Here we are at the end of the month already, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for runfessions of April 2021! This was a weird month for me, and thinking back on past years April is usually a struggle. Let’s jump right in and get to the most recent runfessions.
Runfessions of April 2021
Sick Days and Rest Days
I runfess that this month wore me out with being sick, having a sick kid, and starting daycare! I really thought by now we would be in a good routine with everything. Grayson should have gone to school 12 days this month; he went 7.5.
I ended up taking a bunch of rest days this month which is fine, but just throws me off. I end up feeling more tired and my mood is worse. Our schedule and the weather didn’t even really allow for any walks. I love having a routine and don’t do well when things get thrown off!
I runfess that I kind of miss all the stroller runs we were doing before this month! With the way our schedule is now we will probably do them twice a week. Maybe sometimes we will do short ones on days I’m working from home if we have time. I guess we could always run at the end of the day, but that’s just not my thing! I am always so tired by the afternoon. I also feel like there are more cars out in the neighbood at that time.
Up and Down Weather
I runfess that I’ve had it with this up and down weather! I mean I guess overall it hasn’t been that bad. I packed away my winter clothes other than a few sweaters, which I have ended up wearing all the time over the past few weeks! As for running, I’m just glad to be in shorts these days. I saw pictures from last year and I was still running in tights, gloves, and a headband!
I runfess that for the first time since the pandemic started I was really missing races last weekend. I think that was the first big race weekend and I saw so many runners on instagram doing live races. Even though there have been some races for a few months now, it’s the first time I felt some FOMO.
I do have thoughts about signing up for races, but I’m still on the fence. Now that we are paying for Grayson to go to school I can’t be spending money on races every weekend, so I would want to pick just a couple to focus on. But I am not sure what I want to do or how much energy I can put into training for a race. While I feel like races are doing a good job with precautions, being at a crowded event still makes me nervous.
I runfess that April has been a stressful month for a few years now. Last year we all know what was happening. (I think that was one of the hardest months of the pandemic for me.) The year before that I had just gone back to work after maternity leave, daycare had fallen through, a nanny had fallen through, and I decided to drop down to working part time. On top of that we were having breastfeeding and weight gain issues and I was pumping all the time, and basically stopped running. And the year before that I found out I was pregnant, which was a very exciting thing but also stressful and scary and I didn’t feel very good!
I feel like this year my mindset has been “one day at a time” or “one week at a time” because things are constantly changing. There have been alot of ups and downs but when I look back on the last few months, it feels like overall we’re moving in the right direction.
What are your runfessions of April 2021?
Have you had racing FOMO?
Can you run at different times of day or do you always work out at the same time?