~ 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 trainerfess: Now that my calf appears to be completely healed, it’s time to fess up as to exactly how I hurt it. At the time, I mentioned that while demo’ing a BOSU exercise to a client I felt a pop like someone had kicked me from behind with a boot. What I didn’t mention was that I had just demo’ed the correct way to do the exercise and felt the pop while showing my client what NOT to do!


I bounce-off-the-wallsfess: I picked up some peach mango V8 juice (affiliate link) individual cans to take with me on days when I have hours of back-to-back clients without time to eat lunch. After drinking one in the afternoon, I noticed that it’s actually an energy drink and has twice the caffeine as a soda.


I walkfess tripfess klutzfess: While touring the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier while on vacation in Charleston, I stopped to take a picture of the recipe for 10,000 chocolate chip cookies. As I turned to catch up with my husband, I didn’t realize I was next to a hatch and failed to step over the 8-inch high rim. I caught my right ankle on the opening and tripped, landing squarely on both elbows and forearms. The reverberation of the metal ship floor was loud, but luckily no one was nearby except for my husband and a man with a young son. I was extremely embarrassed when the man rushed over to help as I quickly scrambled to my feet. There were no long-term affects other than two bruised elbows (one is still painful) and a swollen bruised ankle where I caught my foot. Amazing, I had zero pain when walking and it didn’t affect the rest of my vacation.


I Stravafess: I have an older and more basic Garmin running watch (affiliate link). It doesn’t have a walk setting so when I go for a walk, I have to use my watch in the run mode. As soon as I hit stop, I quickly open Strava and change the type of workout to walk so it doesn’t appear as if I’m running a lot slower than normal.


I bikefess: I have the most vivid dreams and recently they’ve involved a lot of epic cycling events, and one in particular involved a couple of blogger friends. One night recently I dreamt that Cari, Deborah, and I were cycling the length of Skyline Drive (105.5 miles with 10,817 feet of climbing which is only 5.5 miles longer than the Reston Century, but with 5,100 feet more of climbing). For whatever reason I chose to ride my gravel bike rather than road bike even though Skyline Drive is very smoothly paved. The craziest part of the dream was when Cari passed me as we were hauling ass down a long hill, and as she passed, I noticed that her orange bike had turned into an orange convertible. LOL


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:
  • • What’s the klutziest thing you’ve done recently?
  • • Do you remember your dreams? If so, do you have crazy ones?
  • • 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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