First of all, where did the month of August go?!? I know I say this pretty much every month, but this one really flew by and I don’t even know what I did. On Monday I complained about how busy I was and how I don’t have time for more than one blog post a week, but then I realized this was Runfessions week. I enjoy writing and reading these posts so I couldn’t miss out!
1. Social Media
Not that this is necessary a bad thing, but I have been the worst at social media lately. I don’t go on Instagram or Facebook at work, so I usually post a running picture first thing in the morning and then I don’t go on again until after dinner. I feel like Instagram is just impossible to keep up with by only checking once a day. And if I open to scroll through when I have a few minutes here or there (but not enough time to comment) then the posts I’ve seen are gone. I feel like I’ve somehow been missing out on so many posts that I used to see!
2. Summer running
This was such a great summer of running. Sure it was humid and I complained about it as much as the next person, but this was my first full summer of running since 2015. Being able to run while pregnant made it even more exciting. I really didn’t know what to expect during these months but it’s been going so well and I’m feeling grateful. Now, I feel like I will gladly accept fall running with open arms.
3. Dark mornings
Unfortunately along with the end of summer comes the end of early sunrises. I’ve been back to wearing a headlamp and sometimes the treadmill just seems like a better option. But that’s why it’s there, right? Some days I don’t mind running in the dark but other days I just want to stay inside.
4. Jogging strollers
You would think that as a runner one of the first items I would be registering for would be a jogging stroller, right? I actually don’t even know if I want one..or I might at least want to wait and see how I feel about it after the baby comes. I would just imagine that I’ll probably take advantage of the treadmill quite a bit and I also run so early that I can’t imagine using it most days, maybe just on the weekends.
5. Brooks Levitates
Last year I started running in the Levitates and I loved them. I alternated those with the Pure Flows all winter/spring. Earlier this summer I replaced my Pure Flows and noticed my Levitates were getting to the end of their life. I was waiting for the old models to go on sale, and they finally did around the time the new version came out. However, they didn’t have my size in the really discounted ones which were around $80 on Running Warehouse. The old models in my size I’ve found for $120, and the new versions are $150.. I runfess I just can’t decide what to do. If I’m buying the old ones, I’d hope to get a really good deal. So I can’t help but wonder if I should just spend the extra $30 and get the news ones.
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What do you have to runfess this month?
What are your thoughts on the jogging stroller?
Which shoes would you buy?