March Runfession 2018

I can hardly believe that March is ending this weekend. For some reason, this month felt REALLY long for me. Big work events at the beginning of the month, march break with my kids with LOTS of activities, then two weeks of busy work and half marathon training officially starting.

Winter came at us again last week with lots of snow but I’m done with it and now enjoying watching all the snow melt.

Runfession #1: Though I’m done with winter, I’m really not loving the muddy season. Mud is everywhere!!!! I kinda wish we could skip this stage and just go right to full on beautiful spring!

Runfession #2: I skied a lot in March and ran very little. The same could be said for January and February but I’ll be honest, I’m okay with it. I love skiing, skating and snowshoeing and my girls love it too. I’d much rather do an activity with them then on my own, therefore running sure took a back seat and I have no guilt!

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Runfession #3: I’ve stopped using my phone before bed! Yes, I was one of those people who would sit in bed right before going to sleep catching up on social media. NO MORE! I leave my phone in the kitchen and if I need to check it first thing in the morning, then I have to walk all the way to my kitchen to get it. Otherwise, it stays there until I’m dressed and ready for the day.

Runfession #4: This one goes with #3 but I’m trying really hard to make sleep a priority.  My body needs 8 hours of sleep to function well…yeah, I never get 8 hours of sleep until recently. I’ve been trying to go to bed (sans distractions like social media) between 9:30 and 10 pm which is super hard for me. Since my nights are my time to workout, clean the house, do dishes, prep meals and lunches etc., I’m usually short on time.

Runfession #5: RUNCH! I officially got back to my weekly runching! I love being able to fit in my run during my lunch break at work but only do it on days when I don’t have any other meetings post run. My work doesn’t have showers and I don’t like sitting in my sweat all day…thank goodness for baby wipes, water/mini towels and dry shampoo!

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I managed to get out yesterday on my lunch break for a little 5k, out and back kind of fun. I’m glad I got it done as shortly after that our school called to tell us Lilly’s ear was really bothering her. Luckily, our family doctor squeezed us in at the end of the day and sure enough – ear inflection. What a way to start the long Easter weekend!

Runfession #6: I’m totally using my running this weekend to eat all the junk food – not going hide it!

What do you have to runfess from this month?

Anyone running on their lunch breaks?

Do your Easter plans include any long runs (because of extra food consumption)?

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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!

Happy Easter Weekend!

February Runfessions

Though it’s not the last Friday of the month (it’s Sunday), I’m still going to recap my February Runfessions.

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!

I runfess that I’m really loving not running ALL THE TIME!!! I’ve been skiing a fair amount (for me), cycling way more and getting back to as many yoga classes as I can. Having said that, I’m really looking forward to running more consistently  and maybe even start training for a race!

runfess that I’ve signed up for a race! Yup, finally bit the bullet and registered for another half marathon!!! I’m keeping which one under wraps for now but hoping I can start getting in some longer distances runs soon.

runfess that my hip/obliques are starting to feel better but not at 100%. I’ve been doing my PT exercises daily and taking my runs really easy lately. I don’t have to see my physiotherapist for another four weeks! PROGRESS!!! However, still not allowed to play soccer….which for now, I’m okay with.

I runfess that though I’m doing a plank challenge this month….I’m done with it! I usually do it after I workout but on rest days I find myself doing it super late at night. Like, right before bed. Sometimes I forget about it and I’m already in bed and get out from under my warm duvet and pull out a minute plank. Positing it to my IG stories has helped keep me accountable but I’m also ready to be done that too! I’ll probably plank in March but not every day.

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runfess that I’ve watch a tone of Olympics and said to see it end! Seriously! It’s been a fun way to introduce multiple sports to my daughters and see them get excited about sport(s). Each morning they’d wake up asking how we (Canada) did and if they can watch the recaps during breakfast….of course, I’d say yes!!! Also, a new record of 29 Winter Olympic medals for Canada – so awesome! The good news is that the Paralympics start on March 9th and I’m looking forward to watching those amazing athletes as well.

How was your month of February?

Anything to runfess?

How many races have you signed up for in 2018 (already)?

