june runfessions: the pandemic roller coaster continues

June is just another loop on the pandemic roller coaster that is our life right now. Sometimes, it feels like it will never stop.


Let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice and talk it out in these June Runfessions.

I Runfess That…

Some days, I just don’t know what to do. The pandemic roller coaster brings with it very drastic mood swings. I get up, exercise, and shower. I put food in my body, and take care of chores. Some days, I’m into it, and some days I feel like a robot going through the motions. This is absolutely not me and I need to snap out of it.

I Runfess That…

I am so grateful to be almost done with Couch To 5K. With literally two sessions left to go, I just can’t wait. It’s been a super hard climb for me, and the pandemic roller coaster led to plenty of highs and lows on the journey. My “free run” is scheduled on Tuesday, and from there, the sky is my limit!

I Runfess That…

New shoes make a difference. I held off on ordering a pair just until my leg and ankle settled into shape, but it was time. The Brooks Adrenaline GTS continues to do well by me, and I loved my test walk this morning.

pandemic roller coaster

I Runfess That…

I am finally ready to tackle some of our big house projects. Since I broke my leg, my ability and motivation faced some limitations. However, Mr. PugRunner and I discussed some goals and I feel like making moves. Unfortunately, the first move has to be finishing our master bathroom. I am completely uninterested in spending any more time or money on a room only the two of us see, but it’s bugging him. I agreed to get it done, but only so I can get started on overhauling the office.

pandemic roller coaster

We need a space that can accommodate all three of us. Mr PugRunner has an out-of-home office, but may transition back to home. I work almost exclusively at the kitchen bar, but as this space continues to grow, I need a more professional venue. And if little man continues distance learning, he needs an area for his work, that is easily accessible to and supervised by us.

I Runfess That…

Having a puppy around makes so many things more bearable. Even when she’s being absolutely insane. She is super mischievous and super smart, so it makes everything a little harder, but none of that matters, when she does something adorable or cuddles up to you. We are having fairly good success with training (she’s an evil genius, so we have to be eight steps ahead of her at all times), and we are passing through that bitey phase, which will make playtime so much more enjoyable. She’s got her own Instagram page, at SweetLunaPug, if you want to follow her shenanigans.

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I Runfess That…

I think it’s time for a blog makeover. About three years ago, I overhauled this site, and it was great. I’ve been prepping by cleaning up my dropdown and working on my ads and SEO, and now I just have to settle on a design and get it done. To be honest, it will help take focus from the pandemic roller coaster, and give me some needed goals.

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And there you have them: my heartfelt June runfessions.

What do you have to runfess this month?

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9 Responses to june runfessions: the pandemic roller coaster continues

  1. Congrats on sticking with the whole C25k. I did not.

    I got new shoes at the beginning of the pandemic…it makes a whole difference. I think I need another pair…my mojo is waning.

    I have not updated the look of my blog in probably over 5 years. Though not sure it makes a difference. I don’t have a big following.
    Darlene S Cardillo recently posted…Runfessions for JuneMy Profile

  2. I runfess that our dog has made quarantine much easier, partly by just being there, and partly by giving us an excuse to leave the house two times a day. I also runfess it makes me happy when anyone gets new shoes, I just like seeing them. So I’m kind of living vicariously through yours.
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  3. Chaitali says:

    That’s a good description of pandemic feels. I think I’m doing ok but I definitely feel robotic on a lot of days. And the cats do help with getting through the days!
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  4. Michelle D. says:

    It really does feel like a roller coaster – some days it can be exhausting!

    Congrats on reaching the end of C25K!

    I’ve been dying to re-fresh my blog but don’t have the patience to do it myself. Are you taking it on or hiring someone?

  5. Wendy says:

    I runfess that I often feel a sense of despair when I get up in the morning and face another day of masking and social distancing. It’s pretty distressing to realize that we are back in it again.

    Hang in there!
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