As you watch runners, especially really great runners, they can seem superhuman - gliding along with that endless, effortless stride looking like they could run forever. The good news is that we are all human, it's not always easy and things don't always go as they should. Today I'm linking up with some of my fellow bloggers Marcia and the ladies from the Friday 5 to give you my Friday 5 Summer Runfessions.
1. This summer has been really hot and humid here in Nashville. I runfess that I have been a bit of a wuss and completed way more runs than I probably should have on my treadmill. I'm talking runs that I could easily have done outside if I had gotten up earlier or just sucked it up and dealt with the heat. I've fallen in love with my treadmill!
2. I have not eaten like I should on the weekends. I know that what you put into your body is what you get out (eat bad and expect a bad run), but for some reason I've just been having trouble. Maybe it's the heat that curbs my appetite, but I've not been eating enough. Typical lunch? An apple with peanut butter. Apologies to my body.
3. I runfess that I have taken my long run path for granted. It's a wonderful path, scenic, mostly shaded, without dangerous streets to cross. I have not been appreciating it though because I've been getting a little bored and it's also a really difficult run with tons of hills. I've actually found myself dreading a few runs rather than being grateful to have access to such a wonderful path.
4. I really need to do more strength/stability work. I've been doing some ... more than I have in a while, but it's so important to include this in your routine to help your body and stay injury-free. I do have some level of anxiety that I'm weaker than I would like to admit, so I really need to up my game heading into Fall.
5. I LOVE they Olympics - seriously every event. I've been hooked from opening to closing ceremonies, which also means that I have not been sleeping as much as I should. I've been staying up later than normal, which has made me more tired and even caused me to miss a morning run or two. I'm so sad they are over, 4 years is just way too long to wait, but I am glad that I'll be getting back to my normal routine!
Okay, well I'm feeling much better! All runners are human, even bloggers, even coaches, even the pros! We make mistakes, we don't do the things we know we should, and we all have to find ways to get past those things and refocus on whats important.
So what would you want to runfess?
What do you do to keep your regular routes fresh?
Are you a slave to your schedule or more of a free spirit?