Happy Friday! Another month has come to a close. I can’t believe that I haven’t done a Runfessions post since May! I literally had a brain fart at the end of June and July and totally forgot to write a post! Oh well, time for me to get back on track 🙂
As usual, 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 this party started!
I runfess that I’m officially over summer weather/summer running
Look, it’s no secret that I am not a fan of the summer, especially summer running. Although it hasn’t been super hot this summer (100+ temps), the high humidity and dew points have made this summer feel like a hot, soupy mess. Also it seemed like it rained for more than half the summer. It’s just been a very icky season and I’m ready to embrace Fall with open arms!
I runfess that I’m loving Nuun Rest
As a BibRave Pro, I get the opportunity to test different products. While I don’t use Nuun Sport, I was really intrigued by Nuun Rest since it’s supposed to help with exercise induced inflammation and help you sleep better at night. A product that can help me sleep better AND aid in muscle recovery? Sign me up! So far I’ve tried the Blackberry Vanilla flavor and I really like it. Up next is the Lemon Chamomile!
I runfess that airlines really get on my nerves
A few weeks ago I found a decent deal on airfare for the Chicago Marathon so I booked it. I like flying JetBlue so I was excited to see that they had the cheapest fares direct from NYC to Chicago. I purchased basic seats, which was fine, but then I started reading about their boarding process. Basically there’s no way for me to know which boarding group I will be on until we print out the boarding passes. I don’t like this for a few reasons, primarily because if you’re in one of the last boarding groups, there is a 90% chance there will be no over head bin space available, which means having to check your suitcase. This is absolutely the LAST thing I want to do when flying for a marathon. I’m just convinced that they will lose my luggage. So to avoid this, I paid to upgrade the seat to their “even more space seats” just to guarantee that I’ll board first and have an overhead bin for my carry on suitcase. It’s so obnoxious because I have no need for an extra space seat (I’m 5’2″) but I have to do it for peace of mind. Ugh!!
I runfess that I’m looking forward to the Surftown Half Marathon next weekend
I haven’t run a race since June so I’m excited to run the Surftown Half Marathon. I also love using races as long runs while training – who doesn’t want a medal and post-run food after a long run? Also, I’ll get to see Michelle again and hopefully meet Darlene in person as well! Bonus – I’ll get to tick another state off my 25 State Challenge.
I runfess that my Instagram engagement is…weird?
Okay, so my Instagram has been weird. While I’m not really getting any new followers (actually losing more than gaining), I wouldn’t say my engagement has completely tanked. I’ve connected with a few new runners through different hashtags (especially for the marathon and OrangeTheory Fitness) and that has been fun! I’ve stopped trying to figure out the Instagram algorithm a while ago since it really doesn’t make any sense so there’s no need to beat my head up against the wall. As of now, I really just post to chronicle my running journey, and I’m okay with that. Besides, I’ve met some amazing people on Instagram so I can never fully bash it.
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 August?