Category: Runfessions

Fit Five Friday and March 2021 Runfessions

Today is the last day of work before Spring Break.  It is also the last Friday in March so it is time for Runfessions.  This month was just blah.  I was happy, sad, and angry.  I smiled but also cried.  My Runfessions for this month are all over the place.  Actually some of more complaints.  😬  Thank you all in advance for listening.

I runfess
That I am still learning something new about this whole menstrual cycle thing.  We can talk about this, right?  I’ve been tracking it on the Garmin Connect app.  A few years ago my period would last about 4-5 days.  Now for the past year or so, it’s been longer than 5 days.  I don’t like it one bit.  For this month, my first day was the 15th and it ended on the 24th.  That is 10 days.  That is long.  Should I be concerned?  

I runfess
That 5 months after buying my car, I learned that it has a remote starter.  That would have come in handy in February when we had those really cold days.  A few weeks ago I had to take my car to the dealer for something else and I felt so stupid asking the technician about it.  Not only did they confirm the remote starter, but they also showed me how it works.  And why did I take my car there in the first place?  For some weird reason the windows would go down and the sunroof would open.  I thought it was something electrical.  No, it turns out that somehow when the keys are in my pocket or purse, something would press on the “open” button (for longer than necessary) causing those things to happen.  Apparently, it has happened to many of their customers.  Sigh, while I do like my new car, I also miss my old one.  

I runfess
That I’ve noticed more gray hair and I don’t like it one bit.  A few I’ve been able to pluck out with tweezers but then they come back or more show up days later.  Thanks Orgain Collagen Peptides!  I know it is part of life but I am just not ready for them now.

I runfess
That all of the Reels on Instagram are starting to annoy me.  Yes, I know I don’t have to watch them.  But I do wonder what is the point of them.  The ones I’ve been seeing a lot are of people dancing and/or singing.  Is there more to it?  Am I missing something here?  Is it just me?

I runfess
That I really want to know what an influencer is supposed to do.  Lately I’ve been seeing more of them on Instagram.  Maybe I shouldn’t use Instagram anymore?  It seems like more and more of them will just post about a “great” or “fabulous” item just to get paid.  It makes me wonder if they really like all of the items they’re promoting.  Well, let me tell you that I skim through them while also rolling my eyes.  🙄 🙄  

Again, thanks for listening!!

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Fit Five Friday and February 2021 Runfessions

No complaints about it being almost the end of February.  Let’s just say that this month was awful.  With the melting snow and the warmer weather, Spring is around the corner!  Oh, and Spring Break will be here soon too.

Now it is time for another edition of Runfessions.

I runfess
That the little things bothered me and made me cry.  My box of laundry detergent broke in the trunk and created a mess.  Then my two boxes of sparking water exploded in my trunk too.  Yep, in my new car.  Luckily I have wine.  Thank goodness I did not leave that in the car.

I runfess
That a few months ago I purchased an usual hat.  At that time I did not know it because I didn’t see a picture of that specific style. There were two options to choose from:  no ponytail hole and ponytail hole.  I picked the latter. 
Imagine my surprise when I received it.  Thoughts?  I still think they’re cute but without the hole.

I runfess
That this month I did not do as much laundry as I usually do.  With my low mileage each day and week, there were times that I would wear the same pants/tops/jackets for days before putting in the laundry basket.  Bras and underwear I would wash by hand and air dry them.  I did not want to deal with hauling my clothes from the second floor to make a trip to the laundromat.  Even that bothered me.  Did wearing the same clothes gross me out?  No.  And this is the girl that has to shower and rinse her hair after every run.  🤦🏻‍♀️ 🤦🏻‍♀️

I runfess
That I’ve been spoiled by the companies that offer free shipping and return.  The other day I purchased something from Amazon and then had to return it because it didn’t work out for me.  I got annoyed that the company was charging me to return the items.  It wasn’t much but still it bothered me that I had to pay.  Oh well.

I runfess
I want to but then don’t want to run longer miles anymore.  Ha, I got used to running only 1 mile.  Yesterday I did a 20 minute Peloton run which came out to 1.57 miles.  It wasn’t easy.  But at least the snow is finally melting.  I notified my coach that I can start working with him again next week.  We’ll see what happens.

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Fit Five Friday and January 2021 Runfessions

Hello!  Just a few more days and then I can rip off the January page from my wall calendar.  This month brought lots of excitement with a new administration, one week of Winter Break, one remote learning day, and a snowstorm.  

Let’s get started on my Runfessions for this month!

I runfess
That this is my first time participating in this linkup.  Not sure why I never participated.  I did read a few posts but I hope to participate every month. 

I runfess
That earlier this week I returned 3 new pairs of running shoes.  Thank goodness for the excellent customer service from Running Warehouse and Zappos.  Now I have 2 pairs in boxes and 1 that I bought from eBay.   I did try to return the 2 pairs to Dick’s Sporting Goods but they said “No”.  That is OK because I still enough pairs to last me this year and more than $300 in credits.  I’ve been eyeing the Brooks Launch 8 but I won’t be buying them anytime soon.  Maybe towards the end of the year and mostly likely they’ll be on sale.

I runfess
That I almost skipped taking a shower after a run.  I run and take a shower everyday.  During one of my runs I wasn’t sweating a lot and thought I could just use a few baby wipes to clean up.  Oh no!  Once I got home I began sweating more and no way was I not going to shower.  I wash my hair every 2-3 days and on the days I do not wash it then I make sure to rinse it with water.   

I runfess
That I am tempted to sign up for MyPanera Coffee Subscription.  It is for unlimited coffee for only $8.99 per month.  If I sign up now then I can get 3 months free.  I love their coffee.  However, the locations are not close to me or where I work.  There are 2 that I can probably go to but it would add an extra 15-20 minutes to my commute.  Is it worth it?

I runfess
That this month I feel like I’ve had only a few decent runs.  I know I’ve complained about the cold weather but it is the snow and ice that I dislike even more.  I’ve had to run slower than normal and sticking to running around the block or the school sidewalk.  We are expecting more snow this weekend.  I know some will say to run longer since I am already out there but honestly I don’t want to.  On a positive note, as of yesterday so far I’ve run 60 miles this month.  Pleased and proud of myself.  

Well, this was fun!  How did I do?  Let’s see what I have next month. 

Thanks for linking up with us again this week!  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts, and we are ready to link up every Friday to share YOUR weekly fitness favorites!  Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugs, and Zenaida every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Please add your link below.  I am also linking up with Marcia for Runfessions.

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