~ Runfessions ~
A collection of statements admitting
that one is guilty of a variety of running crimes…


I runfess:  I am going to shamelessly promote my new Race Linkup here on Runfessions. Our next installment goes live this coming Monday, the last Monday of the month. Won’t you join us by linking up a post with your race schedule so we can arrange meet-ups at races with other bloggers and our readers? 


I runfess:  I just signed up for a race next weekend because of FOMO when I learned that Deborah would be running the race – we’ve never met! It just goes to show that Race Linkup works because that’s how Deborah and I got the conversation started about meeting at the race.


I runfess:  I don’t wash my hair every day – it hasn’t needed daily washing since I turned forty. Sometimes when I come home from a run and then shower without washing my hair, my body aroma is great but my hair still reeks of sweat. On those mornings I spray it with Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar fine fragrance mist (affiliate link). I have no idea if this is bad for my hair, but it certainly does the trick without causing my hair to frizz!


I runfess:  My beloved Feetures socks (affiliate link) have started slipping down and gathering around the middle of my foot during many of my runs. In the past this only happened when trail running up a very steep hill. Recently they’ve started doing it no matter which shoes I’m wearing and even when I’m not climbing a hill (it’s usually my right foot, but sometimes both). During the run where I took the picture below, I ran over six miles with my socks like this because I got tired of stopping to pull them back up. Any thoughts on what is going on and tips on how to prevent it? (Edited to add: I have about twelve pairs of Feetures and it happens to all of them AND my other socks, too.)


I runfess:  I have been having a lot of GI distress recently while running – to the point that I almost don’t want to run unless I’m going to be doing laps around a porta potty. I just found this informative article on Runner’s World and wow, oh wow, does it sound like I have runner’s colitis. I often experience all four symptoms mentioned: cramping, nausea, diarrhea, and bleeding; especially after my longer runs in high heat and humidity. Fortunately, an hour or two after my run, the symptoms disappear until my next run under similar conditions. My other issue is urgency. Once I feel the urge to “go,” I have about thirty seconds to find a porta potty or secluded bush, or it’s too late…  πŸ™

Sorry if this is TMI, but I know it’s a common problem among runners. The article also discusses runner’s trots, a common, yet seemingly less serious problem. I’ve found that playing close attention to what I eat the day before a run is huge for me for avoiding runner’s trots – I can eat fibrous foods, but not fatty foods (other runners experience very different reactions to food). I also think the jostling during running really bothers my GI tract, and as the article points out, gravity isn’t exactly doing us any favors.


I runfess:  I’m ready for spring. Yep, you read that correctly, this snow loving runner girl is ready for spring!


Ahhh yes, it feels good to get another set of runfessions off of my chest, especially since it’s has about four months since my last time in the runfessional.


  • Questions:
  • Runner girls who don’t wash their hair every day: what do you do to keep your hair from stinking of sweat?
  • Do you have any embarrassing running moments to share?
  • What suggestions do you have for my sock problem?


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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, too.