Happy Friday! First, a HUGE congratulations to our Runfessions host, Marcia, on not only completing the London Marathon, but also becoming an Abbott World Marathon Majors 6 Star Finisher!! To put this in perspective, as of the 2019 Tokyo Marathon, only 4,989 runners have achieved this task.
Okay, back to Runfessions! Did you have a good month? So far April has gone by the fastest for me this year. It was a pretty busy month so I guess that’s to be expected. As usual, I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions. Let’s get started!
I runfess that I’m going streaking
I’m joining the BibRave Strava Run Streak from May 1-31. All participants are encouraged to and run OR walk at least a mile and log it on Strava every day in May. This is a streak that I can get behind! I am not a fan of traditional run streaks that require running every day, but I like the option of switching things up with a run OR walk everyday in May. If you’re interested in joining me, join the BibRave Run Club on Strava. (I know today is May 3rd, but better late than never to join, right?!).
I runfess that I’m taking a break on my tabata training
Last week I completed week #2 of the Ride Tabata with Robin training program on my Peloton bike. Due to pro-longed DOMS (soreness finally left on Wednesday) from Sunday’s half marathon, mixed in with feeling like crap due to allergies, I decided to hold off on the training this week. I want to be able to give it my all and I really can’t this week. I will resume the training next week when I am hopefully feeling better, and breathing better too (this nose/chest congestion is a b*tch).
But on a more positive note, at least I was able to complete the Spring Launch Challenge (take one Peloton class per day). In April I took a variety of classes – spinning, running, stretching, meditation and strength – to achieve this.
I runfess that I’ve been phoning it in when it comes to workouts
Yes, I do consistently workout (6 days a week), but I haven’t been pushing myself. Granted, I don’t think every workout needs to be an all out 200% effort where you feel like you need an oxygen mask, but I could go a little harder in my workouts. That’s one reason I started the tabata training program. I think part of growing during your fitness journey is being honest with yourself. If I’m being honest, I was just kind of doing workouts to get them over with. Now I’m doing my workouts with much more intention and making sure I’m giving my best effort that day. It’s definitely a process but I’m just glad that I’m more aware now.
I runfess that as of this month, I’m doing a weekly #WCW post on Instagram
So..how did this get started? It’s pretty simple. For the past few weeks I’ve become increasingly annoyed/irritated/enraged with the amount of negativity I’ve seen online. It just seems like if it wasn’t a news story, it was a snarky post or just downright mean comments. I’M OVER IT. Time to put out some positive vibes on the internet. Even though it’s only once a week, hopefully it will bring a smile to someone’s face. Every Wednesday I’m going to pick a female runner to feature for my #WCW (Women Crush Wednesday) post. Take a look at my first post below:
I runfess that I might murder a bird
Kind of weird to write that after I just preached about being positive (LOL), but let me explain. I’m not a great sleeper, so I value any sleep I get, especially when I’m in a deep sleep. What I DON’T need is loud chirping from birds at 4:00am. I get that it’s technically Spring and birds like to chirp in the morning, but why that early? And why are they chirping for so long? And so loudly?? Maybe it’s annoying me more recently because my allergies have been so off the wall, but I just need them to take a break, or at least wait until I’m awake to start the excessive chirping.
That’s it for this month – thanks for reading my runfessions! I hope that you have a great weekend!
I’m also linking up for Fridays with Fairytales and Fitness from Fairytales and Fitness.
Do you have anything you want to runfess for April?