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NervCited Anyone?

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 stocked up on Gu a while back but they wanted to get in the picture too.

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.

Sad Face

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 🙂

Fake running in front of my bookshelf

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!

P.S. Don’t forget to donate! Run For Autism!

Anyone else nervous? Excited? NervCited? Taper crazy? Taper Mad?

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15 thoughts on “NervCited Anyone?

  1. I’m pretty much just nervous as of right now. Today I finalized my playlist, and tomorrow I’m wearing my “in training” shirt to work and hitting the expo. So the excited part will hopefully kick in tomorrow!

    I also bedazzled the exclamation point on my shirt. (:

    Thank you for the GS bananas reference. I will always love that song.

  2. I haven’t even tapered and I’ve been feeling really blah and frumpy too. But hey, be excited! Not everyone can or gets the opportunity to run these races like we do! It’s a gift and it’s going to be an awesome day!

  3. Try not to worry about what other people think – run your own race and OWN IT. Fast or slow, at least you’re out there doing it! Good luck!

  4. I am getting more and more excited for Sunday (despite my crappy runs this week) and really hoping to finish around the 2 hours mark. I keep looking at the maps and watching that video the PD had. Good luck!! I will look for your blinged out singlet (even though you probably are going to be way ahead of me). All I know is I will have on bright orange checkered shorts and probably a pink shirt 🙂

  5. Stumbled on your blog after the yahoonews story. Best of luck at Cleveland! Crossing my fingers for no rain for you. Hope to make it down there to cheer on friends!

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