Here we 'fess again...time to bare (our running soles) and share (a few things).
Funny how each month I wonder if there will be anything that needs 'fessing, and somehow I never have any trouble finding it. Or, maybe these 'fess-worthy things find me?
None the less, here's what's going down at the Runfessional this month...
Here's what I'm baring and sharing...
Since we just cruised through another Thanksgiving, I have to give a shout-out to all the brave peeps who showed up on what is probably our coldest Turkey Trot on record. Ugh, Momma N definitely was in a mood! I gotta #TrotFess, I was taken aback (in a good way!) by the HUGE turnout, given the insanely frigid temps we had on such a busy day. It was cold, and fighting that headwind was brutal...but (could it be???) I may be acclimated because the only thing cold on me was my face. Huh.
|Yes, it was 18F with a feels-like of ZERO|
Speaking of turkey trots, my Talk To Me Tuesday reel (on Instagram) was a major undertaking this past week. There was crazy cold weather (and lots of wind) in the forecast, so I thought it best to shoot the video last weekend (when the temps were still comfortable and sunny). Well, I lost count (because I had to keep deleting, LOL), but I'm guessing it took 30ish attempts to get the wording down. Did I mention that the neighborhood was also abuzz with dogs barking, lawnmowers and leaf blowers as well? I #ReelFess, this felt like such a fail...but the finished reel has actually made it to the top 9 of the reels (and videos) in this series over the past 25 weeks. Whodda thunk?
I've been doing a lot of cycling this year (I know, #shocker). In recent weeks, I've had to move the cycling indoors, due to the cold temps and excessive wind. The past few Sundays have had me doing early-morning 25-milers, on the stationary bike. I'd thought something was up with my bike's monitor "resetting" after the 20-mile mark, but had the #LightBulbMoment revelation that's it's the 100-minute mark that's resetting (do to the number of available digits to display). So, not only am I #DuhFessing (because, #duh, LOL), I'm also #WowFessing because that means I've been cranking out these 25-milers about 20 minutes faster than I was aware of. Go me!
|That would be 25 miles in 111 minutes (and change)|
In a related topic of discussion, my 2021 cycling miles are much higher than the 1690 miles cycled last year. I passed the 2021-mile mark a few weeks ago, so now I'm trying to come up with a plan to finish the year strong... 2500 miles? 2750 miles? Or, I could just ride to my heart's content and not chase any specific mileage goal. After all, that's what I do with my running mileage. Ugh, let me #BikeFess, the options are overwhelming, LOL.
Finally, with Thanksgiving over and done, that means the Runners World Winter Run Streak is back! Gosh, I think this is my ninth year doing this. Also, it was a year ago, when I started last winter's Streak, that my "daily outdoor streak" began. Basically, that means I've made it a priority to get outside, every day, for some form of fitness and fresh air. I'll #RunFess it here and now...while it's been a fun endeavor, it's also had its challenges. Stalking the weather, and dancing around the precipitation, can get a little stressful on a daily basis. Just saying.
So, that's enough 'fessing for now. It does feel good to "bare and share" a few things with friends, wouldn't you agree?
Anything on your mind that needs 'fessing? Any end-of-year goals you're working on? Video-shooting stress? Turkey trotting this year?
I'm linking this with Marcia for the monthly Runfessions link-up.