Alright you guys, I’m doing something new. I’m linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice to share a few “runfessions” with you.

September runfessions

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?


  • Do you stop your Garmin at a stop light?
  • Do you always stretch after a run/workout?
  • Have anything you need to runfess? I promise I won’t judge you either. 🙂


  1. San | 8th Oct 17

    Oh, I’ve totally done the thing where I continue the non-existent conversation in my head – haha!

    ??‍♀️ I do know how to spell by the way.. my phone apparently doesn’t. (—> it’s “greet”)

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 9th Oct 17

      Haha! I do the same thing and I didn’t think anything of it. Lol

  2. San | 8th Oct 17

    I always great other runners and am also a bit peeved when they don’t great back LOL

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 8th Oct 17

      Right?! I’m half-tempted, at times, to continue the conversation out loud just to be a butt-head. Like, “oh hey, I’m fine thanks! have a great run!” But, then I remember that’s not really very nice and I should just keep on going. Doesn’t mean I don’t have it in my head, though. haha

  3. Chocolaterunsjudy | 3rd Oct 17

    I rarely run somewhere where there’s road crossings, but yes, I totally stop my Garmin if I run into that.

    I’m pretty good about foam rolling & dynamic warmups — stretching after a run? Not so much.

    I have never high fived a random stranger on a run except in a race! That actually sounds kind of awesome.

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 4th Oct 17

      I take Abbey for a walk after I get back from a run – does that count as stretching? lol I wish I could run where there are no road crossings. *sigh* At least I don’t have to cross too many, though.

  4. Kimberly Hatting | 29th Sep 17

    I seldom stop my Garmin anymore at stop lights…I figure, Oh Well. I just remind myself that my pace is always a bit faster than what the stats dictate when I finish 😉

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 1st Oct 17

      I should probably do that. I mean, I don’t stop it during races if I stop to use the porta-potty or tie my shoe, right? Maybe I’ll get there at some point. 😉

  5. Marcia | 29th Sep 17

    There’s really no excuse, imo, as to why a runner cannot acknowledge another. And yes, the Garmin stops at red lights. It’s only right. See? Don’t you feel so much better now? Haha! Thanks for linking!

  6. kookyrunner | 29th Sep 17

    I love that you gave a random runner a high five – that’s awesome! I also agree that it irks me when runners don’t acknowledge other runners – it’s just so rude! A smile or a head nod literally takes one second so there’s no excuse not to do it!

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 29th Sep 17

      I know, right? I mean, I know they saw me. lol

      And yeah, no clue where that high five came from but it happened! haha!

  7. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner | 29th Sep 17

    It also really bothers me when a runner does not return a wave or hi back! One of my biggest pet peeves

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 29th Sep 17

      Okay, good. I’m glad it’s not just me!!

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