Friday, September 30, 2016

Medal Envy... It's a Real Thing! It's Runfession Friday!

It's my most favorite time of the month!  Runfession Friday!  
The time of the month where I get to air my dirty laundry without regret!
I get to complain as much as I want! Tune in! Oh... and make sure to visit Marcia at her blog and read others confessions too!

To say I've lacked some mojo in the blogging department would be a severe understatement.  I really love blogging.  But, it's a hobby and in the day-to-day shuffle of life, it takes a back seat to other tasks that need to get done.  I RUNFESS,  I've been so lazy I can't wait to lay my head on my pillow at night and unplug.  Or, just watch that hour of TV before I have to do the day all over again.

Let me re-explain lazy.  By lazy I mean, I still get my ass out of bed at 4:45 am - four to five days a week to run.  I work full time, do the heaps of laundry, make dinner ...... although sometimes dinner is PB & J.  Hey - a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do right?  What else... homework with my oldest - since WHEN does first grade have homework?  Try to have some relationship with my spouse - who does his fair share if not MORE than I do with parenting.   On a side note:  I have THE BEST husband in the world!

I could keep going.  The truth is,  runners are multi-taskers.  I think we can do more than the average bear and I'm sure many of you reading this are doing the EXACT same thing on a daily basis.  The problem arises when we start to lose ourselves just a bit.  We get so wrapped up in our daily life of go-here, go-there, do-this, do-that....there's little time for anything else.  So, the blogging has taken a back seat.  BOO!  I'm working on a solution to keep the writing up, because I miss connecting with all of you on a regular basis.

I also RUNFESS,  I get way jealous of everyone ELSE'S racing schedule.  I have major medal envy.  Below is a pick of my medal wall in my closet.  It's feeling a little left out and not nearly heavy enough.

I do have a girls run-cation planned in two weeks and I'm over-the-moon excited.  My husband and I don't get away much solo to be with friends, so this is extra exciting for me.  I will check two states off my "been there ran that" board and add 3 medals!  I'm getting there.

I also RUNFESS, my closet truly is 80-90% running gear and beer shirts!  Hey, I like my craft beer and breweries make great shirts - what can I say?  Most of my closet chaos is caused by my obsession with cute running clothes and also casual clothes I can wear everyday,  all of which are running related.  Yes,  I'm aware... I have a problem.   But in my defense,  I am a dental hygienist.  I wear scrubs everyday and I change at work.  Who wants to get fancy just to change right away when you walk in the door?

But, seriously... could you pass up this shirt?

In no way was I paid to say this, or given this shirt.  I just like supporting local businesses.  If you want to check out more of what State of RUN has you can follow the link.   They may have cute shirts for your state too!  And, their shipping was amazingly FAST!

Ok, I feel better now.  My goal for October is to be a better blogger!  Have a great month everyone!


  1. I feel you on the race envy. I would love to do more but I'm struggling with injuries. We just do what we can, right?

  2. I'm proud of you for unplugging. Yes blogging is fun but there's more to life. No guilt there! I runfess I'm envious of last weekend's Chi Half medal. It's ginormous. Apparently size matters to me. Thanks for linking up!

    1. Size ALWAYS matters! That Chi medal was huge and amazing!!

  3. I have been feeling the same way about's taken a back seat this past month but I'm hoping to turn things around! I love your medal display...I still need to get something like that for my medals, I have a bunch in a box right now with my bibs!

  4. It's true, blogging is a huge time commitment. one cleans my house while I'm parked in front of the computer. I absolutely love connecting with all the blogger peeps, though, and I do miss it when I step back and "unplug." ;-)

  5. I totally get medal envy, too! Races for me seem to go in bursts lately and right now is a little bit of a dry spell until the NYC Marathon. Love your state map!

  6. I am on the same page with you on blogging. I've got the Weekly Wrap commitment, but often times that's all I can do in a given week. My days are already full and I'm short staffed at work, blah blah blah. I hope I can find a solution. I miss posting more and reading more. You always have the best jumping pics!!