Runless Runfessions

It’s my second favorite day of the month in this corner of the blogosphere–the day we bare our souls with our runfessions. (My favorite day is when we get together for our virtual ultimate coffee date, which we do the first Saturday of the month.) At the end of a month with almost no running you might think I wouldn’t have much to runfess, but most of you know me better!

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I’m linking up for Marcia’s Runfessions and the Friday Five hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness.

1. My last run was on Christmas Day. Since I’ve taken time off with the hope of letting my PF heal, this isn’t really something I need to runfess, but I do need to get it off my chest. 

2. I ran 14 miles in January. Say, what? Did I run or not? Am I lying or fooling myself? Even though I decided to take a month off from running, I did not stop going to Orange Theory Fitness–or even opt to use the stationary bike instead of the treadmill. 

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I don’t know what that calorie burn is based on!

Since I log about 2 treadmill miles during each OTF class (actually only about 1.8 miles), that puts me at 14 miles for the month (that first run was in December). Maybe that’s to blame for by third runfession ….

3. My PF still isn’t better. Despite all this time off–or maybe because I didn’t make it 100% off–my PF still isn’t better. I really thought it was better until that 5 mile hike last weekend, but if two hours of easy hiking  made it flare up, I guess it wasn’t. Although I was making progress with cupping treatments, I’m going to see a new physical therapist next week who does Graston treatments. Graston hurts like heck, but it’s worked really well for me before. 

4. I haven’t missed running that much. I hope the running gods don’t strike me down for saying this–or plague me with PF forever–but I haven’t missed running that much. Maybe those 15 minutes on the OTF treadmill are enough to get my fix. Maybe I was distracted by my ski vacation and hiking with friends. Maybe I didn’t mind not being able to run when our temperature dipped into the teens and below. That said, I am ready to run now, and hope today’s runfessions clear me for tomorrow’s test run. 

5. I won’t even go out on a weeknight to get a prize. As much as I enjoy seeing friends, I am a homebody at heart–especially on weeknights. This week I learned that I ranked among the top 20 women in my age group in the Run Washington 2017 rankings, but even the promise of a “special gift” couldn’t get me to downtown D.C. on a weeknight.

It does, however, make me wonder if I can get into the top 10 next year πŸ˜‰ 


Please join Deborah and me for the Ultimate Coffee Date link up next weekend!



Has your January given you reasons to runfess?

 

 

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55 Responses to Runless Runfessions

  1. Wow!!! Top 20 in your AG in Washington DC? That’s very impressive! Hope that PF clears up takes a hike (pun intended LOL).
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  2. Even though I finished the run streak on New Years, I still find myself running each day, even if it is on the treadmill. The calories that show, is probably how much you burned during your running throughout that time frame 12/28-1/24.
    I would guess.
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  3. Wendy says:

    Congrats on your top 20 ranking! Not that I’m surprised. You are speedy!

    I hope your PF goes away. There’s always pool running–that was my saving grace that last time I had it. Oh, and it’s threatening to come back again…
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  4. Marcia says:

    Blah! Sorry that PF is hanging on. I feel you on not wanting to head downtown. I feel the same way about downtown Chicago during the week. Getting down there in the evening is a trek I’m usually not willing to do. Congrats on the AG place! That’s awesome!

  5. HoHo Runs says:

    You can not get me to leave the house once I’m home from work (although I’ll meet you for dinner on my way home). BUT…I would have to get my prize from the Run Washington group. How amazing! I’ll bet you’ll be in the top 10 next year. I hope that PF clears up soon. My hubs is having a bad case right now. Ugh.

  6. Kimberly G says:

    Congrats on top 20 in your AG – that’s awesome!

    I’m sorry that your PF isn’t getting better πŸ™ I really hope that it doe get better soon. It’s good to take a break from running and hopefully some more time off will help the PF.
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  7. It’s really nice to know that I am not the only one that actually enjoys being at home. And getting out at night? Up here we don’t have to deal with your kind of traffic — one of the few good things about living here — but I am just not a night person. It’s especially hard during winter when it’s dark & cold.

    I hope your run goes well tomorrow. I know PF can be such a bear and knocking on wood, so far I haven’t experienced it.
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  8. Sure hope your PF get’s better, it’s so frustrating being injured. Congrats on the AG win!

  9. top 20?!! How cool congrats. Yes I do think doing Orange Theory is not really taking off of running. I really had to take off completely when my PF was so bad. I just did cycling and weights for 2 months. Just saying πŸ™‚

  10. Darlene says:

    I hope your PF clears up soon so you can get back to running. You are smart to rest.

    I go out often at night but always on the way home from work. Once I am home, I am home and don’t like to leave my fireplace (esp in the winter.)
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  11. Teresa says:

    The older I get the more of a homebody I become!

