The Great Muppet Taper

March 13, 2012

If you have run a half-marathon or full marathon, then you probably know the concept of the taper. For those who have not, a taper is the scaling back of a training routine in the immediate lead-up to a big race in order to let your body fully rest and prepare for the effort. If you have kids, or ever were one, then hopefully you know the majesty that is the whimsical world of the Muppets. As Runner: On the Right hits the taper for a marathon, it can be helpful to relax and have a laugh. To that end, and as homage to a great Muppet film, please enjoy the following little movie, straight from the lily pad.

Here’s some simple advice: Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.




  1. That made me giggle. 🙂 Love that quote too. Enjoy that taper. It’s my favorite part of racing. Enjoy the laughing as well. Oh and, kick ass on that marathon! And, if you should perhaps hit a little wall at any point remember, “Keep believing, keep pretending; we’ve done just what we’ve set out to do, thanks to the lovers, the dreamers, and you! ” Go get it! Wheeeee!!!!!

  2. That video is ridiculous…but you know, in a good way! Haha Enjoy the taper and good luck on Saturday!

    • Why thank you, it is very much appreciated! I mean, Kermit appreciates it. 😉

  3. Great video! Have a super marathon and as Kermit would say, “I hope the time ‘flies’ by!”

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