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!
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.
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 😉
Please join Deborah and me for the Ultimate Coffee Date link up next weekend!
Has your January given you reasons to runfess?