Happy Friday! 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 happy to wave bye-bye to 2020
I feel like everyone can agree with this statement. What an crazy, sad, eventful year. Granted we will still be wearing masks and social distancing in 2021, but I pray that the later half of next year has some sense of normalcy.
I runfess that I’m looking forward to a slower pace next week
I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends the past several weeks so I’m looking forward to a slow week at work. It will be nice to catch up on a few things and get a few 2021 projects started. I also have a bit of flexibility with my schedule so I can do my workouts later in the morning so I can catch up on some sleep. It’s going to be great!
I runfess that it was hard for me to get any goals for 2021
Anyone else feeling this way? I’m a planner so I do like to have some goals to work toward, but it just felt weird to set goals in a year that will still look much like 2020, well at least for the first few months. I dd end up setting a few smaller goals because it’s always nice to have something to strive towards so that you’re constantly making yourself better.
I runfess that I’m anxious about returning to races
In the past, most of the races I’ve done have been mid to large sized (1,000+ runners). Just the thought of that now makes me very anxious! I love the energy of a race and traveling new places to run, but all of that just makes my head spin when I think about it. I’m sure I’ll feel better about doing these things if I’m lucky enough to get the vaccine sometime this Spring/Summer, but until then I’ll stay home.
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 December?
I runfess I don’t have the desire to race again yet either. I really only race now for social reasons and we’re just not there yet to feel safe gathering in those kinds of numbers.
No goals for 2021 yet here either…but I’ve got a week. Haha! Merry Christmas!
Totally agree! I stopped racing for PRs a long time ago so it’s more about getting together with friends and viewing different sights.
Kimberly Hatting says
I have a few short-term goals for 2021, but those mainly coincide with my continued recovery/rally-back. I do have a few races in sight, but it’s hard to plan tor anything “big” with so many unknowns hanging over us. BUT, I am so looking forward to the future and much brighter days ahead 😉
Definitely hard to plan at all for 2021. There’s a race that I deferred from this year that is “supposed” to happen in March 2021 but I kind of don’t see that happening.
I’m looking forward to lots of trail running in 2021. This year has brought me back to my love of nature and I am really excited to explore!
Merry Christmas, Kim!
So great that you’re able to explore so many trails!
Deborah Brooks says
I am also having a hard time planning for races for 2021. Normally, I would be gearing up for Cherry Blossom but it’s now moved to Sept w a virtual option in April. I am kind of over virtual races but who knows. I am going to focus more on nutrition for the start of 2021 and continue base building. Have a very merry Christmas and I hope you get some time off next week. 🙂
I am also over virtual races, although I just did one today, lol.
Merry Christmas, Kim! I finally took down my 2020 wall calendar a few weeks ago, and felt like it was mocking me with all the plans that didn’t happen. I am feeling “why bother” about making plans for 2021. Who knows when it will be my turn for the vaccine, when I’m expected to be back in the office, whether I’ll ever go to Orangetheory or Cyclebar again ….
I’m so glad for our virtual community to keep me grounded.
There are so many “what-ifs” which can be super frustrating! I agree – thank goodness for the virtual community of running friends because that really has kept me sane and given me much joy this year.
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
I don’t think I’ll be doing any in person races for quite a few months. We’ll just have to see how everything plays out, right, Kim? I know plenty who are ready to dive right back in but I can wait until things are more normal.
Enjoy catching up on your sleep, Kim! Merry Christmas!
Yup, it will be a waiting game for sure. Although I can’t see myself doing any of the very large races like Rock n Roll, next year – maybe in 2022.
Darlene S Cardillo says
The in-person races that I’ve done are very safe. Not exactly like the real thing and there’s not much social interaction if that’s why you run.
But I am anxious to have some reasons to run.
No big goals on the horizon just the normal running stuff.
My work well is busier next week because everyone else is on vacation.
Yeah I think I could handle the smaller local races here, like a St. Patrick’s Day 5K, since it’s normally on the smaller side, but I don’t see myself doing any large races, like the Rock n Roll races, anytime soon.
Hope you are having a great Christmas.
fairytales and fitness says
I agree, it is hard to make any goals/plans for 2020, when everything is still so uncertain!
I completely sympathize with your anxiety and uncertainty re: returning to races, and travel / gathering more generally. I think it’s going to take a long time for those of us who have really restricted our movements to get back to anything approaching what we were doing “before”. I don’t race but I do travel, and the very idea of getting on a plane and / or using a highway rest stop right now is…well, quite frankly, it’s daunting. I know we’ll get back to some semblance of “normal” (ha) eventually, and hope that you can find joy in running-travel again soon.
Just the thought of air travel now makes me so nervous! You’re right, it will definitely take a while before feeling comfortable getting back to things that used to be “normal” before.