Wow! It’s the last Friday of the month and that means it’s Runfession time! You know, getting all of that “stuff” off your sweaty souls/soles. I almost let the day get away from me, but never fear …I have a few confessions of my own to make here!
I runfess …that I’m still not running as much as I’d like to be at this point in my training cycle because frankly, I don’t know what the &#@% is going on with my feet and these orthotics! I did go in for an adjustment on Monday and while they felt a tad better, they just aren’t comfortable to run in. But I won’t go down that ugly road again. Let’s just suffice it to say that I’ll be making another appointment next week and I’ll leave this time with a major ‘fix’ or my $400 in hand.
Speaking of running ….I runfess that I have never run with a fuel belt of any kind in all of my 10 years of running. I have run a few miles with a hand-held water bottle, but only for a few miles. I purchased a fuel belt which holds two small water bottles several years ago and I’m thinking of giving it a try on tomorrows long run. The older I get, the less tolerant I am to the heat and humidity of the spring and summer months down here. Knowing that all of my training for Utah Valley will be during said heat and humidity, I’m sure I will benefit from having plenty of Tailwind handy. But geez…I just can’t imagine running with that thing hanging around my waist! Does it not drive you nuts? Bounce around? Figure I’ll try it out on a semi long run before I commit. If it doesn’t work out, then there’s always this ……
I runfess that lately I’ve been pretty frustrated with life. Ever feel like the “powers that be” are just simply working against you and interfering with your race planning? Ugh! It seems as though every time I find a race that I’d like to sign up for ….KAPOW! My pretty little running balloon gets popped by life’s ‘more important’ obligations and responsibilities. Adulting is hard sometimes, right?!?
Speaking of adulting …like being a 50-year-old adult woman…. I runfess that I’ve become my Mom. Yes, it’s true. It happens to us all, in some form or fashion, given enough time. I can remember years ago when I was young (in my 30’s) and full of estrogen, she would all of a sudden have this ‘fit of frustration’ over the uncomfortable-ness of her bra. I would watch her tugging on it with that wild look in her eyes until she couldn’t take it anymore and eventually would retreat to her bedroom to remove the evil contraption. Honestly, I would think to myself that she had to be overly dramatizing the situation. Thanks to Aunt Minnie and her vicious little hot flashes …I now know first hand the complete and utter senselessness of wearing a bra! Who am I kidding …sometimes all clothes are optional when those suckers hit.
…and last but not least, speaking of clothes (see how my brain works?) … I runfess that this Spring Fever I’ve caught is going to get me in trouble with Major Hubs because it makes me want to shop, shop, shop! All of the new spring workout clothes, sandals, shorts, sundresses, strappy little tops and swimsuits …I need them all! Winter apparel just doesn’t appeal to me and I rarely buy anything new during the fall and winter months. But I can break the bank between March and July! He loves me though and when he sees me in them, he’ll forgive me!
Well, that concludes my runfessions for the month and I really do feel much better. Thanks for listening! Be sure to visit other bloggers along with our hostess, Marcia to see what sole cleansing runfessions they have to come clean about as well.