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


I runfess:  I was quite the sight at the track on Tuesday morning. I have the most basic Garmin that isn’t even made any more. Since my basic Garmin can’t track my total miles run while also giving me splits of each interval, I carried a kitchen timer to track my time for each 400 repeat. I then wrote that 400 time down on my pad of paper laying on the side of the track. Yep, I was embracing old school technology! 


I runfess:  I might have ordered a new Garmin Forerunner 230 (affiliate link) even though my old one still works, just not to the capacity I need want. 


I runfess:  That after all that talk last week about wanting to see a bear while visiting my mom, I just might be a chicken at heart. There have also been bear sightings in my little safety net of suburbia this past week, and yesterday morning I drove to meet my friends for our tempo run rather than running solo through the pre-dawn woods as I’d originally planned. Just to be safe, I ordered a new police strength pepper spray (affiliate link) to replace my old one that I’m afraid might have outlived its life expectancy.

No bears were sighted on our run, but we did see an albino skunk. He really wasn’t truly albino, just solid white except for little black feet. He ran right across the trail in front of us causing us to abruptly halt our run until he was safely out of sight in the brush on the other side.


I runfess:  I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve worn my current running shoes to the point that I’m starting to feel a little pain in my right knee. I desperately need to replace them so I’m heading to the running store today after work to buy a new pair. I’m torn between these Brooks Glycerine 15 (affiliate link) – a newer version of my current running shoes, these Nikes Air Zoom Pegasus 34 (affiliate link) – a newer version of my current shoes I wear when training clients, and these Saucony Triumph (affiliate link) – a newer version of a shoe I used to wear for work. I can’t wait to try them on and see which pair I like the best.


I runfess:  I went on a 36-mile bike ride with a Cruiser friend a few weeks ago and this runner loved it! I’m considering adding a Cruiser Sunday morning ride to our calendar. The Deb from ten years ago would be horrified at the thought! 


I runfess:  I still have three pairs of Moving Comfort running shorts that I bought over ten years ago. Not only are they too big, but the elastic in the legs of the panty liners had gotten so old that it turned into a sticky gel-like substance leaving a gooey residue on my legs. I fixed it by cutting off the elastic edges, leaving me with breezy liners under my shorts. There’s no way I can part with these beloved shorts, so fortunately for my running friends, those shorts have been relegated to my wear-only-at-home shelf.


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


  • Questions:
  • How often do you change your running shoes?
  • Do you carry pepper spray when running or hiking?
  • Do you use a GPS watch for running, walking, or biking? If so, which one do you have? 
  • 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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