January Runfessions

Happy Friday Folks!

With only a few more days left of January, I thought I’d join in the fun and share with you some Runfessions from the last month, hosted by Marcia 

*Update/Runfession: When scheduling posts for first thing in the morning, make sure you use AM not PM.

Runfession: I took two weeks off running (unplanned) this month! I started off the month great; running 3-4 days a week then just kinda stopped. I stopped partly because of my next runfession but it wasn’t required of me to stop running. I did however, rest!

Runfession: I’m not loving the fact that I’m back in weekly physiotherapy for my silly ankle that just doesn’t want to heal. However, I’m thankful to have access to a great physiotherapist that’s working hard at getting my ankle stronger. Me and the BEAST have been hanging out lately.


Runfession: My goal this month was to run 75 km and I’m a little short. Well, to be honest, a lot short. I’ve managed 32 km and I’m not even upset, disappointed or bothered by the fact that I’m not going to reach my monthly goal. Life happens!

Runfession: Though I haven’t run a significant amount of kilometres this month, I’ve stayed pretty active. Between soccer games, random lunch time skating, snowshoeing in our only dump of snow (which is gone now) and skiing with the family – I runfess, I don’t regret taking some time off running.

Also, sometimes I make our lunches late at night after my soccer game. Yes, I’m still in my jersey and shorts…..priority was make lunches first, shower second.



Runfession: I’ve only signed up for one race so far this year – Maritime Race Weekend in September (5k and Half). I have a long list of races I want to do but right now, I don’t have an interest in signing up for them 😦 I’m hoping that when my ankle is 100% I’ll feel a little more motivated and register – or I might just wing it this year and sign up for races last minute. Don’t worry, I’ll at least train for them.

And I’m joining Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness  for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!Five Reasons I Love Blogging | Friday Five 2.0 | Running on Happy

Do you have any runfessions from January?

What’s one thing you loved doing this month?

Have you signed up for all the races or none?



42 thoughts on “January Runfessions

  1. I runfess sometimes I think setting mileage goals is over-rated. There’s so much to be said for enjoying a variety of activities. Especially in the off-season or when we’re allowing the body to heal. I think you are wise! Thanks for linking up!

  2. I love this idea of runfessions. I do need breaks from running from time to time and it’s great that you don’t regret it at all. Running should be the something fun that you do and not a chore. I hope your ankle heals up soon. 😊

  3. I have a couple races on my calendar but I’m keeping things super casual this year. But having races on the calendar keep me focused so there’s that. 😉

  4. I’m not setting mileage goals, per se…I did do that lululemon/strava challenge and that was fun! I know there will be miles to run for my marathon training. But I’m putting more emphasis on cross training this time around. No need to get injured! I hope the ankle calms down for you.

  5. I’m signed up for a handful of short races, but not for any of my long ones yet. I’ll likely end up signing up last minute for things as I discover free time on my calendar.

  6. I just found your blog and subscribed. I love the runfessions post. i
    My runfession: this week, I had my first 2 runs of the year but since I ran twice and not just once, I am pretty optimistic I will continue 🙂

  7. I love your added note about scheduling for AM not PM..hahaha…I’ve done that with my alarm before, no good! This month I’ve enjoyed joining a virtual run club, and coming back to my blog! It’s helping me get back into it. 🙂

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