It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
1. I runfess…
I got my running shoes soaked during a 5k race so I took out the insoles to let them dry.
I took the same running shoes to NYC (for a week of working there) and put 11 miles on them in one day (only 3 was running) before I realized that I never put the insoles back into my shoes.
Yes, the shoes felt weird. I attributed it to different socks.
Since I had a 5k scheduled for that week, I had to go buy insoles for the shoes.
Good news – I like these insoles better than the ones that came with the shoes.
Do you buy special insoles for your running shoes?
2. I runfess…
I ran a Brooklyn 5k where I definitely felt like a less than “serious” runner.
There were about 100 runners who finished with a pace under 7 min,
I ran well yet I finished near the BOTP. 438 out 657?
I guess I got spoiled with races where anyone regardless of pace signs up to run a 5k.
Do you ever run well and finish near the BOTP?
3. I runfess…
I might have been injured but I didn’t talk much about it in hopes that it would disappear.
After my Florida trip where I played tennis everyday, the arch of my right foot was very sore. It hurt after I ran. It hurt during the Brooklyn Half Marathon.
I googled it to death and iced after I ran. No, I didn’t stop running. I thought it could be PF but to get rid of that injury, it seemed that I would have to rest my foot.
I had a 5k scheduled in Brooklyn and I hesitated to run it. I thought about the fact that I could make it worse and be out of running for even longer.
But running is my therapy. With my family, friend and job stresses, I needed to run or I’d go insane.
So I decided it was worth the risk of aggravating a maybe injury.
I ran the race. My foot was no worse and I’ve continued running and it feels less painful after each run.
I guess I made the right decision. Phew!!
Do you ever ignore an injury and it went away?
4. I runfess…
I paid $39 to run a 5k just because there was ice cream afterward.
The ice cream was small and definitely not worth it. I could have run in the park for free and bought a huge ice cream sundae.
Ever sign up for a race because of the food post race?
5. I runfess…
I’ve been looking for a new pair of running shoes but didn’t want to pay full price – $149 (because truthfully I probably don’t really need them).
I found a pair for like $100. They might have been cheaper because of the color??
I was excited. They match many of my race shirts and skirts.
It’s the little things that makes a runner happy…
Ever buy or not buy running shoes just because of the color?