Discoveries Made During Race Week

Just some random things I discovered while on taper during race week.

1.  This is what sleeping in looks like.

What the what? Don't have to get up when it's dark?!
What the what? Don’t have to get up when it’s dark?!

2.  There is no limit to how many times you can check the weather app. Freaked out it might rain on race day? Worried you’ll get heat stroke during your half marathon? Well, there are unlimited checkity-check-checks on the weather app.

Thirty minute time span. I knew it would change!
Thirty minute time span. I knew it would change!

3.  Don’t get cupping done during race week. I get cupped about six times a year, and this has never happened before, but OF COURSE it happened during race week. I got a skin irritation from the cupping, and it’s right where my bra strap is. Great. Extra Glide on Saturday.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.
It seemed like a good idea at the time.

4.  I’m super-superstitious. Good news – I got out of jury duty! Between the Misandry tote, Kenneth Lay conspiracy theory and other no-filter responses I wrote on the juror questionnaire, I was the first name called, and the first person dismissed! Yay…not so fast. This is the Year of the Goat/Sheep under the Chinese horoscope, which means it’s my year, and I am supposed to be blessed with much luck this year. However, one warning I read was to not waste my luck on small things; rather, save it for the times I really need it. This worked earlier this year when I was faced with a situation where I could have exerted my will and called upon some luck, but I passed. I thought “Wait, not this time.” Thirty minutes later – I shit you not — I was rewarded with much bigger good fortune. Alas, now I’m wondering if I blew my wad on stupid jury duty. I need it for Saturday! Grrr. My husband says my luck pot will replenish, but WILL IT REPLENISH BY SATURDAY?!? Next time I’ll be more careful.

Geez, I hope I can survive the next two days of taper. Looks like someone is a little tightly wound without a regular endorphin rush.

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