Hello! November is finally over and we’re in December! I have to admit that I’m glad that November is over, lol! I’m looking forward to finishing 2018 strong!
Since it was the last weekend of November and the first weekend of December, I’m joining Marcia for Runfessions and Deborah and Coco for the Ultimate Coffee Date! I want to share some of my thoughts on running over the past month and overall catching up over a virtual cup! I’m all about my chai latte with almond milk!I've got a few things to runfess...over coffee! #runfessions #ultimatecoffeedate Click To Tweet
If we were having coffee, I’d runfess that I’ve really been missing running consistently, but I’m glad that I’m able to do what I can. I’ve been doing 3 miles here and there, usually on the treadmill. Thankfully, I haven’t been feeling pain while running, but I still need to be really diligent about stretching my calves. I have my custom orthotics now, but I’m still in the 2 week break-in period so I can’t run with them yet. I’m really curious to see if they take my running to the “next level” since I’ll have the support that my feet need.
If we were having coffee, I’d runfess that I was really hoping to get into the United NYC Half. I found out that I didn’t make the lottery, but Bret did. I’m happy for him of course, but I thought we’d both be sharing this new race experience. I should have known better…I had a feeling that they wouldn’t pick me, because I just haven’t been running as much. Oh well! I will be there to cheer him on and any of my other running friends who will be racing (will you be there?). I hope to finally meet Darlene! And I’m hoping that Bret will finally let me give him so training tips as he strives to break 1:40 in the half.
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Congrats to everyone who will be running the @nyrr NYC half marathon in March! I applied but unfortunately I didn’t get in. I have to admit that this disappointed me more than I thought it would. It’s probably for the best because while I am back to running, I’m still on the road to recovery from plantar fasciitis and still figuring out my running plans for 2019. Not to mention that race is pretty pricey! 🤑 Any recommendations for other early spring races in the Midatlantic region? I’d like to try something new! #runchat #nychalfmarathon #fitbloggroup #sweatpink #run215 #bibchat
If we were having coffee, I’d runfess that I don’t know what my running goals will be for 2019. Usually, I have a big goal. In 2016, I ran my first marathon. In 2017, I wanted to PR in the half marathon, and I did! In 2018, I ran my second marathon and PR’d! But 2019 is looking like a rebuilding year. What’s a good goal when coming back from injury? Obviously not PR’ing…any tips are appreciated!
If we were having coffee, I’d runfess that I’ve gained a bit of weight these past few months, and now I’m at the point that it’s becoming more of a concern. When I do certain workouts, I’m feeling pain in my lower back. I’ve been working my core a lot more lately in yoga and barre, and yet, still the back pain. I’m hoping getting those few pounds will help balance things out. I’ve been eating horribly so I have to get things back in control. I may not look like I’ve gained weight but if I told you the number you’d be shocked, haha! Maybe some of it is muscle but…..nah, lol.
If we were having coffee, I’d runfess that I’ve been hiding out from the colder weather. Yesterday the temperature was in the 40’s, perfect running weather this time of year, and I didn’t seize the opportunity! I’m hoping that this is temporary because I LIVE for winter running! It’s just been hard to face that cold air and I’ve been wary about running after work since it’s so dark. I just need to shake it off, grab my layers and my Knuckle Lights and get back out there! Even a couple of miles would make a huge difference!
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I went to a great barre class this morning at @y2bfitstudio, and since it’s feeling like summertime with a balmy 55 degrees, I went for a 2 mile run after class! It felt amazing to be out there, on a quick route that I’ve done so many times but haven’t traversed in months. I’m so appreciative to be coming back from injury, but it is definitely a long, humbling road! Have a great Sunday and enjoy this weirdly warm weather! #rwnr #run215 #cityfitgirls #sweatpink #fitbloggroup #blkrunners #runchat #bibchat
So those are a few things that are on my mind lately, lol! What runfessions would you share with me over coffee?