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Runfessions for February

Here we are at the end of another month. It's time to bare our soles and clear the air. Today I'm sharing my Runfessions for February.

I RUNFESS...


Since my last race, I've been feeling kind of off. Not really feeling like running... or doing much of anything. I did make it to the gym one day last week, and I've been keeping up with the superman/squat/twist challenge. I don't know if it is a motivation thing or if I'm fighting off a cold. After I ready Judy's post 5 Signs You Need To Rest, I've decided to give myself a little grace.

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This weekend is Jackalope Jam... it's a timed race (there are 72, 48, 24, 12, and 6 options) and it's a 1 mile loop. Normally, I'd have a little FOMO about not running it when a lot of my friends are... this one I really don't. I very excited to be volunteering at the aide station!

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When the hubs agreed to go to Paris (Texas) to visit his niece, I was excited ... RACECATION. There's a little race up there next weekend that I had been wanting to do... but couldn't justify the 4 hour drive. I made all the plans, got a camp site, registered for the race. Last week he decided to back out "because it will be raining"... still making that 4 hour drive. I checked the forecast... no rain - keep your fingers crossed!

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I'm really tempted to sign up for the Houston Half again this year! They just announced registration will open on Sunday for the 2018 race. It is a really fun race, and first 1,000 get in for $50. I'm trying to do more new to me races this year... but, this one is a favorite... I ran it in both 2016 and 2017.

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I've got a little sideways on my eating this week. I really try to be good at watching and planning what I eat. But... a vendor brought in some Garret's popcorn, all bets were off. Seriously, who could resist that? Then there were the Girl Scout cookies... and pretzels ... and chips & salsa.

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That's it for me... what do you have to Runfess?




I'm linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup and with Marcia's Healthy Slice for Runfessions.

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Comments

  1. I have never had Garrett's popcorn, but I love flavored popcorn. My fingers are crossed for you that it doesn't rain this weekend for your race.

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  2. I totally understand what you mean about feeling tired - I'm going through the same thing. I don't think I'm sick but it could be a small case of runner burnout.

    Garret's popcorn is honestly so amazing! I can't wait to pick up some when I'm in Chicago in July :)

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  3. Paris Texas, huh? Who knew they had an Eiffel Tower! Looking forward to hearing about that race!

    I hear you on all the snacks. I have 4 boxes of Girl Scout cookies on my kitchen counter as we speak!

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  4. oh that mini Eiffel tower is super cute! We all need a rest sometimes it's great that you are listening to your body and taking one

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  5. I LOVE Garret's popcorn! It took me a minute to realize that you were talking about Texas instead of France. :-) Of course the hat on top of the Eiffel Tower should have been my clue.

    I agree about trying out different races but then there are some that are a favorite and we keep doing them again.

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  6. I think you deserve some down time. It's how we recharge both physically and mentally. I love repeating great races! At least you know what you are going to get.

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  7. I hear you: Garrett's is a total deal breaker when it comes to clean eating. I've had Fort Worth on my mind lately. And the Cowtown marathon. Wouldn't that be fun? Thanks for linking!

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  8. Thanks for linking to my post! But I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well.

    Garretts . . . OMG. It has fueled a lot of halfs. :)

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  9. I was wondering about runner burnout... but I think it was a cold - bleh! Garrett's popcorn is one of the reasons I'm thinking of doing Chicago this year if I get offered an entry through work :-)

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  10. Interesting about that Eiffel Tower... it was the largest recreation until the Paris in Tennessee built theirs, so they added the red cowboy hat at the top.

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  11. I think the rest did me good!

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  12. The Houston Half is one that is so much fun!

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  13. Yes... the Houston Half is really a lot of fun!

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  14. Oh... Cowtown is on my list! I've heard A LOT of great things about it.

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