Runfessions for April ’22

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

This month, it’s a mishmash…

1.  I gymfess… 

When I say I will do something, I follow through.

That means three mornings a week before work, I go to the gym … no matter what!

At first, I thought:  “I can’t wait until my free trial at the YMCA is over on June 4!! Hanging out with sweaty old men at 6:30 am is not my thing…”

But now, I am used to the routine. And I like routines.

So I think I’m going to miss my gym time.

I did send an email about my FREE local gym.  Here is their response:

Fitness Connect locations are currently closed to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. It is unknown when these locations will reopen. We do understand gyms in New York are able to start reopening on 8/24/2020. But because the Fitness Connect locations rely on the public to self-serve and maintain the sanitation of the equipment, there is no guarantee that the proper sanitation protocols and safety measures will be used. We appreciate your understanding that we are looking out for the health and safety of our community…

Sigh. 😦

2. I runfess… 

Until recently, I was running three times a week by myself.  I could run anywhere and at any time.

Now I run with a group on Mondays (FTC) and Wednesdays (STEM).  Soon there will also be trail runs on Thursdays…

Yes, it’s inconvenient often to run at 6 or 6:30 pm. I’m tired and hungry!!

But it’s so much more enjoyable to run with others and I run much better!

4. I racefess…

I may have overclicked the Register button:

  • 04-10-22 – Shape 5.8 Miler* (NYC)
  • 04-16-22 – Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon
  • 04-24-22 – Delmar Dash (5m)
  • 05-01-22 – Sasha’s Super Hero 5k*
  • 05-07-22 – Prospect Mountain Road Race
  • 05-15-22 – Tropicool 5k
  • 05-19-22 – Workforce Challenge (3.5m)
  • 05-22-22 – Steel Rail Half Marathon
  • 05-29-22 – Miles Along the Mohawk 10 miler
  • 06-04-22 – Freihofer Run for Women 5k
  • 06-05-22 – Capital Region Heart Walk/5k* (with STEM)
  • 06-11-22 – Kinderhook Bank OK 5k
  • 06-25-22 – Race to the Lakes 15k
  • 06-26-22 – Dodge the Deer 5k*
  • 07-04-22 – Firecracker 4

(* indicates a NEW race)

No goal races… just lots of fun with friends and supporting some important charities.

5.  I workfess….

I love the freedom of working from home but I am looking forward (a little bit) to getting out of the house, dressing up and seeing real people.  I will be teaching live starting May 25.  Two-four days a week, every other week, I think. (No NYC travel yet, though.)

The remote trainings will continue from home… For how long? Who knows?

Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month?  Do you like to run with a group? Have you been registering for a  lot of races in 2022? Do you still work from home? Yay or Nay on the gym? Please share!







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30 thoughts on “Runfessions for April ’22

  1. Is it expensive to join the Y? It might be worth it if you truly enjoyed the workouts you did there. With all those races you signed up for, it might not be a bad idea to mix it up! But you know how I feel about that!

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  2. It’s good to see you being consistent with the gym. Way to go. I work out of the house 20 hrs per week and the rest is at home. It’s been a frenzy lately. I need to set boundaries. Nice race schedule!


  3. Nice on the gym habit! Is it expensive to join? I think YMCA prices vary widely. It sounds like the other gym has thrown in the towel — Don’t we know that covid isn’t really transmitted on surfaces?

    OMG on your race registrations! That is phenomenal!


  4. I’ve also gotten into the habit of going to the gym and think it’s a huge part of staying healthy as I get older and my muscles naturally get smaller because of aging.
    That seems like a lot of races even for you! It’s a lot to look forward to!


  5. I know that Y gyms are usually kind of expensive, but you might be able to find a cheaper option. For years I went to YouFit and it was only $10 a month (now I think it’s $15.) Might be worth looking around.
    Yes, you have a full race schedule! I especially like how you have two in one weekend. It’s obviously something you love, so why not?


    • Planet Fitness is cheaper but summer is coming and I will want to run before work. Also I may not be working from home, that also complicates things.

      If there is two in one weekend, I am probably walking one of them…. I’m not that crazy.


  6. Nope, not registering for all the races. We may (or may not) do the Peppertree 5k tomorrow, but if we do it’ll just be a walk. The paths are so narrow there & with dogs it would be really annoying to run.


  7. You have a fun summer on your roster! I’m considering doing more group runs this summer. I’m doing a 7-person relay in a couple weeks, and maybe my team and I can coordinate some group runs after the relay. Otherwise, there are two big run clubs (in Des Moines and Iowa City, both about an hour’s drive) that have group runs every weekend. I have options…I just need to act on them, LOL

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    • I love group runs especially if there’s someone at my pace. A 7 person relay is on my bucket list… there’s one here in the wine country.


  8. We meant to go back to the gym this week but work is still a nightmare for both of us. The stress we were putting on ourselves to register on Monday (that’s what we decided in the weekend) almost actually caused a fight between us! That’s when I said… we’ll do it when we have a calmer moment. So now it looks like next week, though probably later in the week. I can’t wait to go back and have a routine again! I love routines!

    I would love to run with a group but it’s just not possible for me. We have an exceptional number of groups in town with really semi-professional athletes. I have considered joining a training club that has my age group on specific evenings but I just don’t know – Ron used to train there and he found it uninspiring. We are different runners though so who knows.

    I’m registered for 2 races and I’m ok with that! You did get a bit wild with the registration button!!

    I still work from home most of the time, probably from June I will go to the office 2x a week. Not really looking forward to it since it means commuting an hour each way. My “old” office is 10min by bike…

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  9. Routine is pretty critical to my sanity. While I’m sorry you are going to miss gym time, I want to hear more about this Free local gym! What a cool idea! I need to start overclicking the register button.

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