Runfessions for May ’22

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 admit that I may be a little (or a lot) vain…

As you may recall, I was named an Ambassador for the Maine Marathon.

They posted pics on FB and IG with text IDs for the 6 new Ambassadors:

ID: Jeffery, a white man
ID: Cathy, a white woman
ID: Chris, a white man
ID: Darlene, an older white woman
ID: Adhirath, an Indian man
ID: Erin, a white woman

I sent them an edited version of this pic

My friends, of course, noticed their description of me and asked me if it bothered me… (If you didn’t notice, mine is the only description with an age reference).

It did…

2.    And so (encouraged by my friends), I emailed them.

The response:

“I will edit the social media posts. …I’m so sorry, I didn’t even realize I did that.”

3.  When I first signed up for my May half marathon, I thought that it would be a goal race.  The Steel Rail Half Marathon had a flat course and it was my current PR.

I runfess…

After I did better than expected in my April Half Marathon,

I relaxed my training and just ran the Steel Rail Half Marathon for fun.

4.  I Runfess…

I struggled recently with DNSing a race. I tried to think of all the reasons why I shouldn’t run it. And I came up with so many:

    • exhaustion
    • headache
    • rain, humidity
    • evening start
    • crowded
    • don’t know teammates
    • hilly
    • ran a 5k several days ago
    • tapering for a half in 3 days

Yet I ran it anyway.

No regrets.

4.  I Runfess…

I played tennis everyday while on vacation.

I may have enjoyed it more than running (although I did run everyday too.)

Since my gym membership ends on June 4, I may try to play tennis on my Mondays off.

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







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26 thoughts on “Runfessions for May ’22

  1. Yes, that “older” is weird. I like the response- that they didn’t even realize it. Really?
    That’s cool you enjoyed playing tennis so much! I can see how it would be a little harder to fit into your normal schedule- but if you could manage it, that would be fun.

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  2. Wow, that “older” description would rub me the wrong way. Totally inappropriate. It is nice to see you playing tennis again! That reminds me of my short pickle ball career last summer. I played a few times through the winter, but I much prefer to be outside. I’ll need to figure out a way to maybe work that back in…maybe, LOL.

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  3. good for you to email them back and ask them to change the description of you! You can kick a lot of other people’s butts out there on the race course regardless of age. (mine included)

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  4. In my Runners with RA FB group, a woman was recruiting people for a research study. Or should I say she was recruiting seniors ages 50 and up. I immediately responded that I didn’t appreciate being called a senior!!! WTH? Ageism is so pervasive in our world. You are the last person I’d call older. Age is just a number. Glad you spoke up.

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