Runfessions – May 2016

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | running

May 27

Happy Friday!  It’s always nice rolling into a holiday weekend, isn’t it?  I hope you have something fun planned, even if that means doing nothing at all!

It’s the last Friday of the month – time to share Runfessions hosted by Marcia’s Healthy Slice!  She always has funny stories about people in the gym and a lot more, so be sure to check her out!

I’m also sharing this post with the Friday Five with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney, and Health, Fitness, and Happiness with Jill Conyers!

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Every month I share my runfessions aka running confessions! Time to vent!

Runfessions – May 2016

My Running Shoe Collection Is Crazy (For Me)running-shoes-2016

All of a sudden I feel like I have way too many running shoes!  I’ve been wearing the New Balance 880’s since April, my Mizuno Wave Riders have become my walking/racing shoes, and now I have two more New Balance pairs to break in!  I found out that the purple New Balances are in a 10.5 wide, so I will hopefully be able to get a regular size.  I also have a pair of Salming shoes that I earned by being a Love Run Ambassador, but since they have a  low heel-to-toe drop, I don’t want to rush into these types of shoes.  It’s so important to have different pairs of shoes to run in, so now I have to figure out a good rotation system!  How do you rotate your running shoes? 

I’m Looking Forward to Using the Believe Training Journal


I think it’s been well documented on the blog that I’ve been in a bit of a running rut since the Cherry Blossom Run, despite having run 4 other races since then!

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Being a Rock N Blogger, I got the opportunity to order 2 free books from VeloPress, and I decided to pick up the Believe Training Journal!

You could probably say that blogging has been my way of journaling my race training, but I’m looking forward to going to pen and paper and really writing down all of the details!  I haven’t bust the journal out of its packaging yet because I plan to start using it when I work with Coach Kristy for Philly Marathon training, but I may start writing things down as early as June…I’m still not sure!

The Believe Training Journal has a lot of pages to fill in, with some of its features including:

  • Annual Calendar
  • Goal Setting
  • Mental Training
  • Recovery
  • Self-Assessment
  • Lots of tips and inspirational messages

As I get more comfortable with the journal over the next few months, I’ll write a review and share my thoughts!

Do you use a journal for your race training?  Has it helped you in your progress?

One Reason I’m Anxious to Move?  The Trails!

I still love this picture from our trail run!

I still love this picture from our trail run!

I mentioned this earlier this month that we’re in the process of purchasing a home.  I haven’t been super loud about it as I don’t want to jinx anything, but in about a month from now, we should be moving into our home!

I’m really excited about the move for many reasons but a big one is that I can’t wait to be closer to my favorite trails in the city, along the Wissahickon!  Currently, I run along the Schuylkill River on Kelly Drive or MLK Drive for my neighborhood runs, but they are just not doing it for me anymore!  I can’t wait to explore new trails and shake up the monotony!

I’m Sad I’m Not Doing the RnR Seattle Half Marathon


I haven’t talked about it much, but being a Rock N Roll Ambassador, I get to go to any of the RnR races around the globe for free!  There’s just that pesky issue of getting flight and hotel accommodations at a reasonable price…

As you may have noticed, I’ve had a really busy year of racing so far.  I loved running RnR DC for the first time back in March and while there were a few more RnR races that sounded great this spring, I just couldn’t fit them in.  Now, sadly, that also includes the RnR Seattle Half Marathon.

I’ve never been to Seattle and with a date of June 18, I thought it’d be a great weekend to have my last race before preparing for marathon training.  But with so much going on with the house and the fact that Philadelphia to Seattle is never a cheap flight, I’ll have to miss out on this one.  I’m bummed, but hopefully, I can save the date for next year.

Are you running Seattle or any other RnR half marathons or marathons?  You can use my code RUNWITHNOREGRETS to get $15 off!  I’m still trying to figure out which races I’ll do in the fall!

The Running Club Roundup is NOT Dead!


Me with the Philly Distance Runners way back in February!

It has been a very long time since I’ve been able to do a post as part of the Running Club Roundup.  In case you weren’t aware, the Running Club Roundup is a recap of my experiences running with different running groups all across the city of Philadelphia and beyond.  I wanted to branch out and run in new places while getting to know fellow runners and serving as a resource for those who would be interested in trying out these groups for themselves.

There have been so many times that I would plan to run with a particular group to have to bail because something came up or I was too tired/lazy to run.  Since I’m going to be marathon training soon, I need to start taking advantage of these groups as much as possible, so keep an eye out as the running club roundups return!  I’m hoping to be able to post at least once a month, starting in June!

What runfessions do you have to share?  How has your running been going?

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