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~ 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:  Even though I love my Garmin, I still love logging my runs and other workouts in an old school log book. Up until this year, I’ve used the free Runner’s World log that comes with a subscription, but since I didn’t re-up RW this year, I ordered The Complete Runner’s Day-by-Day Log (affiliate link). Time will tell if I like my new one as much as the basic Runner’s World versions…


Inside pages…


I runfess:  As I walked into Trader Joe’s one day in the fall, I notice a huge pile of almond flavored Danish kringle and asked a crew member if he’d tried them. He said they were very good so I bought one. Seriously, it was so amazingly delicious that I went back to buy more to freeze for the holidays, but they were sold out. They told me they were expecting a shipment that night and to call the following morning to make sure they had arrived.

When I arrived, the kringles were still in boxes in the freezer, but one of the crew retrieved several for me. These almond Danish kringles (affiliate link) can be purchased at Amazon for $21.49 plus $9.99 shipping, but I paid $7.99 each at Trader Joe’s. They thaw in an hour or so and are coming in handy for holiday entertaining.


A little slice of heaven…


I runfess:  Speaking of Danish kringle, I might have been a little looser (okay, a lot looser)  than usual with my eating during the last six weeks (since my birthday) and need to start focusing on eating for fuel, not as a pastime. I told Bill that we’re going on a body builder’s diet after the holidays – chicken and broccoli three meals a day. Just kidding, but I do need to buckle down.


I runfess:  When I have my GoPro (affiliate link) set up on the ground for my running pictures, I often have to pause to let people run, walk, or ride past. Sometimes they notice the GoPro, but often they don’t. Earlier this fall, this particular lady noticed it and had the most inquisitive expression on her face. I didn’t want to show her face so I changed it so she’s laughing at me for running back and forth past a little camera.


I runfess:  I’m not good at stretching immediately when I come in from a run, but I almost always fit in at least eight minutes on my foam roller. When I roll I use my RumbleRoller (affiliate link) to dig deep and focus two minutes each on the following areas.

  1. butt, glutes, sides of hips, inside thighs
  2. hammies
  3. quads
  4. calves


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 I’m now going on three 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:
  • How do you log your workouts: online, on paper, or both? 
  • Have you tried kringles from Trader Joe’s?
  • 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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