Last Runfessions 2022

Running in December started out strong, and then petered out at the end of the month. Since this is a typical Winter pattern for me, I’m not surprised or worried — I know I can rebuild when the time is right. If I rest now hopefully I’ll be back out there running soon in 2023. Slowly, no doubt. Forward is a pace — maybe that’s a life motto.

I runfess . . .
I tried to be really mindful of my energy levels in December, prioritizing self care and rest, but with the snow storm while Mr. Judy was away, the many end of year appointments, and taking care of my mom, I seem to be in the same position I’m usually in in December: burnt out. I try to console myself it could have been even worse if I hadn’t prioritized taking care of myself!

Did i knock something out of whack on this road? At least it doesn’t hurt!

I runfess . . .
I was surprised that when I went to my chiropractor, she was concerned about my right foot. It hasn’t been bothering me. Did I do something when I fell on that side earlier in the month? Weird.

I runfess . . .
I have fallen off the wagon on some of my healthy running habits — not completely, but not doing them as regularly as I should. Foam rolling, post run stretching — post run stretching always seems to take a hit this time of year. I just want to get warm!

I runfess . . .
It’s a bummer to be taking time off from running again, which is why I wasn’t too happy about having to take time off while taking care of my mom. I know if I don’t do it I won’t be able to refill my cup. Hopefully things will look up in January! Which of course is in a couple of days.

I runfess . . .
The shoe tread brush I’ve been going on and on about has gone missing. Usually I can mentally backtrack but since I’ve been so tired I haven’t been able to. I’ve searched my car & Mr. Judy’s car . . . twice. I had a large chunk of something stuck on my running shoes, and I had to attack it with what I used to use — scissors (or sometimes a knife). I sure hope I find it soon!

How was your year in running?

What are you looking forward to in 2023?

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18 thoughts on “Last Runfessions 2022

  1. Hope you are feeling better in 2023.

    I haven’t seen my chiro in years. I seem to wait until something hurts.

    Work and family stress was lessened by lots of running and racing. We all deal differently.

    I’m hoping for the same regarding my racing and running in 2023. I was happy with my year in that regard.

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  2. I was feeling a bit run down earlier this week, but I am feeling OK today. I’ve been letting myself sleep a bit later this week — no morning conference calls to be ready for! — so maybe that has helped.

    Forward is a pace is a great life motto!

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  3. It is challenging to take the time for yourself when you have so many people and things pulling at you. I hope January is more calm for you and you are able to recover a bit more.

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  4. I hope you can shake the run down feeling, although January can be a good month to hibernate too. I am feeling less stressed this week since my clients have been on vacation and stopped sending me email. 😉

    Forward is a pace is a great life motto!

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  5. “Forward is a pace” is going to be my motto for my trail race in April!
    Last year at this time I was at a low point… but things always get better. Right now you’re getting the rest you need, and running will be there for you when you’re
    ready to come back.
    Happy New Year, Judy!

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  6. You know I love that motto! I’ve had some low points this year, but running always has been there for me. I’m grateful. I hope you find it again. Along with your shoe brush!

    Happy New Year!

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