~ 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: It has been seventeen months since my last runfession. I had every intention of joining the linkup last month, but got distracted and never finished writing it. I did; however, take this picture during our one and only snow of the winter in preparation of today’s runfessions.


I runfess: Speaking of the weather, it climbed to 80° here yesterday, and yet the weather forecast calls for a wintery mix tomorrow. So what’s my runfession? I runfess that I took full advantage of the warm winter weather by rescheduling my clients to early morning so my husband and I could get out for a bike ride. I can run in most any weather, but I’m a wimp when it comes to cycling in the cold.


I runfess: As friends start to finalize plans for running the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, I can’t help but remember the time I ran with a blade of grass stuck in my shorts…

Note: Skip this paragraph if you’re offended by TMI… Back in 2001, at some point early on in the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler while heading up Rock Creek Park I had to pee very badly and of course there wasn’t a porta potty in sight. Eventually, I had no choice but to pull over behind some trees and tall grass and do my business while my running buddy Miles waited. Shortly afterward I told Miles that I must have a UTI because things felt very irritated and I had to go to the bathroom again, and soon! Luckily, we came upon a porta potty so I stopped again. Low and behold, there was a long blade of grass stuck in just the wrong place and as soon as I removed it, the sensations of a UTI were gone.


I runfess: Foam rolling in padded biking shorts doesn’t work well when trying to target the Glutes. 🤣


I runfess: I have been really bad about hydrating properly the last few weeks and I don’t know why. I normally drink water like a boss, but I’ve been totally off my game.


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:
  • • Have you ever caused any self inflicted pain while running?
  • • Do you hydrate properly?
  • • 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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