September Runfessions

It’s the last Friday of September (what?!?) so it’s time to join Marcia for some runfession fun!

While I really enjoyed the experience of meeting up with the other SS ambassadors at the Wicked Half, I run-fess that the race itself left me feeling meh! The course was open to traffic (I’m never a fan) and while the police were great at managing the major intersections, the course had no cones or other markers to let drivers even know there was a race going on. Cars often got a little too close for comfort and I saw many runners moving to the sidewalks vs. dealing with running next to cars.

I run-fess that I doubt that this is a race I’ll be running again.

I recently got all fired up about the fact that I need to do a better job about my nutrition. I run-fess that I bought this a couple of weeks ago and have yet to crack the seal on it! (Going to change that this weekend)

I run-fess that it is a pet peeve of mine when runners can’t be bothered with acknowledging other runners. There’s one woman I see on my runs quite often and she never gives a nod, wave, eye contact…nothing. I’ve seen her do it to other runners too so I don’t take it personally – but I do think she could make even the smallest effort.

I run-fess that while I’m not trying to look past my November half marathon, I’m already eyeing 2018.  I’m feeling the need to take on a new challenge – the what?… I’m not sure yet.

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What are you run-fessing?

I’m also joining Rachel and Lacey & Meranda for the Friday Five link-up!



  1. I’m sure that protein is wonderful but there’s something about those 2 words strung together BONE BROTH that gives me the creeps. Ugh no traffic cones is just wrong.
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  2. I really am not a fan of run courses being open to cars. It’s just too unsafe. Glad you got to meet up w other SS ambassadors though that’s always fun
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  3. I hate when I smile or wave at other runners and I get nothing back in return. It’s like C’mon, you can’t even smile back?! So rude!

    I hate when courses are open to traffic. I’ve done a few races like that and I never run them again – it’s just so dangerous to me!

    In 2018 I want to focus on running half marathons in more states. I’ve already signed up for the Cleveland Half (Ohio will be a new state for me) and RnR Philly (it will be my third and final time doing that race).
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  4. I give a hand wave to runners I see if they are looking at me. But mostly I see dog walkers. If it’s someone I see every morning, I give a little wave! It feels weird not to.
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  5. Omigosh, we’re totally on the same wavelength today! I totally hate when runners don’t acknowledge me or wave back either. How rude!!

    I ran the Mississippi Blues marathon and that race was not laid out the best. There was one point where runners had to cross 6 lanes of traffic!! The police were there but they weren’t holding traffic – they alternated between holding runners and then holding traffic some. And not all the cars were happy about it. I was so glad when I crossed the street!

  6. Ugh, I would not be happy about the open course. Thanks for that heads up – won’t be adding that race to my future race list.

    I haven’t really even begun considering 2018 yet. Probably because I have my big race of the year in 3 weeks.
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  7. A pet peeve of mine is when a race course includes traffic!
    I runfess I too am eyeing up 2018 races! I may be signing up for one tonight!

  8. I kind of wonder about runners who never acknowledge other runners, too…. I don’t think I would like a race that allowed traffic on the course either.

  9. I also can’t stand the runners who don’t acknowledge you (or even look down or away as you approach each other). I’m not looking to start a conversation, really! It’s just so odd when I say hi or wave and there is no response. It’s just common courtesy!

  10. You know, it doesn’t take much effort to notice other runners. A simple hi, hello or head no is easy to do silly runners!

  11. Some people are just extremely shy, and it often comes across as snobbish and/or arrogant. I’m not making excuses for this chick…but its’probably her and not you that’s the problem LOL Good for you, though, in that you’re trying to extend a friendly gesture 😉
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  12. I love that you are looking a a new challenge – that was one of my runfessions, too. Feel free to come join me for The Booby Trap LOL!

    I hate when people are rude like that. I know some of them are in a zone, but they absolutely see you. And it takes nothing to nod or smile. Oh well.
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  13. Runners who don’t respond to my greeting sort of bring me down. I would love to know what they’re thinking when someone greets them.

    I’ve been reading a lot of posts about races having open courses and dangerous situations. It’s really sad.
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  14. Ugh on the race not having cones even! I did feel sorry for the cars stuck waiting at intersections during my race last weekend but I’m so glad the cops never held me up — I’m not sure I would have been able to start up again once I stopped!
    Coco recently posted…September RunfessionsMy Profile

  15. Open courses are tough! I also just got a thing of bone broth I haven’t opened yet. Haha!
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  16. Oh that’s incredibly frustrating about the other runner who doesn’t like to acknowledge others. A simply wave, smile, nod, etc. goes a long way.
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