It’s Think Out Loud Thursday which I guess just makes it more acceptable to think out loud since I pretty much think out loud and all over the place, every day of the week. Anyway, since I’ve been doing my fair share of running lately, it only seemed right to participate in this fun survey I found via Fit N’ Cookies & The Hungry Runner Girl. So here goes:
Would you rather run along a beach path or on a mountain trail?
Hand’s down, no question, mountain trail. Give me a mountain trail with plenty of single-track and at least one big hill to climb, throw in some greenery and I’m all yours.
If you could choose the flavor of gatorade at your next race’s aid stations, what would it be?
Can I ask for some SOS Rehydrate in citrus instead???
To be honest, while I like Gatorade (especially the lemon lime flavor), the sugar in it has done strange things to me while running….My SoCal Ragnar team can probably still see an image of me puking up red Gatorade while running into the exchange…hahah.
If I gave you a $100 gift card to a running store, what would be the first thing that you would purchase with it?
Do you prefer to follow a training plan or wake up and decide then how far and how fast you want to run?
I’d love to tell you that I follow a training plan but then that would be a lie. I run when I can and however far I can given the time I have (or the company I’m with) and I try to do strength training 3 times per week and yoga 3-4 times per week.
Would you rather start your run with the uphill and end on the downhill or start your run with the downhill and end with the uphill?
Start uphill and then end downhill, fo’ sho.
When you can’t run, what type of cross-training do you choose to do?
I do a lot of yoga and weight training. And I do bootcamp once or twice a week which is great for cardio, pliometrics, lateral movements, jumping, etc (essentially all things you need to be a better runner!).
What is your preference—> Out and back, point to point or loop runs?
I always prefer a point to point run when its an option…but that usually only happens during a race when I have access to a shuttle or a driver (ahem, my husband). As long as I can be on a trail, I’m happy.
If you could recommend ANY running related item to a new runner, it would be a—>
Do you ever see any wild animals while out on your runs?
Ever gotten lost while out on a run?
Does a bear shit in the woods?
If you could have one meal waiting and ready for you each time you got home from a run for the next 30 days… what would that meal be?
Capris or shorts… what do you run in most often?
Mostly shorts…but I guess it just depends on the weather and also my laundry situation!
At what mile (or how many minutes) into your run does your body start to feel like it is warming up and ready to go?
Usually takes me about 2-3 miles to feel warm….never been very good at 5Ks!
What do you do with your key when you run?
I have my key attached to a rubber band so I can wear it around my wrist. If I’m carrying my hand bottle, I just throw it in the pocket.
If you could relive any race that you have done in the past, which one?
Born to Run 100 miler. Just want to feel that finish all over again
What type of run is your least favorite type of run?
Treadmill running. #dreadmill.
What has been your biggest motivation lately to get out the door to get your run on?
When you go for a run, do you leave right from your front door or do you drive somewhere to start?
I end up driving a lot because I prefer to run on the trails whenever possible.
When running in daylight—> are sunglasses a must or an annoyance?
When you get tired, what keeps you from quitting?
Usually the need to get back home or back to work keeps me moving..and my sled dog helps with that as well. 😉
Stay sweaty friends!