So today's post is exciting because for the first time ever, I am linking up with Marcia's monthly Runfessions and because it is a free Friday Five topic, I am going with 5 Runfessions for your eyes and ears only. Don't tell!
1. I have a run gear addiction!
I have more pairs of Pro Compression socks and more Spandits skirts and more Headsweats visors than I know what to do with. But I can't stop. I need more...and more. Every time a new Pro sock comes out, like this one, I have to have it.
Spandits comes out with a new product, like this one, I have to have it!
Or especially when Headsweats comes out with a new visor like this one, I HAVE to HAVE it!
But isn't admitting you have a problem the first step in recovering from that problem? I know what you are all thinking - this was no secret. We all know this about you!
2. I am not a fan of running while I am running.
Running and I have had a tough time since the LA Marathon and if I am being honest, since Revel Canyon City. Maybe I got burned out from running 3 marathons in 12 months but I am having a hard time getting my mojo back. And its not for lack of trying. My girlfriends have been amazing with trying to keep me positive and motivated. Jenny runs with me every week. Jenn joins in. Carlee even came down to Boston Runch with me.
Nothing helps. In fact, I just end up feeling guilty when they run with me that I am slowing them down. And they say running is mental. Well, I am not mentally there. And if you have any tips on getting me back, it would help. If it wasn't for my run gear addiction, I don't think I would ever run but I gotta show off those outfits right?
3. For every awesome Instagram picture, there are 45 outtakes.
You think I am kidding. Instagram is funny because it captures a moment but what about the 45 moments that aren't posted. One day, I am going to do an entire blog post on just outtakes so you can giggle.
For every perfect leap or jump, there is this. A goofy smile, a silly pose. And I thank my awesome friends (Kate, Jenn, Jenny, Vanessa, Jenn, Tara, so many more) for being patient with me while I take pictures while I run. At least that keeps me entertained.
4. I stress eat.
There. Can I just say, this post is incredibly soul soothing? I feel so good getting all this off my chest. Some people lose weight and don't eat in times of stress. Not me. I eat. All day. Constantly. Snacks. A snack after a snack. Another reason why I can't stop running.
We are in the process of selling our house of the last 6 years and buying a new one. Closer to work. To get rid of the commute so we have more time with the kids. But it is stressful. And the last 4 weeks and the next 4 weeks won't be fun. So, I need to stick to working out and try to remind myself that food doesn't bring comfort. My family and friends do that. If you have any tips for me on this, that would help too!
5. I need a vacation.
And I don't mean the day I am taking before running Revel Mt. Charleston. I don't mean Memorial Day Monday. I mean the 2 weeks off, sleep in, mind off work and house buying stress, drink in my hand, toes in the sand kind of vacation. The last time I took more than 1 day off from work was last summer. I am ready. My mind needs a break. Maybe that will reset my love of running too. Because when it comes down to it, I love running. I love everything it means. But I just need a break.
I love my job too. But I need a break all around. I want to run away with my little family to a deserted island and just spend some QT with them until I get sick of them! Haha!
Well, as I said, this was a fun post for me to write because I got to spill my guts. I hope you are okay with that and keep coming back to read what I feel and think.
As always, I am linking up with Mar, Courtney and Cynthia - AKA the DC Trifecta, Nicole for Fit & Fashionable Friday and Jill for Fitness, Health & Happiness Link-Up! And as I mentioned, I am also linking up with Marcia for the first time in her Runfessions link up!
So please share a runfession with me. Any secrets you want to spill? Thanks for listening!
And as always, I wish you Happy Feet,