Friday Five 2.0 – Runfessions for March

It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice

1.I runfess…

It’s been a hard adjustment from 80 degree Florida temps back to NE winter temps. It was so easy just to put on a skirt and  tank and go for a run. Now I’m constantly packing to go away for work and I have weather amnesia. It was almost 50 degrees in Liverpool, NY and I packed for winter. Duh!


2.I runfess…

Someone commented on my blog that I could just NOT race when I go on vacation. Ha ha. Like that’s going to happen.  My next vacation is in May and it’s to Naples, FL to play tennis and… yes, I just registered to run a race during my vacation.

3.I runfess…

I have another half marathon that I should be training for…on May 19.  I complained that all my long runs were broken up while training for my most recent half.  Well, things have not changed.  I have a 5k tomorrow and plan to run 4 more miles afterward. So I’m starting my training plan with 7 broken up miles….again.

I’m a sucker for races.

4.I runfess…

As you may have read in my last post, I enjoyed my last half marathon because I helped someone else finish her FIRST.  However, the competitive me was disappointed in my finish time. I know. I shouldn’t be.  But I wonder how fast I could have finished since the weather was perfect and the course was flat…  How often do we get racing conditions like this?

celebrate finish lines NOT finish times, right?

5.I runfess…

I met up with a friend at my 5 mile race last weekend.  She has not been running and only signed up for the race because of me. She struggled to finish.  Maybe because of Runfession #4, I did not stay with her.  I ran my own race and I RACED it!! I guess I kinda wanted redemption and wanted to see if my legs still had any speed.

Unofficial ONE second PR…with gun time 17 seconds slower, though

and since it’s Friday, I’m also linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month? Please share.


10 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0 – Runfessions for March

  1. I get weather confusion when the temperatures change – most of the time I end up under dressing, which is how I’ve spent the last few months wearing a darn windbreaker to run in.

    For me it’s almost always finish LINES, not TIMES. But I know you are much more of a competitive person, so I get your disappointment with your last half finish time.

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  2. I still wonder about Vegas. I didn’t know what I was doing the first time (my first half). I walked it the next year with an injured friend.

    So knowing I like flat halfs, I always wonder what I could do there now. Except it’s at a horrible time of year for me, and of course, I’ve already done NV. Twice.

    Just be happy you got away for some beautiful weather. Not everyone does!


  3. In order to see if I’m progressing or not I now measure it by seeing if my pace from my Garmin is getting better. I find that races are all over the map when you look at the actual distances. Some 5k measure 4.7 and others 5.2. The actual chip times vary accordingly. So if my Garmin pace is faster than my last races for that distance I am pleased.

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  4. Nothing wrong with wanting to do your best and do a good finish time. But if you promised someone that you would run ‘with’ them – as opposed to just running the same event- then you just have to suck it up!! Sounds like the occasional event where you don’t race might just keep you hungry for it!!!

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