I’m excited to be writing a Runfessions post knowing that it means that March is almost over and it’s officially early spring. We all know the weather this time of year can be (and has been) all over the place but I think we are all pretty desperate for some nice weather right now! As the start of spring has finally brought some more sun and warmer temperatures, I’m hoping that the cold and wind is gone for good. Let’s jump right in to some early spring runfessions!
Drafting Blog Posts
I runfess (blogfess?) that I’ve be drafting my blog posts really far in advance. My Runners Round-up posts for about a month were done by mid-March. I had most of my Friday posts done around that time too. Of course, the Weekly Wrap can’t be written far in advance.
My mom has been away for a few weeks and knowing I wouldn’t have childcare I wanted to get as organized as I could with blog stuff. I knew that I’d be doing work at night when I usually spend some time blogging. It felt good to have so much done ahead of time but also a little confusing! I always find that no matter how far ahead I get there is always more to get done.
Cold and Windy Stroller Runs
I runfess that lately I have just been going out for stroller runs as long as it’s not raining. When the weather was cold and windy last week I kept the runs shorter but still got out there. Pushing the stroller in the wind is hard, but worth it to get out of the house. It also means I don’t have to run super early in the morning.
If only Grayson would let me dress him appropriately, I think he would be just fine in there. But he has his opinions, as two year olds do, and I don’t fight him too much. If I could put the wind cover on he would stay really warm. Since he won’t wear gloves and hates having the mittens on his bunting over his hands, I just cover him with a blanket.
I am so ready to run in shorts and tank tops (or long sleeved shirts) and say goodbye to tights and layers. Also, I desperately need to clean out my running clothes, but who has time for that? I did donate about 9 old pairs of running shoes to my local running store last weekend!
Like many other runners right now, I’ve been thinking about when and how to run a live race. I really can’t travel anywhere at this point, and it just doesn’t seem like live races are happening in Maryland just yet, at least that I’ve seen.
Last year I was supposed to run a half-marathon in May. It was postponed to the fall, and then they gave us the option to run virtually or defer to 2021. I chose to run it virtually. All spring they have been planning to hold it live but I keep getting E-mails that they don’t have city approval yet. This week they announcement it’s being postponed to July. I’m glad I didn’t defer to this year! A July half-marathon around here sounds pretty brutal. And who knows if it will even happen at that point.
This week I shared the first of 3 posts about hills. I runfess that I don’t think I will ever like hills. Even after writing so much about how important they are, I still complain about them and avoid them. I’ve been doing this for years so I’m not sure it will ever change.
I still need to make it a point to run them more. Well, I can’t really not run them because I live in a hilly area. But run them more intentionally so I get better at them. Maybe then I won’t hate them quite as much?
Do you write your posts in advance?
Have you donated running clothes or shoes?
Are there live races happening where you live?