This week’s Tuesday Topic is: What’s on your Fall bucket list? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up withKimandZenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I do not have any races coming up so I’m deviating from this week’s topic. Well, sort of since my topic is still Fall related. 🍂 🍂 🍂
I am excited about Fall! I LOVE Fall! Can you tell? Let me tell you what my plans are for this Fall.
🍂 Run in shorts and long sleeve. Yep, it is still warm enough for shorts but cool enough for a long sleeve top. Sometimes I wear compression socks. I am not ready for tights. Those belong in the colder weather/Winter.
🍂 Enjoy Thanksgiving. I am grateful every day for everything I have. I am lucky and fortunate to be in good health, have a job, and a place to live. However, Thanksgiving to me is “just” another day. I look forward to my days off and spending time with family.
🍂 Train for a 50k. Yikes! I guess now I will be doing it. I am nervous and excited about it. I already told my coach. And now I will need to train to train for my 50k.
🍂 Buy a house. I have to add it here again and hopefully it will happen. I know everyone keeps telling me to be patient and that the perfect one will show up.
🍂 Stop staying late at work. There is always work to do and I will never catch up. Sometimes I feel like I do more than I should. I am feeling better about work because I have my routine set up with my students. I feel like I know what I am doing and that is making the day go smoother. <<It’s been challenging to learn and implement two new curriculums this year.
This week’s Tuesday Topic is: Your favorite Twitter running accounts to follow. You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up withKimandZenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I know it isn’t a Runfessions post but I will admit that I am not a big user of Twitter. Mainly it is because I don’t know how to use it. Does that even make sense? I mean I can post, and read comments, etc., but when I start reading replies (not from my posts but others) is when sometimes I get lost. 🤷🏻♀️
I remember I opened my account after a book club meeting where one of the girls wanted us to follow Paulo Coelho. I just checked my profile and I’ve been a member since February 2012. I might have to unfollow everyone and start over. But before I do that let me share a few that I have enjoyed following on Twitter.
I realize it isn’t a very exciting list. I may need a crash course on how to best use it.
By the way, I need someone to show me how to add the Twitter tweet box in my posts. Kim already told me how but I cannot get it to work. I am sure it is something fast and easy to do just like it was to fix this 500 Internal Server Error message I got last night. Help!
This week’s Tuesday Topic is: Your favorite Instagram running accounts to follow. You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up withKimandZenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I don’t love Instagram but I like it. I like that one can post a picture and people like and/or comment on it. There is nothing political or hate involved there. Well, at least I haven’t seen it yet.
I know the topic is running accounts but I am going to write about some of my favorite ones that are not running related.
Sweet on my house – I like seeing the different DIY home projects Angie does. She explains in detail what she is working on and makes it fun. While I don’t think I would do what she does (I am lazy), I would definitely hire her to do some projects for me.
Learning in Wonderland – Maribel is a teacher like me. I follow her because she has great resources in TpT. I have purchased many of them to use in my classroom. I love learning about new ideas, tips, and best products to use in my room. Thanks for her I bought a great paper cutter and The Happy Planner. << I am obsessed with it.
Kim Hides the Rocks –Kim loves to paint rocks and hides them for others to find. She also has tutorials so others can follow along and create their own rocks. As you know I am not a fan of Reels but hers I do like. They’re funny! Another reason I like this account is because I love seeing her cats. Even the cats have made some Reels!!
Memories by Meyers – There is something satisfying about watching someone write in a pretty and fancy handwriting. No? Just me? Jenna makes it look so easy. She has an Etsy shop where you can order some workbooks on how to improve your penmanship, learn a new printing style, or learn hand lettering. I’ve been wanting to learn how to write fancier so these sound like the perfect products to buy.
This week’s Tuesday Topic is: Your tips for beginner runners. You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up withKimandZenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
So you just started running? Good for you! I am proud of you. Running is fun. Running is a hobby. You don’t have to love running but liking it is good enough. When you start to “hate” it then that is when you probably need to take a break from it. That’s OK. It happens to many of us. Here are some of my tips. I hope you find them useful.
➡️ Invest in good shoes. I know shoes are expensive but they’re worth it.
➡️ Running should be fun. Remember that it is a hobby. Unless you are training to win a race and money, then it is more than a hobby.
➡️ Listen to your body. Feeling tired and need a day off? Go for it. Do not feel guilty about taking a rest day.
➡️ Walking is OK. Don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t or make you feel less of a runner for walking.
➡️ A mile is a mile no matter the pace. Whether you finish it in 15 minutes, 7 minutes, or 9 minutes, make sure to celebrate it.
➡️ You can run a half marathon or a marathon if you want. It will take time and commitment but it can be done. I started running in 2005 and ran my first marathon the following year.
➡️ Remember that you are a runner. Whenever you’re in doubt, remember these wise words from Bart Yasso: “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”
This week’s Tuesday Topic is a FREE topic. Feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up withKimandZenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
The last day of August is here. Only 4 months to go till the end of the year. I took it easy the month of August because I was feeling burned out and I wanted to finish my run streak. Now I am working with a coach again to get back in running shape and possible train for a race. August wasn’t that exciting but still let me review it. 😉
Mileage: Total for this month is 68.67 miles which include a few walking miles. It is my 3rd lowest month this year after February (34.26) and January (64.55 miles).
Current Challenge: None. Anyone has a good one for me to do?
Current Song: No specific song but I am still loving anything 80s.
Current Shoes: I started with the Brooks Ghost 12 and the Launch. Then I saw the Run Hoppy pair and knew I had to get them. These 3 pairs should last me till next year. I hope Brooks do not come out with more cute pairs because I will be tempted to get them.
2021 Running Goal: My goal this year is to run 1,000 miles (I changed it from 1,200). I am 66% done with 664.68 miles. I have 4 months left and 335 miles. You think I would make it?
What am I looking forward to next month? Fall. I love running in Fall weather. I also love the different color leaves. I am also looking forward to taking more Peloton classes. Running everyday is a thing of the past.