This month I’m linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions. This my first Runfessions post. Maybe I will continue to do this monthly.
This month, my races have gone pretty well – 2 half marathons, a 10k & a 15k.
But here are my Runfessions:
1. I have been skipping some of my week day runs
or cutting them short.
I try to run every other day but this weather is getting to me. It’s not the cold but the ice and snow. And I hate the treadmill. I need to get on track or this will be a long winter.
2. I make excuses for going to the gym or to yoga.
I have not been even once. The excuses are NOT good ones – too tired, have to go to the library, too lazy to change into my clothes, hungry, etc.
3. I have been eating ice cream again.
Since I started running, I have gained 10 lbs. I’ll contribute 5 to aging but the other 5 need to go. Most people will say “You look fine.” But those of you who have always been thin will understand when I say “I am fat for me.”
So I stopped buying ice cream. But the other night while watching TV, I said to my hubby “I want ice cream!” And the creep went out and bought some. (I think was because he wanted some too.)
I have since given away all my shorts (because they no longer fit) and have bought skirts.
4. Yesterday I ran in 2 different socks.
Not a big deal. But I pride myself in being matchy matchy. But it was still dark in the morning when I packed my bag and gray and light blue looked the same.
5. I hesitate running new routes because I am directionally challenged. Yeah, I get lost easily (even in my own neighborhood.)
I was headed out Thursday to run on one of my usual routes. It was 30 degrees (a heat wave from the -30 it was last night) and we were in between snowstorms. Then I noticed that my Clif Bar sent me the above message.
So I drove to UAlbany where I heard that Perimeter Rd was clear of snow. And it was clear. Even though, the route goes in a circle around the campus, I was still worried about getting lost. (Thankfully I didn’t.)
6. Every now and then I consider registering for a full marathon but I freeze. Part of me wants to do ONE just to say I did. But I worry about the time commitment, the training and my fitness.
If I did one, it would have to flat and take place in early May or in a warm climate in early winter.
I think I would do it I had some to share the training and motivate me through it. But I don’t. (Any volunteers?)
7. I don’t stretch or foam roll or do anything.
I don’t even own a foam roller.
I know it’s bad. I know I should. But I never do. (Unless I am with a group and everyone is.)
But I am always stretched (pun) for time.
I just change my clothes, go outside, start to run, stop, go inside, change my clothes.
And that’s how I roll (another pun).
8. I wear my running clothes more than once.
I’ll preface that with the fact that I do not sweat. (Unless it is 95% humidity in the summer). Especially in the winter. I just do the sniff test and put them back in my bag for another run.
I would be really embarrassed to tell you how many times the clothes that I keep at work have been worn to run on the treadmill. (I think I should bring them home and wash them next week.)
Well, that’s it for now.
Happy Running! Have any Runfessions to share?