Thursday, October 27, 2016

Five Runfessions (October)

As October comes to a close, it's time
for a monthly dose of runfessions.

Tell me.  Why are so many runfessions food related?


I runfess...

I make no secret of my love of frosted shortbread cookies.  {But not frosted sugar cookies -- too sweet!  In fact, the ones at Panera Bread are sickly sweet.  I digress...}  It's usually how I treat myself after a big race.  Here is the one I ate in Chicago just after the race.  I refused to go to the back to my hotel until I found it.  It was almost too cute to eat. Almost.  Speaking of food addictions, I adore almond nut butter.  Recently, I switched from my normal Maple to Vanilla.  Oh my.  Keep it under lock and key.




I runfess...

I have not been on my bike one time in October!  I didn't even realize this until I was checking my monthly mileage.  I thought cycling would be how I spent the first week or two after the marathon. With my busted knees -- it was the ONE thing I could not do.   There's a few days left in the month. Maybe I can go for a nice long ride on Sunday, when it's forecasted to be near 90 degrees again.  No lie. 


Another great tank by Sarah Marie Design Studio

I runfess...

I've been eating and drinking all things pumpkin since what seems like July.  I'm so over it.  I'm ready to move on to peppermint, cranberry, and gingerbread.   It's not that I want to start Christmas shopping, though.  Let's not discuss the stressful lack of weekends between now and Ho Ho Ho.  But along those lines, I saw this commercial LAST WEEK.  Last week!





I runfess...

A little DOMS after the marathon probably would have been a good thing for me.   You know, a few days of shin splints or cranky hips.  Maybe a little protesting from the old calves.  Something to force some extra rest.  But as the case was -- nada.  Zip.  With the exception of my crusty knees, I felt spectacular.  In fact, I got tired of resting and ran on the fifth day.



I runfess...

Which leads to my biggest confession of all...

This happened.  Another marathon.   It.Is.In.January.   I couldn't help myself.  No worries though, as soon as I hit that registration button, my left knee got all tight and achy.  Whew! All is right in the world.
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Tell me, what do you need to runfess?



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





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50 comments:

  1. That cookie looks too pretty to eat...I'm glad you got a pic of it! I haven't even run my marathon...and am already dreaming about the next. Not yet registered, but Grandma's is on my radar ;-)

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    1. I've heard a lot of great things about Grandma's. I haven't run Disney yet and am dreaming about another one in late spring too. It's pretty insane.

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  2. Haha- I loveddd reading this. I love sugar cookies too. I am so so jealous you are running the Walt Disney Marathon. That is my dream! Every year there is a conflict with it. Love this post! Happy running!

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    1. In our area, there are tons of great races at the same time as Disney. It's a hard decision, but my grown up kids still love going and that's usually the deciding factor.

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  3. My bike gave me the evil eye this week--I haven't ridden it all month either. I'm running again! Oh wait, my bike...

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    1. I get it. I've shamefully put Sanity in the storage room. I think I can hear her crying some days. LOL.

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  4. I can't even tell you how long its been since I rode Blanche the trusty road bike. Well the Inquisitor could tell you...truth is she has a flat...I don't know how to fix. And I'm too lazy to take in. Plus if Delpfino's at the bike shop, I'll probably come out with a tri bike. See? I'm averting a whole crisis. Yay for skull cookies and DISNEY!

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    1. I'd like to get some instruction on how to fix bike flats. But not necessarily at the bike shop. Yeah, the up-selling would be too much pressure for me.

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  5. I'm not happy with Panera in general, but I do like their chocolate chip cookies. If only they hadn't made me mad.
    Good luck training for Disney. I do miss going to WDW in January, but I'm looking at another Disneyland race for 2018. Just need to fight through registration to get it.

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    1. We've been to Disney many times in January & February. It's our favorite time to visit. So why not run too? (That's my thinking anyway!) I love Panera's Autumn Squash soup.

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  6. Yay for Disney!! I saw that commercial too and literally yelled "NO! Stop it!" - I hate when retailers try to rush the holidays!

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    1. Last week was too early for holiday commercials! I think I've seen some Target ads too. We haven't even had Halloween yet. Jeez.

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  7. I agree about those panera cookies, way to sweet! I'm not a pumpkin spice fan but I do love the December seasonal flavors with the gingerbread and peppermint. Yum! And that's cool you've signed up for the Disney Marathon :)

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    1. My husband sweetly bought me a frosted cookie from Panera. I could not eat it. It was pure sugar. I love Gingerbread.

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  8. I didn't know there was a difference in frosted cookies - but mostly that's because I'll choose chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin over frosted cookies 99% of the time. However, if I saw a cool sugar skull cookie, I'd have to get it. :)

    Yay for another marathon!!!

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    1. Shortbread cookies aren't sweet...only the frosting. Sugar cookies are very sweet...plus the frosting too. See? Although I didn't have one as a child, I do now (thankfully) have a sugar limit! LOL.

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  9. I have no problems resisting snickers, candy corn (Yuck) but cookies with skulls on them? NO way! While there is no way I can swing Disney this year, you do have me thinking about another marathon! Just what is all this dang talk about Grandma's marathon??? ;)

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    1. It looks like quite a few people have signed up for Grandma's. They do limit registration, so you need to hurry if you are interested in that one. I'm thinking more along the lines of a REVEL marathon. Down.Hill.

