A May Runfession or Two

It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s time to come clean with some Runfessions! Be sure to check out what our host Marcia and others are confessing!


I runfess that in sharing my race week ambivalence with a good friend over lunch yesterday, it became crystal clear to me that the only reason I was still considering running this Sunday was due to some twisted negative self-talk that I needed to “man-up” (or is that “woman-up”?) and not wimp out. This is not a good reason to run.

I’m all for a good challenge and pushing myself in a race but I runfess that I’m not interested in hobbling through just for the sake of saying I did it – especially if I just risk doing more harm than good.

While I’m disappointed that this whole training cycle didn’t come together as I’d hoped, I runfess that I will not regret sleeping in on Sunday morning and living to race another day.

I runfess that I’m already mapping out fall races 🙂 (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!)

So c’mon share…what do you runfess? 


Race Week Ambivalence

  Ambivalence [am-biv-uh-luh ns] noun 1. uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by the inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things. 2. Psychology. the coexistence … [Continue reading]

Weekly Wrap: Mother’s Day Edition

The days just continue to fly by....halfway through May and I feel like I can't catch my breath! Am I the only one feeling this way? Thankfully, it's been a lovely, lazy Mother's Day! Ma Nature decided to send a nor-easter our way (yes...in May!) … [Continue reading]

RtR Week 9 – Finding My Chi

Happy Monday! Last week marked week 9 of Run to Remember training, and while I'm no longer closely following a training plan, I still like to use these weekly check-ins to hold myself accountable. And, as always, I’m linking up with Holly and … [Continue reading]

May 2017 Coffee Date

It's the first Saturday of the month, so of course, that means it's time for catching up over coffee! Thanks to Coco and Deborah for hosting the Ultimate Coffee Date link-up.  Grab a mug and join me! If we were having coffee together, I’d tell … [Continue reading]

Weekly Wrap: Goals, Decisions & StrideBox

I know it's already been said by many, but I do have to ask - how is it possible that tomorrow is May 1st?!? I had set 5 goals for April: Hit every workout Run 100 miles Continue my plank challenge Weekly yoga Meal … [Continue reading]

Sleep like a Runner

As runners, we spend time on training plans - focusing on building mileage and improving paces. There's an effort to cross training and do strength work. Some runners embrace their rest days while others begrudgingly recognize their legs need a … [Continue reading]

Weekly Wrap – Marathon Fun and RtR Week 7

Happy Sunday! What a crazy week this was! Things were hectic at work and my youngest son had spring break - throw in week 2 with the new puppy and suffice it to say it was a constant juggle. There was also volunteering at the Boston Marathon - … [Continue reading]

5 Benefits of Planking

5 benefits of planking

If you've been around here for a bit then you know that I'm a fan of planks! In fact, one of my goals for the month of April is 5 minutes of daily planking (and no...not 5 minutes straight - I break the 5 minutes into intervals). Everyone can … [Continue reading]

RtR Week 6 Wrap-up

Happy Easter to all who celebrate! I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who weighed in on my training dilemma. It was interesting to hear others' perspectives. This past week for me was filled with yoga, PT exercises, daily planking...and … [Continue reading]