This month has both been about a million years long AND flown by at the same time. I really meant to write more often this month (and actually wrote some posts in my head, which I had not done in a long time), but I never seemed to find time to write. But I have some Runfessions to get out there, so I’m hooking up with Marcia to bare my sole.
I runfess that even though we are just turning the Omicron corner here, I’m making plans to travel to some races. Right now we are planning to drive, but I’m hopeful that things will change enough that I’m comfortable flying. I have another Mainly Marathons series in mind – the Appalachian Series. But I runfess that I’ve BTDT on the 7 races in 7 days thing, so I’m only planning to do the three states I need – Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.
I runfess that I finally tried out the Peloton app. I’ve used it a couple of times on my bike and once on my treadmill. I only used it for hiit/speed workouts and I did like it, but I don’t see myself making it an every day thing. It’s definitely nice to have options though.
I must also runfess that I did something a little crazy this month – I ran a virtual 25k on my treadmill. Oh Emm Gee. I will never spend that amount of time on my treadmill again. Ever. I was on the treadmill for more than 3 hours. I should have just run outside in the snow. But I’m sure the Phunt 25K buff will be totally worth it.
Speaking of crazy, I will runfess that I signed up for the 2022 Marine Corps Marathon the minute the deferral hit my inbox. I’m hopeful that we’ll get to run in person (although DOD has its own rules). It will be my 9th year running and my 7th year on the actual course. I can.not.wait.
Finally, I must runfess that I’ve been “holding my breath” all month. Altra doesn’t announce its Red Team until late January, so January is always filled with nerves. Thankfully they brought me back again – for year #8! I love their shoes and would wear them anyways, but it’s fun to be part of their team of Altra runners.
This month has been really crazy – ZOOMA Bermuda is in 3 weeks. I’m not attending, but I have been doing all of the normal pre-race Race Director duties. And let me tell you, when you put on a race in a different country, there’s a whole nother level of stuff to get done. But the end is in sight and some fun changes are coming my way, so it’s all good.