This month I’m linking up again with Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions. This my third Runfessions post. I think will continue to do this monthly. Many of my Runfessions from last month repeated themselves… Here are this month’s Runfessions: 1. I did not go to the gym nor did I go to any yoga classes. I had good intentions. But I always seem to have something more important to do. Yeah, I know that’s not a good excuse. If I really wanted to, I could find the time. 2. Last month, I was good about not buying ice cream This month, not so much. I got addicted to this in California and it was on sale so I bought some more. I’ve also had soft ice cream. as well. Several times!! 3. I added 2 more races to my spring schedule.
May 7 – 6:30 pm
This was too tempting. I work at a law school and it is 2 days before a race so it will be a training run.
I got in the lottery so I had to do it, right? And I have been whining about not being able to do my long runs on the weekend because of too many races. 4. I bought more running clothes that I don’t need.
$9.99 at Marshalls and I can wear them for tennis
No more…my drawers are bulging!! 5. I’ve been skipping long runs. I am casual about my week day run distances but when I am training fora half marathon, I always have a schedule and try to keep to it. I increase my long runs every weekend by 1 mile until I get to 12 and then I taper to 8. It’s got me through so far and I even PRed on my 11th in January. My next one is April 18th.. week 7 – 8 miles – Nope – in California, too busy, too hot… only hiked week 8 – 9 miles – Nope – 4 mile race, too tired, rained…after ran/walked 3 more so only ran 7 week 9 – 10 miles – Sorta – 5 mile race and after ran/walked 5 more slow ones week 10 – 11 miles – Sorta – 5 mile race and after ???- hopefully 6 more
Well, that’s it for now.
Happy Running! Have any Runfessions to share?
March 25, 2015
I’ve been blogging for SEVEN YEARS!! That means I’ve been running for SEVEN Years!
- Year 1 – starting to run for the first time and completing many 5ks
- Year 2 - after taking the winter off, running again and completing even more 5ks (Anniversary post)
- Year 3 – running through the winter, completing 5ks (and a 5k PR), 4 milers and my first Half Marathon (Anniversary post)
- Year 4 – completing some 5ks, a 5 miler, my first 15k and FOUR more half marathons (plus an achilles injury and a broken ankle :( ) (Anniversary post)
- Year 5 – recovering from a broken ankle, running my first 10k and some 5Ks, suffering a foot stress fracture, running my 6th Half Marathon
- Year 6 – a few 5ks, then a broken 5th metatarsal, then more 5ks, several 10Ks, my 7th Half Marathon and a 15K
- Year 7 - a very good year, NO INJURIES!!!!! so lots of races (5ks, 10Ks, 15Ks, 4 half marathons), PRs for 5k, 10k, 15k, 4m, 5m, 10m, and Half Marathon, joining 2 training groups, volunteering in another, meeting some new running buddies
Mar -a rainy half
Apr – apple pie for an AG win
May – 7th FRW
Jun – 10m bucket list race
July – a humid half
Aug – another 5k AG win
Sept – 5K PR
Oct – 10m PR in NJ
Nov – 15K PR
Nov – 10K PR
Dec – running with a new friend
Jan – HM PR in Fla.
Feb – racing with an old friend
Mar – 4m PR
Mar – 5m PR
I am again hoping that this next year brings NO INJURIES and lots of running and racing…
Happy Running! Thanks for stopping by!!! How many years have you been blogging?
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Every Friday, three DC area bloggers Mary at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC to host the Friday Five linkup. Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!) They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!
This week, the theme is Favorite Springtime Foods
Here are 5 foods that I am looking forward to this spring:
1. Ice Cream
No surprise here but I am looking forward to soft cream…
and eating an ice cream cone outdoors.
3. Fresh Veggies
4. Homegrown Tomatoes
Ok, this is more like summer but a girl can dream…
I usually plant a pot on my deck or buy them at an outdoor market.
5. Outdoor Barbecues
As soon as it is warm enough, we light the grill. There’s nothing that tastes better than a hot dog or hamburger on the grill (Sorry vegetarians!)
Happy Running! What your favorite springtime foods?
This month, for the first time, I decided to participate in a #FabulousFitgear Swap with Renee from Bendiful Blog.
This is how the program works: you register by the 5th of the month, Renee will send you another blogger, you check out their blog, get to know them and you send them some fabulous fit gear ($20 value) by the 15th of the month.
I love new gear and I love meeting new bloggers. A win-win.
I got paired with Sue at This Mama Runs For Cupcakes. She is currently training for the Paris Marathon. I couldn’t be more jealous as Paris is my favorite city in the world!!
I got her some headbands, socks, a tank top, and lock laces. I hope she liked them.
This is what I got:
I love this top. It fits perfectly and it matches my new running shoes, compression socks and skirt that I already have!
even have purple shoes
I also love Experia socks – they are so comfortable and these are a perfect color. I have them in many colors but not this color.
I have never tried Nuun but if it ever gets warm here, I may try it on long runs.
Thanks Sue for the gifts!!!
Happy Running! Have you participated in this swap?
Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life!
This week’s topic is: Favorite Spectator/Race Signs
Here are a few that I remember seeing:
Happy Running! Do you have any favorite running signs?
Last Week: (AP Half Marathon Training week #8)
- Monday – 3 mile group run with FRW training group
- Tuesday - rest, tennis
- Wednesday – 4 mile run on the TM
too windy outside – 1st half of last episode of How to get away with murder
- Thursday -
3 mile run at lunch (too busy at work), hair appt
3 4 mile run on the TM, mah jongg
snowing – 2nd half of last episode of How to get away with murder
- Saturday – GOTR orientation, rest
- Sunday - 5 mile race + 5 more miles
46:29 = PR & 3rd in my AG
so hard…so slow = 1:02
This Week: (AP Half Marathon Training week #9)
- Monday – 4 mile group run with FRW training group
- Tuesday - rest, tennis
- Wednesday – 3 mile run at lunch, dinner out with tennis ladies
- Thursday - 4 mile run
- Friday- 3 mile run, mah jongg
- Saturday – proctor MPREs, rest, knitting group
- Sunday - 5 mile race + 6 more miles
I’m linking this post up with Tara at Running n’ Reading for her Weekend Update!
Happy Running! How is your running going? Any races ?