Enough of whining. Thankfully my friend Julie, who is running Portland, posted a blog about her "taper maddens" this morning. You can read it here. It's very funny. It also made me feel better about the crazy place my mind is right now. Like maybe I'm just a little crazy right now and I actually will be able to run 26.2 miles next week.
I've decided to do whatever I can to get to the starting line, and the finish line, and enjoy the miles in between. I spent today preparing for the week ahead. I made food so it will be easier to make myself eat. I did all the laundry. I cleaned the kitchen. I made sure the kids have everything they need for school. I want this week to be nothing but Operation Get Ready for Portland. I'm getting ART (active release technique) tomorrow and Wednesday. Then going back Friday to get my calf taped up. I'm going to take naps when I can and just rest as much as possible. I'm going to try to get to yoga at least 3 times. I'm going to think happy thoughts, do daily affirmations, meditate, make a sacrifice to the marathon Gods.....whatever I need to do.