Alright you guys, I’m doing something new. I’m linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice to share a few “runfessions” with you.
What the heck is a runfession? Well, it’s basically a running related confession. But, hey, just like if you’re confessing in church, there’s no judging allowed!
I runfess that lately I get really really happy when I have the chance to stop mid-run and wait for a light to change or for traffic to go by so I can cross the street.
I’m all about running non-stop but my past few weeks of runs have been full of ups and downs and stopping to take a breather or rest my legs has been so helpful! Although, it does make me feel like I’m cheating. I mean, I stop my Garmin while I’m waiting because I don’t want to take the pace hit that it might cost me. That doesn’t make me a bad person, does it? Please say no.
I runfess that I might get a little peeved when a runner doesn’t say “hi” back.
Now, I know that some people run while listening to music or podcasts or books or whatever and probably can’t hear me but seriously, is it just me that thinks saying hi to other runners while out on a run is okay? I mean, I have crossed paths with other runners who just stare blankly back at me when I say hi. What the heck, yo? Did you miss out on the manners lesson? I’m not expecting full on “hello. how are you?” discussions but if I say hi or good morning, at least say something back! And please forgive me for what I may or may not have mumbled after you ignored me……
I runfess that I high-fived a random guy while out on a run.
I don’t know. I can’t explain it. It just happened. I was having a good run, I was feeling great, and this guy was running the other way and I just put my hand out and thank goodness he went for it because I’d have felt really lame if I just ran by him with my hand all up in the air for nothing. Actually, it was pretty awesome. I might try it again sometime!
I runfess that I was going to cycling class but haven’t been in 2 months.
And the thing is, I really LIKED the cycling class! And, the instructor is a runner and I was hoping that maybe we could become friends and I could finally have a running buddy again. But, I got back from Vegas, did one class, and then life got in the way and I didn’t have the time to go to a 9:30 cycling class. And now, I feel guilty for not having gone in so long that I’m hesitant to go. Plus, I’m enjoying the extra day of running! Lame, right?
I runfess that I still do not always stretch after a run.
Yes, I know that I need to. Yes, I know that I say that I should. Yes, I know that I won a kickass foam roller at Idea World in Vegas and I have only used it once. Yes, I know that I have awesome resistance bands that I got specifically for the purpose of mobility and stretching that are collecting dust. Yes, I know it’s good for my knee (seriously, why am I not stretching?!). Yes, I know that I’ll probably end up stiff later after I sit in my chair for a couple/few hours and do schoolwork or blog stuff. But, y’all….coffee + shower + life is waiting!
Okay, that’s it. My running soul feels cleansed. And slightly embarrassed. You remember that whole “no judging” thing, right?