Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Running Survey

Hiya!  

Lots of things going on in my household right now, primarily coordinating a cross country move during the Christmas holidays!  That's right, if you don't follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have missed the news, but after Christmas, my little family of three is relocating to Seattle!  Crazy times.  Just crazy.  But all that is for another post.  Today, keeping it light and easy, I'm posting a running survey (a la early 2000's MySpace posts?) I have come across on both Kathryn and Mar's blogs in the past week or so!  

So here we go!

1. Would you rather run along a beach path or on a mountain trail?
I think beach path.  Um, hello?  Beaches are the best.  And also, lack of hills or, uh, mountains?

2. If you could choose the flavor of Gatorade at your next race’s aid stations, what would it be?
I'm not a Gatorade drinker at all.  Strange as it might sound, I think it's the consistency of it...too syrupy.  I am a Nuun girl, all the way!!  I love the Cherry Limeade the best, but all the Energy flavors are excellent.

3. If I gave you a $100 gift card to a running store, what would be the first thing that you would purchase with it?
Right now, likely some socks and rain running gear, given the upcoming move. :-)

4. Do you prefer to follow a training plan or wake up and decide then how far and fast you want to run?
Both.  If I'm training for a specific race or goal, I like having it all planned out and being prepared.  But during the off-season, I just like to get up and go and see how I feel.

5. Would you rather start your run with the uphill and end on the downhill or start your run with the downhill and end on the uphill?
UPHILL.  The last thing I want to do after giving it my all on course is to have to go uphill at the very end.  Does anyone say differently??

6. When you can’t run, what type of cross training do you choose to do?
Primarily the elliptical, and I'm hoping after the move to get back to a Bikram yoga studio.  Miss that so much!
7. What’s your preference –> out and back or point to point or loop runs?
Loop.  Point to point is fun if you have the logistics all figured out, or a fan club on course to meet you at the finish, though.
8. If you could recommend ANY running related item to a new runner, it would be a…?Go get fitted for the best shoes possible and buy some great socks.  Oh, and a running buddy, for sure!!


9.  Do you ever see any wild animals while out on your runs?
Haha.  Nope.  Not in DC.  Though, I take that back.  There was one time on the Mt Vernon Trail last summer I came across a deer.  That's about it though.
10. Ever gotten lost while out on a run?Thankfully, no.  I thought I might at the North Face Endurance Challenge last spring, but fortunately, I kept on trail.

11. 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?
Breakfast food.  Easy.
12. Capris or shorts…what do you run in most often?
Totally depends on the weather, but I do love my Distance shorts from Oiselle.  LOVE THEM.
13. 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 a good 2-3 miles.  
14. What do you do with your key when you run?
If my shorts have pockets it's there.  Otherwise the pocket of my Nathan handheld.
15. If you could relive any race that you have done in the past, which one would it be?
Do you have to ask?  2014 Marine Corps Marathon.  Remember? Best day ever!!

Now - your turn!!