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


I runfess:  That I have been spoiled and gloating about it all week on Instagram. Our weather has been absolutely delightful with temperatures in the low 60’s every morning. On mornings that I wasn’t out enjoying an early morning run, I tried to get outside for some gardening before my clients started arriving. This morning, I ran past this little beauty and her momma.


I runfess:  I was feeling really good on my runs while in Chicago, but I’ve been struggling since I got home – and then it dawned on me… While in Chicago I was getting plenty of sleep each night, but as soon as I got home I slipped back into my old habits of staying up too late and getting up too early. Seriously, I don’t stop all day and I still can’t get everything done. How did I do it when our sons were still at home, I worked more hours than I do now, and I volunteered at their schools?


I runfess:  While on a walk with Erin yesterday we came upon a black ratsnake on the trail. He blended in perfectly with the asphalt and Erin almost stepped on him. We decided to reenact the moment with this picture, but I’ve been kicking myself ever since for not using my GoPro (affiliate link) to take a selfie with the snake. I have to admit that this farm girl was quite impressed that Erin wasn’t the least bit phased! 


I runfess:  I’m running the Firecracker 5K on Independence Day and I’m entering it completely undertrained. Thankfully, though, I’ll be running it feeling quite good after a winter/spring of a couple of unrelated injuries. Without any lofty expectations, I’ll be able to run it for fun, taking pictures along the way. 


I runfess:  I haven’t been on my bike in a month…


I runfess:  I almost forgot to do my plank on Saturday, but I hopped out of bed just before turning my light off at 11:50 PM and got it done. I’ve only missed one day of doing a five-minute plank since I started on September  26, 2017. 


Ahhh yes, it feels good to get another set of runfessions off of my chest. See you next month in the runfessional.


  • Questions:
  • Are you racing this weekend or on Independence Day?
  • Do you plank? 
  • What are your runfessions?




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.


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