Despite the fact that I am now getting a really light workload (meaning, I finished my last project and there isn’t a new one for me to start because the economy sucks and if I don’t get myself staffed on a project soon I’ll be fired but who’s worried about that when I can spend my newly free nights shopping for a good deal on a plasma TV for my new bedroom), I’ve been busy. Too busy to post, too busy to even open Google Reader… but never too busy to taper. That may be an obvious statement, until you consider how my taper plan has been going:
Saturday morning: realize the marathon is 7 days away. Plan to do a 20 mile run in preparation. Get bored in the middle and stop at 10. Figure I’ll do 16 the next day and that’s even better preperation.
Sunday afternoon: realize I still haven’t run today and don’t feel like it. Also realize that the Best Buy near me doesn’t have the complete series of Da Ali G Show in stock, but the Best Buy in Midtown does. Opt to run there, buy it, run back, and then do some more loops after dropping off the DVD in the lobby. Realize mid-run that I’m running through Times Square and that tourists are the worst people ever. Curse a lot so they get to see what a “real” New Yorker is like. Again, cut the run short at about 4.5 miles (too busy to fire up the Garmin and see what it actually was). However, note that it was 2.5 miles there and 1.8 miles home. Hmm…
Monday night: do nothing. Almost literally stay in bed the whole day too while I’m working.
Tuesday night: realize that The Biggest Loser is on and that I haven’t set up my cable yet. Also realize that there are TVs at the gym. Do two hours on the elliptical for 12.5 miles.
Tomorrow: ??? Suggestions welcome.