Taper, numbers and other stuff...
i) Tapering is getting to me more than I thought. Last night at prayer meeting, I was not in a good mood.
ii) This morning I did a 20 min run on the treadmill before heading off to work (we had a 7:00 am breakfast quarterly meeting). It felt weird. My lower back was aching a bit. I figured that is from the taper too. Note: Shelley posted that when we taper we might have some pain we don't have during training.
iii) I got my bib for Ironman USA. 280. I put down my job as "Professional Spandex Wearer". I guess people at Ironman didn't have a sense of humor. They put my occupation as Fashion. Too bad :)
iv) On Running Room Forum, Ultramike made a post wishing for my quick recovery. One of the comment made was that when I did my marathon in 2005, I had a bike accident 4 weeks out. Coincidence??? :) (Ultramike, if you are reading this..thanks for the concern)
v) Last month, I was contacted by Brad Bloom. He publishes an online newsletter, Faith and Fitness Magazine. He grabbed one of my posts for his June/July edition.
vi) A number of you have donated to Race4kids.ca under my name. Thanks a lot.
vii) Also a number of you have emailed me and posted comments to encourage me on this journey. Thanks a lot on that as well.
viii) Shoulder is much better. I am seeing the specialist tomorrow and see if I need more treatment. I can rotate it 360 :D.
Shirley, I re-read my "You are going to fail " post. Thanks. Either I drop 100% or I don't bother starting this journey at all.