Happy Friday! How was April for you? Despite the wacky weather, I had a pretty good month. I’m currently training for the Cleveland Half Marathon and so far so good. I’m not training for a PR, but I still want to make sure I get my mileage in so that I can actually enjoy the race and not suffer through it. I’ve also been keeping up with my strength training which is making me feel stronger every day. I’m really happy that I recommitted myself to strength training at least 3x a week.
Since it’s the last Friday of the month, I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions. Let’s get started!
I runfess that Tunes Tuesday is coming to an end 🙁
Janelle, Steff and I have made the decision to end our Tunes Tuesday link-up. Although we all love writing about music that we listen to while running, the link up never really took off. It’s a lot of work to put together the post but the posts never really get a lot of views. Don’t worry, I’ll still write about music and running every now and then 🙂 If you missed this month’s post, click here.
I runfess that I don’t understand super long volunteer shifts
I have volunteered for the NYC Marathon twice. Both times I selected the morning volunteer shift from 8am-Noon. Since I’m not running the marathon this year, I went on the website earlier this month to sign up for a volunteer shift at my normal spot and the only option was 9am-3pm. Umm…that just seems crazy to me. Why would you not have a morning and afternoon shift? I like to volunteer AND spectate so I cant do that with that volunteer shift. I’m going to see if there are any shifts available to help out at the Expo (give out bibs, etc). I definitely still want to volunteer during that weekend because it’s such an exciting time!
I runfess that I’m slowly getting used to Invisalign
I’m about 3 weeks into the process now and it’s getting a lot easier. I still have many more months to go, but I’m confident that I’ll be happy with the end result. My smile wasn’t horrible before, but there were 3 things I wanted to fix, including my slight overbite. The only thing I really miss is snacking. Because I have to wear the aligners 22 hours a day, it doesn’t leave a lot of time for eating so I just space out my meals 3 times a day and it’s been working for me.
I runfess that I’ve found some great deals on work clothes online
Since I did a major spring cleaning last month, I need to buy some items to spruce up my wardrobe. Over the past few weeks I’ve found some awesome deals online (Old Navy, Banana Republic, GAP Factory, Banana Republic Factory) for some new work dresses and tops for the Spring/Summer. Ever since The Limited closed it’s been a struggle trying to find cute and affordable work clothes so I was happy to stumble upon some great sales on those websites.
I runfess that I just did spring cleaning…again
So I’m going to call this Spring Cleaning, Part 2. When I got home from work on Wednesday I saw a few books that I no longer needed so I decided to offer them for sale on Instagram. I still have a few left (I’l list the titles below). If you’re interested in any of the books, just send me an email!
The Simple Art of Eating Well Cookbook ($15)
The Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training ($10)
Running a Marathon for Dummies ($8)
A Race Like No Other ($5)
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances ($5)
First Marathons: Personal Encounters with the 26.2 Mile Monster ($8)
The Best Life Diet ($5)
That’s it for this month – thanks for reading my runfessions! I hope that you have a great weekend!
Do you have anything you want to runfess for April?