I think that many people (well, women anyway), have found that taper madness = excessive shopping. I haven't actually bought anything, but I've spent a lot of money on a very expensive haircut + eyebrow shape, and a massage. Well, the massage was okay...it was badly needed and is mostly covered by my health insurance. Still, I feel like I've forked out a lot of money. My legs feel nice and loose after the massage, and I feel like running...no, no, must resist!
I'm in Halifax now, and it is beautiful...I might have to consider doing the Blue Nose marathon someday. I did 2 laps around the Citadel this morning plus a bit extra...4.5 km to keep myself sharp, but not tired. I should rest tomorrow and Friday, then maybe a 2-3 km jog on Saturday to get the pre-race jitters out.
I haven't been feeling great. I keep waiting for a cold to emerge, but it hasn't yet. I just hope that it doesn't emerge before Sunday. I'll have to assess my condition on race day and adjust my time expectations accordingly.