I need to break up with my slippers (runfessions)

Breaking up is hard to do

A lot of my first 2016 runfessions center around the cold — and what it keeps me from doing. As if that’s an excuse! We can always find an excuse, can’t we?

Today I’m joining up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice to share my runfessions, because runfessions are good for the soul (and sometimes they get us doing the things we ought to be doing, too; nothing like a little public shaming).

I runfess . . .
I spend a lot of time in my pajamas in the winter. Like maybe half the day if I don’t have to go out? I spend even more time in my slippers, because they’re nice and warm.

I runfess . . .
I have all sorts of warm running gear. Plenty of warm running gear.

Does that stop me from accumulating more because . . . I need it? NOT!

I runfess . . .
I will too often turn to the treadmill, despite those warm running clothes, if I have no one to meet up with.

Sometimes it’s the right thing to do — my immune system doesn’t need to be out there on a day that’s 20F but feels like -5 with the windchill. Just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

Mostly it’s a mental thing. I know once I get out there and moving, it won’t be that bad. But getting out there could take me all morning!

I runfess . . .
I feel little aches and pains in my feet on and off the past month. It concerns me, considering I’m not training for a race (well, just started) and I’m running pretty low mileage and not tackling hills.

They don’t bother me at all while I’m running.

I actually think that maybe it’s related to point #1: I’m spending way too much time walking around in unsupportive slippers.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Since I wrote about it they seemed to have stopped bothering me. And I’m still walking around in slippers half the day!

I runfess . . .
I have not been keeping track of the mileage on my running shoes. I write down which shoes I wear on my runs, but I haven’t totaled that up at all.

It’s one of my goals for 2016.

I runfess . . .
I would rather stay nice and warm in my bed than get up and do some yoga, even if I’m not sleeping.

Because, cold. Especially since I do my yoga downstairs, which is colder than our upstairs.

So I’m often squeezing in just 10 or 15 minutes before I go to bed (if that), when I have plenty of time in the morning if I’d just get myself out of bed.

I runfess . . .
I have been doing a lot of grocery shopping in running clothes lately. Before. After.

I wonder what people think of my running tights, shoes — what they can see of it, anyway, beneath my almost ankle length down coat. That I’m wearing on days that aren’t even all that cold, because either it’s been really windy or I’m shopping after I run and I’m sweaty and get chilled if I don’t put on that godawful (but warm) coat.

Seriously, they must be thinking it’s really not that cold, why is she wearing that monstrosity?

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25 thoughts on “I need to break up with my slippers (runfessions)

  1. As I read this in my onsie and fuzzy slippers….

    It’s cold-I don’t like cold-i will wear clothes that make me warm until I have to change and deal with society-lol.

    I may or may not have been in this same onsie since the snowstorm last week #runfession

    Our downstairs is MUCH colder than upstairs…makes it soooo hard to go down there and workout 😦

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    1. If it’s above freezing (like just a couple of degrees), it’s warm here and I’m usually outside.

      If it’s gray, really snowing (hasn’t happened yet this year! Woohoo!), and blustery, I will usually stay inside on the treadmill.

      It’s all relative, though.


  2. Oh gosh, I am ALWAYS in my jammies and slippers if I am not 1. At work. 2. Running. LOL!! I also never track mileage on shoes…I go by feel. I get shin splints when it is time to replace them, which in higher mileage months is usually 3-5 months.

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  3. Haha I like this post. I actually love PJs but don’t buy the “traditional” clothing items for them. First, a lot of PJ bottoms just plain don’t fit me. Because they are apparently designed for a one size fits all scenario, and I’m short, with a short torso, and skinny calves with hips. That being said I find stuff that works!

    Slippers is tricky cause I seem to always buy ones that leave marks on the floor, and they can’t wear them. Sigh.

    Also, I use the treadmill too much too! And I buy wayyyyy too much running gear. But whatever motivates you, no? Plus I’m really into the whole workout/casual everyday wear look.

    But about your feet! Be careful, definitely see a doctor if it keeps up. I have a new philosophy to see a doctor for anything that feels slightly odd as a result of exercise. Too many times I have just let it go, and paid the price in a longer recovery that ends up seeing the doctor anyhow. Then again, I could just have bad luck ROFL.

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  4. That would be me too so I am glad I have to get dressed and go to work 5 days a week.

    We really have been lucky. It hasn’t been cold. I remember other winters where the temps were below zero.

    So I just need to drag you out to run!!! LOL.

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  5. Blah! The cold brings out the procrastinator in me. I totally get how it makes you hesitate before doing stuff. Last week I went down to the pain cave for a run on the mill then remembered we’d moved the cable box so that TV wasn’t working. It wasn’t fun to run without Barefoot Contessa, Cupcake Wars and Pioneer Woman but somehow I managed. My slippers kick serious behind. But so not supportive either. Thanks for linking up!

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  6. I wish I had comfortable pjs…i am guilty of not changing my little boy out of his pjs on the weekend. If we aren’t going anywhere, who is to know?! Lol, my hubs when he gets home from work and asks if those are the same ones he was wearing when he left 8-10 hours before… The cold mornings are my snooze button’s friend, and not my training plan’s friend, for sure!

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    1. I do eventually get out of pjs & into workout clothes & usually into jeans at some point to walk Lola & get the mail.

      This weekend we were at my parents & they don’t have a fenced in yard & I ended up walking Lola multiple times in my pjs — with that long down coat over them. I never do that at home, but we have a fenced in yard so we just let her out.

      Each time I took her out I wasn’t actually expecting to walk her but she seemed to want to go!

      I did rack up a lot of steps today despite a couple of hours in the car.

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  7. I’m not in my jammies much,but I’m definitely rocking the slippers when I’m in my house. Even after a run, I’ll kick off the running shoes and promptly slid on the slippers…still in my running clothes. And, sometimes, I’ll stay that way until the next morning (there, I’ve said it). 😉

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