Good changes: My butt is definitely not as wide as it was before. I've lost six pounds! More muscle tone all over the place; there are actually some muscles that are DEFINED now, where before there was only mush. And most astonishingly, I'm starting to get definition in my abs - MY ABS, PEOPLE!! - which is nothing short of a miracle.
Not so good changes: As of this writing, I have two toenails that are currently a dark shade of crimson and will eventually be turning black and then falling off. I can live with that. So classifying soon-to-be denuded toes in the "not so good" category is questionable. Besides, kettlebells and TRX are in the clear on this one - the blame resides with my foot confirmation.
|This isn't me. But it could be if I'm not careful.|
So, back to taper week.....I'm trying to not go crazy with my reduced mileage. And trying to figure out at what point exactly I went from noticing "Gee, guess I haven't run for a couple of days/weeks," to CARING and even being somewhat annoyed that my mileage has been reduced AND feeling antsy when I can't get my run on. Probably about the same time I started taking ice baths. I hear they're like a gateway drug for runners.