Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday 5: September Runfessions

Here we are at the last Friday of the month again and time for Runfessions!  I'll be linking up with some of my favorite bloggers for this one (check them out) Marcia, Cynthia, Courtney, and Mar.  I have to say that this may have been the fastest month in the calendar so far - wasn't it August yesterday?  However, without further ado, here are my 5 Runfessions for this month.


1. I am completely off of my marathon training plan, which gives me anxiety.  I started with a plan that was too hard, I modified it, and I'm still off of it.  I really don't think marathons are for me, but I'm now getting into "just survive" mode.
2. I have not run outside nearly enough.  I'm not sure about where you live, but here in Nashville, it sure doesn't feel like Fall.  We're just now getting out of the 90s.  While leads me to ...
3. I runfess that I am a fickle runner.  I complained all summer about it being too hot and humid, and now the minute we see temps in the 70s, I get sad about it being cold.  Who am I? Goldi-run-locks?
4. Despite #1, I actually considered two insane things this month: running the Walt Disney World Marathon AND running the Dopey Challenge (because if you're there, why not run all the races).  This is because they released the medal designs, which are AWESOME.  I may have a problem.
5. I was doing an okay job of throwing in a little strength work for a while, but I've gotten off that plan as well.  Strength and stability are so important to us as runners and I am doing my body no favors by neglecting it.

So there you have it - a rough go for me this month!  October has to be a "getting it together" month!

What do you have to Runfess?
Did September go by as fast for you as it did for me?

20 comments:

  1. I feel you on so many of these! I feel so off my training plan because I picked one that was too hard for me and now just feel behind on the plan!

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    1. Okay it makes me feel a little better that I'm not alone here! We'll get through it somehow! What race are you training for?

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  2. This month definitely flew by! I hear you on picking a tough marathon plan- I've done that before and then felt like a failure skipping so many of the workouts or re-writing it. This time I found one that is a pretty good fit. The good news is that there are many ways to be prepared for a marathon, it's not a one fit all kind of thing!

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    1. Good point! Everyone is different and there are so many different plans out there. I'd love to hear more about the plan that works for you ... even though I keep saying I'm through with marathons :)

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  3. I'm still contemplating the WDW Marathon! It's not sold out (or it wasn't a few days ago anyway). I just went and checked the medal. Nice! It would be 13 weeks after Chicago. Insane? I think all marathon training ends up being "just survive". LOL.

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    1. Haha okay I'm glad I'm not the only one! It would be just 9 weeks after New York ... more insane? I can't believe it's not sold out. Seems that lately the runDisney races are only selling out the shorter races fast.

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  4. I am also not very good at keeping up with strength training! It's something that I really need to focus on because I think it would help me out a lot as a runner.

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    1. It would be so much easier if we could just run and not think about that other stuff like stretching and strength :)

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  5. I am so with you on the weather. It's tough to run in the heat but now that it's cool out, I want the heat back! Waaaah!

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    1. Hahaha I know! I think it makes it worse that, seemingly overnight, the days have gotten so much shorter. Isn't that supposed to be more of a gradual thing?!

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  6. It really is hard to fit it all in! I do like fall running, I just hope we get a few weeks of it before we have to start bundling up.

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    1. Once I come to terms with the fact that it really is Fall, I think I'll be better :) It's been so hot here that it felt as though we were going to go straight from Summer to Winter!

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  7. Goldi-Run-Locks! Haha! I hear you on a plan that doesn't fit quite right. No bueno. I've been improvising quite a bit this time around. Remember when the medals were kept secret until you actually finished a race? Now ALL the races unveil their medals and use them as a lure. Thank for linking up!

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    1. YES! Secret medals! You're right now that they are a big lure and part of their advertising. I can't wait to hear what you decide on the half versus full!

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  8. I definitely agree that September was the fastest month! I also complain about it being too hot or too cold. I think we all do that- but how awesome is it when the weather is JUST RIGHT?!

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    1. And how about when the weather is JUST RIGHT on race morning? :)

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  9. I love running as the weather gets colder. The trick is always how to "suffer through" the first few miles until you warm up. Then life is good. It is perfect if you can do a short loop back to the start so you can drop some clothes off but that isn't always possible. Good luck with your training. Looking forward to your reports on how that Marathon training is going!!!!

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    1. You are so right - and you have to fight those demons in your head telling you to completely overdress (especially if dropping clothes isn't an option). Thanks for the motivation and good luck with your marathon! Chicago is right around the corner!!!

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  10. I agree, Sept has gone way too fast. Luckily I teach body pump once a wk so I do some strength training. But if I didn't teach I'd probably neglect that too.

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    1. That's a great way to keep the commitment to strength. Maybe with colder weather coming and spending more time indoors I'll be more inclined to do it? :)

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