I hope everyone had an amazing and delicious Thanksgiving! Now it’s time to open the runfessional so we can cruise through the holiday whirlwind with a clear conscience. Let’s get started:
I runfess I thought I was having a heart attack a couple of weeks ago. I awoke to stabbing pain in my upper back. I wondered if this is how people having massive heart attacks feel. Of course I didn’t call 911 or even wake anybody. I just writhed there in pain until I fell back asleep. When I awoke I still had the pain but I could tell it was a pinched nerve. It has since vanished completely. There was lots of consultation with Dr. Google though.
I runfess I was so excited when I signed up for the Ghost Race. I was all set and had my Strava (which I otherwise never use) fired up and ready to go. Imagine how bummed I was when I realized I’d have to trek downtown to be on the “racecourse”. Getting downtown, running and fighting traffic back is an all-day affair IF I’m lucky. So not going to happen when I need to be back up here in the Stix for the proper care and feeding of kids and dogs. Pffft. So I had to take a Ghost Race DNS. Except once the Ghost Race was over, Lululemon sent me a prize. A prize I did not technically earn, because while I ran plenty of miles, I did not run any Ghost Race on any ghost course. That didn’t stop me from heading in to my nearest Lulu with my $25 prize and picking out a beautiful running outfit in excess of $200. At the checkout I presented my prize. The cashier wanted to know all about the Ghost Race. “Was it fun?” Oh yes. “Did you run the 5k or the 8k?” Oh the 8k of course. I lied and lied, then walked out with my ill-gotten wares. A week later I returned my fabulous running outfit. Guilt got the better of me, what can I say?
A sweater so nice I bought it twice….or something like that…
I runfess my name is Marcia and I’m a PrAna-holic. If there’s a PrAna’s anonymous or a PrAna-non, please point me in that direction. I hit bottom when I went to my dresser drawer the other day and found the exact same sweater with tags still on, sitting there that I was wearing. Same color, same everything. Clearly I need help.
I runfess I’m also addicted to Carmex. I was thrilled when they came out with the cherry and strawberry flavors but just recently heard about a limited edition SUGAR PLUM flavor! Holla! I scoured the stores around here looking for it to no avail, but in the process, I discovered Vanilla Carmex that tastes just like really good frosting. Did you know Carmex made vanilla?? But still I want that dang Sugar Plum…
I runfess I’ve been running so shitily (it’s a word, kind of) lately I’ve begin to rethink my plan to run a spring marathon. Maybe a runbattical is a better idea. We’ll see.
What have you to runfess? How was your Thanksgiving? Fave flavor lip balm? Final day to enter my giveaway!