I am linking up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions and since the Friday Five theme is of my choice this week, I also am linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, and Mar at Mar on the Run.
I runfess… everyone is blogging about fall race schedules and I have no interest what so ever in signing up. None. Zip. Zero. Nada. I can not explain it. Of course there is the NYC marathon coming up, but besides that I haven’t signed up for anything. I love running. I NEED running. But racing ? Nope.
Well, there was just one little fall race that really interested me…
I runfess …that while I had a wonderful weekend with family for my niece’s wedding, I would have loved to participate in the first Disneyland Paris half marathon this past Sunday (photo credit from their site).
I runfess….I am a little nervous about NYC. I have only been running 3 days a week, and doing 2 days of full body training. While training for Paris, I also ran only 3 days a week for the most part, but I followed the plan (I am using Jeff Galloway) to a T. This time around I have been switching weekends (long run, mile repeats, easy run) around, adding sprints, doing hills some days. While it is about the experience and finish line, I am hoping my training will be good enough.
I runfess….I am really looking forward to life AFTER the marathon and NOT getting up and running at zero dark thirty. With the shorter days, it is now dark until almost 8. I trained in the dark and cold last winter, and am really happy that these dark morning runs are almost over.
And finally, I runfess that after a recent post on photography by Wendy, I started experimenting. While I really like some of the photos I have edited for Instagram :
I have gotten some really crappy photo shots in my experimenting. Who wants to look at the size of my thigh ? Yup, the close up is not flattering. And my fanny pack is sitting right there in the center of the photo. Duh.
And in the one below, I wanted a different angle but 1) you can see the recyclable bins on my balcony in the background (and the computer, and the phone,…) and 2) you can see up my sagging shorts (luckily there is a pair of fitted shorts underneath, but still). Thumbs down !
What would you like to runfess this month ? Do you ever get sick of racing ?
Please stop by tomorrow for October’s coffee date with Deborah and Coco.