This week is known as my taper week. Sunday was my last double digit run of 10 miles. This is the week I rest my body. Lower running mileage. Fuel, restore and replenish. Think of it as a rest day that pretty much lasts all week. As good as it sounds, it becomes a bit maddening. Why? Well I run to get rid of the craziness and now I’m not running that much… at all. So with a lot of time to rest and think… your mind goes to all sorts of places. Good, bad and ugly. On a positive note, I’ve gotten a solid 9 hours of sleep each night. Fueling has NOT been an issue as I love to eat. I’ve been reading a ton. My Bible, my new book. Praying. Meditating. It’s all good. Well, until my nerves hit then I can either cry or just plain freak out. There you have it. I’m human. I suffer from nerves prior to a big race just like everybody else. It is what it is. And its happening to me now.
I haven’t been cooking all that much this week as I’ve really tried to be off my feet as much as possible. This sauce I made Monday. My youngest had been asking for spaghetti and I haven’t made it in a while. This time, I made it with extra veggies I had on hand but hid them nicely so said youngest child doesn’t make a big deal about what was in the sauce. Even at 13 – almost 14, we still inspect our food.
— Knead to Cook