Happy Friday! Since it’s the last Friday of the month, I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions.
We’re at the end of July already? How did that happen?! Not that I’m complaining! I can’t wait to get to late September/early October to hopefully start enjoying Fall weather 🙂 I had a decent month of marathon training, but no races this month. In fact, I don’t have any races next month either and I’m okay with that.
As with every month, I’ve got a few things to get off my chest.
I runfess that I will not run a marathon in 2018*
I pretty much made this decision earlier in the month. At first I decided that I wouldn’t run a Fall marathon, but then I decided against any marathons. I think I would like to focus on half marathons and shorter distances next year. It will be nice to get away from the long runs for a while as well.
*I did throw my name into the lottery for the 2018 London Marathon. Of course if I get selected, I will run! But if I don’t – no marathons for me.
I runfess that this week proved I am a sucky summer runner
We FINALLY had a break in the heat and humidity this week and I very much enjoyed it. I was smiling like a crazy person during my runs earlier this week. People probably thought I was slightly crazy, but I was just SO happy to run and not feel like roadkill when I finished. I enjoyed the breeze, lower humidity, and just the ability to REALLY enjoy the run.
I know that all runners struggle with running in the summer, but most eventually get used to the temperatures – I never do. It’s literally a struggle for me every single run. On the flip side, there are some runners that feel the same way about running in the winter. We all know our strengths and preferences when it comes to running, and there’s no shame in admitting that.
I runfess that I’m sick of stores pushing products too early
Two examples to share with you. Target, Walmart, Staples and even drug stores were advertising for “Back to School” in late June. Umm…the children literally just got out of school, so how are we already talking about back to school?! If I were a parent or teacher, this would give me total anxiety! On Wednesday night I went to the supermarket after my boot camp class and I saw a display for Halloween candy. Granted, it was a small display, but still – it’s July!! Who the hell is buying Halloween candy now? It’s just nuts and the stores need to calm down a little bit.
I runfess that I’m over online dating
Ladies, if you’re not single, consider yourself lucky! Online dating is is like driving a runaway car into a dumpster fire. The guys are either totally immature, weird and creepy, lie about their age or want to play games. I literally have zero tolerance for foolishness and I’m way too old to play any games. At this point I think I’m just giving a donation to the website, lol.
I runfess that I had serious FOMO from all the BlogFest posts
I absolutely loved seeing all the posts and videos from BlogFest and wish I could have been there! It literally looked like one big fitness party. Quite a few bloggers that I follow attended the conference and they all had nothing but positive things to say about it. I’ve never been to a blogging conference before, so I hope I can make it one year. I just wish it could be on the East coast since cross country tickets are so expensive!
That’s it for this month – thanks for reading my runfessions!
Do you have anything you want to runfess for July?