Runfession #2- Just last Wednesday I was posting on Wendy's Blog (The Long Way Home), that my fiancé who has been training with me for a Marathon might not be running with me much longer. Well, I saw it coming. Wednesday night, I was reviewing schedules with Roger for The Gettysburg Marathon, breakfast, driving there, and times. As soon as I said we would have to be eating my 5:00 am, he lost it. He said that after the Marathon he was done with races, he was done with training for the year, he was done with running until next year. My first reaction was to be mad. Last year after the Hershey Half Marathon, I said I wanted to take a break, at least for the winter, or for the holidays. And get back to running in February. But he insisted that we were already training and might as well keep going. At the time I rolled my eyes at him and agreed, I'm talking rolled my eyes so hard that it gave me a headache.
|Roger before a 14 mile run|
|Still smiling at mile 5 for a 16 mile run in the freezing cold weather|
Well, Marathon Training has been a great experience! each week I'm pushing myself to run further and further, feeling stronger and stronger. I've run in the cold, and have enjoyed it. Ran with the Fleet Feet Running group and loved it. Ran with Roger and loved having that activity to share. And now, if he stops running with me, I'm scared that it will keep me from running more. At this point only time will tell. I have joined Fleet Feet Running group, and Harrisburg River Runners, both who hold group runs several times a week. Running with them will always be an option. I Runfess that I will miss running with Roger, but recognize he will need his space.
Runfession #3- I've been thinking of this one for a while.... at the beginning of the year I gave up things for Lent, that I know would help get stronger for Marathon. Things that I don't ever feel guilty about liking, but are not good for me: McDs Quarter Pounder MEALS, Five Guys Burgers, Coke and Pecan Braids. The burgers are my go to food when stressed out, and it has been difficult to stay away from them, especially knowing that after Easter, there is another month in which I can't have them.
|My mushroom burger, with a coke (not in the picture) after the RnR DC|
Well.... after the RnR DC Half Marathon, I was hungry, sleepy and wanted some comfort. I had a large Coke. And it doesn't stop there. I've had coke 3 times since. Giving myself permission after stressful days at work.
Runfession #4 - Today my son went for his eye doctor appointment. And although I am ok about him wearing glasses, I runfess that I'm glad he will only have to wear glasses when he is in his classroom. It's a runfession because I was worried that he would not want to do a race if he wore glasses.
|I don't like running with glasses|
And last ....
Runfession #5 This was a conversation I had with Roger a few weeks ago
Roger: What do you have for breakfast ?
Me: Oatmeal, Greek yogurt, bagel and coffee.
Roger: You need to replace that bagel.
Me: Replace it? Do you mean, like with a Pecan Braid?
Roger : No, like with another oatmeal.
Me: No, I don't like where this is going. Let's go back to your pecan braid idea.
Roger- or a Multigrain bagel
Me: I think I need to break up this engagement. This lack of pecan braids is very stressful.
All joking aside, I did switch to a whole grain bagel, for two weeks. This Week, I runfess to having a scone and today a croissant.
*** 2:03 PM Update- I am scheduled to run a 10K tomorrow, but I am not feeling good. Shivering and coughing... where did this cold come from? I was fine all week!***