Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'm a Runner. Yes, I'm Slow.

I got this running survey from Hanna @ Bouffe e Bambini.
 (Wanna talk amazing weightloss story and super-Momma?? Okay, we'll save it for another post, but go check out her blog!)
I thought it would be a fun thing to do now- and then again in a year or so and see if any of the answers change. I am so new to running, I am sure I will change considerably with time!!

Running Survey:

Are you a morning, afternoon or evening runner?
I promise not to be this undecisive on every question, but I would have to say this is a tie between morning and evening. I LOVE going for sunrise runs and getting in some serious miles before my day starts. But I equally love a good run while dusk settles and all the crickets and cicadas start singing in the evenings.

Solo or Pack Runner??
I love running by myself because I can just get wrapped up in my own little world with my thoughts. I enjoy running with other people, but I am always terribly self-concious about slowing them down or not keeping their pace. I would also have to say that this one is a tie. :) I get in the mood for solo runs, but I also really love running with others, especially my sister Tabitha. She's the best running partner to ever run the planet.

Favorite Post-Run Snack??
Definitely a power smoothie. I love a light and refreshing smoothie to refuel and rehydrate after a run.

Favorite Race??
To date the only race I've run is a 5k, so this one is hard to answer.

Do you wear a Garmin? How do you track your miles?No garmin. It's in the budget, and I'm too much of a tightwad to cheat on my budget and just get one. (Christmas and my birthday are right around the corner, and I will love you forever if you want to get me one!!) I use the runtastic app on my Iphone, which works well but it starting to be a bit unreliable..........ahhh.

What is your least favorite race?
The one where I don't meet my goal. (Not what that question means, I know.)

Where is your favorite medal from?
Medal? Medal? They give those out to the GOOD runners. I don't qualify!! :)

How long have you been a runner?
 About 8 months. I started transitioning from walking to running in January of this year. It has been amazing to see what my body can actually do!!!

Do you run with your engagement/wedding ring on??
My engagemnent ring is worth about $14,000 so it wouldn't be the smartest or safest thing to run with it, but I do anyway. I love it too much to part with it. I kid, I kid. I don't have an engagement/wedding ring, so this question doesn't actually apply to me. (yet.)

Where is your favorite place to run??
OUTSIDE. One of the best things about running is it allows you to see the world on your own two legs. It's like traveling on a motorcycle. It's just you and this big, amazing world. Running outside is so fun. I love running in the city, country, mountains, desert, beach- everywhere!!! :)

Do you use Gu?
Gold Underwear? Green Umbrella? What?? No, I don't use Gu. I haven't ever tried one. I am usually a wuss when it comes to things that have a wierd texture, so I'm not sure how well I would like them. I do plan to try them at some point because I am sure they would be useful on longer runs.

What do you drink to stay hydrated?
Water. Water, and some more water.

What do you take with you on a run?
My lipgloss, some money, car keys, baby photos of myself, corndogs, bug spray, a swiss army knife, an extra pair of shoes and a smart car. I'm a real heavy runner. haha.
Just my phone. My phone is multi-functional because it serves as my ipod and my mile tracker while also providing the safety net of having 911 at my finger tips at all times. I refuse to run without my phone for safety reasons, especially because I run in different places all the time, and I'm by myself more often than not.

What is your favorite type of Cross-Training?
This is also a tie between the Turbo Fire Hiit workouts and my weight sessions. I LOVE burning it up in the weight room, but I also relish the Turbo Fire burn. :)

What brand of shoes do you wear?
I originally wore Asics, but switched to Brooks this last pair that I bought. They are both comfortable, but I wouldn't say I'm married to either pair.

Do you wear a hat when you run?
Not unless it's raining.

What is your favorite running temperature?
40-50. Cool, but doesn't hurt your lungs.

Any big races coming up?
I'll be running my 3rd 5k this coming Saturday where I expect to have a major PR and am training for my 1st 1/2 marathon in November!! :)

Now your turn! Runners- ready, set, GO!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey!!!! Loved reading this!
    For Reposting! I
    Found your answers quiet amusing. And hey you'll be running FAST before you k ow it!!!

    I'm pregnant so trust me. I know the suckage of running slow.

    I'm running. 10k in the morning better sleep now:)