Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday Five- April Runfessions

Hello! It has been a while since I last Runfessed, but this month, I've gathered a few stories of this runner gone mad from my side of the world.

I'm joining the Friday 5 Link up with  Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness and Marcia for Runfessions.






1. I didn't feel like racing! A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned wanting to do a 5 mile race in Valley Forge. I was super excited for it on the weeks leading up to it, but come sign up day and I couldn't bring myself to sing up for it. I runfess that I had no desire to do this race when it came time to sing up! this is not normal for me. Instead, we enjoyed a 10 mile run that was slow and easy.

2. Challenge Me- 98% of my job is sitting at my desk reviewing files. If I don't make it a point to get up, I can go 3-4 hours without moving from my chair. In January, my Fitbit fell apart, and it felt dumb to keep wearing it, so I took it off. I've been tracking my steps with my Garmin 230, which increases my amount of steps day to day, and I runfess that I don't want to turn off that feature, because I enjoy challenging myself each day to do more steps. My longest streak of meeting my goal right now is 10 days. 

3. I looked it up- Does anybody remember that my ex-husband and his fiancé did the same 10K that Roger and I did? and how I was freaking out about it? Yeah... I barely remember that too. Anyway, I runfess that a few days after the race, I looked up their results.... *insert smug face here*... that's all I'm going to say. (** Feel free to judge me, I already judged myself ** )


4. All I want for Mother's Day is to run- My family and Roger have asked me what I want for Mother's Day, they were not very excited at my mention of running a half marathon, but my sister agreed to keep an eye on my son, and to maybe even run the 5k with him ! I runfess that I want my son to run the 5K, because we could get an extra "token" for running as Mother and Son. But I also don't want to force him to run. 



5. Please don't Plan my schedule! I am typically all about running races with family, and recently my sister started asking me what races I had planned for the fall, I told her my list and she said she wants to do all of them with me. She then commented me to do night races with her in Philadelphia this summer, and I runfess that as much as I love my sister and running with her... I don't want to travel to Philly for night races. Races in Philly involve travel, and more money than races in Central PA. She was not happy when I told her. Ooops!

Bonus runfession: During baseball season, I cannot avoid eating the concession stand hot dogs! I don't eat Hot Dogs any other time of the year! 

I feel better now... This runfessing always takes so many thoughts out of my head! 

What are you doing for Mother's Day? 
Are you ready for the weekend? 
Do you stalk anybody's race results?
What is the Concession stand food that you can't avoid?


24 comments:

  1. I site for a majority of the time during my job as well. I do try to get up every hour to walk around the floor, but sometimes it just gets too busy :(

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    1. I know! If I don't make it a plan to get up and walk around, I will sit all day long! once on purpose I didn't get up all day to see what my activity level would be , and I had less than 2000 steps all day long!

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  2. I'm on my feet all day at my job, which is good but exhausting!

    I do not eat hot dogs. I just can't.

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    1. I have a friend who is a Medical Assistant, and she walks an average of 30K steps each day!! you guys are amazing!!

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  3. I totally would have looked up my exes' times as well! Sometimes I don't feel like doing a race I signed up for and I say if you are not into it then don't do it. This is supposed to be fun right?! Have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you Deborah! I agree, if it's not going to be fun, what's the point!

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  4. I don't like Mother's Day. In general, I hate being told what to do and when to do it, and I can't stand all the pressure that days like these bring with it. My mom stresses me out, and I'm stressed out just thinking about how I'm going to have to somehow do something with her that day, but then it's MY day too because I'm a mother, and I don't want to take time away from my OWN kids, but then I also want a break from my kids to just do whatever the hell I please! See how stressful this is? I CAN'T STAND IT.

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    1. I feel this way about my birthday! The stress and pressure are too much!

      What does your mom like to do? If it was me, I would take her to breakfast and go spend the rest of the day with my kid.

      I hope you find a balance on what to do that day, and that is not stressful for you!

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  5. I will runfess I do stalk other peoples race times! If my ex was running I damn sure would check that finish time out! No shame!

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    1. Thank you for that! I appreciate all the creeper support that I can get!

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  6. Bwahahahaha! I'd totally be looking up those race times as well! Glad you beat them! :p
    The kids are starting to ask me what I want for Mother's Day and I don't even know! I love that since becoming a mom myself my mom and MIL stopped expecting me to visit them on Mother's Day. One needs a break! Thanks for linking!

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    1. Shh... dont' tell anybody I told you Marcia... but not only did I beat them, I did the longer distance too!

      My son already told me he will be drawing me a flower for mother days!! that counts for so much!!

      I am so glad your MIL stopped expecting you! Mine (from back in my married days) did too! Now it feels more like my special day!

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  7. Aww, baseball game hotdogs are always better than anywhere else!

    Running with your son would be the perfect mother's day gift!

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    1. What do they put on hotdogs at baseball games? They are the best tasting Hot dogs!!

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  8. I like my Apple watch as it tells me to get off my butt for a minute each hour. In fact, it just beeped at me! Time to get up. :)

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    1. I love the beeping feature! sometimes it goes off and I think to myself "Where did my last hour go?

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  9. What race are you going to run on Mothers day? I'm glad you get to do that! You know if I didn't take Spanish I wouldn't know what a Tia was! Sometimes I love a good, crappy hot dog. If I'm in the mood.

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    1. I'm doing the Wilmington DE Half marathon. I don't remember how I found it... maybe while creeping around Running In the USA...

      That's awesome that you know Tia now ! my son only calls his aunts Tias, never Aunt. I'm not sure they would answer if they heard Aunt.

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  10. I kind of love that you looked up those race times...Because I do the SAME thing. There are some people I see at races who I consider "exes" in a way, and I totally look up their finishing times, too!

    I also don't like when someone tries to plan my running schedule for me. I need to have the freedom to change things up and do what I want!

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    1. I know he has run other races, but this is the first time I looked up his time. I don't even know why I did it!! this is not something that I cared about!

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  11. For some reason concession stand hot dogs have a different flavor than regular hot dogs, I don't know what it is! I'm a sucker for the popcorn.

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    1. They are the best hot dogs!! they still make me fee sick, but at least I don't feel sorry about it! mm!! pop corn!!

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  12. I stalk people's race times on occasion too, especially coworkers...I don't blame you one bit! I live in Philly so I know what you mean about the expense of races here!

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    1. What is it about Philly and expensive races? one has to register months in advance to get a good price!!

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