Runfessions – Thanksgiving edition

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I’m still on the road hanging with the in-laws, but am taking a short break to join in to share some runfessions with Marcia and others. Come join us and cleanse your sweaty soul!


Runfession: I took a full week off from running after my Vegas adventure …and I didn’t miss it! I was t-i-r-e-d y’all and my body was clearly craving some down time.

Runfession:  My eating habits have gone way off the rails. I mentioned that there was some “indulging” in Vegas (how could there not be?!), but things have not improved greatly since then. Time to reel it in!

Runfession: Last month I runfessed, or gym-fessed, that I missed the gym crazies…well ask and ye shall receive! They have returned to my gym with a vengeance including the guy who insists on working out in jeans. I’m glad they’re back – they make going to the gym so much more entertaining 😉

Runfession: Over coffee earlier this month I had mentioned my casual desire for a new sports watch. Well now that I’ve started looking it’s turned into a full on obsession! I’ve been stalking product reviews like a champ, and am now dropping less than subtle hints to my husband. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the Forerunner 235 will be mine (…such first world problems, I know!).

Runfession: And speaking of first world problems…I continue to wrestle with local vs. destination races. While I have loved traveling these past 3 months for the Rock ‘n’ Roll races, there is a lot to be said for rolling out of your own bed on race morning, (easier on the wallet too, I might add!). If I want to take advantage of some great “early bird” registration deals on some local races I’ll need to pull the trigger soon, but that means giving up some destination races I’ve been eyeing. What’s a runner to do?!

I’m also joining Rachel from Running on Happy and Lacey & Meranda from Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five link-up! frifive2

So tell me, what do you runfess? Have you started race shopping yet?


  1. I agree with you about local races vs. having to travel for races, but I feel like they both have their positives and negatives!
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  2. I always take time off after a Race-cation! In fact I’ve only run once since my half marathon this month!

  3. Listening to your body and taking time off is a great idea especially this time of year. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Warm Up With Mizuno Breath Thermo Cold Weather Wear-ReviewMy Profile

  4. Glad you enjoyed an apres Vegas down week. Doesn’t it feel decadent? I’m still sort of in a delicious non-training limbo, even though I’ve got a 5k tomorrow and a half next Sat. It’s all for fun so I’m not stressing. I runfess I haven’t even considered any local races for next year yet. My eyes are on Berlin and pretty much nothing else. Ha!
    Marcia recently posted…Black Friday RunfessionsMy Profile

  5. Gah, I hate when I casually start thinking about something (like a running jacket in my case) and then I start obsessively thinking about it. It’s annoying and fun at the same time.
    Rachel recently posted…Giving Thanks This Holiday SeasonMy Profile

  6. I was just thinking about this last night–it’s so great to run a local race. Of course, that’s because I’m jetting off to Florida to run a half next weekend. That’s kind of fun too.
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Runfessions for NovemberMy Profile

  7. The Garmin 235 is a great choice! I only have done local races and am considering destinations for next year. I can’t imagine how much I will agonize over packing for race day ahead of time!
    Coco recently posted…Abundant RunfessionsMy Profile

  8. The local races are nice. We have many half marathons around here in Winter all within morning-of driving distance. I love being able to sleep in my own bed. Fingers crossed you get that Garmin 235!

  9. I was coveting the 235 also for a while. Haven’t broken down yet… hard to justify it because my watch is working great. But it would make a great Christmas present…
    karen – Fit in France recently posted…Five post marathon runfessionsMy Profile

  10. I like local races but I do love getting to see new places, even if I don’t travel that far! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I’ve gone on one run since the marathon, and I’m kind of enjoying not being on a regimen anymore!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Marathon Runfessions – November 2016My Profile

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