It’s the last Friday of the month which means Marcia has opened the Runfessional!  It’s also time for another edition of Fit Five Friday hosted by DarleneRenéeJennMichelle, and me!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

I runfess…
That I am being a wimp with this weather.  I haven’t run outside since the 18th.  Only a week.  I thought it was longer than that.  But prior to that my last run was on the 3rd.  I do not miss running right now.  At first I did but now none at all.  I am still keeping active with the Peloton.  I’ve done a class everyday this month.  Sometimes even 2, 3 or 4 rides each day which includes a warm up and a cool down.  I am proud of myself!

I runfess…
That I am postponing my 50k that I was planning to do in March.  And I am OK with it.  What was I thinking when I agreed in October knowing that I would have to train throughout the Winter?  Our Winters here are horrible!  I know others have been running outside but I really do not want to.

I runfess…
That I do not understand the whole hype with Wordle.  I see people post about it on social media and some numbers with it but don’t know what that is about either.  Do you play Wordle?

I runfess…
That I saw a post from 3 days ago about one of my favorite races – The Shamrock Shuffle.  Registration was $40 (now it is $50).  I was tempted so sign up because I love that race.  However, who knows how things will be on March 20th?  Will the race still take place?  Will it be cancelled?  I know I can run it in the morning and still make it to my coworker’s wedding in the afternoon.

I runfess…
That for some weird reason I am obsessed with the song “Tennessee Whiskey”.  There is something about the music and the voice.  I find it very relaxing.  I’ve never heard of Chris Stapleton but that song I do love.  “You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey.  You’re as sweet as strawberry wine.  You’re as warm as a glass of brandy.  And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time”.  🎵 🎵 🎵

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18 Comments on Fit Five Friday and January 2022 Runfessions

    • I know, right! With that extra time I should finish reading my books. This month will be about watching less TV, except when my mom is here since we tend to watch it together. I have so many books I want to read so this month will be the perfect time to do it.

  1. I have only trained through Winter a few ties here because yeah, I really hate training through Winter! So I feel you. I hope you find the right 50k for you at the right time.

    That’s a whole lot of riding!

    I haven’t played Wordle either. I probably should, it’s good for the brain. My husband plays so I sort of understand what’s going on.

    • I trained for the Disney half and marathon a few years ago. But the races were in January so most of my training was done before the Winter. I also trained for a marathon (April) and that is when I got smarter about having the right gear. I did almost all of my runs outside. Now I just simply do not want to run in the cold weather and snow.

  2. I love Wordle, but I love word games. I have been playing Words with Friends for a long time now. I saw Chris Stapleton at Country Thunder a few years ago with my boys. He sang your song and was truly amazing. He’s also an amazing human.

    • I do remember Words with Friends. One day we played Scrabble with my nephew. He had never played it. Then I explained the game. He said “Oh, like Words with Friends?” I do remember him playing that years ago. OMG, you saw Chris Stapleton! I am sure that must have been amazing to hear him song “my” song. I’ve listened to various versions of it and they’re all great. Have you heard of the one with Justin Timberlake?

  3. I’m with you on wordle. Play if you want but why post your score every single day.

    It’s hard to run here in the winter. But I don’t have a treadmill or do I want to run on one. So I drag myself outside. Not as bad once you get going.

    Signing up for races motivates me. But you do what you feel comfortable with. Here races are happening and I feel that the restrictions in place make it safe.

    We have a shamrock shuffle here too. On March 27.

    • Your comment about Wordle make me laugh. Once on Twitter someone wrote that others were complaining about people posting about Wordle. She said that she just scrolls up and moves on with her life. Haha! So true but I still do not understand what those numbers mean. I decided I will not check it out but instead will spend more time reading my books. My list from Wendy keeps growing and growing.

  4. Seriously I would have such a hard time running in Chicago winters!! I don’t blame you. you are still a runner even if you are doing other things right now!

    I do not get the wordle thing either – hahaha! I am afraid to play in case I suck at it LOL

    Can you sign up for the race and still get the money back or defer if it doesn’t happen?

  5. I love Wordle and winter running (sometimes on the ‘mill but mostly outside)! Good call on the 50K – that’s tough in March. I think Shamrock’s a go. Everything is outside. I’m sad to miss it this year for the NYC Half. 🙁

    • I hope one year I can run the NYC Half. I want to go to NY too! You are awesome for running outside in this weather. This morning I should have gone out since it was in the mid 30s (definitely warm for February) but I didn’t.

  6. I was a big words with friends player so I should try wordle! My sisters and husband are playing…

    Winter running is tough! I am so thankful for my treadmill in the basement. A 50k in March would be challenging, though I bet the Shamrock Shuffle will happen. Seems like omicron will be burned out by then, but who knows.

    What is the Fit Five Linkup? I didn’t know you did one on Fridays!

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