Runfessions for Oct. ’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… 

You know how they say “Never wear anything new on race day”?

I ordered these new Topos (Specters rather than Phantoms) and they were supposed to come after my last half marathon.

So I planned to test them out on a long run and wear them for my 15K and half marathon races in November.

But the shoes arrived early…

thumbs up… no worse than the shoes I was going to wear.

2.  I RUNfess…

I hate tapering.  Before a race, I get antsy and want to run even more.

The week before my last half marathon, I ran SIX days in a row!!

But I did take two days off before the race.

3.  I RUNfess…

I organized a college reunion in NYC …

We went out to lunch and then since we were all French majors, we visited The Little Prince exhibit at the Morgan Library.

because I wanted an excuse to run there. (I hope my friends don’t read this blog…)

fait accompli

4.  I RUNfess…

I will be limited on my NYC racing because I no longer work in the city and I’ve used up all my hotel points (unless anyone has any advice on cheap places to stay.)

So my last two stays will be in Dec for this race…

Ted Corbitt 15k Classic - New York City, NY - 12/3/2022 - My BEST Runs - Worlds Best Road Races

another bucket list race checked off

and in March for this one:

United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon

Hopefully it will be a healthy re-do of 2019

5.  I RUNfess…

I bought each of my running friends Maine Marathon mugs as Christmas gifts to motivate them as they trained for our recent race-cation in Maine (or maybe to selfishly have training partners..)

But I forgot to give the mugs to them.

I discovered them when I was packing for the trip so I brought them to Maine.

it became a race memento instead….

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







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24 thoughts on “Runfessions for Oct. ’22

  1. That is hilarious you planned that reunion in NYC to run there! Haha! I’d totally buy gifts and forget to give them. I’m sure I have some stashed here that were never sent. Ugh! Glad the new shoes worked out for you!

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  2. I also buy gifts and cards and forget where they are. LOL. I have to do that Ted Corbitt run one year too! That is a busy time of year but I know you all love it

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  3. Glad the shoes worked out for you! Nowadays I don’t think new shoes really need to be “broken in” so if they fit and feel comfortable, it’s probably fine to just go ahead and wear them for the first time in a race. I’m sure most people still wouldn’t recommend it though.
    My first thought about those mugs is “how did she travel with all those mugs?” Other than that issue, i’m sure everyone was happy to have a race memento!

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  4. That’s a sweet gesture with the mugs 😉 I see nothing wrong (or sneaky, LOL) about your reunion in NYC…that would be a great place to visit no matter what. And you’re a runner, and runners run when they travel 😉

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  5. Oh, the race is Saturday not Sunday. Somehow I don’t think I knew that. I mean I’d have looked that week, but still. Can’t wait to see you for both of those.
    Been there, done that on forgotten gifts.

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