Friday, June 24, 2016

Runfessions (June)

How is it nearly the end of June already?

I'm linking up with the lovely Marcia today from Marcia's Healthy Slice
Please stop by and join in with your own Runfessions!




I Runfess...

One of my worst fears during my recent sprint triathlon was forgetting to take off my bike helmet. That's because I did it in training...I runfess, more than once.  I guess that is a testament to the true comfort of the helmet I have.  Seriously, each time it took me a while to realize it was still on my head!  Goob.  My mantra during the bike leg?  Take Helmet Off...Take Helmet Off...Take Helmet Off.  Here is proof that I indeed remembered to take it off during the race.


I've ordered this picture, so I'm not stealing it...

I Runfess...

The thing I was looking forward to most about the triathlon was the body markings.  Shallow, I know. But oh...so super cool.  I think we should mark our bodies all the time.  It would eliminate the on-going senior discount confusion at my grocery store.  Just look at my calf, Missy!
 

Coolest thing ever!


I Runfess...

I haven't been running very much lately.  I've been giving my feet, hips, knees, and all other aging body parts time to chill before marathon training commences.  Also, it's hot.  And.I.don't.want.to.  Yep, I just said that.  I've got to unearth some motivation soon. 


I Runfess...

Speaking of lacking motivation, I haven't cooked but twice in three weeks -- partly due to travel.  But still.  Soon, I'll have to start dusting the stove.  PoPo has cooked more than that on the grill.  Indeed, this is news.


Do you have anything you need to runfess?

 

36 comments:

  1. I was thinking the same thing about body markings. Except I really enjoyed being mistaken for an Ironman. Would it be all that wrong if I didn't correct some people??
    Never thought about a helmet fail. Now watch me do it. Thanks for linking!

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    1. I say people don't like to be corrected... So, an Ironman it would be!

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  2. I would enjoy those body markings too, but the paramedics might pull me off the course before I started cuz I am old! Alot of bloggers are in a running funk lately. Having a month off of serious training has really helped me alot.

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    1. I think the paramedics would say "you go girl!!!". I think once I get started with marathon training, I'll be OK. Here's hoping anyway.

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  3. Body markings are awesome! :) Way to remember to take your helmet off. I probably would have forgotten as I tend to not think about those things. Nothing wrong with taking a break from running. It's great to rest up before marathon training!

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    1. The thing I did forget was to put on my sun glasses for the ride. Thankfully, it was overcast. Otherwise, I would have really suffered.

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  4. If I ever loose my mind and get over my water issues, the deciding factor would be the markings! lol! How cool! I've enjoyed all too much Greg cooking at the campground! I have yet to cook a whole meal. He likes his new griddle so let him cook I say!!

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    1. PoPo doesn't like to grill on weekdays, so that is really rare. I've been nothing but pure lazy.

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  5. Cooking? It is too damn hot to cook! One night we had wine and pretzels and called it good! I am going to yoga so the hubby has to cook- we will see if it happens! I love the helmet story-you are funny!

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    1. You are right! We shouldn't heat up the house like that! That sounds like my kind of supper.

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  6. It must be a disease because it's affecting so many of us=loss of running mojo! I'm glad it's not just me!

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    1. I'll blame the humidity. It is such an energy sucker.

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  7. YES to the body markings!!!!! I'm too fearful of needles, so there are no tats on me (yet),but I love the temp tattoos that we get every year for my Dam to Dam race...and I tend to "wash around" them for almost an entire week before I bid them a fond farewell. I did a tri several years ago....I was the designated runner (on a relay team), but all of had the matching number tats...and it did make me feel ever so beast-like ;-)

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    1. Tricia and I got temporary tattoos at the Destin Half Marathon. Mine stayed on forever. A relay sounds fun. I think I'd want the bike portion.

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  8. Funny! I just went to the bribery store...SAMs, cub, meat market. $430 later we finally have food again in the house. I had popcorn for dinner one night. My kids were turning into pb&j's. ;) I love the body markings. I would have loved one for my recent marathon!

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    1. Cold cereal with a banana works well for me! My bottomless teenagers don't agree.

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  9. The body markings are pretty sweet I agree! This week has definitely been lacking on motivation for me as well. It seems like I've been having a couple weeks of great motivation and lots of running and then a week off. I also haven't cooked much lately (or ever). Its something I always say I'm going to cook m ore but never do :)

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    1. I need to go back to the crockpot. It's so wonderful to walk in the door and supper be ready.

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  10. I have to force myself to cook lately. Luckily I've been able to recruit my son to do it for me! LOL on the helmet. Sounds like something I'd do - or not do.

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    1. I can get one of my sons to do a little prep work, but he is often not available and will leave mid August for college. I was proud I remembered the helmet.

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  11. I recently spectated at The Woodlands Ironman and that mantra is not one I would have guessed anyone was thinking, but I know I have to repeat things to myself during workouts. This week it was, "Get my hat" that I left in my mailbox in case it rained during my run. Glad you remembered the helmet!

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    1. Ha Ha! I had a few more, but I did say that during over and over the last few minutes of the ride.

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  12. I'm with you on the cooking. I have the time now but not the desire.

    The problem with the body markings is that they put your age, right?

    Enjoy your rest. Waterski!!

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    1. Yeah, the age is on the calf. You see I didn't post a picture of that! Although, I don't really mind. It is what it is.

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  13. You do look cool with the markings! I would forget a lot more than my helmet being on my head! You're a rock star!! I'm just getting back into the swing of cooking...so hard.

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    1. There usually would be more to do in transition, but I tried to keep this race very simple. The desire to cook is long gone.

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  14. Look how freaking awesome you look in your TRI pic!! Beautiful definition Holly :)
    It is okay to take a break, the hot is not fun.
    The body markings are very cool! If I can actually run a marathon...ever, I am getting a small 26.2 somewhere LOL

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    1. You know I don't do weights. That is a scrawny water skiing arm. LOL. The tattoo should be on your foot! The one that has given you so much trouble!!

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  15. I need to dig out my motivation too, as my marathon training starts this week. Back to early morning runs, 3 to 4 times a week. I think I am going to like training in the summer much more than in the winter when it is zero dark thirty.

    LOL about your helmet.

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    1. I'm doing a shorter cycle this time. 14 weeks. I also plan to mix it up and don't go heavy on mileage. I know I can run one without running (so to speak).

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  16. I once swam with my headband on . . .

    Hmm. It never even occurred to me that the body markings are cool. Badge of honor?

    I think it's probably a very good thing you're breaking up with running. Just for now, of course!

    I haven't had a whole lotta cooking motivation lately either. Maybe because I've gone back into mostly veggie mode and that means I have to make 2 separate meals most of the time, which kind of sucks.

    But I have to refrain myself from baking . . .

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    1. I swim with my headbands all the time. I find them floating in the pool. There is not enough time in the day for cooking. Lately I'm so fatigued when I get home from work too. Ugh.

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  17. How funny would that be to see someone cross the finish line with a helmet one. I would think maybe you head a sensitive head..lol

    I know I need to start being more serious about training starting this week, but that means I need to get up very early to beat the heat!

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    1. I bet there is someone out there that HAS crossed the finish line with a helmet on. Got to be. LOL.

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  18. I agree with you, the body markings for the Triathlon look totally awesome and kick butt!!

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    1. I guess it's like wearing a race bib for the first time. Look at me!! I just did this!!

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