I can’t believe Memorial Day is this weekend! It definitely snuck up on me this year. With everything that’s been going on this month I could use a long weekend. Before spending some extra time (hopefully) relaxing, its probably a good idea to share some runfessions of the unofficial start of summer.
Running has still felt really hard
I don’t have a new Garmin that says if my runs were productive, but I’m pretty sure if I did it wouldn’t be happy with my running lately. All my runs still feel harder than they should! I’m pretty sure it’s because I was sick for so long and now it got hot so quickly, but it’s still really frustrating.
I really don’t like cicadas
How much longer until they’re gone for 17 more years? They’re so big and loud and EVERYWHERE. One thing I really don’t understand is how they can have a purpose if they come out so infrequently.
I still haven’t signed up for any races
Since getting vaccinated in February I still really haven’t done anything different than before, other than go into work a couple days a week.. Now that our numbers are going down, there are some things I would do, it’s just weird to get back to real life after so much time away. Also, now that the mask mandate has been lifted I don’t want to take Grayson anywhere that people may not be wearing masks. He still won’t wear one for more than 30 seconds.
As for racing, there are finally small in-person races that I could potentially do. However, since getting sick I haven’t had the desire to sign up for anything. I keep saying I will wait until I get in a couple of good workouts. Now I’m just wondering when that will actually happen.
The humidity has arrived
This week brought the first few really warm and humid days. Of course, it was hard running in those conditions when I’m not used to it. But it’s supposed to cool off quite a bit this week. I actually think I’m at the point where I’d prefer for it to stay warm. The back and forth temps make it so hard to acclimate!
USPS is still so slow
I runfess that I am really frustrated with our mail. It’s still be horrible since the holidays. We were getting cards from Christmas and Grayson’s December birthday in March. A few weeks ago a Brooks Run Happy Teammate and I decided to swap shorts because we wanted different sizes. She mailed them on 5/17 and tracking said they were supposed to be delivered on 5/21. I’ve been following the tracking online and they have now been to 5 different states, none of them being Maryland yet (as of 5/27). Meanwhile, the package I sent her (same shipping service) arrived in the expected 3 days.
What are your runfessions of the unofficial start of summer?
Does anyone actually LIKE cicadas?
Do you ever notice it takes a long time for running to feel back to normal after being sick?