Thursday, August 25, 2016

Commando, Cheating & Crows - It's RUNFESSION TIME!

It's my most favorite time of the month! 
On the last Friday of the month, I link-up with Marcia to share
my months runfessions!
It just so happens that my runfessions all happened this week!  An otherwise non-eventful running month had a few unexpected turns. 

First, I RUNFESS.... I've cheated.  I've cheated bad.  You know, when you feel so guilty for doing something wrong even though you haven't really done anything wrong?  

I love my Mizuno Wave Inspires.  I love them so hard.  I am a loyal servant to these amazing running shoes.  Well, at least I thought I was.

In comes these beauties.  Who wouldn't love these? They're pink for goodness sake!  They are amazing!  All the soft cushiony goodness.  They glide on like butter on bread.  Let me explain. 



I visited my parents in Wisconsin this past weekend.  Of course, with the chaos of life and getting my boys ready to go, I forgot my running shoes.  Normally, this would be no big deal.  I could take a couple days off.  But, I knew my week ahead wasn't going to include much running as I was "single-parenting" it.  My sister came to the rescue with her running shoes and OH - EM - GEE!  They rocked my socks off.  I even had negative splits for the first time in a WHILE.  I flew through those miles.

Check out those splits!  WAHOO!!

Maybe it was a placebo effect from the high that I was on for cheating on my beloved Mizunos.  I'm just not sure, but for five years I've only loved one.  My Mizunos.  I cheated.  Yes,  I CHEATED and it felt oh so good.  Needless to say, these Brooks are coming to my doorstep next week.  Whoops.  #runnerproblems

Along the same lines with my forgetfulness, I RUNFESS:  I "may" have run commando this weekend.  OK FINE - so I DID run commando this weekend.  Oh - how freeing it was!   Maybe THAT'S why I ran so fast??? 


Again, with the chaos of getting everyone out the door and in the car for our road trip, I forgot to pack underwear.  Of course, I could have gone to the store when I got there to get more underwear, but in my world of mommy-hood that can sometimes be just too difficult.  And, I also RUNFESS...  sometimes that extra trip to the store to get underwear I don't really "need" is just TOO much work. 

I must also RUNFESS..... I actually got scared on my run in the broad daylight on Sunday.  We're talking.... heebie-geebie, creeped-out, someone lurking in the bushes waiting to murder me scared.  That doesn't happen to me often.   The hair on my arms stuck up and I quickly decided to turn around and run home.

I was running a half mile loop around the seminary.  It's a huge catholic church, priests home and school all wrapped up in one.  It's a beautiful area with a winding loop road.   I approached the area in this picture and in that huge tree were three crows.   Nasty, huge, ugly,  good-for-nothing crows.  They were screaming so loud at me I heard them over my headphones! 


I stopped to take a picture and yell back at them, when one flew over the building.  If you look close you can see a black speck on the building in the center of the photo.  It was as if they were warning me of danger.  I had such a bizarre feeling.  They just looked at me and screeched, continuously.


I quickly turned down the street and decided three loops was all I needed.  I best be getting home.  On the way back to my parents,  I pictured Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allen Poe and all the creepy crows and ravens in the horror films.

Have you every been scared on the run?  What do you think about running commando?  Do you have any any must-have gear obsessions?

Thanks for reading!  Don't forget to head on over to Marcia's blog for other great runfessions from my fellow bloggers!








16 comments:

  1. I had a bird creep out this week too! T'is the season I guess. I'm not a fan of commando but have had to go that route due to forgetfulness as well. Ugh. Thanks for linking!

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    1. Definitely need the coverage over here too Marcia!

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  2. commando...been there, done that (and it wasn't as bad as I had feared). Those shoes...what kinds of Brooks are the new ones? I used to LOVE Mizunos, but the Wave Inspires from a year ago (11's?) just were not a great fit for me. I liked them, but did not love them. I'm now in Brooks Adrenaline GTS...and those are heavenly ;-)

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    1. I would agree.. The 11's were just not quite the same! I got the glycerin 13's. Very excited for them!

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  3. Oh my gosh yes--crows and coyotes and skunks! One morning I came flying home and my husband asked if someone was chasing me! It was the skunks--they were eating their bi-weekly morning garbage and they didn't want to share with me. Of course they didn't chase me home but they scared me enough to make me head out of there!

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    1. Skunks are the worst!! Last yeR I ran through a fresh spray and I was horrible.

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  4. I hope you get some happy miles out of your new Brooks :)
    I totally feel like I can live without lots of things after work to avoid going to a store LOL
    I was picturing an old AH movie before I read on! I am pretty sure he was just trying to tell everyone you were running commando near the church LOL seriously, I have been freaked out like that. I have an owl that is scaring me right now.

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    1. Thank goodness I didn't go IN the church! Then it really would have felt naughty. Lol!!

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  5. As a huge fan of Inspires, I may just have to check out these shoes! What model of Brooks? I do not like crows. I could hear them on a bike ride the other day and it definitely unsettled me.

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  6. Um, I always run commando. I don't know how those Olympians run in those bikins!

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    1. It felt a bit weird to me. Freeing... But weird

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  7. LOL That crow meme is great! Don't tell me about those Brooks (?) - I'm a Mizuno girl too. I'd only run commando if I ran out of clean undies?

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  8. ok, I will confess, going commando is the only way to go! and I love those shoes!

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  9. If you are scared, I say turn around. Better to be safe than sorry and I think we should always go with our instincts. Even if it can make us feel kind of stupid at times, I think listening to your instincts pays off.

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