Runfessions for Sept.. ’22

First Runfessions of Fall

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 planned on going to the gym this month with my free membership.

You didn’t see any gymfies because I never went.

It seemed that in order to get the FREE one month, you had to join the YMCA and pay $100.

I told them it was false advertising and I refused to pay the $100 and hence…

no gym workouts for me 😦

2.  I RUNfess…

I scheduled my flu shot and COVID booster around my running.

I waited to get the flu shot until after my September 3 half marathon.

I waited to get my 3rd booster until after my September 10 5k race.

Of course, I was worried that if I got a reaction (which really was NOT important in the long run) would interfere with  my running schedule.

Nope, no reaction and was able to run right after BOTH shots!! Woo Hoo!

3.  I RUNfess…

I was not disappointed in my last half marathon finish time. It was almost identical to the same race a year prior (just 4 seconds faster.).

But I was annoyed at how painful the second half of the race was for me. It is not fun running in pain.

However, the next day, I didn’t feel ANY after effects.

Not sure what I will change for the next one on October 2. New shoes? Intervals? Nothing?

4.  I RUNfess…

Even though I complained about my lack of endurance during the last 7 miles of my last half marathon, my training long runs for the next one included TWO 5k races.

Oops! My bad.

5.  I RUNfess…

I am very excited about my next half marathon because it will be in Maine with 9 of my running buds.

We always have fun together and the race is just an excuse to take a vacation.

stay tuned for more jumping attempts

I also will meet up with Deborah who is running this race too.

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







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22 thoughts on “Runfessions for Sept.. ’22

  1. I also planned my vax around running and have them both scheduled for next weekend. Figured I would just knock them out together. Have an amazing time this weekend!

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  2. Those are amazingly similar race times! Congrats again.

    I time my covid booster around work deadlines, but didn’t have a reaction. I got my flu shot this week. Now I’m protected for my next airplane ride.

    Good luck in Maine! Have fun meeting Deborah and seeing your other friends!

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  3. Interesting that your finishing times were almost exactly the same, even though it seems like you felt much worse during this last one? I guess it was different training but the results were the same. And great that you weren’t sore afterwards! I’m looking forward to hearing about the weekend in Maine!!!
    And yes, that is false advertising! I think it’s a common ploy though- “free” often doesn’t mean “free.”

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  4. We get our flu shots at work next Friday, so that will work well for me (hopefully I’ll be back to running with a more normal gait by then). No hurry on any Covid shots due to my recent experience with the virus. Have fun in Maine. It’s great that you have such a big group of running gal pals to do these trips with 😉

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  5. How weird you first have to pay $100 to get the free month. I’d have walked away as well…

    I plan pretty much everything around my trainings/ running! so I don’t blame you for doing that regarding your vaccinations.

    So what actually went wrong the last 7 miles of your HM? do you know?

    have fun in Maine!!

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  6. I hope you have a wonderful trip and race in Maine! Nice that you and Deborah will get to meet up!

    I’m glad you didn’t have bad effects from either shot! I got them both at the same time last weekend and while my arm was super sore, thankfully I just had some minor cold-like symptoms that went away quickly!

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