Confession: I am NervCited. I get this way after my last run before the big race. It is part of my taper madness,. And if you think I just coined a new term “NervCited” then you my friend are wrong. It has already been invented, someone beat me to it. Here it is on Urban Dictionary.
Wednesday Night after my last run I went to the store to stock up on the pre and post race essentials. Gatorade (10 for $10 at Giant Eagle), PowerBars (cookies and cream), bagels thins (skinny bagels), Peanut Butter (Yes 2 jars, one is the traditional crunchy from Jiff, the other is heaven in a jar, omg it will not make it to the weekend, Mighty Maple Peanut Butter), bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S) and my fav recovery drink Choco Choco Milk Milk (or what everyone else calls chocolate milk.)
I then tried on my race outfit just to make sure it was “the one”, I don’t like to wait til the last min on these things. I realized I never decided anything other than the shirt so I held a mini fashion show in my living room.
I decided that nothing really matched and then I felt frumpy. Ah yes, TMS (Taper Madness Syndrome) is setting in. The Manchild cheered me up by telling me it was just because I was missing my bib 🙂
Earlier this week the Cleveland Marathon announced the runner tracking and most people registered for it that day. But for me when it came time to register for the runner tracking. I just can’t bring myself to do it. Everytime I go to fill it out I have a minor freak out what if I run really good, Yay, excited! What if I run really bad. Eek, nervous! And either way everyone will know or everyone on twitter, Facebook the paparazzi and all my stalkers. But I still can’t bring myself to do it.
Then I started thinking about the starting line and got more nervous. Then I started thinking about the finish line and got super excited. Plus, Cleveland Marathon has one of the coolest medals ever!
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Anyone else nervous? Excited? NervCited? Taper crazy? Taper Mad?