Senior Moment August: Runfessions August 2017


It seems as though most of August’s Runfessions are brought to you by my senior moments. And lemme tell you, they’ve come fast and furious in August. Not to mention the fact that I had this post mostly written ahead of time and yet somehow failed to realize that it was time for it!

Join me, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and find out what all the bloggers are getting off their chests in August..

All wrapped up . . . in August!
I runfess . . .
Oops! I did it again. One day at the beginning of the month I ran on a really humid day. I was completely soaked by the time I was done. I used a shower wipe, but even though I had brought a dress to change into (I needed to run errands afterwards), I just couldn’t bring myself to try to Houdini my way out of those sweaty clothes.

Which is exactly why I was shopping on a hot day in a long sleeved wrap. I did not stay in those clothes once I got home — couldn’t wait to get out of them, in fact!

I runfess . . .
I totally forgot to apply any anti chafing cream on a humid day but luckily managed to escape chafe free. Chafing is really random for me.

Case in point: on my 9 mile long run I got some mild chafing in an unmentionable area. Wearing the same skirt I’ve basically worn on most of my summer long runs. Random. And uncomfortable.

I runfess . . .
I have a tendency to zone out. To go on autopilot. It’s truly amazing that I haven’t caused accidents. For instance, there was the time I drove past my own neighborhood because I was lost in my thoughts.

The pool I swim at has three locker rooms: one for women, one for men, and one they call physiotherapy because it has the steam room and sauna. And one day I was walking down the hall, lost in my own thoughts again, and right into the men’s locker room.

There was a naked guy toweling off.

Thankfully, I don’t think he actually saw me.

I runfess . . .
Despite getting enough sleep most days, I still seem to be having a lot of senior moments. Although this latest incident happened after my a weekend filled with my 10 mile long run and our visit to my parents. It was a couple of days later, but still, it was a stressful, tiring weekend.

Darlene had the day off due to a funeral, unfortunately; but she had time enough to meet up for a run, so we made our plans. I had more miles to run then her, so the plan was for me to get there before her and get in my warmup miles.

Which is exactly what I did. I worried a bit about morning traffic and getting there on time, but I was done a few minutes before we were supposed to meet up. Only . . . she wasn’t there, which is very unusual. As I’m texting her, a text from her comes in . . . she is at the meeting place — I’d read her message and completely missed the fact that she wanted to meet at a different place than we used to meet up at.

So we ran towards each other. Then ran together for about 1 1/2 miles, where I turned around, because I was already at 4 miles & didn’t want to run more than my allotted six or walk forever. I just assumed that she’d catch up to me since she’s so much faster . . . but she never did.

We did meet up at the end to chat a bit.

I runfess . . .
My suitcase from UT is still sitting on the bedroom floor. It’s unpacked, but one of the Kodiak Muffin Cups exploded in the suitcase (note to self: don’t pack something that can explode all over your clothes in a checked bag). What a mess. I just haven’t gotten around to vacuuming it out yet.

Everybody’s luck runs out sometime . . .

Any amusing senior moments going on in your world?

Ever walked into the wrong locker room? Did you escape unnoticed?

What do you have to runfess from August? Come join us


I am also linking up with the  Friday Five 2.0  from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy today.


12 thoughts on “Senior Moment August: Runfessions August 2017

  1. Lol, too funny. The only reason we get senior moments is because we have so much jam packed in our brains by this age, it just doesn’t all fit! I can’t remember if I’ve had any senior moments recently… 😂😂😂

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  2. Yikes on the men’s locker room! I haven’t done that one….yet. Recently a woman had fallen in our gym locker room (not serious but still) and 3 men who worked there came busting in to help her. I’m not really sure that was the right thing to do.

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    1. Seems like emergency care just sin’t always well though out. There have been some incidents at my parents place that have made us angry/nervous.

      Thank God someone was IN the men’s locker room — could you imagine if it had been empty and I started to undress? Could have been far worse!


  3. Yes, I get those senior moments too, but currently I attribute it to my brain being on vacation mode. Still. Two weeks after my vacation has ended.

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    1. I definitely can’t attribute it to vacation — it’s been over 2 months since our last vacation!

      Not quite sure what’s been going on recently, but there have been more than normal. Some of it due to lack of sleep, I’m sure. Even though I’ve been sleeping a bit better, just a day or two of bad sleep can take a long time to recover from.


  4. Yes I walked into the men’s loo once. Fortunately there was no one in there. I was looking at the urinal on the wall trying to work out what it was, feeling a bit dazed and disoriented before I clicked and left quickly!! Too busy thinking about something else!

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