Well HELLLOOOOOO Friday!
I’m so glad it’s Friday. No particular reason other than it means the weekend is just hours away. Does anyone ever say BOOOO! It’s Friday? I sure hope not.
I’m going to switch things up a little bit for today’s High Five Friday. It’s been a long, long time since I did a fun little survey post. Over the weekend, Christina answered questions from a Liebster Award that were all about running. I love talking about running so I thought it would be fun to play along with five of my own answers.
I’m such a rule breaker!
1. What is your go to pre – run food or drink?
Weekday runs, nothing. I practically jump out of bed and take off for a run. There’s no time for digestion. I’ve learned the hard way about this….all I can say is thankfully it’s been dark and there has always been a wooded area just when I need it.
Long runs on the weekend – toast, almond butter, banana. If I have lots of time before I actually begin to run (over an hour), then I’ll have oatmeal (made with water) with cinnamon, banana and dollop of nut butter.
2. Do you prefer solo runs or group runs?
I like a mix of both. Solo runs are good for listening to yourself, mapping a plan or just vegging in silence. Group runs are great for the conversation, pushing myself to run faster and for making the miles fly by. When my motor mouth gets going, my legs follow!
3. What is your favorite race memory?
I’ve had quite a few –
Seeing my kids and Ron along the course of the Seacoast Half in 2012 and getting big hugs.
Running with my son across the finish line of the NH 10 Miler.
Not really my favorite but very memorable – Popping a squat off the side of the road with 5 random runners who were all in tummy distress like I during VCM last year.
4. Have you ever had an injury that took you out of running for more than a month? If so, what was it and how long were you on the shelf?
Runner’s Knee while training for what would have been my first marathon in 2012. I was out for 2.5 months.
Peroneus Longus Tendon strain that began to be bothersome in May 2013. Took 2 months off from running after VCM. It got better but was still noticeable at times. Took an additional 9 weeks off late 2013 – early 2014 from running. *Knock on wood* I think it’s better although I had a scare last week. After SMA 5K, my tendon was quite tight and tender. I freaked out! I do not need anymore grief from that pesky tendon. I took 3 days off from running and it’s been fine since. It was also a wake up call that I’ve slacked a bit on my PT exercises, foam rolling and icing after each run. I’m back on it!
5. Are there any races that you have run every year since you started to run or race?
And one last high five…
Stay tuned for a BIG, BIG, BIG announcement on Monday from me. I will finally let you in on the exciting news that has me giddy beyond belief.
And NO! I am NOT pregnant! 🙂
Feel free to answer any of the questions in the comments. Let me know more about you.
Have a great weekend!