Here we are with three days left in 2017. It’s the final Friday Five of the year and the final Runfessions. And I have to admit that I do have a few runfessions to share…
As I write this, I’m 4.8 miles from 1400 for the year and 7.1 miles from 100 from December. I must runfess that it’s kind of killing me that I can’t make both work out to a nice number for the total. Obviously, I’ll be running at least the 7.1 to reach my 100 mile goal for every month in 2017.
I have to runfess that I haven’t run a whole lot this month and most of it has been on the treadmill. I’m really enjoying the Faster Way to Fat Loss workouts (affiliate link), but they aren’t conducive to getting an outside run in most days. I’ve been doing warmups and cool downs as runs on the treadmill, but it’s just too much trouble to put on the layers I’d need to run outside.
I’ve been doing the Runner’s World Run Streak and only have 3 more days to go. I must runfess that I’ve done each and every run in a different skirt. I refuse to accept that that means I have too many skirts. I mean, I haven’t even bought a skirt in the current end of season sale.(Affiliate link) (Runfession: I might buy the wonder wool jacket. My self control is hanging on by a string…)
I’m about to head home from Wisconsin. I runfess that I did not run outside at all while I was here. 0* and lower as the REAL temp is not my thing. Homie don’t play that. Instead, I’ve been hitting the treadmill. I’m pretty sure that this month might have my highest percentage ever of indoor miles!
For my final runfession of the year, I’m going to runfess that I have no goals for 2018. Maybe I can come up with some by Tuesday when we do our Tuesdays on the Run goal post, but I feel like there are so many variables that I don’t even know where to begin. We are planning a big family vacation that will likely take all of my travel funds for the year. I’m also working more hours and don’t know where I’m going to find the time to train and travel like I used to. Oddly, I’m pretty ok with the situation. I’ll just roll with it and race when I can. Not every year can be as amazing as 2017 turned out to be.