Things that make you go Hmmmm...like another trip to the Runfessional.
Even with all things to be thankful for, there's still plenty that needs 'fessing, am I right? I mean, we're only human, myself included. It's best to get these things 'fessed and finished, so we can forge ahead into the holiday season.
Care to share a few 'fessions with Yours Truly?
If I may, I'll get things started...
I need to cycle-fess, that I've been logging a lot of time (and a lot of miles) on the bike, and have been loving every minute of it. Imagine my surprise when, upon finishing my early morning 10-miler on Monday, the 675K Cycling Badge (from Garmin) popped up. This challenge was to go from October 1 through the end of the year, and I completed the equivalent 419.5 miles on November 21...just over the halfway mark of the time allowance. What's even crazier is the fact that of those 419.5 miles, only 136 of them were "outdoor" miles. So yeah, my indoor bike is serving me well.
I spent most of Tuesday afternoon, this week, volunteering at packet pick-up for the Des Moines Turkey Trot. Even though I would be running in my own local Trot, I felt compelled to give back to the running community, and the DSM venue is a huge event (I actually ran it virtually, in 2020). Instead of t-shirts, participants get a fun hat every year. There were previous years' hats for sale at the merchandise center, and I hatfess, this "vintage" hat was even more cute than the 2022 event hat. I went to purchase it, and the gal said I could just have it as a token of thanks for my volunteer efforts. Well, okay then. I was good with that!
After last week's unusually cold weather, this week rewarded us with much warmer temps. I was able, for maybe the first time ever, to wear shorts for Thursday's turkey trot. I trot-fess, I much prefer the shorts over the full-length gear I usually have to wear for trotting on Thanksgiving morning!
Prior to heading over to the Trot, Thursday morning, I indulged in a short 6-mile ride (again on the indoor bike). This not only gave my legs a brief warm-up, but I also was surprised with another Garmin badge. Can I badge-fess, these little surprises are kind of fun? It's just ironic the Garmin badge was "earned" from doing the warm-up and not the actual event, LOL.
Finally, I have to FrIeNd-fess, it's always so much fun celebrating the love of fitness with so many like-minded peeps! We are many, we are one.
Whew! It feels good to get all those 'fessions disclosed and done! Onward! Let the holidays begin!
What would bring to the Runfessional? Any turkey trotting happening? Are you a fan of the Garmin badges, or do they pop-up and surprise you from time-to-time?