April Runfessions 2018

I almost missed Runfessions for the month! Well, let’s be honest – I missed it since it’s normally posted on the last Friday of each month and it Sunday as I write this.

Runfession #1: I’m not loving running right now. It’s hard and many times during my runs I hate it. However, not all running is easy or should be easy. Though I’m roughly following a training plan and missed 10 days due to the flu…running is friggin’ hard for me right now. We are not friends but I’m still running.

Runfession #2: I’m so thankful I push myself to run when I don’t want to. Be it stubbornness or determination or commitment, I dunno. I’m glad I push myself to run when I don’t want to, to run when I’m not loving it and to just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

I sure look the part of a happy runner here…and this was after I fell down on the trail with Carmacks.

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Runfession #3: Normally, I track my monthly mileage and know exactly where I am at any day of the week. However, this month (and last) I’ve barely paid attention to my numbers. This month, possibly due to the flu I just haven’t even cared what my mileage is at and only know because I sat down and counted it all up this morning.  I’m not breaking any records or heck, even meeting my monthly goals at all (post to come in a few days) but I got in some km’s.

Runfession #4: Though I’m signed up for a half marathon in three weeks time, I have no other races I’m signed up for. I’ve thought of a few, one in June but I’m just not as keen as I once was to sign up for races this year. Which brings me to my next runfession.

Runfession #5: There is a possibility that I’m done running half marathons! Potentially for this year or maybe longer. I have not falling in love with running during this training cycle and am really wondering if the half marathon distance is for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m running a half marathon in three weeks but it’s like my heart just isn’t into the distance right now. Who knows, maybe I’ll sign up for another one but I might be done with the distances for a while. Only time will tell.

What are you runfessing this month?

Have you given up on a certain distances?

Do you know how many km/miles you have run or just add it up at the end of the month?

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!

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April Runfessions

Another month, another round of Runfessions! It’s been a month of trying to get back into running more regularly but also doing other sports to cross train.

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I runfess that I’m struggling to increase my running days while trying to train for a half marathon. I’ve been loving having an indoor trainer and working through some challenging rides. I’ve also been loving getting back to weekly yoga classes which seem to help my back a lot.

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I runfess I’m done with Physio. I feel like I’ve spent the last 2 years going to physio for either my hamstring, my SI joint, my ankle injury and now my back from the car accident. I’m just done with going but I’m still going as I kinda have to if I want to get my back better. I’m tired of leaving work for PT but I’m also tired of having a sore back. Catch 22!

I runfess that I’ve been loving all the Boston Marathon coverage but secretly would love to run the London Marathon! My husband is from England, so it would be nice family trip for us but I just feel like running in London would be awesome! PS – I’ve never run a marathon before.

I runfess that I FINALLY registered for Johnny Miles Half Marathon (June 18th) – whoop whoop! I guess I took the month of April to convince myself that I can get back into training for a half marathon. Though my training and lose training plan have been wish-washy, I’ve managed to get through some long runs with limited back pain – so that’s a win in my eyes!

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I runfess that I’m loving the kinda spring like weather we are having but haven’t had many runs outside. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so thankful to have a treadmill to do most of my runs on but I’m sure looking forward to more outdoor runs this spring!

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I runfess (yes, an extra one) – that I’m really missing playing soccer and can’t wait to get back on the field. Having had this car accident and dealing with whiplash has sidelined me from contact sport – which makes sense. However, I’m missing it.

Do you have an Runfessions for the month of April?

Are you loving the spring like weather, or has it even arrived ?

I’m linking up with Marcia for today’s Runfessions post. It’s hosted on the last Friday of each month! Check out my March, February and January Runfessions.

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I’m also linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!

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