I'm talking about temperatures, people. Today was AWESOME. It's been in the upper 70s for the past, well, forever. This morning, I walked out to a FRIGID 57 degrees!!!! Wowzers! It felt so good. You can guess what I wanted to do, too- run fast. Nothing like drastically cooler temps to make you want to bust out like a Churchill Downs racehorse. I did manage to keep the reins on things, though, as I was running a 9 mile recovery. I did my last speed workout yesterday- 9 miles total, 6 @ 6:31. I'll probably do a few miles at GMP this weekend, but nothing major.
The taper is going well. No real pains or anything freaky the past few days. I'm trying hard to keep the weight off. The problem is, well, I like to eat. I know, bad, very bad. My classroom attendance is back to 100%, so no sicknesses on that end. I'm also being very careful. I was hanging up my new US map in the classroom and I made conscious decision of taking off my heels BEFORE climbing on the desk. See? I really am thinking ahead. I'm trying VERY hard to get extra rest. I know that would really help me right now.
So... that's about it! A little over a week and it will be here.