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


It’s time again to join in on the fun and clear my conscious of recent running, biking, fitness, and nutrition related faux pas. I know I’ll feel better when I’m done!


I runfess:  We were supposed to go to the Outer Banks for a couple of weeks, leaving on the Friday that Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina. Needless to say, we didn’t leave that day and for a variety of reasons we ended up not going at all. As disappointed as I was not to get away for some R&R, I was relieved to not have to base my run times on the tide in order to avoid running in deep and loose sand.


I runfess:  I usually wear my eyeglasses when I run at zero dark thirty; however, because I didn’t grow up wearing glasses, I feel weird being photographed with them on (I don’t think I look like myself). Usually, I take my eyeglasses off, especially for running pictures. Here’s one of the rare pics I’ve posted wearing my glasses while running.


I runfess:  When I run later in the day, I wear my contacts (or skip them and go blurry eyed) because I need to wear my sunglasses. Sometimes, due to how dry my left eye can get as I become dehydrated, I’ll just wear my right contact. I can see quite well with it since it’s multifocal, but I don’t see as well as when I’m wearing both contacts or my glasses. Last Saturday, after our run, Tracy and I were looking at pictures she’d just taken with her phone and I needed to be able to see better. I pulled out my contact so I could put on my glasses and laid it on the carpet of my car. Tracy had a look of horror and asked if I was going to put it back in my eye. I assured her that I wear disposables and would throw it in the trash when I got home.


I runfess:  After over indulging in M&M at my mom’s house in July, I’ve been very carefully watching what I’m eating and have lost those few extra pesky pounds I gained, and I’m back where I should be. In the process, I’ve started paying attention to serving sizes and was perhaps a little too excited to see that one serving of ginger snaps is six cookies!


I runfess:  I still haven’t made anything from my Run Fast. Eat Slow (affiliate link) cookbook by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky; and I’m going to keep runfessing this until I embarrass myself to the point of making something… anything!


I runfess:  I’m enjoying biking more and more and wonder what the 45-year old Runner Girl Deb would think! Let me explain – the Cruisers and I had more than our share of experiences with extremely rude bikers who thought they owned the trail; and as a result, we declared to never venture to the dark side.


I bikefess:  I haven’t ridden my bike this week because of the crappy weather, but when I had the opportunity, I didn’t ride my inside spin cycle either.


I bikefess:  I’m not sure why there’s a difference between Chamois Butt’r (affiliate link) and Chamois Butt’r Her (affiliate link) and I’m afraid to ask. The guy at the bike store said that perhaps the girls version has a nicer fragrance, but I think I saw him blush a little as he said tried to explain it.


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


  • Questions:
  • Do you wear eyeglasses or contacts? If so, which do you wear when you run?
  • Biking ladies, talk to me about butt butter! 
  • 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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