You probably know the drill by now: It’s the last Friday of the month which means it’s time for February Runfessions. It’s the perfect chance to get all those running confessions off your chest!
So what’s been going on lately that I want to runfess? I had to think pretty hard on this one because I feel like it was just yesterday I was sharing my January Runessions. But here we go…
1. Winter Weather
Usually by this time of year I am desperate for spring. I have been known to count down the days until March because in my head that’s when spring starts and it should get warmer. I runfess that this year I have been ok with winter. Maybe it’s because of the treadmill. Maybe because the winter hasn’t been too bad overall. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be happy when spring is here. It’s just weird that I am content with winter right now.
2. Running in Snow
I don’t feel like I got in any good snow runs this season. There was one time I ran in the snow but it was so cold out that it was not very enjoyable. As I was driving back from NY last weekend I was thinking it would be a perfect day to run in the snow because it was almost 40 degrees. Of course I got home and had no desire to run, but it got me thinking that sometimes running in the snow can be nice.
3. Running Shoe Addiction
As I shared a few weeks ago, I have PLENTY of running shoes. So why do I find myself looking around on Running Warehouse thinking about getting more shoes? Luckily I haven’t ordered anything yet. I don’ even know where I would keep any more shoes.
4. Commitment Issues
I mentioned earlier this week that I’m starting to prepare for a spring 5k. I’m not sure why, but I have had so many commitment issues with spring races. I’ll get all excited to start training and then the next day have no desire to do anything but run easy. I haven’t even been able to register for the race because I keep questioning if I even want to do it. I mean, I’m not going to force myself to do a race if I don’t feel like it but it’s just a 5k so really shouldn’t be this big of a deal.
5. Outdoor Running
I’ve had a new appreciation for outdoor running since getting my treadmill this winter. When you only run outside when the weather is decent, it becomes a whole lot more enjoyable. I know part of running is dealing with whatever conditions are thrown at us, but this is a nice change for sure. It makes me really look forward to my runs outside, especially when I get to run in the daylight.
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What do you have to runfess this month?
Anyone else have a running shoe addiction?
Has it been hard for your to commit to races this winter?