It's really a good thing we have the opportunity to runfess each month.
If we were talking full disclosure, there's always a few things that I need to come clean on anyways. I've learned it's always best to runfess and move on. I can only imagine it's the same for others...am I right?
That being said, here's the latest...
First of all, I have to runfess that I'm so glad to be reunited with Gustavas! Remember him? My bike? We've already logged 122 miles in the past (almost) four weeks. The hubby got me a bike computer recently, which is great for tracking the miles. I have found a few new routes (both for biking and running) thanks to the simplicity of the odometer function. As much as I'm enjoying biking, though, I'll runfess it loud and clear that I still have no interest in clip-in biking shoes. End of story.
|This little gadget tells me how far we're going without needing my Garmin|
Can I runfess that I truly miss the early-morning routine of race day?
Last weekend, Barb and I headed to Des Moines (an hour away) to run with a running club. I almost felt giddy on Friday night, laying out all my running gear and charging the Garmin (Barb later revealed she felt the same way). It felt just like old times hitting the road, in the pre-dawn hours, and driving to a destination in our running clothes. Sigh.
I have not really said it out loud, but I runfess that I have missed my stair workouts. The Fight for Air Climb was my first 2020 event to go virtual (March 29th). I climbed 100 flights on my own stairway that morning, and I have not done many climbing workouts since. On a whim, I decided to do some climbing on the outdoor stairway (a few blocks from our house, on the Grinnell College campus)...and the hubby wanted to join me. We've now done three stair workouts, and (dare I say?) I think he's hooked. Stay tuned...it'll be fun to see how long this new weekly routine lasts.
|As my shirt says... "Eat. Sleep. Climb. Repeat."|
With my eagerness for biking on recovery days, I gotta runfess that I kinda sorta saddled up and went riding Tuesday morning when I should have been walking. Total oops. Typically, Tuesdays are reserved for walking (or elliptical'ing in the winter)...and nothing else. But, check out that sunrise that I may have missed (since I probably would have headed out a little later if I was on foot). Sorry, not sorry. No regrets.
|I runfess that I'm totally in love with sunrises...|
With all things COVID-19 going on, I runfess the hubby and I decided to get tested. Don't worry, and please, don't panic. Neither of us were worried that we'd even been exposed, but thought it was the responsible thing to do. The Test Iowa initiative is encouraging everyone to get tested since it is possible to be infected without showing symptoms. Our tests both came back negative, but Holy Nasal Invasion, Batman! That was most uncomfortable.
Finally, let me runfess that I'm in a whole lot of disbelief that Voldy's birthday is almost here. Seriously, he's going to be three years old on Monday! June 29, 2017 is a day that I'll never forget. I can remember almost every detail with incredible clarity. And, I have that nice 6-inch scar as a keepsake. I still catch a glimpse of the scar in a mirror, and have a hard time believing it really happened to me. I do not regret the experience, though, because I learned so much about the "big picture" and living with gratitude on a daily basis (not that I'd ever elect to do it again LOL).
|three years with Voldemort!|
So, there you go. Another month, another set of runfessions revealed. And I'm ready to see what July has in store.
How about you? Any runfessions that need spoken? Any biking? Stair workouts? COVID-19 testing?
I'm linking this with Marcia for the monthly Runfessions link-up.
I'm also linking this with Meranda and Lacey for the Friday with Fairytales and Fitness link-up.