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  10. So exciting that you signed up for Disney. I love Disney a little too much although after Wine and Dine I plan to take a break from them to save my money. :) I have not touched my bike in a long time which is sad since its getting colder and colder up here in the midwest so I have a feeling I won't take it out again

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    1. My family loves Disney a little too much as well. We use our accumulated Disney dollars when we visit -- it certainly helps! I need to ride while it's still warm. I do not like cycling in the cold, and especially when it's windy on top of that. Ugh.

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  11. Oh my gosh, I do love shortbread cookies and iced ones are even better! I haven't ridden my road bike nearly as much as I would have liked. Wonder if I can get away with riding my January half that I signed up for while under the influence of several glasses of wine with little regard to my angry ankle...... what the hell was i thinking!

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    1. I wish that ankle of yours would stop giving you trouble! It's funny how our goals get a little loftier with a little wine. I'm sure you'll do great. You've got time to prepare.

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  12. You definitely have a few problems. :) But then again, I'm not really surprised.

    I have yet to have ANYTHING pumpkin -- can you believe that? And had no time to even bake with pumpkin. There's not going to be a whole lot of time coming up, either, and Thanksgiving is at my house.

    It's a different kind of problem!

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    1. Oh, I own my "crazy". LOL. My MIL still hosts Thanksgiving. I'm very lucky in that regard! I'm moving on to gingerbread. I plan to eat it hot out of the oven this weekend with honey pecan cream cheese in the middle.

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  13. Hahaha! Glad I'm not the only one bad about signing up for races! My runfession....I have Ragnar next weekend (26 miles for me) and I haven't ran or done any form of cardio since my last triathlon. I'm suppose to be in time out and just enjoying a break...¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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    1. Ragnar!!! How fun. It's on the old bucket list. Your conditioning will carry you through. You'll do great! (For me, less is more usually anyway.)

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  14. Yay! for Disney - I am excited for you! We shall definitely plan a meet up! Have a great weekend! and I am going to try that sugar cookie design on a giant rice crispy treat :) #noshame

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    1. I've got to figure out who is going...grown kids and their schedules! Ugh. That would make an excellent design on a crispy treat! How clever.

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  15. hahaha, of course something aches as soon as you registered lol isn't that crazy...I have a half I am eying before PCB and I know if I register before the marathon I will come out of the marathon hurting lol so I figured wait and register the day after the race. Hopefully the race won't feel too taxing...
    I am glad you are going to do another marathon :)
    I have not been on my bike either :/ considering this weekend, because my feet have not been quite right this week. Actually all of me hasn't been quite right this week.

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    1. At my age, something should hurt. I was getting worried. LOL. I'm eyeing another half two weeks before PCB too! Are we nuts or something? A bike ride would give you some nice cardio and help those feet rest up for the big day!

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  16. That's awesome that you're signed up for your next marathon! I'm a little nervous about how my body will feel after running the Philly Marathon in a few weeks. That's awesome that you recovered so quickly!

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    1. I think you'll be surprise at how well you will feel, especially after a day or two. You do a lot of crosstraining which will help with that!

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  17. Haha couldn't help yourself... it's a sickness we have, I swear!! But that is AMAZING you weren't sore or had any DOMS. That's a sign of a damn good training cycle.

    I loooooooove that cookie. I need those in my life.

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    1. I was very surprised by the lack of soreness or DOMS. But my negative side thought "then, you didn't push hard enough!!" LOL.

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  18. You signed up for the Walt Disney World Marathon recently? Usually that is sold out so quickly. That's awesome! I am not over pumpkin flavor yet. I still love the creamer and I just made pumpkin pudding the other day....yum!

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    1. The marathon didn't sell out quickly last year, so this year I decided to wait until after Chicago. Thankfully, it was still available.

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  19. Ah I'm so jealous that you signed up for a Disney race! I couldn't believe how long it's stayed open and have been contemplating it .... just have not pulled the trigger. I want to do Dopey in 2018. Whole new levels of insanity! I can't wait to hear how it goes for you. Seriously badass :)

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    1. The lure of Dopey is pretty strong too. I'm not getting any younger either. Maybe next year?

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  20. i love that you signed up for the WDW marathon! Ill be there for Goofy and I hope I "run" into you

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    1. We definitely need to meet in Disney. I just love that place!

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  21. Glad to read you felt so great after your marathon. And YEAH ! for another marathon. I am so done with training, I want a break.

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    1. After a few days, I found myself not knowing what to do. I just wanted to run again! Had Chicago beat me up, I would have felt differently I think.

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  22. Awesome on the WDW Marathon! It is so cool running through the parks but I HATE the early wakeup call.

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    1. I love the early start because it means an early finish and you have plenty of time to go to the parks afterwards! I don't sleep much before a race anyway.

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  23. I like sugar cookies and shortbread cookies, but don't like frosted cookies - but that one is so cute! I think it's awesome that you didn't have DOMS -- it shows what good shape you were in!

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    1. Shortbread is just so good! My sister and I used to make huge batches of Snickerdoodles as kids. But, we'd leave out the nutmeg and cinnamon so they ended up being more like shortbread or sugar cookies.

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  24. Wow- another marathon! I'm excited for that! I LOVE the Justin's Almond butter too!

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    1. Maple was my favorite flavor forever -- and then I found Vanilla. Sigh...

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  25. Wowzers!! that's amazing! I'm excited for you! and totally jealous! I need to find a spring marathon.

    I love how the sugar skull cookies look, but I haven't tried them yet. Maybe today.

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    1. My local Starbucks has been sold of the cookies forever. They said they could not keep them in stock. I'm waiting for a turkey cookie. It should be next!

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