runfessing over coffee

It’s that special time of year, when the monthly Runfessions joins forces with the Ultimate Coffee Date! Twice the bloggers, twice the juicy confessions, and twice the deep, dark secrets to share. Who’s with me?

Over coffee, I runfess…

I am really tired of cooking. It was getting old back in May, but now that Mr PugRunner has so many specifications, I have to stay very much on top of things. Gone are the days of throwing together a quick pasta dinner or scrounging for things in the pantry. Our weekly shop needs to be thorough and complete so he doesn’t get derailed by failure to plan.

Over coffee, I runfess…

That my eating habits have drastically improved. I’m not following Mr PugRunner’s meal plan, although we all eat similar dinners, but we have far more produce and far less junk in the house. We have to take the positives where we can get them.

Over coffee, I runfess…

That I have really lost a lot of faith and respect in people. Times are hard and tensions are high, but people I really used to admire are showing their true colors. I am all for differences of opinion and I try very hard to see and acknowledge different perspectives, but some days, I am just horrified by what I see and hear. Can we please start taking some deep breaths and showing some empathy? Pretty please?

Over coffee, I runfess…

That we are deep in the heart of hurricane season, with storms swirling in the Atlantic, and I haven’t done a lick of preparation. I just haven’t been able to work myself up to it. Mr PugRunner started poking around the generator the other day, so let’s just call that storm prep.

Over coffee, I runfess…

That I am so stressed out about the school year. I know I’m not alone, but there are still things up in the air and it’s driving me insane. While I’m mostly sure we have made the best decision for our family, I still worry that we’ve made a terrible mistake. We just won’t know until further down the road, and I loathe the pressure and anxiety it brings. Even worse, I worry about being a terrible mom, but then again, I guess a terrible mom wouldn’t worry about anything at all?

Over coffee, I runfess…

My running breaking point was heading that ZOOMA Amelia Island had switched to a virtual event. I understand, really I do. But it was just something that had been out there as maybe a return to normalcy? After I got the news, I lost quite a bit of motivation. I’ve forced myself out for walks and runs but I’ve been decidedly sulky about it.

Over coffee, I runfess…

That my wanderlust is raging. Obviously we are going exactly nowhere at the moment, but I am at the point where all the walls are closing in. I miss seeing new things and going new places and I’m hopeful that we will be able to resume experiencing the country and the world soon.

Over coffee, I runfess…

That I can’t wait to show you the finished office. I am still waiting on some prints to arrive and then I can share. Even better? I saved a ton of money by repurposing some of the existing furniture, which I plan to funnel off to my next project. Here’s a quick sneak peek of my desk area – this desk was actually already here. I loved the huge workspace, so I just dismantled it from the attached shelving unit, added new legs and bam.

Over coffee, I runfess…

That I am being terrible about stretching. Three times this week, I promised myself I would take time to stretch after my walks or runs, and… nothing. Bad me. Bad, bad, bad me. Tomorrow I am going to be sure I do it. I promise.

Over coffee, I runfess…

That I wrapped up July with a grand total of 122 running and walking miles! This is a huge motivator for me. Obviously I’m not hitting 1000 miles this year, but just knowing that I can cover these distances makes me so happy and proud.

Today we are linking up with ….

 Marcia‚Äôs Healthy Slice for January’s Runfessions.

And the Ultimate Coffee Date with  Coco and Deborah !

What would you runfess over coffee?

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22 Responses to runfessing over coffee

  1. Marcia says:

    I’m so sorry about ZOOMA Amelia Island. The city cancelled on us without even notifying us. It’s not surprising, but still, disappointing all the same. Your new office is coming along so nicely!

  2. I am tired of cooking too. Meal prep is really getting to me because I spend so much time on the weekends doing it. But its so hard to prepare dinner at night when I’m by myself with a toddler running around, so its nice to have things ready to go.
    I hope you don’t get affected by the storms this week!

  3. That’s a whole lot of July miles!

    OMG, the cooking. And I’m usually only cooking one meal for the both of us a day (he’s on his own the other 2). Although some days I do do two. I like to cook, but yeah, I’d also like someone else to cook. And he’d be happy to do it — but I swear the man wouldn’t voluntarily cook healthy food unless I was on my deathbed. Ok, you hit a really big pet peeve there!

    I can’t even imagine what people with kids are going through. As if it’s not bad enough that you have to work and try to school/entertain them at the same time, now you have to worry over whether schools can keep them safe — or if you’re derailing them by not sending them to school. I’m so sorry you have to go through that.

