Last night as I was wrapping up my monthly runfessions, I had the realization this is not the last Friday of the month. Apparently, March has 31 days. I runfess that I have completely lost track of time. Isn't that what you are supposed to do when you're on vacation?
With no other post in the works, I decided to go ahead and publish this one. Let's head into the runfessional and see what other runfessions I have to share. It's been a long month.
This post is coming to you from paradise--aka Anna Maria Island, my most favorite place in Florida. I'm here by myself this year--sort of. I'm staying with my parents. I may have mentioned in a previous post that I rented a car. Or I should say--my husband rented a car for me. He prides himself on finding the best deal possible, spending hours researching and comparing. So naturally, when I got to the rental car counter and was offered an upgrade from the Ford Fusion he reserved to a Volkswagon Passat, I took it. I knew he'd be upset so I runfess that I may have fudged a bit when I shared the cost of the upgrade. After he reminded me of how hard he searched for a good deal for me, his next question to me was: "how do you like the Passat?" I know this man so well...
My parents gave me a really hard time about renting that car. No big deal. I get it, they love me and want to take care of me when I'm with them. But oh, what a price you pay for that. I runfess that I kind of snapped a few times with the exclusive attention they've been giving me. For example, I went to walk the beach one afternoon. I was looking for shells and just enjoying the surf. When I got back, it was about 2 hours later. My dad greeted me with "where the hell were you?". Um, the beach? I may be 54, but when I'm with them, I'm 12 again...
Do you remember a few months ago when I told you that I drank a protein shake 12 weeks past the expiration date? Clearly, I have an issue with throwing away food. I've been diligently eating my 75 servings of fruits and veggies per day. Or so it seems. I runfess that I've been eating avocados, even when they are brown. Do you do this? Do you think it is ok? I haven't gotten sick yet or anything. They look kind of gross but they taste ok, especially with a little salt.
Earlier this month, I did a 10 mile training run that presented numerous challenges. About 3 miles into the run, I felt a little rumble down under. Not to worry. I knew there was a porta potty at mile 4 and I picked up the pace a bit. The rumbling became more urgent and as I approached the parking lot where the porta potty was located, I noticed there was no porta potty! Panic ensued. I knew this wasn't going to end well if I didn't find a place to go. Cursing the park district for removing my oasis, I plodded on and scanned the woods along the path. Being early March, there was only brush and no leaves. I runfess I finally couldn't take it anymore. I dodged into the brush and took care of business. Just when you think that you can't sink any lower, life finds a way to make sure you do.
I did have a pack of wipes with me, in case you were wondering. And yes, I did finish that run.
I runfess that I love me some free race photos. What's not to love? Well, let me share one from last Saturday's 10 miler and you will see that I got what I paid for. Right?
Got anything to runfess? Ever needed to take a pit stop in the woods? Free race photos--love them or hate them? Do you eat old food or throw it away?
I'm linking up with Marcia's Healthy Slice for Runfessions as well as Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for the Friday 5!