Never underestimate yoga: Runfessions March 2018


I runfess that sometimes WordPress does wonky things — like I could swear I had updated this intro paragraph from last month, only Mr. Judy alerted me to the fact that it looked like it was old (yupper, and I even proofread this post — I thought). Occasionally WordPress seems to like to screw things up when I switch back and forth from my desktop to my phone to edit things.

I’m joining Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice to go to the runner’s runfessional.

I runfess . . .
I really miss that extra time I had when I couldn’t run. Seriously. I get a lot more done when I don’t run! I have more energy to do stuff when I’m healthy and running, but in a twisted catch-22, said running sucks up a lot of my free time.

I’m a bit worried about what’s gonna happen when I start training for the 18.12 Challenge. Don’t visit me or don’t judge me then.

I runfess . . .
I loved that mild weather we got towards the end of February and running in a skirt. One thing I don’t miss during winter running? Applying sunscreen and anti chafing cream. Oh, I have chafed in winter — but it’s very, very rare.

I know you are supposed to apply sunscreen year round. And I do — on my face. But in winter, seriously, what little sun we actually get ain’t penetrating all those layers and my face is the only thing that is remotely exposed. I know, I know, you can get burned even on a cloudy day, and I’m sure even in winter we’re still getting some sun exposure . . . but have you seen how white my skin is? There’s a reason for that.


I runfess . . .
I went to a class called “Yoga Sculpt” totally thinking it would be a good way to ease back into strength training with weights. So far I’d only been doing bodyweight exercises — which can be darn hard, by the way.

The joke was on me. That class kicked my booty. Literally! My arms were also jello towards the end — lots of vinyasas and using weights while in Warrior 3, which I already have plenty of trouble with  — but surprisingly the arms were not sore the next day.

I did, however, feel it in my core as well. Which is a good thing. It was much tougher than I anticipated (with 2 lb weights — not kidding!) — and while I doubt it’s a class I’ll be able to get to every week, I think it will be good for me.

I runfess . . .
After writing about the dangers of giving too much power to a step goal (read it here), I was totally frustrated when I went out of the house one day to run some errands . . . and left my Garmin (aka my step tracker) charging at home.

I don’t mind missing a step goal, but I hate losing steps I’ve actually taken!

I runfess . . .
I didn’t get the hype about 13 Reasons Why initially. In fact, it took me about half the series to get into it. But then I was resting a lot, and finally I was hooked.

I further runfess that I was looking around for something else to watch, and seemed to recall that there was something on Netflix about Victoria — but all I found was the movie, which I’d already seen. And then I found “Reign”.

I seldom binge watch except when I’m sick, but by the time I stumbled over — and got completely sucked into — “Reign” I was feeling better. And watching like 3 episodes a day. I’ve always been fascinated by Mary Queen of Scots, especially since the movie way back when with Vanessa Redgrave.

My problem? There are lots of episodes. Lots and lots of episodes. I’m definitely no longer watching 3 episodes a day, but I’m still totally hooked!

Do medieval times fascinate you?

Ever been sore from yoga?

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


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


24 thoughts on “Never underestimate yoga: Runfessions March 2018

    1. No, I hadn’t heard about season 2. It always amazes me what writers can come up with — like the fact that How to Get Away With Murder is on its third season. Seemed like one murder was enough, but obviously not!


  1. That Yoga Sculpt class sounds super interesting! I’m not a huge fan of traditional yoga (even though I know it has tons of benefits), but the sculpt class sounds like something I would like. I’m all about any class kicking my booty!

    When I was marathon training I didn’t have a daily step goal just because I was logging so many miles each week. Now that I’m half marathon training I may set a step goal for myself – I’m still considering the pros/cons of it.

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    1. I still don’t have a step goal. Good thing, my Garmin is charging upstairs (I know it’s charge, actually) but I forgot to put it back on.

      I’ve done yoga with weights before. I’m not sure you’d really like it if you don’t like yoga. And it may be that I was sore because I was just beginning to get back into strength training.

      But I love yoga!


  2. CorePower has a yoga sculpt class that I’ve never tried. It’s going on when my CPY2 class ends and it SOUNDS hard! I wear my Garmin ALL the time but NEVER look at the step count. I’m so silly.

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    1. I wear my Garmin all the time, too, but since it vibrates to tell me when I’ve been sitting too long, I usually do look at the count.

      Mostly I just know if I’ve been active enough, so I don’t worry about the steps too much.


  3. I’ve taken a similar yoga sclupt class before and 2 pounds is definitely challenging enough for me! I used to really be into tracking my steps but I really just use my FitBit as a watch at this point.

    I’m really looking forward to having more flexibility in my schedule once marathon training is over!

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    1. Well now I’m finally ramping it up so that free time is going up in smoke. I’ll be happy after this weekend, though, March was a busy month with the parental birthdays. And I feel bad writing that knowing that you still miss your mom.


  4. It’s funny, I am posting about 13 Reasons Why on Monday! I have had a blog post written but never scheduled it! I definitely got hooked right away, even though there were many, many things about the series and about the characters that annoyed the crap out of me. But I ultimately enjoyed it.

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  5. Victoria is a series on PBS and it is good. I like British Series like Downton Abbey and Csll the midwife but as a rule I’m not a TV watcher.

    Running doesn’t take time. It’s work that does. Running is the best part of my day. I would do it everyday if I could.

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  6. Oh yes, I have been sore from yoga! I’ve done the P90X yoga workout several times, and if I let too much time pass between sessions, UGH, my pecks will be in pain for a few days following. The hubby joined the daughter and myself for yoga this last week (on vacation), and he was impressed with how hard it actually is! He even went back for a second session, and was so proud of breaking a sweat on the mat 😉

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    1. I wish I could get my husband to try yoga! He could do it in the privacy of our home, I have plenty of DVDs. He stresses a lot & I really think it would help him (and his back gets tight, too).


  7. Yoga is great. My yoga teacher is good at getting you into just the right position – I have never been able to do a press-up in my life, but in yoga jo gets us into plank from down Ward dog, then she gets joy to move your shoulders forwards before lowering your body – and that’s the correct position for a press up! I still haven’t got control all the way down, but I feel confident that in a few moths I will. So no weights needed for me!!!

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  8. I can just imagine how sore I’d be from Yoga Sculpt right now, since I’ve been slacking on yoga for some time. I rarely binge watch but I got into The Crown recently. My SIL is a Medieval History Law professor. Quite a niche IMO.

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