A side effect commonly experienced by tapering runners is something called Taper Tantrums
. Others call it 'the crazies.' Basically, this is a runner being particularly grouchy because they are running far less than usual, coupled with anxiety over their upcoming race. When you combine a running taper with PMS
, the tantrums are elevated to a whole new level of crazy. Which is why my kids have no more jelly beans left. And all of my family and friends are likely wishing that race day would hurry up and get here (but my husband is wisely keeping his feelings to himself).