Friday, July 29, 2016

July Runfessions

Yes! A Friday that I'm at work for Runfessions!! While I'm sad to be at my office, I'm glad to be around to Runfess with Marcia 's link up!

1. Back when I ran my first marathon, I was ready to add one of those awesome 26.2 Magnets to my car. It got ordered, and placed in the back of the car. Then about 2 weeks later, it got taken off. I runfess that I didn't like the magnet in my car. It felt like unnecessary attention. The only time I felt enjoyed it, was when I cut in front of a 13.1 in the highway... that was my indication that I was being a runhole and needed to take it off.



2. I runfess that on Wednesday I didn't open my work email until 3:30 pm. I checked running blogs, commented on most, checked my personal email 10 times and had lunch, but didn't think of opening work email. I only missed 14 emails, 6 of which had nothing to do with me. 2 that needed immediate attention. 4 that could wait until Monday.

3. I Runfess (Zumbafess?) that I am in complete denial about my zumba studio closing. I have not started to look for another place, even while most other members have left. Even after my Favorite Wednesday class will end on August 10th. Even while they are closing for a week for vacation (bonus jerk zumbafession.... I don't understand why they are closing for a week! I mean, they will have anytime after September to do whatever they want... there I'm a jerk, I said it). And even as they are slowly emptying the place of everything. I'm going to be miserable after September...which brings me to ....



From our last Halloween Costume Zumba Party. Picture by


4. I signed up for the Philadelphia Half Marathon with my sister. And I runfess that I haven't told my fiancé about it yet. Maybe by the time you read this, I would have press send on the email... but as of right now, he doesn't know. I don't know why I'm putting off telling him. He is very supportive, even though he thinks I'm insane, but is nothing but supportive.

5. I hope by now everybody knows that I'm a runner who randomly sings while running, especially when running gets challenging. I runfess that a couple weeks ago, I sang and danced to this song in a back trail in Hershey. There was nobody else around, I was at mile 8 of 12, it was hot and humid... the song came on my MP3 and I was Roxy Hart for those 3 minutes. I finished the 12 miles with a huge smile on my face! I obviously missed my Broadway call!



There... I feel better! I need to run around the block... or eat a cinnamon twist, which is *almost* the same!

Go check out other Runfessions on the Link up!





18 comments:

  1. Haha, I love your reasoning for taking off your 26.2 magnet.

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    1. Hey! being a marathoner is no excuse to be a jerk on the road! it was giving me a bigger head than I need.

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  2. Aww... it is sad about the zumba studio closing :( I hope you find another one you like as much! I totally sing when running at times too.

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    1. Thanks Chaitali! I haven't even look... maybe there is another awesome place out there, but I wont' know until I look.

      singing totally helps finish a run!

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  3. Are you sure they're only closing for a week? Sounds like something more permanent. So funny about your sticker. I used to have one then I got a new car and never added one. That was 2 cars ago and still nothing. I do like seeing them when I'm driving to a race. I know I'm going the right way! Thanks for linking!

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    1. They are closing for a week for vacation Marcia, and two weeks after their vacation, they are permanently closed.

      You do make a good point on seeing the magnets on other cars, and knowing you are going the right way. And whenever I see another car with the magnets, I think "good for them!" Unless it's a 30K then I think.... I'll get one of those one day.

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  4. I've been grappling with taking off my magnets. I already took off my 13.1. It actually fell off at a carwash and I never put it back on. It's tie dye, though, so it stands out. The 26.2 is black and my car is black so you don't really see it.

    Good post!

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    1. Thank you Rachel!

      Why are you considering taking off your magnet?

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  5. I never put the mileage on my car (I do have a small runner girl sticker on there). I know the magnetic ones would be stolen anyway, especially the Disneys. They reside on the refrigerator. As a kid, I adored cinnamon twists!

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    1. I do have them in my fridge now, especially my Hershey Half Marathon one, because it's so cute!

      Cinnamon twists are delicious!

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  6. OMG I SANG THAT SONG TO AUDITION FOR RENT. I didn't know you liked musical theater HOT DAMN we have a lot in common!!!

    I don't have any stickers on my car but I think it is hilarious you cut off a 13.1!!!

    I am putting a Hillary sticker on my car. I saw one today and decided! I have one, it is on my fridge now being held up with a magnet but it's about to go on my car!

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    1. Wait.. Your audition for Rent? That is way cool! I love musical theater! I've never performed or anything, but still love it!

      The 13.1 lady was nice about it... she didn't flip me off... and I really needed in her lane!

      I am going to order a Hillary button for sure!

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  7. You know I randomly sing while running...

    I got my bumpers fixed on my car ( my teenagers cracked them while learning to drive) and I never replaced my 26.2 sticker. Does this make me a fake runner?

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    1. Running and singing are good for the soul Wendy!

      Not a fake runner, you are an awesome runner! not a single doubt about that!

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  8. Love the runhole story. Too funny.

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    1. Thanks Karen! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  9. LOL on the runhole story - at least you saw your fault and put the trigger away. :-) Bummer on the Zumba class. Now that I'm taking studio classes (spinning and OTF) I'm realizing how much the instructor matters and how hard it is to cope when a favorite leaves!

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    1. Thank you Coco! Finding a good zumba instructor is hard! and I've heard the same about spinning and Yoga!

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