Friday Five – Runfessions for December

It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest for the last time in 2018 with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice

1. I runfess…

My 2019 Racing Calendar is filling up. It is fuller than my social calendar.

01-01-19 –Winter Series #2 (3.5m)
01-13-19 – Winter Series #3 (10K or 3m)
01-27-19 – Winter Series #4 (15k or 3m)
02-02-19 – Polar Cap 4m
02-10-19 – Publix Florida Half Marathon
02-17-19 -Winter Series #5 (4.5m) volunteer
03-09-19 – Runnin’ of the Green (4m)
03-17-19 – NYC Half Marathon
3-22-19 – MY STEPSON’S WEDDING!!!!!
03-31-19 – Shamrock Shuffle (5m)
04-07-19 – Delmar Dash (5m)
04-13-19 – Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon
04-20-19 -Bacon Hill Bonanza 5k
04-27-19 – Hot Chocolate 15k (in Brooklyn)
05-05-19 – Tropicool 5k (in FL)
05-11-19 – Summer Smith Memorial 5k
05-16-19 – Workforce Challenge (3.5 m)
05-19-19 – Great Sacandaga Half Marathon
06-01-19 – Freihofer Run for Women
06-29-19 – Adirondack 15K Race to the Lakes

2. I runfess…

I planned to run a Florida Half as I always do just to stay motivated to run during those frigid winter temps.  Then I qualified for the NYC Half so, of course, I had to sign up for that one.  I needed one to seriously train for and I picked a NEW local one in May.  Then a new half was announced for April. It’s very nearby and is DOWNHILL.

April 13, 2019

And now I have FOUR half marathons scheduled in FOUR months. Oy!

3. I runfess…

I went to a medical appointment recently and they made me get on the scale.  (I don’t have a scale at home.) I was wearing a coat and boots… My first thought was that they must have added ten extra lbs.

My second thought was about that 4P Mother-of-the Groom dress that I bought last summer…will it still fit?

My third thought: Maybe I should cut back on my desserts and post run rewards?

My fourth thought: Maybe I should put batteries in my home scale.

What do you think?

4. I runfess…

I am part of a FB group for the NYC Half Marathon.  I think all 25,000 runners are posting in it daily. Anyway, the only reason I joined the group was to sign up for the bus from Manhattan to the start in Brooklyn. I did  (good thing since the first bus filled up in 4 hours).

It would be rude to leave the group now, right?

5. I runfess…

I won the book Couch to Active in a recent blog giveaway. Well, I am pretty active, as you know. I entered the giveaway because I’d like to give it to someone else who has expressed interest in running.


Would you be insulted if someone gave this book to you?

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


30 thoughts on “Friday Five – Runfessions for December

  1. I would never get on a scale wearing a coat and boots! I’m sure they could add several pounds. I would leave the FB group, or at least turn off notifications and/or hide it from your feed. You’ve got a great race calendar going already!

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    • I know. I asked if she could wait until I took them off.

      Just hope I stay healthy enough to run them all.

      I am going to give her the book tonight.


  2. A coat & boots will definitely add a lot of pounds. Just shoes add a couple. I think you’ll be fine.

    Who is going to know that you left the group except for you? I would. I really don’t like big FB groups.

    I guess we won’t be seeing much for long runs on weekends. 🙂


    • Only because you do your long runs on Fri or Thurs. I plan to keep my Saturday long runs if possible and run the shorter distance at the Winter Series. I hope you do some of my races too. Remember that 5k PR?

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      • I do my long run on Thursday (only when weather forces my hand) or Friday because I can’t get it done on Sat. And it’s also harder for me to get out early now because of Gizmo.

        But you have a lot of Sat races! And no, I haven’t forgotten my 5k PR. My racing calendar for next year is wide open right now, it’s really just about what’s going on in my life.


        • Can Lloyd take care of the cat on Saturdays?
          Many of the races are on Sunday – Winter Series, Shamrock, Delmar Dash and some are on Sat but I can do my long run on Sun or just add miles.

          Unfortunately life does get in the way and other things are way more important than running. We all have stuff. I have a relative going through a divorce and a friend with cancer, etc. Hope your life stuff turns out not to be serious.

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          • Yup, we all have stuff.

            Unfortunately at the moment giving Gizmo fluids is a 2 person operation, and Lloyd is helping. It helps if I’m calm, and rushing around to get dressed and out the door doesn’t make me calm.

            We’ll get to a time when it’s not a 2 person operation, I’m sure, I always did it with my other cats & they weren’t any easier. In fact, Giz is probably easier than the other 2 were in the beginning. It just takes time for them to connect the dots that this makes them feel better — they always do at some point.


    • Darn it. Only 5?
      It looks full but I’ve only registered for the halfs and the Jan & Feb races. The others are just planned. You never know…


  3. Wow, that is quite a running calendar for the first half of the year! Awesome!!

    I always take off my coat and sometimes shoes when I step on the scale. I have one at home too but need to get batteries. 🙂


  4. OK, that downhill half marathon would seriously tempt me – I know they are quad killers but still…DOWNHILL!!! You have a ton of fun races ahead for 2019.

    As for the scale/wedding dress – I mean, there’s always alterations, right? Nah, I know you’ll fit fine in it – you always look so tiny!

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    • It’s not as downhill as it seems but better than uphill.

      The dress was tight when I bought it. As incentive not to gain weight. I have 3 months to lose some. Thanks for the compliment. Running skirts can hide a lot.


  5. I dont think I’d be insulted. Especially if they had mentioned they wanted to start a fitness regimen now that the new year is approaching. New year, new you right? My sister ran the NYC half the other year and she said that jas been her favorite race.


  6. Some of those FB groups are ridiculous. I do Run the Year and the first month is all the resolutionists, on steroids. What if I can’t run, does walking count. Ad nauseaam.
    Only 24,999 are posting in the NYC Half one because I kept forgetting to join. Talked to my brother about Sacandaga Half, forgot to mention the other. Will do that.

    Scales with clothes on are so annoying — and your boots probably were heavy. Good luck with the dress!

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    • The holidays are over. The eating should calm down. Unless you want to take Bus 4, don’t join. It’s crazy. You should do April 13. Downhill half. Can’t find that in NYC.

      Happy new year.


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