Happy Friday! Since it’s the last Friday of the month, I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions.
Well October didn’t exactly go the way I planned. I thought I would be spending most of the month basking in the glow of a marathon PR, but we all know that didn’t happen! But that’s okay and I’ve spent most of the month trying to think positive and move on. Other than the disappointing race, I actually did have a pretty good month, but as always, I’ve got a few things to get off my chest for October.
I runfess that I’m loving NOT training for a race right now
I started training for the Brooklyn Half Marathon back in February. As soon as that race was over, I went right into training for the Chicago Marathon two days later. Can you say burnt out? I am savoring the fact that I don’t have to train for anything right now. I can run when I want to run and I don’t have any miles or paces to hit. I’m hoping that this will bring back my love of running. I’m also looking forward to mixing up my workouts as well.
I runfess that I’m looking forward to spectating the New York City Marathon next weekend
I deferred my entry to NYCM so since I’m no longer running the race, I will be there to spectate! I wanted to volunteer for half the day but all those slots are full, so I’m going to spectate all day! I can’t wait to cheer on all the runners, especially my friends that are running the race. I’ll be positioned at mile 18 to give love, encouragement and hugs as the runners take on the last 8 miles of the race!
I runfess that I’m looking into running a Spring marathon
Chicago didn’t go as I had hoped, but I am confident that I can still get a marathon PR. While I didn’t plan on running a marathon next year, I really want to pursue this PR, especially since I was trained for it! I don’t particularly want to train during the summer for another Fall marathon, so I thought training in the winter for a Spring marathon might work out better for me (I don’t mind running outside when it’s cold). If you have any suggestions for Spring marathons that are flat, please let me know! 🙂
I runfess that I think geese are assholes
Over the past few weeks, geese have invaded a local park. I usually start all my runs there and it’s really funny to watch the geese in action. They travel in large packs and sometimes they block the running lanes. If I see an opening, I take it but they let me know they are not happy with me by making lots of noise, lol. Most recently, they were crossing an area in the park and basically blocked traffic. To make it worse, I swear they were walking slower than usual!
I runfess that I’m excited for the holidays
Now that Halloween is next week, I’m starting to look forward to the holiday season. I hate when stores celebrate the holidays too soon (like Hallmark putting out Christmas ornaments in August…) but I feel like now I can finally start celebrating since we’re in late October. I also love how giving people are around the holidays. Everywhere you look their are food drives and toy collections – it really warms my heart. Most importantly, the food and spending time with family is amazing during the holidays.
That’s it for this month – thanks for reading my runfessions!
Do you have anything you want to runfess for October?