I really can’t believe it’s been a year without runfessions. It’s just one of the many ways that I am reminded of how fast time is flying by. After not really blogging much at all during the first half of 2019, it was just about all I could manage to get up a Weekly Run Down post each week since July and the occasional other random post here and there.
A year without Runfessions
To start out my runfessions, I runfess that I sort of forgot about runfessions! My last time doing one of these posts was October 2018. They are so fun to write and read! Nice and easy for a Friday.
I also runfess that blogging just hasn’t been the same this year. At one point I couldn’t get into my Bloglovin account so I fell REALLY behind on reading blogs. So now I just read them through link ups or from people who comment on my posts. One of my goals is to clean up my Bloglovin so I can start using it again. There are so many blogs I follow on there that I don’t read anymore or that don’t even have new posts anymore.
An Off Week
I runfess that this week has just felt OFF. I was away until Monday and then got sick on Tuesday. Usually I take some time on Sunday night to mentally prep for the week ahead, so when that didn’t happen I just felt like I didn’t know what I needed to get done all week. Do you know the feeing where you have stuff lingering but no real direction about what needs to get done or how to do it? I sort of felt that all week.
When I started to feel sick on Tuesday I decided to “sleep in” and skip my run on Wednesday. This meant waking up at 5 instead of 4. I still didn’t feel well all day so I know it was the right decision. A few years ago I totally would have ran when I started to feel sick. (I had a sore throat and just felt extra tired). After considering the pros and cons of running, it definitely made sense to skip my run. I needed to recover as quickly as possible! You can’t take a sick day when you are taking care of a baby.
I also runfess that I have big running goals for next year, but no plan to get there. I really need to nail down a timeline and choose a race. I’ve said I want to do a full marathon next fall, but I will also runfess that doing one in the spring has crossed my mind.
In general I have felt overly ambitious lately. My mind wants to do all these great things and then I remember that I just don’t have time to do it all. I’ve been trying to prioritize and limit multi-tasking as much as possible. It’s a work in progress.
Other Random Thoughts This Week
I runfess that I am so glad that I have this blog to look back on different times in my life. It’s so weird to read my last runfessions post from last year when I was 8 months pregnant. I don’t think I really overshare on my blog but there are little things I write about that I otherwise would have forgotten.
I actually found a post in my drafts that I had written like a week before I had Grayson. It was right after I found out I would be scheduled for a c-section. I never got around to posting it! Maybe I’ll share it one day. It’s kind of ironic because I wrote about how things don’t go as planned, but at least there was a plan for my scheduled c-section. Yet he came early anyway!
Finally I runfess that I am having all the feelings as we approach Grayson’s 1 year birthday. I am starting to feel sad that he is moving out of the baby phase. I’m excited for what’s to come next. I am anxious about having a toddler running around the house. I’m grateful for all the time I’ve gotten to spend with him this year. I’m proud of all the things we have accomplished. I could go on and on.
This is most likely my one and only Runfessions post of 2019 unless I can really get my act together during either of the next two months. The holiday season is already stressing me out so the blog will likely take a backseat. Then again, sometimes its nice to just sit down and write instead of dealing with other priorities.
How has your blogging routine changed over the past year? How do you follow your favorite blogs?
Do you run when you don’t feel well?
How do you prioritize your to-do list?