~ 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 conscience of recent running, biking, fitness, nutrition, and life in general 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: Yesterday I ran in our community’s annual Thanksgiving Day turkey trot, except I ran it virtually and on my treadmill. Normally, I’d ask if that even counts, but it’s 2020 so I’d say I went above and beyond expectations!


I runfess: My knee started bothering me in mid-October after I rode my gravel bike with the seat accidentally set too low (it had been lowered when a friend borrowed it). For a week or two my knee hurt whenever I rode my bikes or walked up or down the stairs. Oddly, though, it didn’t hurt at all when running or walking. One day while putting on my running shoes I caught sight of the soles and let out a gasp at how worn down they had become. Keep in mind that I had mostly walked in them since late December 2020, and without much running, it hadn’t even dawned on me to check their wear and tear.

By the time my new running shoes were delivered and I started wearing them my knee pain had gotten much better, but hadn’t completely disappeared. At that very same time I increased my running intervals from 4-minute running/2-minute walking to 5/1 intervals which meant I was running even more. Luckily, my knee pain continued to improved (with the exception of my other knee bothering me for about eight miles during my birthday ride) and both knees have felt great since.


I runfess: My self care of doing things like stretching, yoga, and foam rolling has practically been non-existent since making my running comeback. It’s certainly something I need to work on improving!


I runfess: In October signed up for a Strava 100K Gran Fondo challenge (metric century). My Strava privacy setting are set very tight, and it wasn’t until after the ride when my little badge didn’t show up on my page that I realized my settings were preventing me from earning it. Oh well, it was a great motivator and I can share it here!


I runfess: In September, I mention that my eating was starting to slip a little and I had jumped back onto MyFitnessPal and started logging in my food. It’s still holding me accountable and helping me to make better choices. It’s amazing how much better I feel!


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 log the miles on your running shoes or do you just go by feel or visual checks?
  • • Did you run in a turkey trot yesterday? If so, do you have anything to runfess?
  • • 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.