The Chicago Marathon taper song

Twelve Eleven Ten Nine Eight Seven Six Five Four Three Two One day to go until the Chicago Marathon, and for this, I break out into song.

(please sing to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas)

The Chicago Marathon Taper Song

On the 1st day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 2nd day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 3rd day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 4th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 5th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
five Hammer Gels,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 6th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
six protein shakes,
five Hammer Gels,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 7th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
seven blackened toenails,
six protein shakes,
five Hammer Gels,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 8th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
eight texting drivers,
seven blackened toenails,
six protein shakes,
five Hammer Gels,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 9th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
nine broken iPods,
eight texting drivers,
seven blackened toenails,
six protein shakes,
five Hammer Gels,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 10th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
ten early wake-ups,
nine broken iPods,
eight texting drivers,
seven blackened toenails,
six protein shakes,
five Hammer Gels,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 11th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
eleven weather forecasts,
ten early wake-ups,
nine broken iPods,
eight texting drivers,
seven blackened toenails,
six protein shakes,
five Hammer Gels,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

On the 12th day of taper,
my true love gave to me,
twelve race expos,
eleven weather forecasts,
ten early wake-ups,
nine broken iPods,
eight texting drivers,
seven blackened toenails,
six protein shakes,
five Hammer Gels,
four pangs of self-doubt,
three chafing shirts,
two ibuprofen,
and a pain in my foot and IT.

2 thoughts on “The Chicago Marathon taper song

  1. Bahahaha! This is awesome. You may need to throw in some mysterious illness. I swear I’m starting to catch a cold! I even took half of a day off work on Tuesday to “sleep and rest” because I wasn’t feeling great. However, I felt pretty solid on my 5 mile interval run later that evening. Us runners are looney during taper!

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