Am I getting old (shut up), or is time flying by at warp speed? It’s already the last Friday of the month, and that means it’s time once again to enter the runfessional! I’m linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice for another Runfessions session!
I have to runfess, I’m still
a little irked with Lululemon for the whole bait-and-switch Strava challenge. True, they didn’t specifically promise anything, but they did set a little bit of a precedent last year, and then dropped a few teasers that they had a surprise in store (the key word, as it turns out, was IN store) for those of us who would complete the challenge this year. Surprise! There was no prize. And honestly, that would have been completely fine. But what they did do was give anyone who completed the challenge (either 40K or 80K) a coupon code for 25% off of a regularly-priced item in their store. Really? First and foremost, kudos to anyone who completed the challenge, regardless of the distance, but shouldn’t there have been a differentiation in ‘prizes’ between the two groups? And 25% off of a regularly-priced item does nothing for me, thank you very much, and it seems it didn’t do much for a lot of other people either. Well, I take that back. It actually did plenty–it pissed off a lot of customers. Way to go, Lulu #shameonlulu.
I previously posted some goals for the first quarter of this year, one of which is to lose 10 pounds. Ten pounds in three months? Easy peasy, right? I have to runfess I’ve actually gained 4 pounds since writing that post. What’s up with that? I’m not ready to
blame it on chalk it up to hormones at this point, but I have tightened up my diet, cut out the beer, and made my way down to the home gym a few times. So what gives? Grrrrr.
I runfess I’ve got a bad case of the FOMO going on right now. It’s that time of year where runners are announcing their race calendars and brands are opening up their Ambassador applications. I want to run all the races, rep all the brands, and do all the things! That’s not asking for much, is it? So far I’m signed up for two half marathons (Naperville Women’s Half and Destination Races Wine Country Napa to Sonoma Half) and three marathons (Grandma’s, Berlin, and Chicago) this year, and I have my eye on a few other small races throughout the year. I swear, every time I see a fellow blogger post that she has signed up for a race, I want to join in! And don’t get me started on the Ambassador programs. I’m spying a few whose products I use and love anyway, so why not share the love?! Stay tuned…
I must runfess, I have the best I-still-don’t-know-what-to-call-her-in-law ever! My daughter-in-law’s mom is so sweet and thoughtful! She posts a fun “Happy Friday Night Cocktail Napkin” photo on Facebook and Instagram every week, and the messages on the napkins she posts are a riot (think @womenwholovewine type of humor)! I mentioned I loved her new “Dilly Dilly” ornament this year (yes, we’ve jumped on that train), and these fun cocktail napkins just arrived in the mail! Dilly Dilly!
Last, I runfess that my procrastinating ways have once again caught up with me. I’ve spent the last three days sitting at my computer trying to catch up with work and I have barely made a dent. There are just too many distractions in my way. Oh, wait! Is that another race signup I see?
How has your month been? Do you have anything good to runfess? Are you signed up for any of the same races? And what do I call my daughter-in-law’s mom? She’s not my sister-in-law, though she would be an amazing sister! Are we monsters-in-law? Partners in crime? Do you love, or are you annoyed by the whole Dilly Dilly craze?