Wow, it’s already that time! The last Friday of May is here and it’s time for Runfessions!
I runfess I really wanted to make it to 100 miles this month. Once again, it’s not going to happen lol. The month of May has been extremely slammed with a dance tryout, a half marathon (for me hehe), two graduations, one for my kindergartner and one for my 4th grader, one soccer tournament which caused my oldest daughter a knee injury (and caused a Mother’s Day Meltdown), one field trip, our wedding anniversary, one dance recital, and a Tball tournament which Cayne and his team finished up Tuesday. Whew! Plus church, work, chores and all the other responsibilities I have as a wife, mom, and employee. Holy cow! So no, I won’t make it 100 miles. I’m at a little over 60 at the moment and have a few more days left to get in some miles!My run from this morning!
I also runfess, I still have not registered for a full marathon for fall. I keep thinking about the commitment and I runfess I am a little scared. Fear is holding me back for sure. I have also noticed a few seasoned runners I follow are injured from marathon training which also freaks me out a little. I’ve been injury free for over two years. Why? Because I have run LESS distance races and zero marathons in two years. I have registered for the St. Jude Half Marathon as a Silver hero and my fundraising is off to a great start. Here is the link if you would like to donate: Katie’s Fundraising Page.
I also runfess that even though the craziness of the school year and even this month is coming to a close, my anxiety is still pretty high. What for? I don’t know. The only time I DON’T feel anxious is when I’m running. Running is the only time my head is clear, but sadly I can’t run all day long. It’s been almost a year since I had what you might call “a nervous breakdown.” Maybe I’ve been thinking about it too much lately. I have come a long way over the last year thanks to praying and writing in my journal daily, but I’m not quite where I want to be. I might write a blog post about what happened, but it was pretty scary. I’m so thankful to be where I am today. I really don’t like looking back do you? I like to keep moving forward!
What about you? Anything to runfess? How do you overcome your fears and become fearless? What is your favorite race distance? I am linking up with Marcia for May’s Runfessions!