~ 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, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll give you a laugh or two in the process!


I runfess:  While biking with my husband in complete darkness last Wednesday at 5 AM, we found it difficult to see unlit runners and walkers until we were right on top of them even though we had powerful headlights (affiliate link) on both of our bikes. I made a mental note to put out a PSA to my running friends who run in the dark to remind them to wear headlamps and clip on lights (affiliate links) so they’d be more visible on the trail. Despite this, I headed out for my Saturday morning run choosing not to use my lights because “the sun would be up in fifteen minutes” and I didn’t want the hassle of carrying my lights once I no longer needed them.


I runfess: I am the current day version of the woman in this 1940’s ad…


Often when I go straight from my run to the gym without time to shower, I change into dry clothes and spritz on a little Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar mist. I’ve even had people tell me that I smell so good and that I must have just hopped out of the shower. No, my hair is actually wet from sweat and body mist, not the shower… 😉

My Mifflin…


I runfess: A couple of weeks ago a neighbor stopped me to chat right after I headed out on my run. Once I resumed running, I forgot to restart my Garmin (affiliate link) until I’d run close to a half mile (based on landmarks). Once home, I did what any good runner would do and I hopped in my car and drove very, very slowly around my neighborhood to make up that missed mileage. I’m not even kidding, I really did that.


I bikefess:  Similarly, when on a recent gravel ride my bike Garmin (affiliate link) showed 16.87 as we finished our ride and returned to the bike store. Both my friend Susan and I rode around  the parking lot until we got to an even 17 miles. 😜


I bikefess:  I mentioned this in my Weekly RunDown, so if you’ve already read it, skip ahead… While on a bike ride with my husband, he pulled over and stopped. I pulled up beside him and just as I stopped I realized that I hadn’t unclipped. I could have easily peddled on to give myself time to unclip since we weren’t at a road crossing, but instead I panicked and fell over, landing on my left elbow and knee. Other than a slightly bruised elbow, skinned knee, and an even more bruised pride, I was fine.


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! Apparently, I’m not easily embarrassed because we’re going on two years…


There you have it, my most recent runfessions; and you can bet that it feels good to get another set off of my chest! See you next month in the runfessional.


  • Questions:
  • Do you find it gross not to shower the second you finish your run? 
  • Have you ever run an extra few hundred yards so your Garmin lands on a nice even number?
  • 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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