It’s the last Friday of the month and that means…Runfessions…or so I hear! I must runfess, I’m a little intimidated by the whole thing. I’ve loved reading these posts on everyone’s sites for a number of months, but I wasn’t exactly sure what to do or how to participate. So here goes nothing! I’m linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice as I make this first attempt.
I runfess I have been quite lax in my marathon training the past few weeks, as any of you who have been reading my weekly recaps knows. Much of the time I’ve had some pretty legitimate reasons for not getting my runs in, but I’d bet it was sheer laziness on my part for equally as much of the time. It doesn’t help that I’ve completed several marathons without much training in the past. I run/walk/run/walk/run my marathons and as long as I finish, I’m happy. Seriously, I finished the 2015 Chicago Marathon just 3 minutes under course cut-off time and I was as happy as a clam.
I’ve been working extra shifts for the past couple of weeks to help cover a colleague’s medical leave of absence. I must runfess I’m liking the extra hours, and not just because of the extra pay. I’ve been in my current job for 30 years, and I love seeing so many faces that I often miss because I am part-time. It’s been loads of fun catching up with some of my work friends that I sometimes don’t see for several weeks because our schedules don’t match up.
My eldest son is getting married three weeks from tomorrow. I runfess that I am super-excited about it. I can’t tell you how many of my friends are not looking forward to their son’s or daughter’s upcoming weddings. I am so very happy for my son, and I absolutely love his fiancé and her family. We are very blessed! And for those of you who have been following along…I finally found my shoes!!!
Like many of us, I waited anxiously to see the eclipse. I have to runfess, it was a little lackluster from where I stood. It was very overcast in Chicago, and lots of clouds rolled by just when the eclipse happened. I snapped a few pictures of the eclipse, but the best picture I captured was of half the hospital staff standing outside looking up at the sky. It was a lot of fun, but there wasn’t much for us to see.
I’ve been incorporating cycling into my marathon training and I runfess I have had the thought on more than one occasion that I may actually like biking more than I like running. I’ve been tossing the idea of a sprint triathlon around in my head for quite a while. Now for that pesky little issue of learning to swim. I can swim enough to save my life, but that’s about it.
So there ~ I did it! My virgin Runfessions and Friday Five post! How did I do? How has your month been? What do you have to runfess?