Tapering for Star Wars Dark Side Half and a Skirt Sports Review

Sing along with me (to the words of the Andy Williams holiday classic):

It’s the Most Wonderful time .. of the training

When you’re done with long running and find yourself humming

I’ll soon have new bling!

It’s the most wonderful time of the training!

(OK, so maybe training and bling really don’t rhyme but they both end in ing so I’m going with it)

There’s just something magical and amazing about the taper. I think I love it so much because it’s when I can sit back and say (well, most training cycles anyway) I’M DONE. I’ve done my best. I’m now going to run to maintain fitness and the race is what it is. It TRULY feels like the beginning of the party. The Star Wars Half, The Dark Side is only a little over a week away and I leave for Orlando in EIGHT DAYS so it’s definitely time to get excited! (if you want to read about last year’s race, here you go).

The course is new this year but still looks very flat and fun!

Today’s lovely taper run was 3 easy miles and BONUS FUN I did it in my brand new Hover skirt from Skirt Sports. Now yes, I am an ambassador for them but I promise I don’t get anything if you buy it (don’t even have an affiliate link because I am a lazy blogger) but if you live in a warm weather place you NEED this skirt.

I sized up (got a large) and for me, that was the right call but many have said the opposite so you may want to order your regular size and see what happens. Here’s a quick FB video I did about how excited I am (and also I show you the skirt;) :

I’m off to work! Feeling very blessed this Holy Week for my family, my friends, my community and  my faith.  I hope you all have a blessed Easter!

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