Monday, March 26, 2012

nesting ...

I'm nesting.

And don't ask. I'm not pregnant.

But, I do have this unending urge to clean my entire house from top to bottom. To purge my already rather limited wardrobe. And to organize the heck of my life.

Apparently, taper is rather similar to the last weeks of pregnancy.

It hit me approximately 2.38 hours after I finished my final training workout yesterday.

And it makes total sense. Isn't scrubbing the bathroom the first thing you want to do after finishing a 45 mile bike ride and 10 mile run?

Yeah, I thought so. Sounds like a blast to me. (Note: That's really not sarcasm. Totally being serious here.)

I know my nesting is just a side effect of my anxiousness. When I feel uneasy, I need to create a sense of control. And how do I control things? I bust out my OCD hat and clean. Because in case you didn't realize, things just got real up in here.

Six days from now I'll be in the midst of 70.3 miles of pure endurance.

And there's not a whole lot to distract me between now and then.

This is going to be interesting.

16 comments:

Erika said...

I am so excited for you! You are ready for this and are going to kill it! Try to enjoy this week and try to relax even a little bit :)
This time next week you'll be an Ironman!

Kortni said...

Clean away, but rest too! The weather is looking pretty good!

Mustang said...

If you feel the need to clean some more after you're done, you know where I live. :)

Erica said...

you rock Mama!! I used to love nesting...I know it feels crazy but with a house that clean you feel like a bad ass!!! Good luck next week I can't wait to read all about it!

Lauren said...

Lol! It makes me laugh to see there are others out there like me!! My house is never cleaner than the week of a marathon or other big race:) My fridge gets scrubbed from top to bottom that week and other things that get neglected in my regular weekly cleaning. Anyway, just thought I would say hello. I am also racing the Galveston 70.3 this weekend (my first half IM) and have enjoyed reading your blog as I have been doing my own training! Pretty sure you are in my age group so I will look for you there! You are prepared...you will do awesome:)

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Can't wait to see what you do next weekend, after you survive this week.

After 10 miles, I usually want to curl up with a book. You are just way tough (and a better wife than I am!).

Running Ricig said...

I'm so excited for you!!!

Karen said...

I guess we all deal with stress in different ways LOL! I don't know why I thought the race was later in April. Time to start getting excited!!!!

Redhead Running said...

I cannot wait to send this post to my friend! When she explained what nesting was like to me I said, it sounds kinda like taper for me! LOL! Have fun cleaning, if nothing else everyone in your home benefits from the OCD-ness of your taper! :)

Marlene said...

I have a habit/tradition of deep-cleaning the house top to bottom the week before a marathon. Seems perfectly natural to me...

You've SO got this!

ajh said...

It will be great to hear all about it. You will be awesome!

Jason said...

Waa-Hoo!!!! Kick Lance's ass out there.

BTW - you are going to have an awesome race b/c you were in my dream last night. I dreamt that we were discussing the swim portion of Galveston and what would be the best course for you to take.

Obviously I am nesting too because I only dream about big races and this must be a big race for me.....somehow!

Katie said...

The same thing happened to me during marathon taper a few weeks ago . . . I was cleaning everything!! My hubby thought I was crazy.

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Jan said...

I'm envious of your energy! I wish "nesting" would hit someone here.

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

Oh my gosh, I can so relate to this. The week before my most recent marathon I was so OCD. My house was spotless (this never happens!) and I was overly on top of the laundry (which also never happens). I observed my behavior and said something to Robert about it - it felt so similar to how I acted right before we got married and right before we had each of our kids. Also similar to how I am before we go out of town. Robert commented that it's normal - you are preparing for this huge life event. And I think for you adding to it that you are actually also traveling by plane for this race it is like a double whammy! But you know what - you are going to do so great. And you are going to love every minute of it. You're going to endure all the pain and difficulties that you're sure to face over the course of those 70.3 miles - because truly T you don't know any other way! And you have trained for it. Body, heart and soul -- you are going to rock it!! I'm so excited for you and cannot wait to her all about it. I'm cheering for you!!!