It’s the last Friday of November, which means it’s time to come clean with our Runfessions. If we fess up now, does that mean we can get on Santa’s nice list?
I will not be runfessing how much stuffing and pie I ate yesterday, but since I do have five other things to runfess, I’m also joining the Friday Five 2.0 link up hosted by Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness.
1. Marathon Musings. I runfess that I still haven’t decided if I want to do a marathon next year. I have not entered the lottery for Chicago, and have pretty much decided that Chicago would not be the best choice for me. Doing Chicago would require training in the summer, race weekend itself can be warm, and I really don’t do well in the heat. So, now I’m debating a November marathon–Richmond or Philadelphia. If you have insight and/or a recap for either, please let me know in the comments!
NYC Half Entry
2. Half-Marathon Musings. When I explain why 10 milers are my favorite race distance, I often say that half marathons are 5K too long. 🙂 That said, I runfess that I did put my name in for the New York City Half Marathon in March, so keep your fingers crossed that I get in.
3. Indoor Cycling Infidelity. I bikefess that I’ve been two-timing on my indoor cycling studios, going to both CycleBar (reviewed here) and Revolve (reviewed here). CycleBar is slightly less convenient for me, but I definitely think having the bike computer makes me work harder. On the other hand, Revolve has great instructors who lead me through workouts that I know make me stronger for hilly bike rides. I bought an introductory 10 class package from CycleBar for $99, but I don’t think I will be able to resist Revolve’s Black Friday deal of 20 classes for $196 (less than $10/class). (Locals, use code BlackFriday2016 at the Revolve website here.) Luckily for me, many of my favorite instructors are two-timing too, teaching at both studios.
4. Number Nonsense. Even though I find the bike computer at CycleBar motivates me to push harder, I bikefess that when my “calories burned” data was much lower than expected I had to fight off a “why bother” attitude. Granted, the number was so low I honesty think it was wrong, but I still shouldn’t let that number make me second-guess the value of what felt like a great workout.
5. Orange Theory Absenteeism. I runfess that after making it through Hell Week at Orange Theory Fitness it was nearly three weeks before I went back again. I was sick, traveling, and taking advantage of the free “preview” classes at CycleBar. I finally made it back this week and have signed up for Monday classes through the rest of the year.
Writing this, I realized that most of my runfessions and dilemmas stem from an abundance of riches–or at least an abundance of fitness options. I guess that’s one more thing to be grateful for this weekend.
Deborah and I would be grateful if you mark your calendars and stop by the Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up next weekend–December 3!
Are you doing any Black Friday shopping today?