Here we go again...time to lay it all (or most of it) out there.
You know the routine...say a few runfessions, clear your mind and sole(s), and move on.
Care to join the party? Here's what I'm sharing...
First of all, let me runfess it here and now...I am a technology idiot. Give me a paint brush or a fancy palette of charcoal pencils, and I can do anything. Update my cell phone (overnight, without any warning), and I'm destined for a probable panic attack. Such was the case last Saturday morning. Upon wake-up, I saw that my iPhone had "updated" to some new version or format (see, I don't even know the lingo). I tried taking a few selfies (after my run), and the editing options were all askew on my camera. ((GULP)) This was so NOT good, especially on the morning of this tech idiot's son's college graduation. Thankfully, I had a good hour in the car, en route to the event, so that gave me some time to play with the phone and figure out the "updated" editing options for pictures. Stepping outside of my comfy, anti-tech bubble is painful...
Did you take a peek at your Top 9, on Instagram? Can I runfess that so many of my pics all looked the same? I'm not disappointed, but it does go to show I love doing what I do (running and racing). And I certainly did a lot of both in 2019.
A week ago, the DAM to DSM registration opened at 10:00 a.m. (on Friday, December 20th). Like the race it replaced last year (Dam to Dam, which was the favorite 20K race that I've run the past 12 years), the sponsoring company decided to have tiered pricing. Being it was the event's 41st year, the first 500 registrants would get a $41 registration (plus processing), the next 500 would get in for $45 (plus processing), then $50, and so on. I runfess, that I accessed the race site from my work desk, and was registered and done by 10:03, thank you very much. The hubby got in for $45, only 10 minutes or so later. I later saw a meme on Instagram showing that the first 300 spots were gone already in the first six minutes! I'm glad I was one of them. As of one week into registration, over 1,000 spots have been secured and the registration is currently now at $50.
|The hubby and I at DAM to DSM 2019|
Finally, my 2019 Winter Run Streak is almost history! Typically, I do not focus on mileage, nor am I high-mileage kind of gal. I've never set any goals on yearly mileage. For me, running is not about mileage, but about the experience...quality over quantity, so to speak. I runfess, though, this year the numbers got my attention. Going into the Streak, my YTD mileage was at 935. I've never passed the 1,000 mileage mark, but with 35 days in the Streak, I knew I'd be in contention this year. Sunday evening, a group of us met up for our annual "Under the Holiday Lights Run." Five miles later, I'd done it. Ironically, it didn't feel like anything earth-shattering or special, but it did give me another notch in my 2019 running belt.
Ahhh, that feels so much better! I believe in keeping it real, and sharing a few runfessions is quite cleansing. Onward...to the next month, year, and decade!
Enough about me...what would you runfess? Are you more tech-savvy than yours truly? Do you embrace the Winter Solstice? Have you ever anxiously registered for a favorite race with tiered fees?
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.
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