is the big day! St. Louis Go half marathon here I come!!!

My goal this week is to enjoy the taper, let me body heal, get good rest and fuel my body with healthy stuff. The only thing that is scaring me a little is feeling/taste I am getting in my chest. People have been sick around me for months. I have been steering clear of them and have been a good handwasher. I cannot get sick this week! I just can't. I am drinking lots of water and am taking Ziciam. I started getting that feeling in my chest yesterday.

I told my family, Especially Elizabeth my 11 year old, I am resting this week and if you need to run around you have to ask your father I am going to be selfish this week:)

Good news my old PT/Chiropractor moved back! It did not work out with his job and he is back! Not sure if I will be able to personal train with him BUT I have seen him twice at the clinic for my sciatic nerve. It was starting to get really bad (so bad I was starting to pop a lot of pain meds on a daily basis) and I was going to make an approintment to see someone new and then I got the message from Scott that he was coming back. 2 appointments and there is already improvement:)

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5 comments so far.

5.

a year ago

You probably need to be selfish more often!!

Glad you (re)found someone who can help with your back. I am surprised you can run with sciatic nerve problems!!

by TDBHALL

TDBHALL

4.

a year ago

So excited for your half marathon! You deserve to be selfish. You've worked too hard to get sick or something right before your big race!

by RJAGER

RJAGER

3.

a year ago

Sounds like you know exactly what to do before your race :)
Glad Scott is back to help ya!

And yeah to you for taking some selfish time ;)

by MRSDSB

MRSDSB

2.

a year ago

I love the phrase "taper week!" In my book it's the best phrase EVER. :smile1:

As for the chest feeling/taste thing the tapering will most likely help with that. I felt similar the week leading up to my taper and everyone around me was sick - I had to resist the urge to spray everyone with Lysol. =D The good news is that by race day I felt fine and nothing ever took hold. Just do what you know to do with the rest and the good eating (and the Vitamin C that Donzi suggested) and you will be good to go!

by PDXRUNNER

PDXRUNNER

1.

a year ago

Make sure to get plenty of vitamin C :)

by DONZI

DONZI