Happy Friday! Is it really the last Friday of January? I feel like I just stopped saying “Happy New Year”, LoL. This month is flying by so quickly, but it’s the perfect time for some runfessions!
I runfess that rude people at the gym drive me bonkers
Look, I’m all for the “resolution members” – those new gym members that have decided to get healthy in the New Year. But if you’re going to go to the gym, actually act like you want to be there. Don’t talk to your friends when the instructor is trying to explain moves in the class. Don’t talk loudly on your phone when you’re on the treadmill. Don’t sit on equipment/machines and have a conversation and not use said equipment or machine. The gym is overcrowded at this time of year so I just hate when people take up space there that obviously don’t want to be there.
I runfess that drastically changing eating habits while marathon training may not have been the best idea
I’ve talked about this a few times but on January 2nd I made the switch from carnivore to pescatarian. This is something that I have thought about doing for years and decided to finally make the big switch this year. Overall it’s been going well but I have noticed a decrease in energy. I’m not sure if it’s due to the switch or marathon training, but I have been making more of an effort to get more protein into my diet and that is helping. I know it’s definitely going to be a process as I learn how to cook new/different meals, but I’m up to the challenge.
I runfess that I think I figured out what was causing my weird foot issue
Remember a few weeks ago when I tried out the Saucony Guide 10s? Well I think that I have to break up with them, at least for long distance runs. At first the sneakers felt pretty good but over the past 3 weeks I’ve noticed a weird pain in my left foot, sometimes when running and sometimes directly after running. This week I’ve been running in my Mizunos again and so far so good. I think I can make it through the rest of my marathon training if I keep rotating my current selection of Mizuno Wave Inspire 10s and 11s, but I think that after the marathon, many of those sneakers will be over 400 miles so they will be retired. Why do companies change their sneakers?! I feel like I’ll never find sneakers that I like as much as the older versions of the Mizuno Wave Inspires.
I runfess that winter running has been a little crazy this month
The winter weather was pretty brutal at the beginning of the month. It’s a little better now, but I still worry about ice, especially black ice. I have done my fair share of treadmill running this month but I do try to get outside when I can. I do have to thank the 40/80 Challenge for encouraging me to get outside for outside runs this winter. Although running with 2-3 layers of clothing is not ideal, I’ll take this weather over summer running anyday!
I runfess that I’ve lost a bit of my blogging mojo this month
I’m not sure why but I haven’t felt like blogging that much this month. It’s not that I’m sick of blogging, it’s just that I don’t feel like I have that much to say. I love doing my weekly wrap blog posts, but other than that I’m struggling to find interesting topics to discuss. I’m hoping that I get my mojo back next month!
That’s it for this month – thanks for reading my runfessions! I hope that you have a great weekend!
I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions.
Do you have anything you want to runfess for January?