It’s the last Friday of August, which means it’s time to bare our
souls soles and take a deep, cleansing breath with Marcia as we share our Runfessions. Since there are still a few days left in the month, you’ll have to come back next weekend for the Ultimate Coffee Date link up that Deborah and I host on the first Saturday of every month.
I runfess that cycling is on my mind way more than running these days, but that’s old news around here. This weekend my husband and I will be doing the Reston Metric Century, which is 68.8 miles instead of the ~62 I was expecting, and has an unexpected 3400 feet of elevation gain!
I runfess that my calves feel dangerously tight, as in on-the-verge-of-injury tight. I have been stretching and foam rolling, but the tightness persists. I probably need to endure a sports massage to undue all the knots.
I runfess that I am used to having the locker room at my office gym to myself, and resent the woman who has been using it at the same time this summer. I’m pretty sure the way she leaves her stuff in one area, her shoes strewn across another, and uses yet another to get ready is more obnoxious than most, but maybe I’m just bristling at her use of “my” space. I ‘m also afraid the wet spots on the bench are from her sitting on it post-shower sans towel, so I no longer put my stuff there.
all her stuff
she was occupying the other vanity area
when I snuck this picture
I runfess that although I just reviewed the Q-Band Fitness Tracker, I am contemplating getting a Garmin Vivoactive HR. I want one device that does it all, and the Q-Band doesn’t have built-in GPS–although it does have everything else I can think of. When I had a Garmin with wrist-based heart rate monitoring, I didn’t even use that data much, but now that I rely on my heart rate data during OTF, I’d like to put heart rate strategies to use during some of my runs. Or maybe I’m just addicted to fitness gadgets.
I runfess that now I’m thinking about putting the Fenix 5S on my birthday wishlist …..
I runfess that when the humidity was 98% on Tuesday morning, I ditched my plans to do a long run early in the week. I also runfess that I couldn’t resist the dramatically cooler weather and lower humidity on Thursday, so I squeezed in a long run before work instead of taking it easy before the Metric Century.
View of the Washington Monument from the WWII Memorial
Do you use heart rate data in your workouts?
Do you have any last-chance vacation plans?