Runfessions for January


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 diagnosed my own foot problem. Doesn’t Google know everything?

I was too impatient to wait for my doctor to come up with something.

Have you Googled your injury instead seeking a professional’s opinion? 

2. I runfess…

I did go to a Doctor but I did not follow his advice. Again too impatient. I abstained from running for 3 weeks and I wasn’t getting better so I ran.

And my foot still hurt but it did not feel worse.

Have you ignored a doctor’s advice regarding resting an injury?

3.I runfess…

Once I started running, my foot felt slightly better (at least it did in my mind). So I continued running… cautiously with lots of rest days.

Has running ever made an injury feel less painful?

4. I runfess…

So my foot felt a little better while running that 6 miler so I ran a New Year’s Day race.  Not sure if it was because I ran faster or the course was hillier but my foot hurt more!!!

smiling kinda but because it was over.

Anyone else impatient when injured?

5.I runfess…

Once I re-started my weekend long runs, I decided to run the Fred LeBow Half Marathon in NYC … even though I skipped the 7, 9, 11 and 12 milers.  Yikes.

ignore that smile…HILLS + sore foot = 😦 BUT no DOMS + foot no worse = 🙂

Even run a half marathon under-trained or with only 1 double digit run?


It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.

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

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22 thoughts on “Runfessions for January

  1. Oh no! I hope your foot is feeling better. I am constantly checking my form and messing with my shoes and foot care because I’m paranoid about them. I have a muscle disease that makes feet go numb/neuropathy, and while mine isn’t bad yet I’m constantly hyper analyzing everything when I run to make sure I’m not missing a pain or bruise that I don’t feel.

    Per ran a half without training… my first and only half was this past November and I ran in 2:15, after only training 10k races and treadmill runs under that. It gave me a good benchmark for where I want to be next November.

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      • It’s funny because my husband (super speedy) asked me what my goal time was. I said 2:15, but basically pulled that number out of my butt looking at my 10k pace. He rolled his eyes and said ok.

        Then at 2:15:17 he was at the coffee shop by the finish line and missed me coming through because there was no way I’d come through exactly at my goal. But I did. He saw me through the window and ran out with coffees. It was actually perfect.

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  2. Yes, I do consult Dr. Google, but I also listen to my doctor. And years ago when I didn’t go to the doctor, I was very cautious and stopped running for long periods without anyone telling me to. I was always afraid that I would make an injury worse. Actually, years ago a sports MD told me that running will hurt sometimes, and I shouldn’t back off every time I feel something. But then he was very annoyed with me when I did some test runs before a follow-up visit. On the whole, I think it’s better to err on the side of caution.

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