The Running Gods Laugh: Runfessions March 2023

I sat down to write this post on Monday, and nothing was coming. I’ve got nothing, I thought. Running may be short & sweet (and slow) but it’s going fairly well. Never tempt the Running Gods . . . but first can we talk car alarms?

I runfess . . .
I did something this week that I’ve neve done before. Duing my warmup for my run I somehow set off the emergency alarm in my car. I’ve never used it in 23 years and it took me a sec to realize that it was my car making noise (even though there was no other car in the lot, LOL!).

Different place but you get the idea

I runfess . . .
I vastly disturbed the geese at the park with the alarm, and they sounded like they were coming to get me (the same park where a couple of geese had me trapped on a park bench last Spring).

I runfess . . .
On Tuesday I felt a niggle on my left kneecap. WTF? I hadn’t run in two days and I certainly haven’t been running fast or far.

Running is a puzzling hobby | Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom on

I runfess . . .
I briefly considered taping my knee as a precaution on Wednesday’s run. Although it wasn’t painful, there was some sensation (this knee is not like the other knee).

I runfess . . .
I did some Yoga for knees that morning before my run, and decided to just run. There was no sensation/pain during the run and it was a hilly one. That night there was a little “yes, you ran a hilly run and I (the strange niggle) am not happy” feeling, but again, no pain.

Thursday morning all seemed better — well, still a niggle there, but it wasn’t worse. As of last night I was no longer feeling anything. Just one of those runner things, I guess. We’ll see after today’s run.

Don’t you hate those weird niggles that come out of nowhere?

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18 thoughts on “The Running Gods Laugh: Runfessions March 2023

  1. That’s good that the knee is feeling better.

    Pain out of nowhere is annoying. But of course it’s from somewhere but who knows. It could come from cleaning. Lol.

    My running is coming back. Slowly. Hoping to get back those long runs.

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    1. I don’t think mine came from cleaning, LOL! Seriously, I did absolutely nothing to earn that (and luckily it wasn’t pain).

      The only thing we did was move part of the old treadmill — not the whole thing — but it was still darn heavy. And I banged the other leg on it while we were moving it, LOL!


  2. I have a lot of strange niggles these days, so my warmup before my runs keeps getting longer! But the niggles are definitely improving.

    I just set off my car alarm on Wednesday after my run at the trails. It took me a few minutes to turn it off, too. There was a forest preserve worker there and he didn’t even flinch. Glad i wasn’t in trouble!

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    1. I’m sure you are not the last (or first) to set off you’re alarm. It was so weird! I mean seriously, just raising my leg to foam roll set it off. I do that before every run!

      I’m glad yr niggles are improving, too.


  3. I did something to make my car alarm go off in the garage and it scared the crap out of me. Ozzy’s been having a ball scaring the geese lately. Haha! I had a high calf pain happen on the treadmill that stopped me dead in my tracks. It never appeared again though so whatever.

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  4. HA! I think the theme of my life is “strange niggles that come out of nowhere.” My usual response is, if it doesn’t seem to have stemmed from running (like if it’s from lifting weights or something else) I just continue to run. 9 times out of 10 it goes away on its own- I hope yours does that as well.
    Geese can be mean! One time when my son was little, we were at a pond and a goose ran up to him, for no reason, and bit him! It was very traumatic and he remembers it to this day.

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  5. One time, I was driving my car home from Des Moines (about 45 miles) when the alarm started going off. I pulled over and tired everything I could think of to get it to stop beeping, but no luck. So, I drove it all the way back to town and right into the parking lot of the car dealership, still honking/beeping. Quite an entrance! They had to disconnect the battery to get the commotion to stop (I think?) and kept it for a few days for further analysis.

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