It’s that time of the month again – time to confess all of our running/fitness sins with Marcia over at Marcia’s Healthy Slice. I must runfess that I have been meaning to write more than twice a month for a while now, but I’m finding that I’m definitely suffering from pandemic brain. I only have so much focus in any given day and I’m pretty much done by the time I actually have time to write a post…
I must runfess that I ran both a 50K and a marathon this month and still only barely managed to break 100 miles. I was horribly undertrained, so “ran” might be an exaggeration. I will post an actual recap soon, but let’s just say I’m happy to be done and hella surprised that I was not sore after either race. I did, however, manage to end up with 3 black toenails.
I must also runfess that despite running all the miles for Marine Corps, I have not actually found my love of the long virtual race. I have one more half marathon that I’ve signed up for and then I think I’m going to spend the rest of the fall trying to pick up my pace.
I must also runfess that I’m still having high hamstring issues. Running isn’t the cause – sitting on my dining room chairs seems to be the issue. I’ve started sitting on the couch to work, but that comes with another set of difficulties. Thankfully, I purchased one of those percussion guns (affiliate link) and if I use it regularly, it really makes a difference. Now if my kid could just go to college so I could use the desk in the “office” (AKA my fitness room), I’m sure I could finally get healed.
9 thoughts on “October Visit to the Runfessional: Exhaustion”
I’m glad you’re running so much because you’re making up for me and my ultra-low mileage. When I had high hamstring issues I “knelt” (kind of a one-knee-down lunge position) for computer work and that seemed to help. Thanks for linking!
Holy crap that’s a lot of virtual racing miles! I’ve done 1 virtual half and have 1 more to go and seriously do know how I’m going to find the motivation for the second one so huge kudos to you for getting through MCM!
Long distance virtual races are tough. Myself, I can knock out 13.1 (well, when I’m not entertaining a stress fracture), but I have ZERO desire to run anything longer unless it’s on an actual race course. Huge kudos on both of the MCM virtuals!!!!
I have kind of lost the excitement for virtual runs as well. I am doing my usual turkey trot 10K though bc I want to donate to the charity. Congrats on your 50K that’s a long way to go on your own
Oh, I hope you get a handle on the high hamstring issues! That sounds frustrating!
I am doing a virtual race here and there. Live races are starting up again, so I’m excited for those.
Oh wow, when over half your monthly mileage is racing, you know you’ve done a lot. Real races have started to come back where I live, but I’m pretty sure that I’ll be doing at least one more virtual half next spring for a large race that most likely won’t be in person.
Wow, good for you for running a 50k AND a marathon this month.
I’ve heard many people say they’ve lost the motivation to run those longer distance virtual races, you are not alone!
I’m not a fan of long virtual races either. I have no idea how you do it for longer than a half. A half is no big deal cause I run 12 plus miles in training all the time. But anything longer and I just get so bored. I need the race environment.
I Just got one of those massage guns too. So helpful so far. None of us is working in ideal locations I don’t think.
Congrats on finishing both of your MCM races. I’m with you, no love for long virtual