Runfessions for August

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 signed up for a Virtual Race which I normally don’t do.

Because of the swag.

awesome medal

cool women’s tech shirt

When my Russian friend Anna came to visit, I (reluctantly) gave her the shirt because she loves Central Park…

she wore to the race (that we never ran)

but I kept the medal.

Then I felt guilty so I gave her one of my 5k medals that I won as an age group award.

Do you ever give away your medals and shirts?

2. I runfess…

As a Rock N Blogger, I definitely feel FOMO every time a Rock n Roll race happens. My plan was to run several Rock N Roll races.  But they cancelled Brooklyn and the only east coast race is Montreal.  So I signed up to run the half marathon…

Image result for rnr montreal

…then I also signed up for run the 5k the day before.

Image result for rnr montreal 5k

Yup, it’s all about the bling.

Any other Rock N Bloggers out there running RnR Montreal??? Hopefully “yes.” Anyone else run TWO races in one weekend to get an extra medal?

3. I runfess…

I used to race every weekend especially in the summer. But believe it or not, I skipped Jailhouse Rock 5K, one of my favorite summer races (and a PR op due to the downhill finish).

Having friends to run with on the weekend has changed my running…

Do you ever skip a race in order to run with friends?

4. I runfess…

If you read my blog, you know that one of my recent NYC races was cancelled. 

There was no refund but they re-scheduled the race. I live almost 3 hours north of the city and I would have pay to get to the city and pay for a hotel room in order to run the race on its new date.

Yes, you guessed it, I registered for the race anyway. I used my points for a free hotel room.

In order not to lose my $40 registration fee, I am spending $40 more for MegaBus tix to get to and from NYC.

Crazy, right? 

Anyone else want to join me?  Want to buy Anna’s bib?

5. I runfess…

I bought a new skirt from Skirt Sports (that I don’t need) because I thought that the new pattern matched my running shoes.

Women's Nike Air Zoom Vomero 13 Running Shoes - Color: Racer Blue/Blue Tint/Royal Pulse (Regular Width) - Size: 6.5

...except that it doesn’t match.

There’s a solution:

Buy a top that matches the new skirt and then another skirt that matches the shoes. (I am glad that I am an ambassador or I’d go broke.)

Ever buy new running apparel just because of the color?

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


35 thoughts on “Runfessions for August

  1. I definitely by Skirt Sports that I don’t need but I just can’t resist! I still have yet to to a rock n’ roll race, maybe this year?


    • Their products are so tempting. I have way too many skirts yet I buy more.

      I want to do more RnR races next year. Which ones are you considering?


  2. I’m not a fan of virtual races–while I like the motivation they provide, I just don’t feel that the bling is the same as running a real race. Plus what am I going to do with all that bling?

    I’m kind of sad about only running one RnR race this year. I just couldn’t make any of the other ones work with my schedule. Montreal is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to hear all about it!


    • That is why I actually did run a race the day of the virtual and then I did run that distance in Central Park. But I agree. I usually do not run them.

      I hope Montreal is fun. I wish I could have run RnR esp Chicago.


  3. That was very nice of you to give Anna your shirt – and since you both ended up running the virtual race in Central Park, it was only fair that you kept part of the swag. I’ve never given away any of my medals.

    Your new skirts are so cute! Maybe one of these days I’ll break out of my black skirt rut, but I’m kinda like Johnny Cash when it comes to my lower half, LOL.

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  4. Of course I buy new clothes because of the color. 🙂

    I will be in the city the weekend (part of it, anyway) before, and I’ll be doing a half (God willing) that weekend. Just signed up but it’s one I’ve been eyeing for years. Hopefully the weather Gods will be good to me.

    Isn’t there a VA RnR? Of course you either have to fly for that — or it’s a really long drive.

    I’m not super into bling. I like it, but it wouldn’t motivate me to do a virtual race. There’s actually a guy who is making medals for the freakin fast half, and Lloyd is the one who found him. I was ambivalent.


    • Which NJ half are you running? Sept weather is so iffy. it can hot or cold. Usually not humid, though. It was really hot the year I did Schroon.

      Yes, Va would be a flight and not an option as I only have weekends to travel.

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      • Ocean City. We were there a few years back on our way to MD & really liked it. Plus Lloyd has relatives in NJ which are pretty much on the way & breaks up the trip.

        I was just waiting to see how I felt.

        I agree that Sept races are very iffy. If it’s raining or a really hot day, it definitely won’t be a PR. Not sure I can beat the last one without a downhill (it’s a flat race) but we just always wanted to go back. Did take a little arm twisting though. 🙂 Especially since we’re away a few days the week before.


        • We used to take the kids there every summer. Maybe it’ll still be warm enough to swim in the ocean.

          I thought you’d be doing Newport since it’s easy to get to from NYC.

          As I’ve said before, Lloyd is a saint.

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          • I already did RI. One of my worst races. We’ve done all of New England. And much of the Mid Atlantic states.

            I don’t want it to be too warm. 🙂 And Lloyd is definitely not a saint (and it’s his cousins we’ll most likely visit; he has an uncle there, too, but we’ll see).


  5. That’s really awesome swag fir that virtual race!

    Whenever I do RnR races, I always sign up for the 5k the day before the half marathon. I figure if I’m going to travel, I might as well get all the bling that I can lol

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    • That’s what I did for Vegas.

      I’ll probably just walk the 5k. You get the medal no matter what and save my legs for 13.1 the next day.


  6. I was upset about RnR cancelling Brooklyn too as that race was on my list for this year. I may now look into the Montreal one!

    I love the Central park Shirt, That was so nice of you to give it to your friend. I would gladly give up some of my race shirts and medals to friends but I don’t know that people would want a shirt or medal from a race they did not run.

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  7. I’d love to run Montreal one of these years. Sadly the dates don’t work this year or I’d be there. When I ran I think it was my second ever half marathon (Indy) they were pretty aggressively “collecting” medals from runners to donate. Especially because I was so new to racing, I was so offended someone wanted to take my medal from me. Haha!

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  8. I can’t wait to hear about montreal. Wish they hadn’t cancelled Brooklyn
    I keep my medals, I”ve given away a load of shirts – mainly tanks as I don’t like them (not vanity — chafing)

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  9. I am not usually drawn in by bling, but that Central Park medal is pretty cool. I always laugh at how much I spend on a “free” race. Blue is my favorite color, so I’m all over those new designs!

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  10. That is so sweet that you gave your friend your shirt! I have only done 2 virtual races, I know people love them, but I have a hard time with them!!

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  11. That is a bummer about the race getting canceled!
    I have skipped racing before to do something with friends! Races will always be there!
    That is a really cool shirt! I would have a hard time giving it up, but I would probably do the same thing. Maybe see if they have any extras?
    Have a great week.

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  12. Oh, girl I would have signed up for that swag too! I wouldn’t mind giving away a shirt but the medals are mine, all mine!

    I was really hoping to run RNR Brooklyn this year, but that was a nope. I don’t know that I’ll make any RNR races this year at all. Everything is pretty far and our schedule has not cooperated. You’ll have a blast in Montreal though. And I have totally run multiple races for the extra bling.

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  13. I don’t usually do virtual races either but I’m all for cool swag! 😛 That medal is really pretty (and it was super generous of you to give your friend that shirt)! Best of luck to you on the 5k and the half marathon (both!??!!?)! That skirt is gorgeous!!

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