FFF: Runfessions for March 2023

I was going to change this photo but March did look like this in Upstate NY.

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

Just because I was not running most of the month doesn’t mean there’s nothing to RUNFESS…

1.  I runfess…

You may remember that I got accepted (though my time) to the NYC Marathon in Nov. 2023.

My fingers were crossed that my local running friends would get into the lottery.

But they did not!!

At least they said that they would help me train and come cheer that day…

2.  I runfess…

I love to volunteer at races.  I know how important they are to the success of a race.

at a local marathon/half marathon Oct. 2022

However, I’ve only volunteered at races that I didn’t sign up for.

I decided since I couldn’t run the Electric City 10k (that I registered for), I would instead volunteer.

I admit.. big FOMO (even in less than ideal weather conditions)!!

3. I runfess…

I was planning a 3 day weekend in NYC as part of running the NYC Half Marathon.

My first inclination after I got injured was to cancel the race, cancel my train, cancel my hotel…. (and hide in a hole until after the race.)

My two local running friends convinced me to come for 2 days and that it would be fun to spectate and cheer.

I admit that I agreed but with lots of hesitation.

However, I did have some fun times…

4. I runfess…

  • As you know I LOVE to race.  I race a lot.

Believe it or not, I’ve never spectated at a race. Certainly not at a race with 25,000 runners.

Yes, I was a little nervous about the logistics and finding my friends.

taken by Cari, spectator extraordinaire

And although I thought I had it all planned out..

Well, I did see them but they did not see me… hence lousy pics:

5. I runfess…

Not running or racing has not stopped me from buying running-related items.

on sale!!

planning my comeback with run/walk intervals

This has been a hard month for me…. thanks so much for all your support!!

I really appreciate it!!

❤ U all!

Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month? Anyone else get into the lottery for the NYCM 2023?  Any advice for training after a layoff from running? Please share.







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20 thoughts on “FFF: Runfessions for March 2023

  1. I think you’re doing your comeback correctly with run/walk intervals. It’s hard to hold back at first, but before you know it you’ll be back to your old distances.
    That is a bummer your running buddies didn’t get into the lottery! But, it sounds like they’ll be there to help out on your long training runs and that’s important. I’m very excited that you’re doing this! I can’t wait to hear all about your training (and the race itself, obviously.)
    Glad you are all healed up!

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  2. Glad you had fun spectating! You are a good sport to do so. We’ve had a blast over the years spectating the Chi Marathon at mile 13 from the “blogger press box”. All the best with your ramp up to running again!

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  3. My advice for training for a race after an injury and subsequent time off? I think you’re on the right track with your planned run/walk strategy while building your mileage up gradually. You’ll be back to where you were before you know it. You’ve got this!

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  4. After reading some of my older posts about training for and running the Boston Marathon, I realized that I’ve spent a lot of the past 20 years injured in one way or another.
    I’m not sure that makes me an expert on making come backs or just validates that I ain’t too bright!
    The best piece of advice I can offer: do not pick up where you left off.
    If you were running 50 miles per week before your injury, don’t start there.
    Do shorter, slower and less challenging runs. Fitness slips away rather quickly but it never really goes to 0. Unless you’ve taken a LOT of time off.
    And if you didn’t cross train or do yoga or stretch at all, it may be a good time to start.

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  5. I think it’s great that you spectated the race and supported your friends who were running. Obviously, it’s just not the same as running the race itself, but a great way to (sort of?) experience the event while making the best of a not-so-great situation.

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