6 days to go until the Chicago Marathon.
Q mentioned to me the other day that he knows he sees a marathon runner at the gym when someone in shape looks pissed off at the world.
Apparently, I fit that definition perfectly. And that’s because tapering sucks.
These days, it seems that every runner at the gym is tapering for this Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. We’ve all trained really hard for 4+ months to get ready. I can’t speak for everyone but all I want to do at the gym is to zone out, get my workout done, and leave. I’m not much of a gym chatter, in fact – I’d love it if people could pretend I didn’t exist.
I’m never the happiest at the gym these days as running is not really happening on my end. I’m still working on fully recovering from my IT injury so I can actually run on Sunday. I’ve done a lot of cross-training recently to keep in shape. And cross training = no running.
Runners are runners for a reason. For me, one great benefit is sanity. Take running away and my world crumbles. And I’m not being melodramatic, here.
Well, maybe a little.
So, yes, I am not going to be my normally happy self at they gym these days. Especially when doing my pre-workout stretch next to a gym rat who has elected to come to the gym solely to sleep and chat.
Seriously, I was stretching and the middle-aged woman next to me was sleeping on the yoga mat. I suppose I would have chalked it up to an actual yoga thing except the snores and slobber gave her away. She woke up 10 minutes later, looked around, got up, said hi to her friends and then left.
Anywho, I got myself a little off topic.
I am 6 days away from my BQ race and I’m still working on coming back from injury. Eesh.
But I have no doubt that I’ll get my qualifying time.
Get ready, Chicago. I’m about to kill this race!