Runfessions for July ’22

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

Didn’t I just runfess?  This summer is flying by…

Here we go again:

1.  I runfess… 

I ran two races in 3 days and it was 90 degrees for the evening 5k that I ran with no water stops. No worries, right?

Thumbs up BEFORE the race

Then during the race, the runner in the photo below died. He was a running coach, had already run 19 marathons (including Boston many times) and won his age group at his previous 5k.

Gary Heard Obituary - Brooklyn, NY

And he was only 4 years older than me.  I have no idea if he had heart problems. But this does make you think.

very happy in retrospect that I took it slow during the race and walked often. You can be BOTP and still win your AG if you are the only one.

2.  I runfess…

Even though I had run a 5k in Brooklyn the night before, I knew I could not be in NYC without running in Central Park.

luckily Cari had company which enabled me to walk as needed and yes, she is a rockstar and can run with a backpack on.

3.  I runfess…

Almost all my walks, runs and hikes end with ice cream.  That’s a lot of ice cream each week. LOL

post run ice cream = mojo

4.  I Runfess…

Although I’ve been trying to add more walking and hiking to my running routine, there still has been ZERO working out and ZERO bike rides.

5 mile hikes every other Monday 

and 3.5 mile trail walks on Thursdays

4.  I Runfess…

I’ve been struggling with deciding between racing and running with friends.  Unfortunately they both could happen on Saturdays.  Both are fun!

What do I do?? FOMO either way.


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







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28 thoughts on “Runfessions for July ’22

  1. I can only imagine how unnerving and frightening it was to find out that gentleman passed away during the race. On a brighter note, your summer seems to be going really well w racing and social activities!

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  2. Oh, wow, that’s so sad about that man. Certainly does make you think and be grateful for every day.

    I am jealous of all your ice cream. I do t think we even have that many ice cream shops!

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  3. So sad to hear about the man who died during the race. That happened at a race here (I’ll have to check but I think it was in 2018). Apparently he was quite young and I guess he must have had some underlying conditions. He had signed up for the 10K and collapsed with a couple of kilometres to go.

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  4. It’s awful about the man dying at the race. I remember a race I ran where someone died and I had seen the ambulance on the course during the race, not knowing what was going on at the time. It’s always unsettling.
    Running or racing with friends sounds like a win either way to me!

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  5. That’s definitely a sobering experience, having someone die during the race. Without knowing anything about the situation, he probably did have some sort of pre-existing condition. I know it was hot, but otherwise healthy people don’t die from a hot 5K. Again, what do I know- it’s really sad either way.
    It sounds like you’re enjoying your running, hiking and ice cream- you’re making the most of summer!

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  6. I’m so sorry to hear about the runner who passed…just awful. It really does provide perspective.

    Nice to see you and Cari together!

    We would definitely get along ending all our runs with ice cream, haha! What can be better?!

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  7. Very, very sad about the gentleman who passed on…at least it was doing something he loved. But, very good news on all the ice cream 😉

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  8. So sorry to hear about that runner. It does make you really think. Take care of yourself Darlene!

    I’m with you on the ice cream! Yesterday again we were on the way home from the run (I was on the bike because I only had 5k but Ron had longer). We just “happened” to stop at a gelato shop 😀

    I think you are active enough you don’t have to worry about biking or working out right now. You’ll get back to it!

    Are there no Sunday races you could do? or is that just not done there?

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    • I’m glad the ice cream attraction is not just me.

      I like to take a rest day after a long run. So a race wouldn’t work.

      Right now I’m not racing but I have a few 5ks that I’ll do in the fall.


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