    I day dream about really escaping somewhere, anywhere . . . . and I know it’s not gonna happen. #firstworldproblems, but hey, they’re *my* problems!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Mine does his own breakfast. And honestly, he’s a really good cook, but he’s not the best at digging up recipes that are compliant with the plan he’s on. Although he could cook them. But I’m home and he’s going to the office, so I take on that responsibility. Haha! Sorry I hit that pet peeve!

      That’s just it! It’s like whatever you do, it leads to a wormhole of doubt and anxiety. And I mean, it’s just 7th grade, and we will get through it, but as a mom, I want him to have the best of everything, and that includes education and experience. Ugh.

  4. Sorry about the coffee date mix up thought we had posted it in enough spots. There is always more coffee so join next week too! No of us know what to do about school. There are no right answers we just have to roll the dice. I will taking my son back to college in a few weeks. Who knows what will happen? Looking forward to seeing your office reveal!

    • runswithpugs says:

      I am happy to coffee its up next week too!

      We are just in limbo on our enrollment and it’s driving me insane. I just need to know that we are moving forward or if I have to make new plans!

  5. I am so glad that I can just throw things together for the both of us. I confess that I have had ice cream to dinner.

    And the kids and parents. I feel so bad for everyone going through this.

    I refuse to complain about the boredom of no entertainment or races etc.

    I am the worst about stretching…I do think about it. Does that count? lol

  6. I agree, things are tough all around us and it’s brought out the UGLY in many people. Granted we all have our own ideals, values and upbringings, but kindness should be something we all have in common. Hang in there….if you went with your gut instinct on the schooling issue, then you did the right thing.

    • runswithpugs says:

      Totally agree! Mr PugRunner was just involved in a terrifying road rage incident (and I am so proud of him for not escalating it), but it’s like OMG. What on earth are people thinking to treat each other like this???

  7. Wendy says:

    My wanderlust is raging too! I’m looking for some local kind of touring.

    My husband and I are now empty nesters, so we’ve been trying all kinds of new recipes! It’s been a lot of fun.

    Stay safe this weekend and stay away from Jim Cantore! lol

    • runswithpugs says:

      But I love Jim Cantore! He’s so cool!

      I usually love trying recipes, but when everything has to be new and I’m cooking from recipes and not from taste or intuition, it’s challenging. I just don’t always have the mental capacity for it.

  8. Okay, I realize this will sound odd since I blog about food but YES YES YES sometimes I get so sick of cooking. The whole process from coming up with something I want to eat let alone what my family wants to eat…yep I feel ya. I’m definitely getting the travel itch. I’d say that a week on the beach and taking my family to NYC are high on the list.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      That’s just it! The cooking and menu planning always comes down to me and it’s EXHAUSTING. And right now, I’m not interested in cooking or eating anything, so I’m even more grumpy about it. Last night was lovely, because the boys went fishing and then little man and his friend actually prepped and cooked all the fish they caught. It was amazing to not have to lift a finger.

  9. Kim G says:

    I’m totally with you on being sick of cooking – I’ve been over it for a few months now, lol. Are there any meals that you can cook in a crockpot or air fryer? I’m all about using any appliances to make cooking less of a chore!

    My wanderlust is also rearing it’s head, especially over the past few weeks. I know it’s a #firstworldproblem so I hate to complain, but I really do miss my race cations.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I actually have a pork loin in the crockpot right now so he has pulled pork for lunches. We do have the air fryer and the Big Green Egg, but he hasn’t wanted anything in the fryer for a bit.

      It’s ok to have first world problems. I think we are all climbing the walls.

  10. Hang in there! Hope you guys stay safe with the hurricane. I need to check the weather again, but it looked like you guys will get a good amount of rain this time.
    Totally understand your feelings on virtual races! I did the Zooma Amelia Island race last year, or maybe it was 2018, but it was so fun to do in person! Virtual just wouldn’t be the same.

    • runswithpugs says:

      We’ll get something. I really haven’t been following it, mostly because I can’t handle the TV right now, but we are semi prepared.

      I did Amelia Island YEARS ago, before the ownership change, and I was looking forward to a girls’ weekend trying out the new course and brand. Oh well. There’s always next year.

  11. Michelle D. says:

    I so agree that people have really lost all civility and the ability to politely disagree. It’s disheartening!

    I’m over cooking as well. For as much as I like to cook, I miss going out!

    Hang in there on the school situation – you made the best call you could for your son and that’s all any of us can do!

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