Happy Friday! I can’t believe that it’s already time for the first runfessions post of the year. This month is certainly going by quickly!
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 started!
I runfess that I’m loving Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Have you heard about this show on Netflix? Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I haven’t read the book but I’ve heard a lot of positive reviews about it. In her show on Netflix, she visits people in their home to help them organize everything in their home via the KonMari Method. Marie is super positive and upbeat and by the end of each episode, she’s had such a positive impact on the people that she helped. Through organization the people have a new sense of calm. In doing her method, she says you should only keep items that “spark joy”. I can literally see how using this theory in everyday life would be so beneficial. If you haven’t seen the show, I highly recommend it!
I runfess that I’m enjoying the Peloton Winter Launch Challenge
For the Peloton Winter Launch Challenge you basically need to do one class on the app per day. Classes range from 5-60 minutes and you can pick from spinning, running, walking, meditation, yoga, boot camp, stretching, cardio and strength classes. This challenge is making me branch out from just taking the spinning. I’m enjoying getting introduced to new instructors by taking different classes. Honestly the Peloton digital app is amazing. The amount of classes that they often is insane and I have loved every single instructor so far. This could easily replace a gym membership in my opinion.
I runfess that I think my sneaker search might be over..
I don’t want to speak too early but I think that I have found winners in the Brooks Ravenna 9 and Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 sneakers. I even purchased extra pairs of both since they are currently on sale. Granted I haven’t done any super long runs in them yet but I have done numerous 4-5 miles runs in both and so far, so good! I kind of feel like I’m cheating on Mizuno but unfortunately their newer models of the Wave Inspire sneakers just don’t work for me 🙁
I runfess that I added another race (and new state) to my Fall schedule
As a BibRave Pro I get the opportunity to represent BibRave at selected races. I applied and got accepted to participate in the Detroit Free Press Marathon weekend. Granted it’s the weekend after the Chicago Marathon, so it will be more of a shuffle vs. a run, but I’m super excited! This race has been on my bucket list for a few years. I attended grad school at Michigan State University and used to drive down to Detroit almost every weekend so I’m pretty familiar with the area. Also their International Half Marathon crosses over into Canada. How cool is that?!
If you would like to sign up for this race, you can use promo code 2019DETROCKS to save 10% off any race distance.
I runfess that I’m happy my StepBet games end next week
I think the app is great, but I just need a break. For the past few weeks I’ve been in 3 different “games” simultaneously. The games give me a lot of motivation to get moving, especially at work, but it will be good to not have the pressure to hit a certain step goal 6 days a week.
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 Friday Five 2.0 with Lacey and Meranda from Fairytales and Fitness.
Do you have anything you want to runfess for January?