When you’re not really running it’s hard to have much to runfess. I call these my fitness runfessions but really, they are sort of random. However, I can connect anything to running in some way or another. So, what do I have to get off my chest this month?
1. Multi-purpose leggings
I have the most comfortable capri leggings (I think they were from Old Navy a long time ago). They are not my favorite for running, but are perfect for everything else: yoga, strength training, biking, wearing around the house. I may have worn these for like a week straight without washing them. As long as they don’t get sweaty, it’s fine right?
2. The shoe hunt continues
If you were to drive past my house at any point there is probably a 95% chance there will be a box from Amazon or Zappos outside my door. I made a trip to DSW last week, and came out with 2 pairs of shoes, 1 of which I am returning. There was also a pair of Birkenstocks I bought on Amazon but had to exchange for a different size. (I also got these sandals that I shared on Tuesday.) I tried some sandals from Zappos, but they just look awkward-those are going back too. To make matters worse, we used to have a postal store nearby that took UPS, FedEx, and USPS drop offs. It randomly closed! So now I need to drive farther and go to all those individual stores to make returns.
3. Monster sized-sweet potatoes
I’ve mentioned before that we order groceries on Amazon Fresh. This means we don’t get to pick our produce, but generally they do a really good job. Last week we were given this monster sweet potato. Seriously, it was 2 pounds, and looks like it could be 3 potatoes in one. My confession is that I threw it out because 1) it creeped me out that it was so big- what kind of pesticides go into something like that? and 2) how would I even cut into such a thing? I’m going to send them a message about it and see if they can try to include small sweet potatoes from now on. Or I may have just been convinced to start buying organic ones.
4. The rain keeps me indoors
I used to be fine running in the rain. But walking? Not so much. Who wants to be moving that slowly while getting wet? And lately I feel like it’s raining all the time.
5. Yoga Update
So one of my goals for spring was to start taking yoga classes in a studio. I did a $25 two-week pass, but only made it there twice. After both classes, my SI joint was talking to me. (After the first class I thought it was a coincidence, but after the second time it does make me feel like the yoga was to blame). I am feeling torn over all the pros and cons to yoga. The cons being the cost, time commitment, and SI issues (which I’m sure are just due to me not doing something correctly or over-stretching for the first time in a while). The pros are that it helps with strength, flexibility, mindfulness, relaxation, balance, etc. Plus being in a studio I could probably talk to the instructor about my back and see if there are any modifications to make. So, I’m not sure if I will continue going but I am glad I have at least tried out the new studio.
And that’s that! See, even without running there is still plenty to confess.
Have you ever seen a sweet potato that big?
Would you go for a walk in the rain?
Do you have a delivery obsession?