Runfessions and the Reset Button

Runfessions and the Reset Button

Today’s post is so random, there are so many things going on in this little brain of mine. I hope you’ll bear with me. I’m calling this Runfessions and the Reset Button because isn’t the purpose of Runfessions to come clean? Get things off your chest? Reboot even? Well here goes. Once again it’s that time of the month. What about you? Do you have any Runfessions to come clean about? I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia Healthy Slice for another edition of Runfessions. Make sure you head on over and see what she’s airing out along with other bloggers.


Runfessions and the rest button:

The past two weeks at work has been challenging. Our little office is very casual, we’re all like family, but it doesn’t take much to knock the legs out from under us. Since we are so small, it takes all of us working together to “row the boat”. When someone is out unexpected, we all feel it. When people have to step in and do jobs they don’t normally do, it is tough. I need a reset button on my desk sometimes. I’m thinking that would be much better than a glass of wine sitting there??? Yes, yes it would.

Runfessions and the Reset Button

On a disturbing note, our community has been rocked with a 4 person murder with one of the victims being a 5 year old boy and the person “alleged” responsible was walking around and actually caught on camera while authorities were on scene seeking answers.

Another hit closer to home for me came when a guy I went to school with passed this week as well. We are too young to be visiting school mates at the funeral home.

I runfess –  All of this really does make you stop and think. It puts things in perspective and I am not a person who normally gets down but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it didn’t affect me this week.

I runfess – I am glad I have my faith and my running to get me through tough times.

Runfessions and the reset button

Speaking of running…

I runfess – I am even more appreciative to be out at the campground, it’s so nice and relaxing there. It does help me “reset” after a long day and week. Still can’t get over how long the work weeks seem lately.

Runfessions and the reset button

I runfess – I’m happy I’ve been able to continue with more structured runs. I’ve been able to stay motivated enough to get in speed workouts each week as well as the important slow HR runs (Thank you Holly).

I runfess – Even while I have so many races coming up, I’m still envious of those of you who are doing destination races and meeting up. I just can’t do all I want to do…


What’s something you wish you could do but can’t seem to make it work?

I’m also joining in the Friday Five 2.0 link up with Meranda, Lacey and Rachel.


Runfessions and the reset button

Friday Five 2.0

What runfessions do you need to come clean about?

How do you reset?


I hope you have a great weekend, and don’t forget Holly and I will be back Sunday afternoon for the Weekly Wrap!



Runfessions and the reset button


  1. Yes all those races that everyone can afford to go to…like Utah, sigh

    Sorry you have had a tough week. nothing looks more relaxing than sunset on the water and a glass of wine.

    Congrats on staying motivated to get your runs in.
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  2. Oh goodness that sunset is other-worldly! Sorry things are nuts at work and there have been horrible incidents that really make you stop and think. Hang in there, Tricia. Just breathe and this too shall pass. xoxo
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  3. Let’s meet up in Utah in 2018! 😉

    I’m sorry you had a bum week. That sucks. 🙁 A 4-person murder?! For real? Ick… 🙁
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  4. Well, personally, I think a glass of wine on your desk would be the perfect reset button! lol

    Sometimes all the negativity of the news and the terrible things happening around us do get us down. It’s good to think about it, empathize with others and be grateful for having our loved ones around us. Faith covers a multitude of worries and concerns.

    I so wish you could make the Utah trip! But, I completely understand. You guys have so much happening over the next month or’d be hard to juggle it all. But, you’ve got some cool things coming up..enjoy them!
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  5. Yikes that’s really scary stay safe! Destination races are always fun but you cant do them all!
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  6. Oh my goodness, that is So scary about the murders – that would effect me too! I think so often we get so comfortable in our surroundings and it’s so sad that we actually “have” to worry about psychos out there. Oh the poor family members! 🙁 I am also feeling major FOMO about people’s racing schedules. I want to travel to different states all the time, but that’s just not realistic unfortunately.
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  7. A tough week seems to be a theme. Someone in my office passed on Sunday, and since I’m new, I didn’t really get to know him. It was strange on Tuesday when we were told.

  8. I am so sorry about all those troubles — that is both disturbing and scary. So much trouble in the world. 🙁

    As much as it seems like I have all the time in the world, Bandit ties me down. He still gets really anxious when I’m gone for more than several hours. He’s so, so lucky that I don’t work. I had actually applied to a part time job — which I didn’t get — and Chester was dx not long afterwards. I do believe that things happen for a reason.

    I wish you could come too. Although you sure do have a lotta fun on your own!

    I wish I could get to the movies more often. There’s Bandit, there’s juggling the running & the fact that I don’t do movies at night (although maybe I ought to start doing them late afternoon?), and all the other stuff I juggle every day.

    I’m also very blessed, in many ways, and most of the time I don’t lose sight of that!
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    • I agree Judy so much meanness and I don’t thing normal people will be able to understand how someone could do the things they do.
      Furbabies are like kids except they don’t grow up and leave the nest.

  9. I runfess that I have a nice watch that has a built in HR monitor and I have never run with keeping an eye on my HR. I need to do some runs by HR instead of pace. I just do not know what range I should be at?
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  10. I’m so sorry for the tough times you’ve had this week. I’ve always thought that the toughest part of getting old isn’t the growing old part, it’s seeing your friends pass away.
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  11. When I see bad stuff happening all around me, it always makes me feel grateful for the good in my life. I hope you have a better week next week! And good luck at your race this weekend!
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  12. The world can be so ugly at times. So sorry for your heartache. Destination races….well, they do not come cheap and they are not always at a convenient time or location. I have gone through some serious FOMO blues seeing all the meet-ups on social media that I could not participate in. That said…the hubby is taking me on a mini vacay next weekend and will not disclose the location, but he did say there is a race involved 😉 Hugs to you, Dear Friend 😉
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  13. Sorry to hear about your school mate and the tragedy in your community. That’s great you can relax at the campground. Looks so nice!
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  14. I will tell you – it is really hard to see so many people traveling to so many different places and meeting up with other bloggers.

    I’m lucky because I live within easy driving distance to several places that would be considered “destination.” At the same time, it’s not really destination for me, if that makes sense.

    Maybe we can figure something out to help us both out.

    I am so sorry for your personal loss and for what your community is going through right now. So tragic and senseless 🙁
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  15. So sorry for your rough week. I hope you do reset and recharge this weekend.
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  16. Ugh, that is a rough week! I will runfess that I did not miss work one little bit! Maybe I should consider a career change!
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  17. Hey Tricia! I hear ya on the runfess and destination races…so many sound so fun and honestly I’m run envious of the cooler racing temperatures! But honestly not just the expense of traveling…our legs can’t handle them all! Hope you have a more calm work week!

  18. Wow you definitely deserve a reset button this week.

    I had not heard of those murders. You would think something to that extent would make it on the world news.

  19. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. You’re right that these types of things really make you remember the value of life.

    Hectic work isn’t fun…hopefully things get better soon!
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  20. I’m so sorry to hear that you’re going through such stress and have recently lost a friend. Sending virtual hugs your way.
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  21. Being motivated is so important, Tricia! Having the right motivation can help you in the pursuit of anything!