Did you overdo it yesterday? Did you get into any heated discussions with family members? Or worse? Well, if you have anything to share, you're in luck. Today is the last Friday of the month which means it's Runfessions! Go ahead, share it all with us. We understand and we don't judge. Come on in. You'll feel so much better. I always do...
It may be Black Friday but I have to work. Which isn't a problem for me since I'm not a fan of holiday shopping or the crowds. I runfess that while I have started shopping, that shopping has been for myself. I have come across so many bargains and discount codes that I've succumbed to temptation. Including a text from Marcia a few weeks ago, asking me if I wanted a 40% off prAna code. I do love me some prAna and I scored a really cute hooded sweater. Tell me you wouldn't have done the same thing.
Last week on my long run to the pond, I felt like I was playing a game of I spy right out of a horror film. There was so much roadkill that it seemed like I was collecting points for every carcass I spotted. A rabbit, a possum, a skunk...I was so relieved to get to the fitness path and off the road. I did a couple laps around the pond and shook off those visions of dead rodents. But when I headed to the water to do my daily yoga pose, I found a pile of feathers, which I realized was a headless dead bird on the sand. Come on man! When I moved away from the bird remains to do my plank, I saw a duck head, complete with beak. Ugh! I runfess I kicked it down the beach towards its body. Reunited and it feels so gross. I took a different route home.
|Never let a dead duck head get in the way of your yoga poses.|
If you follow me on IG, you know I've been participating in a plank challenge. The challenge was nothing like I expected. I runfess that I dropped out. Yes, I'm a plank challenge dropout. I wasn't enjoying the poses at all. I came to the realization that while I work very hard at my yoga poses, there is a lot of playfulness in my practice. Yoga can be kind of humbling, and falling down while attempting a pose never fails to put a smile on my face. I missed that feeling with this challenge. And let's face it, posting every day feels like a job. There's nothing playful about that!
|After 4 attempts, falling each time, I held this for a whole 2 seconds! And walked away smiling.|
Recently my pup Cocoa was spayed. I was nervous for her to have her surgery. So nervous in fact, that I runfess as I backed out of the garage, I didn't even look behind me and boom! I backed right into my son's car. Crap! My bumper got a scratch (those Jeeps can take a beating) but his hood was crinkled. He was not pleased with me, even though I told him I'd pay for it to get fixed. Even worse was this random woman sitting in her minivan across the street, who was putting on her makeup. She rolled down her window. "Are you ok?" she asked. I gave her a thumbs up. Then she called out to me: "That sure was loud!" I glared at her. Oh, but she didn't stop there, continuing with: "Wow, he must be really mad at you!" It took every ounce of self-control not to tell her what she could do with her concern. "I hope your day gets better!" she said as she finished with her makeup and drove away.
And speaking of Cocoa, I am amazed at her recovery from her surgery. I runfess that about 10 years ago, I had the same surgery--yes, I was spayed, sort of--and determined to be the boss of me, I attempted a walk around the block a few days post-op. I almost passed out. In contrast, my pup was already playing fetch (wearing the cone) 2 days post op. Proud dog mom brag: she's very smart and adapted well to the cone. In fact, she made the cone work for her, using it as a battering ram to get what she wanted. Finally, tired of the cone, she completely trashed it by filling it with mud from the backyard. While I'm grateful I didn't have to wear a cone after my surgery, I can't help but wonder how she bounced back so quickly! Is it youth? Or was it the cone?
Marcia is the hostess with the mostest for our Runfessional! Check out everyone else's runfessions. I'm also linking up with the Friday Five 2.0, hosted by Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.