Wow it has been a while since I have shared my Runfessions to you all or even to myself. I guess that is because for a few months, I wasn’t really running due to injury or just because I didn’t feel like running (Runfession #1). Either way, I am glad it is the last Friday of the month (wait….what….how is this happening so fast!!!) and i get to link up with Marcia for Runfessions.
Runfession #2- I am disobeying Dr. orders
During the summer, I got the 2nd opinion to confirm that I have arthritis in my right knee. I knew that developing arthritis in the knee was inevitable due to my multiple knee surgeries but I was hoping it would develop a bit later. Anywhoo-both Drs have advised me to cut back on running with one flat out telling me to STOP!! The way my fall/winter race schedule is set up…..that is not gonna happen doc! No way-No how! I will consider your advice for 2016 though.
Runfession #3- Not sure how I will handle my October races
Next weekend (Oct 2/3), I will be running DC Ragnar followed by the next week running RnR Brooklyn Half. As I have been suffering from injuries this summer, I am not well trained for either and I am not sure how I will do. I keep trying to let myself ‘enjoy the experience, run to finish…blah…blah…blah. I am just too competitive for that and I am hoping I can curb the competitive side and really just enjoy the experiences. These races will be 1st times for me and I am excited for both!
Runfession #4- I am really enjoying my track workouts
When I 1st started doing the track workouts, I have to admit, I was not a fan. Running around that damn circle over and over was really hard but I have gotten over that and have really embraced and enjoyed the change up in my workouts.
Runfession #5- I am really having a hard time not planning a 2016 race schedule
Since being told to re-consider running longer distances, I have had to totally scrap my planned 2016 race schedule which consisted of 4- 1/2 marathons in 4 different states. The only races I know for sure at this time for 2016 is a Birthday/New Year 5k race (1/1/2016) other than that,I have to start researching 5ks and 10ks. My longer mileage considerations are the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and Army 10 miler. We will see. Do you have any 5ks/10ks to recommend in the DC Area?
Well there you have it…..September Runfessions. Thanks for letting me share them with you…..I feel much better.
Have a great weekend!
Anyone racing this weekend? What are your Runfessions?
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