May Runfessions

Knock, knock!

Hello….anyone?

My, my…. I’m a terrible blogger. I’ve really fallen off the radar these last few months with my blog and I’m not going to lie but I’ll runfess that I’m kinda not all that upset about my lack of blogging.

I’m also going to runfess that I’m back to RUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, let’s back that up a little bit.

Happy runner!

Last week, I was give the a-okay to start some light jogging. So that’s what I did. My first run since I sprained my calf muscle was a walk/run/walk. I walked for 7 minutes, ran for 10, then walked for 6 minutes. Those 10 minutes of light jogging was plenty for my calf muscle. I had no pain but it felt weird and awkward.

I did a second run but with my running buddy, Krystol. We haven’t ran since last fall or summer together, I believe. Anyway, it was a great walk/run/walk. Just what we both needed – a little running, more walking and some good conversations with a great friend.

I ran again the other night and was told to increase my running time. I ran for just over 20 minutes and managed to increase my pace each km. This was not planned or something I was focusing on. I just went with how I was feeling. I will runfess that those first two kilometers, I honestly thought I was going to die. Man, starting over is friggin’ hard work but so worth it. Also, I should avoid hills and inclines during my first few km of any run right now.

Starting over!

I runfess that I have zero interest in running any races right now. Likely because I physically can’t do them but mentally I just don’t want to even think about trying to run in a race. However, I’m eyeing some summer and fall races that are local events.

I runfess that I’m jealous that my husband ran Cape Split last weekend and that all I really want to do is go run some trails with him. We don’t get out together very often but we do love getting out on a trail run together. When I first hurt my leg on Easter weekend, we had plans to go for a run together but that went out the door fast.

I’m also going to runfess that I’m absolutely LOVING the new TIUX compression socks that just came out!!!!

I runfess that though I was completely exhausted this morning, I loved getting up at stupid o’clock to walk our dog. I’ll also runfess that I want to start running at stupid o’clock and secretly eyeing the houses around us that have sprinkler systems for those hot summer morning runs.

That’s all I have to runfess for this month. Sorry I’m not blogging much these days but you can find me almost daily on Instagram.

Have any runfessions from May to share?

Early morning runner – heck yes or heck no?

Road run or trail run?

Check out the Runfessions Link Up here with Marcia at The Healthy Slice.

May Runfessions

Somehow it’s the last Friday in May….to me, it just appeared out of nowhere. I don’t think I’m quite ready for it to be June. The month of June brings my oldest turning 7, I run my 5th half marathon, school finishes AND summer begins!

Runfessions

I’ll runfess that getting back to my lunch time running (aka RUNCH) was really, REALLY nice! There are so many reasons why I love to run at lunch but mostly, it frees up my evening when I’d normally work out. I may be a sweaty mess at work afterwards (don’t worry, I clean myself up) but I also love the bonus of feeling energized for the afternoon.

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runfess that I love running with my husband! It’s not that often when we get to run together so when we do, I love it. We talk about everything and nothing, we run in silence, we laugh at stuff and sometimes we pick up our pace to see if the other one is paying attention (and will keep up). But mostly, I love that we share the same passions.

runfess that I’ve written a blog post about how I feel like a running failure and doubting my running ability but haven’t published it yet. About a year ago I was doing my thing, training for my goal half marathon which went out the door before it started. I was wearing my Nuun hat & shirt but felt like I totally didn’t even represent what they are all about. I know, super silly of me because taking the time to look back (writing the blog post), I know that I was representing what they are all about – active lifestyles. Though I didn’t finish anywhere close to my goal time, I finished! I’m sure we all have negative feelings sometimes about running or life stuff so, don’t worry about me runfessing this…it’s just a moment I wanted to share.

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runfess that I’m starting to feel excited about my upcoming half marathon in three weeks! Though it’s father’s day when I run, I’m looking forward to *hopefully* having a redemption run and FUN running 21.1. It will be a exactly a year since I’ve run that distance and felt like a failure (runfession from above). Though I still have some long runs ahead of me, I’m feeling pretty good.

runfess that I have no desire to register for any races (to date) but am totally scoping out ALL THE RACES. There are so many around but most of them are during weekends when my husband works, so I have to find someone to watch my girls. Don’t get me wrong, there are family members that would take them in a heart beat but I just haven’t committed to anything else. I’m just not registration-trigger happy yet and that’s okay. When I find the next race I want to sign up, I’ll do it.

That’s all I’m runfessing today. We’re in for a wet and rainy weekend but I’m looking forward to squeezing in my long run at some point!

Have any runfessions this month?

Ever doubt your running ability?

Who do you love to run with?

I’m linking up with Marcia for today’s Runfessions post. It’s hosted on the last Friday of each month!

Check out my other Runfession posts:  April, March, February and January.

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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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Have a great weekend!