Memorial Day weekend is here and POOF! So is summer weather! It is in the upper 80s here in Chitown and will likely hit the 90s over the weekend. Okay then! Might as well jump right in to the Runfessional, as well! I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for another Runfessions session! C’mon in and let’s see what I’ve been up to!
I have to runfess, not much! I haven’t done any business travel thus far this month, and I have to admit, except for the fact that no travel means no income (I own the business), it was a welcomed break. I don’t mind the travel itself too much (depending on where I’m going), but my early spring was unusually busy for me, and I needed this little hiatus from all the craziness.
That being said, I will be heading to one of my favorite cities (Las Vegas) to teach a program next week. I’m super excited (because, Vegas) but also because my college BFF, whom I haven’t seen in years (despite the fact that she lives no more than a half hour away), is joining me for a few days. Between working and catching up with her, I’m sure the trip will be exhausting, but I am very much looking forward to reconnecting.
I have to runfess, in a chicken-and-the egg scenario, I’ve gained almost 15 pounds in the past four or five months, and I feel like crap. I have also barely, and I mean BARELY run in the past few months. So do I feel like crap because I’ve gained weight and am not running, or does the fact that I haven’t been running mean I feel like crap and have gained weight. I think we all know the answer to that.
I runfess, I have Grandma’s Marathon in three, yes THREE weeks and, um, see my second runfession, above. On the bright (?) side, the course cutoff time is seven hours. Looks like I’ll be taking a casual stroll through Duluth next month.
I must runfess, I’m a hot mess. Not only have I gained weight, I haven’t had a hair cut since before my son’s wedding in September, and I haven’t had a pedicure since January! I’ll spare you the details on the other body maintenance I’ve been slacking off on. UGH. At least I’ve kept up on the color (at my age, some things are non-negotiable)! So, as of this week I’m hitting the reset button. I’ve revamped my diet, started running again, got my hair colored on Tuesday, cut on Wednesday, and got a pedicure today. I think I feel the pressure of seeing my friend next week to get myself back in shape. Now if I can only knock 10 pounds off by next Thursday.
Last, I runfess that there’s a lot of stuff going on at work right now and layoffs are once again threatened. I vacillate between praying I don’t get hit and hoping that I do. I’m not sure what I will do if it happens. I’m not really up for looking for another job at this point in my life. Time will tell…
How has your month been? Do you have anything good to runfess? Have you ever been laid off from a job? What about Vegas? Yay or nay?