February Runfessions

It’s my second favorite time of the month on my blogging calendar–time to bare our souls soles with our runfessions! Of course, my favorite time of the month is when Deborah and I host the Ultimate Coffee Date link up, which we hope you’ll come back for on March 4th.

Make sure you check out the other runfessions at the link up Marcia hosts, and since it’s Friday you can see what’s going on at the Friday Five 2.0 link up hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness.

I runfess that I won’t be running this weekend. And I’m not broken-hearted at all! We are enjoying spring skiing conditions in Park City. I’m so lucky my friend is happy to share her condo with us! 

Last year we went on a colder January weekend.

I runfess that I bought new running shoes, but don’t need them. I know most runners can’t resist buying new running shoes, but I get confused when I have more than one or two pairs in rotation, and forget which shoes will need to be replaced when. But, I had a gift certificate to a running store that was about to expires, so I really had no choice. I also decided to get Mizuno Wave Rider 20s instead of the next model of Mizuno Wave Inspires, even though my Inspires have kept me injury-free through my long training runs.


Yeah, I love the color too.

I generally abide by the rule, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but I’ve done well in Wave Riders before–including that time I wore them as new shoes in a race and they helped me set a PR.

I runfess that I wasn’t able to participate in this week’s Tuesdays On The Run link up, but if that genie is still granting wishes, I’d ask for a running service dog. If dogs can warn of impending seizures, I just know a dog could be trained to warn me when I’m about to overdo it and protect me from injury.

TL was no service dog, but always found my shoes for a walk.

I runfess that I may have tendinitis in my thumb from using my phone too much. Is it from keeping up with work emails on the go or trying to be more engaged on Instagram? I’ll keep that much of my runfession to myself. πŸ˜‰

I runfess confess that I didn’t like La La Land. I saw it with a friend, and we both think we must have missed something because we don’t get all the hype. It wasn’t a bad way to spend an afternoon, but Hidden Figures was much better. I’m sure the story was buffed and polished, but it’s still an eye-opening and inspiring story of the “Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped NASA Win The Space Race,” Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. I never realized that “computer” used to be a job title, or that NASA had a team of human computers (mostly women!) who did complicated math calculations for the space program. 

Will you be watching the Oscars this weekend?

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45 Responses to February Runfessions

  1. Marcia says:

    I felt the same way about Lalaland. I’d never have bothered seeing it if my MIL didn’t mandate we all go over holiday break. LOVED Hidden Figures so much! OMG running service dog! I need one! I hope you love those Riders. I’ve got the very same (gorgeous) ones and love them! Thanks for linking!
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  2. All awards show are on way too late for me. And I’ve only seen 2 of the nominees. I’ve heard such mixed things about La La Land — either you love it or hate it apparently. I’d really like to find out for myself but time has been in short supply lately.

    At least thumb tendinitis doesn’t effect running. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your ski vacation!
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  3. Kimberly G says:

    I’m all about buying sneakers when they are on sale and holding them until I need to add them to my rotation – nothing wrong with that!

    Enjoy skiing this weekend πŸ™‚
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  4. Gina says:

    I used to be a Mizuno wave inspire girl. Actually still have a NEW pair in the box, but I tried Brooks Glycerin about 5 months ago and now I’m totally hooked. It’s bad cuz they are double the price I could get my inspires for if I bought the last model. πŸ™ They are $149.00 new and that’s just ridiculous – but my feet have felt so dang good!
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  5. Darlene says:

    So glad to hear. i thought I was the only one who wasn’t impressed wiht La La Land.

    Hidden figures on the other hand was great!

    And yes,I totally buy running shoes that I don’t need esp when I a afraid they will change things on me.
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  6. I’ve actually heard mixed about La la land but haven not seen it yet. Have a great time skiing will see you for coffee next week

  7. Rachel says:

    I didn’t see LaLa Land. I don’t think I’m going to either to be honest.