    Congratulations on the top 20 placement …that truly is an amazing accomplishment! Wonder what the ‘special gift’ is???

    Praying that PF clears up soon, maybe that Graston treatment will get you back in your running shoes soon. Mine is starting to talk to me a little bit …hoping it will stay calm at least long enough for me to get 26.2 in tomorrow! πŸ™‚
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  12. Shathiso says:

    So close to the Top 10! Well done you! So sorry to hear about your PF – hope it heals real soon.
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  13. Im the ultimate homebody! Actually I haven’t left my house for the last 6 days, but thats only because I have the flu. But even normally I like to be home. Congrats on top 20!

  14. Lesley says:

    I’m a homebody during the week too. I’m tired after work, and all I want to do is get home, do my workout, then veg. I had a big family dinner on Tuesday, and it was fun, but then getting home so late, I barely had time to relax.

  15. LOL, I am with you on not leaving the house on weeknights! I think it’s even worse/harder in wintertime when it’s dark so early.
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  16. Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue says:

    LOL – I am with you on not leaving the house on weeknights! I think it’s even worse/harder in wintertime when it’s dark so early.
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  17. Wow congrats on your top 20!

    It stinks that the PF is still lingering. Graton does hurt like crazy but hopefully, it will help! Good luck with tomorrow’s run!

  18. Hannah says:

    I am such a homebody on weeknights too! It takes a lot to get me to go out–although I might for a prize πŸ™‚

  19. Ana says:

    what an amazing achievement! Congratulations!

    I work in Harrisburg, but live on the “other side” of the river, and when I’m not working, there is no way I’ll cross the river to visit Harrisburg… I am willing to run the bridge that crosses the river, but only for long runs.
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  20. Karen @ Fit in France says:

    Sorry that your PF is still bothering you. Do you know what caused it ?

  21. Rachel says:

    Maybe take complete rest and see if it helps your PF? Are you doing toes pose and toe yoga, writing your ABCs? All the fun stuff?

    Congrats on making the top 20 of the list! And I’m with you — I’m a homebody. I want to be in my pjs reading in the evening, not out and about socializing. Haha.
    Rachel recently posted…Cycling Doesn’t Suck and Other January RunfessionsMy Profile

  22. Top 20 is amazing!! I hear you on not going anywhere out on weeknights. But that extends to weekends too for me. lol.
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  23. Andrea says:

    Do what feels good! Don’t sweat not loving running right now. You’ll come back to it when the time is right. And if you don’t, you’ll find something else you love!

  24. Sorry to hear the PF is still bothering you. That has to stink. I’m like you on the homebody issue. I’m in bed by 10:00 most every night.

  25. Wow, what a really cool honor it is! You’re speedy! But I agree, it’s a lot to ask to get me out on a weeknight for something like that!

  26. Congrats on your top 20 ranking! Pretty impressive! Sorry to hear about PF. I go to bed early too. Lights out at 10pm. πŸ™‚

  27. RenΓ©e says:

    I am not excited to leave the house either once I’m home from work. Most of my friends know if they want to see me on a week night it has to be pretty early. If I go home it’s game over! I will go home to eat something and then go to the gym, but to go out out? Nope. I made exception for a friend recently, but he couldn’t make it earlier and he took care of our cats when we were in Italy so… I kind of had to go (I wanted to thank him and have a drink together).

    Congrats on your AG award though. Even though we don’t know what the special prize is πŸ˜‰

    Have you seen a physio for your PF? Are you currently being treated or just resting? PF is so tricky and such a bummer. Hopefully it’s cleared up soon.

  28. Jenn says:

    I can be a homebody, too, but I totally would have gone to snag that prize!

    PF is a nasty jerk. I’m sorry you’re still struggling. Mine actually felt so much better while running, just because it was stretching out. Make sure you are icing and stretching and rolling, and be consistent with it. That will help so much.

    Feel better soon!
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  29. Congrats on your top 20 ranking! That’s quite an accomplishment!
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  30. I also find it hard to go out once I come back home and relax, Coco! Hope your PF gets better soon!

  31. Karen Bayne says:

    Hey, that Top 20 is awesome!! Hopefully you will feel better soon and can make it again. You should go get your prize next time πŸ˜‰
    PF is so tough, I have suffered in the past…it can take a long time. I hope feel progress soon.

  32. vicki says:

    Congrats on the AG award! I’m with you, it would be hard to get me to go downtown in the evening (unless I was already there). I cherish my downtime at home too much.

    Hope you PF gets better soon!

  33. Esther says:

    PF is no joke! I have struggle with that before and it likes to flare up at the worst times! I get Graston done on my foot and it feels like torture!
    Hope you are back to more running soon!
    Congrats on making the top 20!

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