Happy Friday! We are back for the very first runfessions of 2024! It’s a brand new year, so lots to get out in the open!
For this month’s trip to the runfessional, let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
First, I Would Runfess…
That I’m on a new running schedule and it’s a little more challenging because I don’t have a buddy. Boo. I don’t mind running by myself, but sometimes, it helps to have someone there to make the miles go a little faster. It will sort out after the end of the school year, but for now, I’ve got to just suck it up.
In True January Fashion, I Runfess…
That I LOVE the colder weather. Yes, I know that it’s not as cold as everywhere else, but it’s still cold for here. And as far as running goes, it makes everything so much better. I can breathe more easily and I don’t sweat nearly as much. I will do everything in my power to wear shorts instead of leggings, but other than that, this weather can stay right here.
Now For A More Vulnerable Runfession…
I’ve shared that I have been running without intervals, up to five miles (achieved this past Monday). And it’s time to test them out in an actual race setting. So next Saturday, I’m going to attempt to run my 5K straight through and see what happens! I’m trying not to let things get in my head, but it’s kind of scary to think about changing up everything I’m used to doing. Then again, it’s also super exciting, and I can’t wait to report back, hopefully with a great new jump photo!
This Runfession Is An Ask For Advice!
So we have a 5K in New Orleans, and we will not have a car. We plan to Uber to the race venue, and I’m mildly freaking out about logistics. As far as we know, the weather will be chilly like it is now (for me, that means shorts, and a tank top with MAYBE a long sleeve over it to run). However, we will have to collect our t-shirts on race morning (no advance pickup), and there is a huge afterparty, so what if we need warmer clothes to put on afterwards to not freeze? How much gear can I collectively bring and still carry and run? Should I just walk so I can have a small backpack with our stuff? Do I ask the race staff if they will help me out and let me leave a small bag at one of their tables or tents? Does anyone else worry about this kind of thing? As it stands, I think I will just loop the race shirt in the back of my bra, tie my long sleeve around my wait, keep my ID and a bank card in my pocket, and suck it up for the rest. But it sounds clunky and annoying.
My Last Runfession Is Also An Ask
I’m on the hunt for a half marathon to do later this year. I’m not sure if it has to be in Florida, but that’s an option. I’ve already run in FL, GA, SC, NC, AL, PA, VA, CA, and MA (in no particular order), so if it’s not Florida, any thoughts on where I should run? October is out completely. It doesn’t have to be a huge or popular race, but it does have to be fun with a great vibe, cool medal, and neat city.
What are you runfessing this month?
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