june runfessions

It’s time for those runfessions, so let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice and give it a go.


I runfess….

…that my anxiety has been in overdrive the last few months. It’s being handled, so no worries there, but it makes everything just a little harder. In addition, I’ve been having some feelings of “not quite good enough” that have been difficult to silence. I’m glad to be home in order to get some solid recharging time.

I runfess…

…that I am both nervous and excited for the upcoming AJC Peachtree Road Race. This is definitely a bucket list race for me, but it’s going to be so big and so hot. I know I’m going to end up loving every second of it, but in the moment, I feel very off balance. Things went great at the B.A.A. 10K this past weekend, so I have no reason to be worried.

I runfess…

…that I am glad to be home. We took an amazing family vacation to Maine and Massachusetts and it was everything we hoped for and more. However we have been on the road a lot and we’ve missed the pugs and hedgehog and our beds and home-cooked meals. Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.

I runfess…

I couldn’t wait to get back into 9Round the morning after we got back home. My fitness didn’t get ridiculously derailed, but I was feeling the lack of routine exercise. Sure, we hiked and I ran a few times and did the race, but nothing quite takes the place of a hard workout session in a familiar place.

I runfess…

The cooler weather and lower humidity was a really nice break. It was easier to breathe and, as a result, running was easier. That being said, the return to Florida didn’t hit me as hard as I thought it would. Yes, my pace slowed a little, but I wasn’t struggling as much as anticipated.

What about you? Any runfessions you’d like to share?

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16 Responses to june runfessions

  1. So glad you had a good vacation! Also glad you will have some quiet time now to recharge.

    I bet the Peachtree will be amazing!

  2. Hanna says:

    Omg, I get your feeling about fitness on vacation! I don’t panic about not doing everything I use to do at home but once I’m back I love my fitness routine!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Definitely not panicked, but it’s frustrating. The guys don’t walk as much as I like to while we are away (they are always “let’s get an uber!”) and I prefer just taking my time and using my legs to take me everywhere. When we were in San Francisco, I walked upwards of 15 miles a day just taking in the sights.

      That being said, it’s good to be back.

  3. Black Knight says:

    I understand your feeling about fitness on vacation: our routine is upset. However you ran!
    When I travel I always try to find the time and the way to run and, if possible, to enter a local race.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I absolutely ran! If I’m only gone for 2-3 days, I’ll feel ok skipping it, but for a longer trip like this, I felt the need to get in a few times. I always look for a race when I’m out of town. It’s so much fun to do!

  4. Angela says:

    Hope you enjoyed your trip to New England! I love to travel, but am always ready to go back home at the end, as I miss our home and pets!! Sorry about the anxiety, glad to hear you are managing it!!
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  5. Laurie says:

    That Peachtree Road Race is a bucket list race for me too! Good luck!!! I think you will do great.

    I understand your worry about losing fitness while you are on vacation, but I think it doesn’t happen that quickly. Enjoy all the fitness activities now that you are home!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Thank you!

      I always feel like I love it fast – I’m not genetically athletic by any stretch of the imagination. However, I think because I’ve been so consistent and keeping up with my strength, it didn’t have so much of a negative impact this time. Yay!

  6. Summer arrived in full force this week in Iowa…like, practically a month too late LOL I’m glad it’s here, though. I’d love to do the Peachtree 10K someday….

  7. Marcia says:

    We were in Atlanta over the 4th of July last year (Thing 1 will be headed to Georgia Tech in August) but I did not run the Peachtree but I so wish I would have! That’s going to be amazing.
    Isn’t Maine so beautiful? I love it there and that’s a great family photo of you all. Thanks for linking!

  8. Wendy says:

    I’d love to run Peachtree! That’s kind of one of those bucket list things, I think. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

    Can I just say my middle name is “not good enough”? It’s why I’m always beating myself up for things. Including slowing down, which is killing me!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Absolutely a bucket list. I was having a rough day earlier this year, and just said to myself “Self, just put your name in the lottery hat and see what happens.” And voila I was in! I’m lucky that it’s not a far drive (although Mr PugRunner did end up booking me a flight so I could spend a little more time enjoying the trip), and that my sweet friend is letting me stay with her, so that helps a lot.

      I beat myself up all the time. I wish I could get over it.

  9. I’m sorry to hear that your anxiety has been overwhelming. Sending you hugs. Good luck with the Peach tree Road Race. Sounds like a fun one!
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