It’s the last Friday in May – can you believe it? With spring finally arriving in Nova Scotia (though some days it doesn’t feel like it), I’m so ready for summer weather already!
So far, May is the only month I’ve signed up for a race! I runfess that I’m really not all that sad about not having any races on the schedule. It’s a little freeing. I’m sure as the races come up that I’ve run before or have been eyeing to do, I might have a little FOMO going on but I’m okay with that right now.
I runfess that I got a massage right after my half marathon within 20 minutes of finishing my race. It was about 20 minutes while my friend only had a 5 minute massage. I’m pretty sure that helped me feel better then I should post race. I also got a massage on Tuesday which made me feel even better.
I runfess I wore my Tiux compression socks (affiliate link) for most of the weekend! I was on my feet all day Saturday for the 2k youth run with my girls. We took in the expo again and did a lot of walking that afternoon and then back to our car. I also walked my dog twice and was on my feet most of the evening. By the time the evening hit my legs were physically sore so I threw on my compression socks and viola – they immediately felt better. I wore another pair during my run and then a third pair post run to help recover. Lots of Tiux wearing going on!
I runfess that I’m relieved my training for the half marathon has wrapped up. It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t fun and I’m just glad it’s behind me. I’m also ready to just run when I want to, cycle with my kids/husband, go swimming and just not be tied to anything. Back to my first runfession about not signing up for races – I’ll sign up for some in the fall and maybe a few last minute races over the summer. However, soccer season starts June 3rd – so I’ll be on the field again soon!
Last runfession. I runfess that I’m really looking forward to this weekend! We have very little planned, my husband works all weekend, it’s Apple Blossom Festival and my daughters have swimming lessons. Sadly, I have a chore list – inside and outside of our house to do. I kinda just want to do nothing and watch a whole bunch of TV on my comfy couch!
What are you runfessing this month?
Do you get FOMO (fear of missing out( with races?
What’s are you doing this weekend?
Runfessions are shared on the last Friday of the month and is hosted by Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice! You can check out her blog and read about lots of other blogger’s Runfessions in her link up!
23 thoughts on “May Runfessions”
I don’t have any races on my immediate calendar either, which is kind of freeing like you said! I did a half in Feb. and plan on taking it easy this summer. And speaking of massage, now I want one!
Massages are amazing!
I always try to schedule massages right after races. I definitely think it helps a lot.
This will be my new recovery tool post big race!
I never feel like doing much after any of my goal races. I usually new a break for a few months before I want to get back into things.My big goal races are in August and September, although I want to run a 5km taht’s comig up at the end of June since I haven’t raced in over a year (first race since pregnancy)
I usually need a good 2 week break and then I get back into it!
It’s nice to have breaks from training, especially when it’s been hard and you haven’t enjoyed it. I feel like I’ve been sidelined forever, so I’m looking forward to finally having some races coming up for the 2nd half of the year. I hope you enjoy your down time!
That’s how I felt with my recent half after being sidelined last fall and over the winter.
I’m not one to have FOMO, especially not about races lately. Since Gasparilla in Feb I’ve only done a trail race last weekend and I don’t have anything in summer except RnRCHI. I’m enjoying not having the pressure to train. Enjoy the long weekend!
I always feel relief at the end of a training cycle. I don’t think we realize that we put our bodies through a lot! While I have a 10K next weekend and RnR Chi in July, I’m not going to be following a traditional training plan as I need a break.
Oh, all those massages sound great. The only race left on my calendar is the Lawyers Have Heart 5K in two weeks.
Those massages were amazing! I even booked one for next month!
I had FOMO after skipping last weekend’s half. I still do1
Ahh, so hard! But, sounds like you made a good decision.
I get major FOMO and usually give in to it 😉
Haha! I don’t usually give in…too much planning with young kids to do races last minute.
I need a good massage!!
I have FOMO over missing RnR Chicago. All the cool kids are going apparently!
FOMO is the worst!
I have massages scheduled around my next race, but not immediately after. That would be heavenly!
Enjoy them! So worth it!
I had not heard of these compression socks before, but they look great! I love the fun colors!!
Hands down my favourite compression socks. I’ve tried many before but these are my top pick!