And along with taper came hunger! I am starving. My stomach wakes me up in the morning with the noises it makes. Weird and interesting and scary (not really!).
We are finally getting some cold weather which means that I can wear compression socks under my pants at work, which is awesome! Unfortunately, we are also getting a ton of wind and rain. I feel prepared for any kind of weather on marathon day. My last 4 runs have been in pouring rain, last one in rain and wind, and the entire summer I ran in humidity and heat. So, bring it! Whatever that might be!
So what have I/will I be doing with the extra time? Lets see...I purchased a mac (birthday present from my mom and my MIL - yes, I am loved!) on Saturday and have transferred and organized all my files. I caught up on work somewhat (I have learned a long time ago that I will never be caught up on work). I slept in. I am planning on going through all my clothes and finally bringing at least 50% of them, which I have not worn in over 3 years, to Salvation Army. I've made a behavioral chart for Petru with his schedule written down in bullet points with a time attached to it for every school day (so that he can keep track of what he needs to do before school and before bed; he can read clocks so this works well for him). If he does everything including a few things that are a bit hard for him (e.g., sitting at the dinner table for at least 15 minutes) he gets to go to bed 30 min later, gets to watch Wheel of Fortune (he got into it when my mom visited), etc. Works like a charm. Those behaviorists know what they are talking about:)
So, about that marathon...legs say they are going 7:20s. The rest of us are still working on buying into that idea, but let me tell you, those legs are very persuasive...See ya on the other side!