It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
I STILL can’t seem to motivate myself to run in the morning before work. It’s not that I sleep in but I am lazy. I sit around watching the Today show, eating breakfast and reading email/blogs. Then all of a sudden, it’s time to go to work.
How do you early morning runners do it?
I did not do a single uninterrupted long run for this weekend’s half marathon. I think my longest run was 6 miles. I know that I should but racing is more fun.
Anyone have success doing it my way? Am I crazy? (Don’t answer that. it was rhetorical.)
I have been going to the gym at least once a week but I just rush in, do all the machines and rush out. I could also use the treadmill or the bike.
I should also take a class (spinning, boot camp, Zumba) before my free membership elapses, right?
I am actually enjoying my shorter races. I used to feel pressured when I ran them. I felt like I should try to PR. But now I am not even trying to run fast. I’m still having decent finish times and even winning some age group awards. In my most recent race, my slowest pace was the end of the race.
Once my May 21 half is over and I have a break in my training, I should consider trying for a 5K PR.
I am looking forward to 8 day vacation in Naples, FL with my tennis friends. It’s always a fun time to unwind, go to the beach and have some quality girl-time.
We are going 2 weeks early because one of the ladies is expecting a grandchild. This, however, means missing some of my favorite races. Serious FOMO will be happening.
My half marathon on May 21 is on a flat course and it is the same course where I did PR back in October. So I should train better than I have for this weekend’s fun one. Will I?
Well, there’s my Florida trip and then there’s a 5k on May 13 and another possible one on May 14.
As Brittany says; Oops, I’ve done it again.
I used almost always run by myself. I actually enjoyed the solitude and being alone with my thoughts. I even stopped listening to music.
Well lately, I’ve gotten spoiled. I have my training group peeps on Monday, STEM volunteers on Wed, Alyssa on Thurs and there are my races on the weekend.
It’s so much more fun running with someone else.
Now it feels weird when I am alone. I’ve started listening to podcasts. It’s my virtual running partner talking to me (and I don’t have to talk back…but I can..).
Anyone else prefer to run with a friend than solo?
I am planning to wear a top to this weekend’s half marathon that I have not worn before. Judy says it is comfortable so I will believe her. (But I do plan to wear a sports bra underneath!!)
Anyone wear new unworn items to a big race??
Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month?