Here we are nearing the end of January and I’m gonna jump right in with the Runfessions: This month has not gone as planned. Not from a running standpoint, not from a housekeeping standpoint, not from a momming standpoint. So, yeah, January can just step aside (and take next week’s cold weather predictions with it.) I’m joining Marcia to runfess my sins of the last month.
So far this month, my kids have already had two snow days and 2 or 3 late starts, in addition to a holiday. They also have this coming Monday off for teacher grading day. I runfess that despite my best intentions, I slept in every day that they did. Sleeping in only means sleeping until 8am, but that means my morning workout time is gone. I’ve managed to get in most of my workouts, but I’ve had zero time to add extra running to start building my mileage. And most of what I’ve done has been on the treadmill and not fast or far (but I have been enjoying watching “How I Met Your Mother”…)
On the household front, my Pilot is in AGAIN for rodent damage. Something (I’m guessing a chipmunk because we have a few that are living in our detached garage) got into the cabin and destroyed the wiring and seatbelt on my front passenger seat. Seriously??? The service people at Honda had never seen anything like it. It’s not like I left a hamster in the car… I runfess that I put in a few miles on the treadmill so as not to lose my mind after hearing what this will cost.
As if that were not enough, the front door lock on my house broke (and Harris Teeter had the audacity to move EVERYTHING in the store). I may not have been the politest shopper as my search for groceries took twice as long as a normal shopping trip. Add in having to carry the groceries in through the back door and I was in desperate need of a run. Thankfully, instead of the awful cold we’ve been having, I was greeted with nearly 50 degree weather. I runfess that I was not unhappy that I finished my run before it went from raining to pouring.
Finally, I runfess that I’ve heard a rumor that the Marine Corps Marathon is going to have a 50K this year. I’ve been swearing up and down that I won’t run MCM this year, but a 50K changes everything. E.VER.Y.THING! But umm, yeah, I should probably get on that running thing.