Funny how when I was actually a stay at home mom and runner, I never actually stayed at home. That is so not the case anymore – I’ve literally run every day for the last 30 days without going farther than 2 miles from my house. So what kind of runfessions might I have with such a small running area. I’m joining Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice to share…
I must runfess that I never thought that I’d start a run streak when I was under “stay at home” orders, but here I am. It’s actually working great for me because it helps with my mental health and it gets me moving every single day. And since I’m running most of my runs super close to home (short runs are on a quarter mile loop…), it’s nice to only have to run for 15ish minutes some days.
I will also runfess that I’ve finally started caring about my mileage again. It’s been almost 2 years since I regularly ran 20+ mile weeks and 100 miles months, but I’m within 18 miles with 5 days to go. It feels good to finally rebuild my base, pain free. Bright side of being stuck at home?
I will also runfess that I’ve gotten caught up in the “virtual” race world. But you know I never like to do things in the normal way. So, I’m running the Yeti 24 hour ultra (5 miles every 4 hours for 24 hours) this week. Then I’m running 42.2K in 42 hours next weekend. Then we have a virtual SRTT Ragnar for Mother’s Day weekend. Finally, I do actually have to run a half marathon to get my Marine Corps Historic Half medal. Pretty sure I’ll be hitting 100 miles in May!
I must also runfess that I’ve struggled to run without being near people. Thankfully? my damned cat keeps waking me up early, so I can get out before all the casual walkers. That and rainy days have allowed me to stay off the treadmill most of the time.
Finally, is it a runfession if it’s not about running? I’ve been absolutely obsessed about getting a spin bike. I considered a bunch of high end options, including Peloton, but I don’t have a history of regular bike usage. I’ve decided that I need to get a mid-level decent bike and see if I truly use it before I make a super expensive purchase. The problem? A minimum of 30-60 day wait time…
Are you still running outside? More or less than you used to? Or have you gotten bitten by the Peloton bug?