Taper crazies.


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This should be a medical diagnosis. It is a real thing, people. No matter how you prepare yourself, it happens almost every time.

My husband likes when I taper, frankly. I have so much energy during the day, I organize and clean everything that crosses my path.

I, on the other hand, do not like when I taper. I can’t sleep. I’ve always had trouble with my sleep patterns to begin with; even as a child. I guess I rely on physical activity to tire me out and allow me to sleep more soundly. So, when my activity goes down, I stare at the ceiling most of the night.

On the flip side, I can walk down the stairs like a normal, healthy adult which is nice. So, I guess there’s that. We’ll say my husband, and my Achilles like when I taper.

I’m ready for tomorrow. Wish I was already on the trail and digging in. Instead, I’ll stare at the ceiling tonight, waiting….

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Run Happy. Run Long.


Amy is a marathoner and triathlete, a mother of four, an Exercise Physiologist and a Physical Therapist. She lives with her husband, Dan (also a marathoner and triathlete), and kids in Ohio.

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