It has been awhile since I’ve had a true taper before a big race and I was a little nervous about if all the extra time on my hands would make me fall victim to the typical taper craziness! Luckily, I’ve had plenty of distractions to keep my mind off the fact that I’m not exercising quite as much.
1. Camp prep! When I return from AC I’ll basically head right into the Charlottesville Tri Camp which I am SO excited for. Nate and Leslie were here this weekend testing out the routes and getting familiar with the area. It’s going to be great! They especially enjoyed me following them in the car for the latter part of their ride and cheering as they rode by!
2. Proud Coach! I’ve had so many great coaching moments this month, from Easa rocking the San Diego 100, to Ben crushing his 70.3 with a PR, to just today when Stephanie and Tamsin rocked it at Syracuse 70.3! It is always so rewarding to watch my athletes execute a plan perfectly, hang on when the day gets tough, and come out on top! It is also the best inspiration for me to do the same in a week!
3. Cribbage! Ed taught me how to play. It is a game of counting and math and numbers, so obviously I love it.
4. Taxes. Definitely the least exciting of my distractions (note the lack of ! for that one) — but, I did teach myself to file my quarterly taxes (yes, I realized I missed a quarter. Well, actually I missed 2 since apparently Juny 16th is the end of Q2!). #lifeofapro #notallfunandgames