Start the Taper

This weekend was unofficially the start of my taper. 13 more days until my Seattle Marathon. And to counteract the lack of major calorie burning from the long runs on the weekend, I feel that I need to watch what I eat a bit more. Plus, I feel like I need to keep my weight loss going down on the right track.

For some reason this pic wants to be sideways. 
Today's fooding is vegetarian. It wasn't really planned that way, but that is how it turned out. Broccoli and carrots dipped in sun dried tomato hummus. Along with a banana slathered in Maranatha chocolate almond spread. I prefer it over Nutella. It has more flavor. More nutty. More salty. Oh, I also need to work on my hydration after dehydrating myself with vodka drinks all weekend. One vegetarian meal does not counteract the ribs I ate last night while watching Dexter on DVD. But it does have the things I need to push the ribs out of my system.

I don't feel like I have the urge to run like some running addicts do when they start the taper. Maybe because I am lazy. And I am distracted by catching up on season 5 and 6 of Dexter. But mostly because I think I am lazy. And I actually like not having to sweat. And I can actually get things done in my day when it is not spent slogging on the greenbelt.

Even though I am not freaking out by this time spend lounging around, I am freaking about other things. Like, am I prepared to take a trip alone without the BF and friends and family? I have kept running a solitary activity for myself, but am I ready to be at an event (an event with 20,000 people!) without anyone I know cheering for me?

How do you react to your tapers? Love it or hate it?
Have you ever been to a race without knowing anyone or having anyone there for you?

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