Happy Friday! Since it’s the last Friday of the month, I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions.
I’m more than happy to say goodbye to August. Why you may ask? Well September is going to be a very fun month for me! My favorite season, Fall, starts in late-September and I have two racecations – RnR Philly and RnR Montreal! I’m looking forward to all of it!
But as with every month, I’ve got a few things to get off my chest for August.
I runfess that I’m not looking forward to running the NYC Marathon
Look, I feel like an a**hole for even writing that, but it’s the truth. The NYC Marathon is such a hard race to get into and I know that I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity to run it again. Chicago was always my goal race for this year and I’m very excited to run it. NYC – not so much. I am really craving a break from training (I’ve been “in training” for races since February) but I know it’s going to be hard to stay in “training mode” for another 4 weeks after Chicago. Plus the NYC course is hard and I haven’t done any hill work in weeks. I know in my head that it will be fine and I’ll just take my time running it, but my heart is definitely not in it. This is why I wish more races would offer bib transfers. I would rather my bib be used by someone that REALLY wants to run the race.
I runfess that I’m annoyed that I can’t train in Chicago Marathon gear
The NYC Marathon releases “In Training” gear months before the race. When I contacted the Chicago Marathon, they said items would be available in September. I don’t really see the point in that since the race is in October…Anyways, this will probably be the only time I run the race so it would have been great to rock some “In Training” pieces. I think this is something they should change for sure!
I runfess that I’m excited for my staycation
While I may not be going to a tropical island, I am excited for my upcoming staycation which will start today at 4:00pm! I don’t go back to work until September 5th. I’m going to use next week to run some errands, catch up on sleep and do some reading. I’ll also be sure to enjoy some margaritas or pina coladas so I can really feel like I’m some place tropical, lol. I’ve been feeling a little burnt out when it comes to work and marathon training, so I think this staycation is coming at a perfect time to be honest.
I runfess that I’ve been enjoying reality TV more than usual
Okay, so I blame this on the fact that most of the shows I watch (This is Us, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Family Guy, Big Bang Theory) were on hiatus this summer! I am typically not a fan of reality TV shows because let’s face it, most are fake. My friends and I really got into this season of The Bachelorette. I’ve never watched any seasons of the show before but I have to admit that I really like it! I also like 90 Day Fiancé (it airs on TLC). It’s a little cray-cray but that is what makes it interesting!
I runfess that my meal prepping skills have been very poor
My brain knows that I need to meal prep in order to make the best food choices. For some reason this doesn’t calculate to me actually doing enough meal prepping. Sometimes it comes down to me getting caught up in other things and running out of time to meal prep on Sunday. Other times I just don’t know what I want to meal prep! It’s hard to commit to eating the same thing for a few days. I’m going to spend some time next week going through my cookbooks and pulling out some recipes to make for the next few weeks. Wish me luck!
That’s it for this month – thanks for reading my runfessions!
Do you have anything you want to runfess for August?