Runfessions – May


It’s that time again (or at least yesterday was). Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice

I runfess…

Still no before work runs.  One morning I did see a women running by my house around 6 am. That’s as close as I have gotten.  Maybe when it gets warm and my FRW Challenge and STEM runs are over. Or maybe not.

I runfess…

I did not do a single uninterrupted long run for this weekend’s half marathon and I still got a PR. Now how will I motivate myself to train for future halfs??

didn’t even break a sweat

I runfess…

I have been going to the gym at least once a week but I just rush in, do all the machines and rush out.  This week, I specifically went there to get my FREE birthday smoothie.

Image result for Vent fitness protein smoothie

I runfess…

Now that I’m on a training break (ha ha, as if I ever trained?), I am thinking about maybe trying for a 5k PR.  Especially since without realizing it, my last 5k (at 27:26) was only 16 seconds short. Of course, I want it to come accidentally and without speed workouts.  It probably won’t. Sigh.

maybe it was the rain that got me to the finish line faster

I runfess…

My non-racing tennis vacation in Florida did include a race.  I played tennis almost every morning but I managed to find a 5k in town on the weekend.  I admit it was nice not planning a vacation around a race, though.

I even bumped into an old tennis teammate

I runfess…

Now that the Half Marathon PR pressure is off, I may sign up for some challenging races.

Make-A-Wish Vermont Maple Leaf Half Marathon

a very hilly one in Sept. Tempting but I haven’t signed up … yet.

I runfess…

I have lost track of how many times, I have celebrated my birthday.  It only comes once a year, right?

this one was in Florida on my actual birthday

I runfess…

I have given into the Keurig hype. I bought a cheaper brand (Bella) and I can use regular Starbucks ground coffee (so the environment is safe with me.)

Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month?

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23 thoughts on “Runfessions – May

  1. I love that dress! I was considering the skirt–I just love that pattern–but splurged on my Inknburn instead. We have a Keurig, but I feel like the single cups are so wasteful! My son has a reusable cup and that works just great!

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  2. We don’t have a Keurig, but I do enjoy the one at work. Since I only drink the chai latte, which is usually just powder (and not actual coffee grounds), I just puncture the cup and dump it into my already heated milk/water and mix & go. When the hubby wants coffee, he wants an entire pot LOL

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  3. I actually bought the dress too. If I can fit it in, it may make its debut in UT.

    Often your PRs do come without training — except training can be cumulative. I runfess I’d still like to PR a 5k but then I’d actually have to run one, LOL!

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      • I’m actually surprised you bought it since it’s not running clothes. Of course I have too many running clothes, but I also wear Skirtsports for everyday life a lot in the summer. You can do that when you’re retired. 😊 sometimes I wear 2 skirts a day — one to run in & one for the rest of the day.

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            • I always get a M cuz I don’t like clothes clingy. But this one is a S. I have to wear a bra and compression shorts under or it’s too big. I like it though. And after my eating lately, it probably fits better now. lol .

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                    • I agree about the prints. some are tighter than others. And they don’t shrink putting them in the dryer. So I can’t put a lot in the pockets. But as I’ve said, I don’t like the look of a tighter skirt. So I deal with the loose waist. Just a preference.

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  4. I love your runfessions! I guess that you are getting your training just right, with high intensity strength at the gym and lots of recovery in your running! If it works, stick with it!!!

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  5. That is a super cute dress!
    ha! You could some 400’s once a week and probably 5K PR! You are super close 🙂
    I need to pass some of that good mojo to me for next month! I am trying to train but I bailed on my long run this morning lol

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  6. I love that you went to the gym for your free birthday smoothie – I keep a running list of all the birthday freebies available to me and which ones I want to hit. 🙂

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