Runfession #5, November 2019 – Gobble Gobble!

Back on track with the November Runfession!! Check out some other Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice!

Forgive me ASICS for I have sinned…

I runfess that November was actually not a bad running month for me. This was probably due to my extremely low running standards. I ended running outside at least once a week and then doing weights at least once a week. This did not lead to any weight loss or any significant gains in running fitness. On the flip side, I didn’t gain weight or felt like I lost any running stamina.

I runfess that I didn’t enjoy the Girls on the Run (GOTR) race this year. My daughter couldn’t do the program so we registered as community runners. I don’t know if it was our school program or the GOTR program in general, but they really were not very welcoming to girls who were community runners. My daughter trained by herself to get ready for the race. I did run with her a few times but she took it upon herself to run when her siblings were at other activities. Her initiative and determination are qualities that GOTR is supposed to admire however at the race, she didn’t get a medal and was snubbed by the leaders of the GOTR team for pictures. I was proud of my girl and I know she was proud too however I know that being left out was difficult for her.

I runfess that I ran on thanksgiving day, my own personal turkey trot and got this little but of recognition from my Apple Watch, and was so taken by my own awesomeness that I signed up for a SPARTAN STADION RACE!!

I know. I feel a little crazy. I’ve only done one obstacle race before and it was a girls weekend doing the Warrior Dash which is a bit “fluffy” compared to other obstacle races (like Tough Mudder). The Spartan is a step up from Warrior Dash and doesn’t come with a cute Viking hat. At least the one I signed up for isn’t muddy since it’s being held at a stadium but the obstacles still look daunting.

So, this is what happens when I run alone and get to thinking about what things I want to change or do differently for next year.

I’m glad I got all that off my chest! Bring it on December!

©️ iido 2019

8 thoughts on “Runfession #5, November 2019 – Gobble Gobble!

    • Thank you – I am very proud of my daughter. I don’t think it was intentional. I think it’s part of the structure of the program, unfortunately. I agree, the running community is usually very welcoming!

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  1. so sorry for your daughter … there is no excuse for excluding anyone! Send in a formal complaint to make them aware not to do it again 😦

    All you run jargon lost me but I understand muscle weighs more than fat so if you are working out you should gain weight. Just be better tones 🙂

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  2. You’re absolutely right Irma, GOTR should have been welcoming and warm to everyone…it’s just a good sense of hospitality and kindness anyone should have. Unfortunately, not everyone lives by this rule of thumb. Just remember to keep moving forward and every babystep towards your goal is progress, even if you can’t see it at the moment. 😊❤️

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