I am starting to feel the hunger. The urge to race, to make my withdrawal from the Bank of Ironman, to get it on…
*excuse me, you, yes, you right there with the food in hand while sitting at the computer – are you gonna eat that?*
Um, yes, I’m feeling that kind of hunger these days too. Last week, there was a day where I had one dinner before agility class and another after I got home. When I got up to pee at 3am (well-hydrated machine, I am) I thought about food and if it was too early to eat something. Today I bought 2 lunches. You know, just in case I get hungry…oh, like 20 minutes after I eat the first one.
For some reason there always seem to be two open bags of chips in our house right now. Apparently if I have the bag of chips, Jeff fears what will happen if he takes them from me and just opens a new bag instead.
I’m not that scary when hungry, am I?
Yeah. So. Anyway… It will be interesting to see how my body adapts to NOT training and eating normally when this crazy business is over. I think after a few weeks of replenishing the supplies drained by IM, it might settle down.
As mentioned yesterday, I really am starting to feel like I’ll be ready to race. I know a couple months ago I was bemoaning the fact that so many other IM AZ people were already riding centuries and going long – Liz told me that too many people do far too much far too early in IM training. At the time I felt like I was being held back too much but I will tell you now – I am so glad I wasn’t doing that kind of volume that long ago. These last 3 weeks before taper will be just enough for me, thankyouverymuch, and I will be more than ready to taper. I think we’re going to nail my peak just right!
In other news, go check out this Chicago Marathon report on a totally awesome back-of-the-packer and the people who supported her. I feel very lucky to be toeing the start line at Ironman Arizona with “Crazy Barb!”