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Friday Five: 5 Runfessions

Today I’m linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice for the January Runfessions linkup, because keeping things bottled in drives me crazy and confessions are good for the soul, right?

Runfession #1
Since upping my iron intake I’m beginning to run into a problem with turtles. No, not the cute little turtles that live in a shell.

The other kind. If you’re a runner you may know the kind I’m talking about. Yanno, the ones that poke their head out in the first few km’s of a run forcing you to slow down because of how uncomfortable they are giving you a choice – either run back home and let the turtle out, or do a really slow and painful run. I thankfully have a Starbuck’s 3 km into my running route. 😀

Runfession #2
MAF heart rate training is hard. I’m supposed to run at 145 bpm which for me is thankfully still a run (I’ve heard from others that for them it’s more of a fast walk), but I want to RACE every.single.run. I basically want to have my run end as fast as I can so I can get back to all of my various obligations.

Runfession #3
I’m really enjoy riding my indoor trainer by myself. This week I ran twice with my co-worker (Hi Mary!) and with my best running friend Juliette, but I also like to be by myself occasionally so that I can stay in my own pace (aka SLOW) for the MAF training. I also like the time to zone out and think.

Runfession #4
I started hill training this week (I know that contradicts the MAF training) but I’m kind of doing this pseudo MAF training as I’m already past the “Endurance” phase of my Around the Bay training. I really get a huge endorphin rush from running hills and I must be psychotic or something because I actually ENJOY hill training.

Runfession #5
I’m officially done with winter. The cooler temperatures and running through the occasional dusting of snow was a nice change from the heat and humidity of summer. I am now ready to send winter back to the arctic. I saw a TV commercial for a Sandals Beaches resort and almost booked myself a solo trip somewhere south so I can run through the sand in the sun on a beach.

What runfessions do you have from this month?



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  • Marcia
    January 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    How great you enjoy hills. Sure wish I did cuz I need to be training them for RnRNashville. We’re due for almost a foot of snow tomorrow night. Our winter has been somewhat mild so far. But maybe it’s just beginning. Thanks for runfessing!

    • Janice
      January 31, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Did you get the snow that they were predicting for your area? If so, stay safe!

  • Pahla B
    January 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Fun runfessions! I love that old-timey weight lifting guy, he cracks me up every time! I’m all done with winter, too, and ours has been super mild. I’m looking forward to complaining about the heat. 🙂

    • Janice
      January 31, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Hurry up summer!!!

  • Kim
    January 31, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I used to have major problems with thinking every run had to be further and faster than the previous one. After years of being injured a lot I’m learning to run easy more often!!!

    • Janice
      January 31, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      I’m going to have to start embracing the “less is more” mentality as well. Like you, I just don’t recover the way I used too.

  • HoHo Runs
    January 31, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I’m cracking up with the turtle thing. I’ve never, thankfully, experienced that. My everyday run is hilly and they always just wear me out! Maybe I should change my attitude about them. Bring on the sun and sand, I’m ready!

    • Janice
      January 31, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      You are so lucky that you’ve never experienced a turtle!

    February 2, 2015 at 5:27 am

    and it’s a bit early huh 🙂
    send sunshine

    • Janice
      February 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

      You should see the snow we got walloped with while we were sleeping off our SuperBowl meals! Go away winter, I am DONE!

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
    February 2, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I am done with winter too! I think the groundhog didn’t agree unfortunately. I picked a good January not to be able to run bc it’s been nasty

    • Janice
      February 2, 2015 at 9:56 am

      I saw that and felt pretty bad for that groundhog – I often wonder if he manages to get back to hibernation? LOL.