Friday, October 8, 2010
Dorky Jeans and Taper Troubles
So, although I know this stuff is meaningless, silly, and a waste of energy, I am going to share (vent) my annoyances here.
I have no good jeans to wear. And you are really going to roll your eyes when I tell you that the reason I have no good jeans to wear is because I've shrunk. That means all of my jeans sag annoyingly, except for my dorky high-waisted pair, which...I am in fact wearing at this moment. With a sweater set. Just call me Mom.
I don't want to buy a new pair of jeans because they are expensive and I won't always be training for a 50 miler so the 4 pounds that left will probably be back. And that is really okay. While I do get a kick out of seeing the skinnier me in the mirror, the 4 pounds weren't necessary. Just fun. Except when I put on jeans. And then it just looks dorky.
My second problem is this - and I will warn you now that it is totally in conflict with the first - I'm worried that I will gain back those 4 pounds during taper time. While losing a little weight was not necessary to look okay, I believe it has helped me run a little faster. So, I don't want it back until after the 50 Miler...and the Marshall University Marathon. Then, if they must, the 4 pounds can return.
And so the logical thing to do here is NOT to taper as much until about 2 days before the race. That would be fine with me except that my knee and hip got mad again when I did some faster, shorter runs and so I need to rest them...but I don't want to. Not yet, anyway.
SO, in conclusion...my jeans are dorky because I am thinner, but I'm worried I'll gain the weight back while I rest for my big race, and I would not rest as much except that my knee is mad again, so I might gain back the weight I lost...which at the very least would mean my jeans would fit again.
I guess there is a positive side to everything.