Happy Friday! Since it’s the last Friday of the month, I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions.
So we finally made it. Can you believe that today is the last Friday in 2017? I think everyone has mentioned that this year went by quickly and I would have to agree. I feel like the summer dragged on (because because of the heat and humidity) but the Fall season went by super fast. That being said, I’m ready to welcome a new year and I hope that 2018 will be a good year 🙂
Since it’s the end of the month, it’s time for my December Runfessions!
I runfess that I don’t mind working between Christmas and New Year’s
While I know that most people take off the week in-between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I always work. For me it’s a great couple of days to catch up on emails and set things up for the new year. I don’t have any meetings and don’t receive any phone calls so it’s a very quiet and peaceful time. It’s almsot like the calm before the storm so to speak, lol
I runfess that I’m both excited and worried about marathon training
I officially kicked off marathon training on Christmas Day. I’m excited for 12 weeks of training! This is my first time training for a spring marathon so I’m a little concerned about doing long runs in bad weather. For instance, it’s supposed to be really cold and snow this weekend and I have a 12 mile long run. Sure, if the weather is really bad, I can run on the treadmill, but I’d rather run outside. While I don’t mind the treadmill, I want to run outside as much as possible. As the saying goes “You never know what you’ll get on raceday”, so I want to run in all types of weather so I’m prepared.
I runfess that I love the start of a new year
There’s just something about starting a new year that makes me smile 🙂 I always feel like it’s a brand new slate for everything – fitness, personal life, professional development, etc. I also like all the passion that I see in people during the first month of the year. Everyone is so energized to do better and to be a better person. Now all of that energy might not last for the whole year (I’m guilty of this), but it sure is great to start out the year with tons of positive actions!
I runfess that I enjoyed Christmas food a little too much
Yeah..I definitely enjoyed Christmas dinner, and all the leftovers, a little too much! I’m happy that all the leftovers are gone so I can focus on my regular eating habits after Sunday. For the month of January I’m really going to focus on being aware of my eating habits, especially snacking. If I can get a hold of this next month, I’m hoping it will set me up for success for the year.
I runfess that I’m still working on my 2018 racing schedule
It seems like I do fewer races every year but that’s okay! I have really worked on filling my schedule with either races that I love or new races. I like the idea that I can use running to explore different cities and I’m going to focus on that more in 2018. Currently I’m registered for 11 races (5Ks, 10Ks, half and full marathons), but I think there are still a few more I will probably add in the next upcoming months.
That’s it for this month – thanks for reading my runfessions! Wishing you all a happy a safe New Year!
Do you have anything you want to runfess for December?