Friday, February 26, 2016

Runfession Friday!

It's that time again.  
The end of the month when I link up with Marcia for our monthly RunFessions!
I love this linkup.  It's so much fun for me to read everyone's deepest darkets secrets. :)  So here's mine!

Runfession ONE:  I hate tempo runs.  I can't quite put my finger on it.  It's not that we run amazingly fast, certainly it's not a sprint.  It's a pace where talking in long sentences is hard and I breath very heavily.  I'm pissed though because I'm ALWAYS behind the group. Not far behind, but not on their heals.  What.the.hell??!? 

I always feel great when I'm done running.  Yes, because I am done for sure, but also because I do like seeing those 8:20's and 8:30's for 6-7 miles consistently.   Tempo runs happen on Wednesday.  The third day.  Is that why I'm tired?  Maybe.  Either way, I don't see me liking them anytime soon.

Runfession TWO:  I'm HANGRY all.the.time!  Not only a little.  A LOT!  And, I eat horrible food.  My drug of choice yesterday was a package of Swiss Miss Ho Ho's!  Seriously Gina?  Are you kidding me? My friends say, " welcome to marathon training."  Problem is:  I'm not craving good food.  I want to swim in chocolate, stuff my face with lay's potato chips and drink soda!  Yeah.  So there's that.  It's a proud moment for sure.   Writing this post I'm eating a cliff bar - dreaming of what unhealthy food I can have at lunch. 




Runfession THREE:  I kinda like strength training.  Ssshhh!  Don't tell anyone. I'm developing muscles and I occasionally stand in front of the mirror and flex.  OK. OK.  FINE - so I do it every morning.  Can't help it.  I feel like Olaf in Frozen when he's so excited about his carrot nose. " It's like a little baby unicorn."  Make sure you insert his crazy voice when saying it. :)  I feel like my little baby muscles are there and they are finally peaking through! Yahoo!!


Runfession FOUR:  I took my kids to an indoor playland on Sunday so I could blog uninterrupted.  I feel guilty about this. I have so little time with them because I work full time and then I make them play by themselves?  They had a blast!  So did it! :)  Peace and quiet to write my thoughts. 

Seriously, if you were 4 and 6 years old - wouldn't you love this place?  It was the best two hours and only cost me $16.  Can't beat that!

Funfession FIVE:  So a few days ago, I tried to post a suprised and exhausted picture on Instagram to talk about how my trainer killed me during my workout.  It was hard, but very rewarding. Today, she actually said that " noone has cried yet. "  I love you Susan.  You are amazing. 

Anyhoo, I took the picture and then my husband reminded me how horrible it looked all day long. He was kidding of course, but it made me self conscious. Certainly it wasn't a flattering picture - but real life nonetheless. Sweat dripping from my nose, no make up and utter exhaustion. 

To make light of it, we had some fun with this picture last night.  I laughed so hard I cried and the sound of my laugh wouldn't even come out!  So, hopefully you'll get a kick out of it too!

I think this is a pretty darn good comparison picture for sure!  However,  the llama is for WAY cuter!

I just love this linkup. Make sure to visit other blogs as I will be doing the same!  OH.WAIT!  ONE.MORE.THING.  Go to my post here to enter my Giveaway.   Tiux compression socks are graciously giving one of my readers their very own pair.  Hurry, it ends Sunday!!

 



12 comments:

  1. I wouldn't feel one bit guilty about the playland! Sometimes a mom's gotta do... and I bet they had a blast!

    I love this link up too! It's fun to let our hair down!

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  2. I agree I'd not like being behind the group either. But I'm sure they're making you super fast! I'm kind of glad my hubby does not look at my IG. My teenager's comments are brutal. Haha! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. It can be a morale buster for sure, But they always pick me back up so I don't fall too behind.

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  3. So fun! I hate tempo runs too. Mostly because I am lazy! Haha

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  4. I hardly think you're lazy Smitha! :)

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  5. This is a fun link up. :) It is fun to see what other runners are thinking and we truly are all so much alike!

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  6. I eat all the damn day. The struggle is real. And I feel you on the mommy guilt. I think it's normal to feel bad if you're not spending every minute with them. But they had fun and that's all that matters!

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    1. They LOVE to run that's for sure. You know what they say, you do the same thing everyday and expect a different result? I'm expecting the scale to say less.... but if I eat pizza every damn day... it's not. DUH!! :)

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  7. I would have let my kids play too !
    I am training for a marathon and I really have to watch what I eat. I have eaten way too many m&ms.....

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    1. Which one? Good luck with your training!

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  8. I hate tempo runs. Despite running 11 halfs so far, and running much more consistently this in 2015 & so far into this year (but pretty low mileage), my endurance kind of sucks.

    Which is why the calculators all say I ought to be able to do a half much faster than I actually can.

    Which probably brings me back to that low mileage, but so far, my body just doesn't like even medium mileage.

    What's not to like about ST (other than actually doing it)?.

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    1. It's an accomplishment JUST to finish a half marathon. You're a beast Judy! Don't forget it!

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