Runfessions Race Edition June 2017


It’s all about the race, about the race, about the race . . . or what didn’t happen before the race! Or did happen, but maybe shouldn’t have. Only this time what happens in UT isn’t staying in UT.

Join me, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and other bloggers as we bare our souls — and our bad running habits, eating habits, the things we do even though we know we shouldn’t.

I runfess . . .
I ditched most of my runs on the schedule in favor of hiking while we were in UT. Either the altitude was getting to me, or the heat was getting to me, or I wanted to get into the park early so that we could beat the crowds.

Luckily it seemed to work for me.

Wouldn’t you rather explore this than run?

I runfess . . .
I don’t really recommend walking/hiking a half just a couple of days before a race, even though that’s what I did. We did two hikes on Thursday. And I walked around town in search of my UT mug. #sorrynotsorry

The day before the race was spend driving back up from southern to northern UT, so there was some rest going on. Sort of.

Sweet potato breakfast cookies worked as a prerace breakfast

I runfess . . .
Even though I’d brought along my normal race breakfast (overnight oats in a used almond butter jar), I decided against buying milk to assemble it and went with something new on race morning. It’s something I had eaten, but not hadn’t tried out before a long run or race.

Again, lucky. Apparently very lucky as GI issues hit several bloggers.

I runfess . . .
I met Marcia @ Marciashealthyslice (who gave me a ride to the start) and MB @ Tutusandtennies right on time on race morning. In fact, we actually ran into each other in the hall. When I got to the lobby, however, I couldn’t find the shoelace I’d tied to my hydration vest (it slips off my shoulder, which is annoying, but not a deal breaker — using a shoelace to hold it on works just fine).

So I rushed back up to my room, scanning the hallways for the purple shoelace; no dice. I’d actually brought a spare with me, but I had clue where that might be.

The shoelace was on my hydration pack all the time. I’d just tied it up higher than normal and couldn’t see it.

I blame the early wake up call (3 am).

I runfess . . .
I actually warmed up before the race. Truly, I did. Sort of  . . . there were some squats, some lunges, but no arm swings, no leg swings, no ankle rolls . . . to say it was abbreviated is putting it mildly.

Considering it was a chilly morning and I also didn’t do a warm up run . . . well, again, apparently I got lucky.

Everybody’s luck runs out sometime . . .

What weird was the worst thing you did before a race (even though you knew better)?

What do you regret doing before a race?

What do you not regret doing before a race?

Wouldn’t you like to get some runfessions off your mind? Come join us


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