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Injury Update - YES The Doctor Told Me To

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Just wanted to give a quick update for anyone who might not have already heard. I went last week for a follow-up. I was actually in a lot of pain, as much pain as when the injury began. The x-ray did not show any fractures, BUT I was told that I could still have a fracture. I will need a bone scan or MRI to completely rule out any fractures. What did show up, however,

It's Such An Ugly Word

It's such an ugly word. At first I thought I would look forward to some rest. But as the final week of the race is here, it is becoming clear that the 'taper' is truly an ugly word. And I've had a few moments of just feeling this huge overwhelming fear that I need to be out there running.. something. 

Apparently I'm not alone in this feeling. I came across this article from Fleet Feet Sports Tips For The Taper. It helped re-assure me that I need to trust the taper.

It also helps to remember that the dreaded 'taper' is also part of training. So I reminded myself that I am still training for the marathon. I am just at a different stage of the training program. And this stage is very important. Recovery is a necessary part of training.  

By this time next week, I will hopefully have completed my 2nd Marathon!! 

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  1. I'm still a few weeks out from my taper, and right now, I'm really looking forward to it. Of course, reality may be different once it actually gets here. :)

    Good luck at marathon #2!

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    1. I was the same way when I was running 18-20 mile LR. I couldn't wait for it to get here. Now that it's here.. I'm going a little stir crazy. Good luck on your race!

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  2. Trust the taper. Your body needs it.

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    1. That's what I'm telling myself :) Although I'm not fully convinced ha ha

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  3. Good luck. I'm tapering now for Philly and I know that I couldn't make it without this last stage.

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    1. Yeah, my knees are bugging me pretty bad after my last 20.. so I know I need the rest. Good luck with Philly!

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  4. The taper is where all the magic occurs! Trust! :)

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    1. Thanks.. that's what I'm telling myself. I can't believe that the marathon is this Sunday!!

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