Oh where to begin??? Last week was my first of three taper weeks. It was hard to taper. I actually like the time off but, somehow I always find myself running much faster because all the runs are shorter and I think that really defeats the point of the taper. I did a race on Saturday with my buddy Cindy. Doesn't she look peppy. She is like that all the time. I am telling you, I have never in my life seen a game of hopscotch look so graceful and fun as when I saw her demonstrate for the kids how to play. Ok back to the Race. It was only a 5K and well I sort of hard my heart on running a fast time but alas, my legs felt like cement. It was kind of a bummer. I won for my age group (see cool eagles head trophy below) and did ok over all but it wasn't the time I was hoping for. I guess if I really want to do well at 5K's I should train for them and not ultras, lol. Duhhhhhhhh.