    That’s awesome you can switch between a stability and neutral shoe without injury! I used to love Mizuno. I still do. They just don’t love me back. Lol!
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    • Coco says:

      Yes, I’ve done well in both the Inspires and the Wave Riders. Plus the Wave Riders are a bit light which is nice for longer races. Mizunos always feel “just right” on my feet, but I know it’s such an individual thing!
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  8. Lesley says:

    From what I’ve read about LaLaLand, the songs aren’t good, and it’s hyped because Hollywood loves movies about itself. I haven’t seen any of the best picture nominees this year, but my mom and I have been trying to see Hidden Figures.

  9. Denise says:

    I also like to stick with the same shoes. They work for me, why risk not liking another shoe?
    I loved La La Land. But I think he is adorable!
    Enjoy skiing!

  10. I’ve done very little running this month and I’m not bothered by that at all! I’m hoping to get outside for a run this weekend.
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  11. vicki says:

    I love buying running shoes when they are on sale… I runfess that I may have a box or 3 stored under my desk at work πŸ˜‰
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  12. Teresa says:

    I’ve been debating on whether or not to see LaLaLand. The hubs and I both love musicals but honestly, I’ve haven’t heard anyone say they liked this one.

    Those shoes …oh my gosh, I love the color. If I had a running genie to grant a wish, it’d be that I could wear any running shoe I wanted simply based on the color and always run injury free! πŸ™‚
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  13. I loved loved loved Hidden Figures. I’m waiting to get the book from the library to get more details from it.

  14. I will runfess that I don’t even know what lala land is?? It doesn’t sound like I am missing much πŸ™‚ Enjoy your ski weekend and go easy on the cell phone πŸ™‚
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  15. I admit I have no interest in seeing La La Land – I’m surprised there’s so much oscar buzz around it.

    Love the color of your new shoes!

    Enjoy your ski trip – I love Park City!!
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  16. Sounds like you have a great weekend planned! I hope you don’t have tendinitis in your thumb! If so that means I might have it too! Happy Friday!

  17. How do the Wave Riders compare to the Inspires? I’ve had three pairs of the Inspires (one pair of the 8’s, and then two pairs of the 11’s). I LOVED the 8’s so much, but the others were just alright. I wonder if the Riders would have enough support for my over-pronating feet?
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  18. The only movie I’ve seen that was nominated was Florence Foster Jenkins. Which was cute and funny and sad all at the same time. Oscar dud here…
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  19. I like your shoes! I wear the wave Riders too and haven’t been injured since I switched to them (knock on wood).

    I felt the same way when I finally saw the movie Frozen, I was like what was all the hype about???

    Enjoy your time on the slopes!

  20. The teal color of your new shoes is so pretty! What a great color for Spring.
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  21. Jenn says:

    Interesting that you would switch between Inspires and Riders. I ascribe to the theory that you need to run in what makes you happy but there is such a huge stability difference between the shoes. I do love that color, though.

    Have fun skiing. That’s something that we certainly don’t get to do.

    I haven’t heard much about LaLa Land. I’d like to see it because I tend to enjoy movies like that, but I will probably wait for it to come out PPV or cable.

  22. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    I love your new shoes! The color is great and I have recently tried the Mizunos too and love them!! Enjoy your ski vacation πŸ™‚

  23. Cassandra says:

    I didn’t see La La Land, but there sure is alot of fuss around it. I really wish our schedule wasn’t so crazy lately – I definitely want to see Hidden Figures.

  24. Toni says:

    I have heard that many of my friends did not like Lala land either, so you are not the only ones.
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  25. OMG those Wave Riders are gorgeous! I’ve been loving these shoes but I’m still holding on to the 19’s for as long as possible!

    I haven’t seen La La Land but I’ve heard some lackluster reviews. Can you believe the end of the Oscars? Unbelievable!

    Enjoy your time on the slopes!

  26. Have a great time in Park City. I really want to see Hidden Figures, but am waiting on NetFlix.
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