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


I runfess:  After declaring that I’m in Ragnar retirement, I came this close (I’m holing my forefinger and thumb very closely together) to letting Ravi and Murali talk me into joining their Ragnar Poconos team. They were on my original 2014 Ragnar DC  team and we crossed paths and hung out together at one of the major exchanges at the 2016 Ragnar DC. I ended up declining because I have the Grand Tetons Half just two weeks prior and I have a feeling that running a half at high altitude is going to beat me up and I don’t want to let my friends down by not running my best while on their team.


I runfess:  Even though I have been quite consistent with adding several days of yoga each week into my workout repertoire for almost two years, I recently stopped seeing any improvement. The reason? After over stretching my back in a very painful way during yoga last year, I became overly cautious in my poses (especially standing forward bends) and actually felt like I took a few steps backward in my flexibility. My recent goal has been to focus on carefully holding my poses deeper again and I’m already seeing positive results. It’s amazing how you see results when you do things the correct way!


I runfess I have a runfession that is so embarrassing that I can only tell you in person if we go on a run together. 😉 Obviously it has to do with running, but running and what? Well, three out of the last four times I ran…


I runfess:  When my alarm went off at 4:30 this morning I rolled over and texted my friends to tell them that I was going back to sleep for two more hours and I’d catch them next time. If I’d gotten up then I’d have once again gotten less than five hours of sleep (that happened before Tuesday morning’s run) and even though that happens at least once a week, I know it’s not good for me. Now I’m stuck squeezing in a run alone later today…


I runfess:  If you’ve read my blog for long you probably have heard me mention my love for Skinny Pop popcorn and how I have so little self control when it’s around that I rarely buy it. Last weekend, I caved while in Costco and picked up a couple of those big bags, you know, the ones designed to feed a family of four for a week. Those suckers will not stop pestering me and are causing me to eat handfuls at a time. The nerve…


I runfess:  I still haven’t tried making any recipes from my new cookbook, Run Fast. Eat Slow (affiliate link). Right now I’m too busy shoveling popcorn into my pie hole to have time to cook…


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


  • Questions:
  • Have you run a Ragnar Relay?
  • What embarrassing things have you done while running that you’re willing to share?
  • 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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