Sure sign that I am in the throes of the ugliness that is a taper is a dinner menu such as this:
Pulled BBQ Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches (slow simmered all day long, so, so good)
Roasted Sweet Potatoes (with butter, cinnamon and maple syrup)
Homemade Mac n Cheese Florentine (read lots of butter and cheese and oh, yeah, a little spinach)
Magic Hat number 9
I think I gained weight just preparing this meal. And I don't think the calories I burned from my 6 mile run and 2200 yd swim can even touch it. Things are not going to be looking pretty at the start line of the S.C half iron man. And by things I mean my bulging gut and big fat ass.