January 2018 Runfessions

Every time I come to write these Runfession posts, I’m blown away that the month is wrapping up and a new one is starting. I still feel like it’s early January and I’ve lost a week’s worth of time!

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!

January Runfessions

Runfession #1 – I haven’t run in along time and haven’t felt the desire to run! Eeek! That felt good to get off my chest. I mean, I’ve wanted to get a run in all week but the desire to actually go for a run is non existent…until last night. Well if I am really runfessing….I only ran last night because I have physio today and I wanted to see how my hip/glutes would react. I’m happy riding my bike on the trainer, skiing with my kids and taking a few extra rest days in a row to just relax! Running motivation is low.

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Runfession #2 – I want to get a road bike! Good lord, what have I done by writing that down on my blog! Though I love my trail bike that I have and it’s probably all I need, I’m tempted to start riding on the road more come spring/summer. Honestly, I have no sweet clue if I’ll actually get a road bike but I want one, ha!

Runfession #3 – I love running outdoors in the winter – specifically on the trails with Carmacks – but I’m 110% unmotivated to run outside in the winter at night time this last month. It’s not the cold or even the ice under foot, I just have zero motivation to do it. Maybe it’s because I’m not training for anything or really running all that much….or that I have a treadmill in my warm basement. I dunno!

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Runfession #4 – Being a runner, you usually have a few races in mind or have at least registered for a race in the coming year. Though I have once race on my plan, I haven’t registered or even looked at other races. I just really want to sort out my hip/glutes and oblique problems before I fork over money that might go to waste.

Runfession #5 – I would like more snow! I know, some of you aren’t a fan of me now but we like to play in it, ski in it, snowshoe in it and well……….there is only a slight dusting down. If it could just snow 5cm each night for a week, we’d get enough accumulation to play in the snow yet still have school on and safe roads. Just sayin’!

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I also runfess that I’m not making any 2018 goals for the year…just not feeling it. However, I’m going to continue to make monthly goals. I’ll blog about it at some point. Happy Friday folks!

Can you believe it’s the end of January already?

Have any runfessions you want to share?

Love or hate snow?

December Runfessions

Hello….anyone there?!?!

I sort of took an unplanned hiatus over the holidays with great intentions of blogging but I didn’t bother once to turn on my computer….it was kinda nice. However, now I’m left with half finished blog posts and forgotten posts as well.

This is my last installment of “Runfessions” for the year and I think I’ll continue next year.

December Runfessions

I runfess that I really enjoyed my unplanned break from blogging. You know, blogging takes time and thought. I don’t write many “try this….” posts anymore or “tips for running” lately. It’s been more about my running experiences. I just didn’t make time for blogging because let’s be honest bloggers – you have to make time to blog.

I runfess that I’m really loving snowy trail running with my dog Carmacks. We’ve been out a handful of times over the last two weeks and loving it. We did have a wind storm the other day that knocked down some trees on a trail we run so I’ve had to teach him (lift him over) how to climb over fallen down trees.

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runfess that I’ve been running with “Christmas tree” earrings for the last few weeks. Apparently, I’ve been forgetting they are on my ears and have been sleeping in them too! See photo above for my dangling earrings!

I runfess that I haven’t looked at my running mileage in three months! Normally, I’d tally it all up at the end of the month but I had no clue where I was until this morning. I’m just around 530km for the year – the lowest I’ve ever been! Oh well!

runfess that I’m getting excited for a spring half marathon with some mama-friends. It’s a race I’ve done before but not this course so it should be fun!!!! Also, I may have encourage them to run the half instead of the 10k – such a bad mama-running friend!

I runfess that I’m happy to see 2017 wrap up and looking forward to 2018. I have zero goals for 2018 at the moment but I always take the first week of January to sort them out, then you’ll see a post on that.

For now, that’s all I’m runfessing for 2017. I have a few wrap up posts to do for 2017 but you’ll see those in the new year.

How was your December?

Anything to runfess this month?

Are you ready for 2018?

You can check out my other Runfession posts: November, October September, AugustJuly, JuneMay, AprilMarchFebruary, and January

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

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