February Runfessions

How is it possible that it is time for another round of Runfessions?!

The last Friday of every month Marcia of Marcia’s Healthy Slice invites us all to share our run-, gym-, swim- fessions. Some come cleanse your sweaty soul and join us!

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Runfession #1 – So I returned for another message last week – thank goodness for the gift certificates I got for Christmas! The massage therapist was a little less horrified than last time – I’ve been following her advice to roll using a lacrosse ball.

Runfession #2 — I’ve been slacking on my PT exercises and it was showing in the form of a slightly angry ITB earlier this month. Since I’ve gotten back on track my IT band has quieted down to being just slightly annoyed.

Runfession #3 — The double workout days of running and doing T25 are seriously kicking my tail! I confess over this last week, I’ve skipped the T25 on run days. Please don’t tell Shaun T…

Shaun T

Runfession #4 — I wish I had a race coming up earlier on the calendar. I know the smart thing to do was to ease back into running and build my base, but I must admit some days my motivation to run is a little schizoprentic. I’m feeling the need for a training plan to help hold me accountable.

Runfession #5 — On the other hand, I run fess that I’ll more than make up for the lack of spring racing this fall. I keep stalking race websites and trying to figure out how many I can register for without wearing a groove in my credit card or racing every weekend.

OK – now it’s your turn. What are your runfessions?

I’m also joining Mar, Courtney and Cynthia for their Friday Five link-up. DC-Trifecta-Friday-Five-linkup



  1. Oh man I can’t imagine running and doing T25 on both days! I don’t blame you for skipping.
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  2. Wow! Running and T 25 on the same day? No wonder you are taking a break. The last time I got a massage she really tortured me, but it was a good torture. I think I’m ready for more next wk.
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  3. I’m the same way with motivation and races! The training really helps to keep me on track. But I have to admit I’m looking forward to the couple months from April to July where I won’t technically be in training for anything to do some shorter runs, try for a 5k PR and maybe try some new classes at the gym! The mix of training and not training helps keep things fresh 🙂
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  4. That’s great that you’re getting regular massages. I’m long overdue for an appointment…I’ve been too cheap to get it done! I hope your IT band pain subsides.
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  5. I need to get a massage in the worst way! I’m so glad my first race isn’t until April. I’ve really enjoyed my training cycle more with o much time off prior. But definitely keeps my motivation up!
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  6. I think my body would seize up if I tried T25 on a run day. I’m hurting just thinking about it. You put me to shame with all these massages! Thanks for linking up!
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  7. I do double workouts on Weds and Thursdays. All I can say is that today I am exhausted. I could crawl under my desk and sleep!

    • Honestly Wendy I do not know how you double workouts on back-to-back days. I finish one double day and I’m ready to crawl into the fetal position and sleep forever!

  8. Double workout days are hard for sure! I am really tired after long runs. Runfession-I am a little nervous about my 10 miler coming up next month. I have not run that far in a long time
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  9. Awwwww I telling Shaun!! LOL!!!

    I have been doing a Ashley Horner workout and it has been kickin my tail!!! I missed my alarm this morning got almost 8 hrs of sleep and I am still TIRED!!!

    I do have a race in Spring and still slacking on my runs….I have run 4 times for the month of Feb for less than 20 miles…..Runfession!!!

    I have got to get my self together…my race is in a month!

  10. I wanted a massage and called for an appointment but they didn’t call me back. I was kind of relieved because I was afraid it was really going to hurt ! But I should call back….
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  11. I runfess that I’m not excited about my first race which is next weekend.

  12. I tend to be rather conservative with signing up for races — my IT gets inflamed pretty easily! So 2-3 halfs a year, maybe a monthly race but not even every month; not much around here during the winter.

    I rarely do strength training and a run on the same day.
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    • I’m usually pretty conservative in my race registrations as well, but I think it’s been so long since I’ve been in a race I’m really feeling the itch to do one!

  13. Good for you getting another massage and taking care of your muscles!! I would get one every week if I could!
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  14. I don’t think it would be such a bad thing to sign up for a race. It would give you that consistent motivation you want. You can continue to build your base with an eye on that prize. 😉 I would kill for a massage…
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