It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s time to bare our
soles souls and come clean with our runfessions. Will they be extra spooky this month? Check out Marcia’s link up to find out.
Packing runfessions. I runfess that I hate packing. I hate deciding what I’ll want to wear days in advance and guessing what the weather really will be like. With all my business trips I’ve gotten better at packing, but last weekend I was too laid back about packing for our mini-trip to Bethlehem for the Runner’s World Half and forgot:
- The E-Z Pass to pay the tolls on 95. We actually stopped at a Giant in Maryland and bought another one. It almost paid for itself with the 25% discount on tolls.
- My toothbrush and toothpaste. I decided to do without—it was just one night. KIDDING! We found a Rite-Aid a block from our hotel, but dang toothbrushes are expensive! (I have an electric one at home and usually travel with the one my dentist gives me, so I haven’t bought a “normal” toothbrush in ages.)
Of course, the fact that I was able to buy the items I forgot validated my lackadaisical approach.
Recovery Runfessions. I runfess that I suck at taking rest days and recovering after races. My plan was to rest Monday, do Orange Theory Fitness Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (part of Hell Week) and yoga Friday. A last minute business trip saved me from my insanity–if only temporarily.
Last year’s logo–still my favorite t-shirt!
Racing Runfessions. The Runner’s World Half was going to be my last race of the season—and it went so well it would be nice to end on a high note—but I runfess that when I had the opportunity to enter the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon (Nov. 12) in support of Back On My Feet, I couldn’t resist. And then Deborah suggested the Jingle All The Way 15K in December ….
Outdoor Running Runfessions. I runfess that I’ve lost my mojo for running in the dark, which means I have zero motivation for weekday runs. I need to get back to doing MRTT group runs to get over it.
The circle of dark -o’clock motivation. 😉
Indoor Running Runfessions. I runfess that I also have lost my mojo for treadmill running. I think Orange Theory has ruined me for anything except intervals.
I’m just not inspired by this view!
No need to runfess that I’m looking forward to our coffee date next weekend. I hope you’ll join Deborah and me as we kick off November with a virtual get-together.
Have you forgotten to pack something essential?
Are you still adding races to your 2017 calendar?