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


I runfess:  I think I may have finally figured out what is going on with my socks. As I mentioned last month, sometimes my socks slip down and gather around the middle of my foot during my run. What has perplexed me most, was that this even happens with my Feetures (affiliate link), yet doesn’t ever happen to any of my friends who wear the same socks. 

If I eat or drink something with a little more sodium in it than I’m used to (restaurant food or a margarita), I retain fluids and my feet and hands get swollen. As a result, my socks slip right off of my foot. The morning after the Super Bowl after I’d eaten chips and dips that I don’t normally consume, I woke up feeling quite puffy. That morning my socks wouldn’t even stay up while walking around the gym training clients. 


I runfess:  Even though tell my clients to, “Listen to your body,” I still have days where it’s hard to practice what I preach. On Tuesday morning my right leg was feeling a little numb from something stupid I’d done the day before, yet I still met my friends for a run. Within a couple of miles I was struggling and fell behind. Instead of turning around and heading back to my car, I continued on to our turn-around point. As a result of my bad decision I overdid it, and had to walk much of the last half of my run.

I runfess:  That the something stupid I mention in the above runfession had to do with me trying out a core exercise as I wrote out a client’s program. I wanted to try it first and wasn’t warmed up, nor expecting the sliders to move so quickly under my feet, turning my plank into an awkward stretch with way too much pressure on my lower back… 

I runfess:  I’ve decided not to wear my beautiful new Nike Pegasus (affiliate link) for running – just yet. My Brooks Glycerins (affiliate link) still have plenty of miles on them so I’m hanging on to them until they need to be retired, and then I’ll see how my Pegasus feel for running (they’re great so far for wearing around the house and when working).

I runfess:  I got my hair cut last week and didn’t do the ponytail test when having it cut so now it’s too short to pull up and stay up without a million clips. 

I runfess:  Once again, 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? 


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, do you keep your hair long enough for a ponytail even though you prefer it shorter?
  • What do you think about my hypothesis about my socks slipping?
  • What are your runfessions?


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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.