Today I’m linking up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice for her monthly Runfessions linkup.  Be sure to check out her blog and those of the other great bloggers linking up.


Runfession –
a formal statement admitting that one is guilty
of a particular running crime.


I’m adding a fun little twist again this month by making this another group effort.  I invited my Ragnar Trail Appalachians WV teammates Gayle, Angela, Erin, Carrie, Meagan, Lupe, and Rachel to contribute.  Here are our runfessions…


Gayle runfesses:  When running with one of my speedier best friends, I’ve been known to save up some long, deep, open-ended, thought-provoking questions to keep her chatting up the hills.

Rachel runfesses: I had signed up for the Reston Sprint-Tri, but just viewed it as a charitable donation since I hadn’t even gotten in a pool.

Gayle Runfesses:  I have to walk through water stops because I choke every time I try to run while drinking from a cup.

Deb runfesses:   I have signed up for races just as soon as registration opened so I’d get a very low number and feel like an elite runner.

Meagan runfesses:  Sometimes I get tired of waiting for my Garmin to find satellites and I start running before it has signal! *gasp*

Deb runfesses:  I used to run with a guy who sweated profusely, and while pumping his arms he would fling sweat droplets on me.  I never complained because the sweat felt like a refreshing shower.  Ewww!

Rachel runfesses: I went to Meadowlark Gardens yesterday and had to stop and take a picture of the slightly muddy trail to help me work through my lingering mud trauma.


Photo credit: Rachel


Meagan runfesses:  I ran with my camera in a loose pocket of my hydration pack and I lost my camera while out on the trail. I made my running buddy wait while I backtracked to look for it. Miraculously I found it in a deep mud puddle and will never run with my camera outside of the zipper pouch again.

Gayle runfessses:  I can’t pee in the woods to save my life.

Angela runfesses:  I signed up to run the Richmond Half right after moving to Virginia, and totally didn’t train. Come October I found out I was pregnant so I used that as my excuse not run it in November.  Saved by a kid! LOL


  • Questions:
  • What are your runfessions?
  • Who is racing this weekend?


Happy Running! ~ Deb