|Copyright: Phaedra Kennedy 2011|
It seems fitting that I come to the end of my half marathon journey just before we move. One chapter closes as another one begins. Once again I look forward to the opportunity to explore new(ish) running grounds. I'm also looking forward to being closer to all the things we do in the West End. No more 5:30 am commutes to the pool. No more 25 minute highway commutes back to mid-town after meeting with my West End run group and most importantly, only a 15 minute commute to "home". These are some of the things that I am thankful for.
Yesterday's run was 16km and it flew by. It was once of those days that I actually wanted to run longer but that would defeat the purpose of a taper. I felt great despite previous days Thanksgiving food extravaganza. My legs were starting to recover from the excruciating massage I had on Friday and my new cw-x compression shorts turned out to be nothing short of amazing. I felt strong and for that I was thankful. A mental boost like that is exactly what I need during my taper. Taper time is normally when I start to worry and doubt myself and my training. As I ran up the ravine trail to Moore Park at the end of my run, I thought, "I'm ready for next weekend, I've done the work, bring on the race." Now all I have to do is get to the start line healthy.