Confessions of a run-a-holic. . . . .
1.) I don’t like listening to music while I run. I’ve never been able to get into it. I’ve tried but end up missing the quietness of the world—since I do most of my running in the morning. I do, however, prefer listening to something while running on the treadmill.
2.) I often wear the same running clothes two (sometimes three!—especially in the winter) days in a row. I figure no one knows the difference because it is dark outside when I’m running in the mornings anyhow.
3.) If I run right away in the morning, I wear my glasses because me eyes feel too tired to put my contacts in.
4.) There are certain pairs of underwear I will not wear on a run! (Can you say, wedgie!)
5.) I will eat something within about 20 minutes of returning from a run. I can’t go longer than that otherwise I get extreme hunger pains.
6.) I rarely stop during a run. The only times I stop include: when I have to tie a shoe lace, for a red light, or if I find money.
7.) Since living in Alaska, I am constantly on edge that I will run into a moose while out running, so I rarely zone out anymore.
8.) My favorite time to start a run is just as it is getting light! So basically I am watching the sun rise during my run.
9.) I rarely say “hi” to other people walking/running/biking if I pass them. I don’t mean to be rude; I’m just shy.
10.) I feel guilty driving to a different location to run, so 99% of my runs are done from my apartment.
Friday morning I ran 3 miles to the gym, lifted weights at the gym for 30 minutes, then ran back home. I was still feeling pretty tired, but it was a nice change and a way to break things up.
I think the reason I’ve been feeling extra tired this week is due to the fact I haven’t had a day off from working out in 12 days.
I usually take Mondays off, but I opted to do 90 minutes of yoga this last Monday. I thought this would be a good option the day after my long run, but the class included quite a bit of power and intensity rather than pure stretching, so I think that has been making me feel extra tired these days.
I am confident after a full rest day next Monday I will be good and ready for another 50+ mile week!
What is your confession as a runner?
If you are not a runner, share something random about yourself.