High Five Friday

Happy Friday everyone!

After not really having any downtime last weekend, I am so ready for it to be Friday. But first let’s slap some skin for High Five Friday!

I’ve been kind of out of the social media/blog/news headlines loop this week so I don’t have much to share. For times like this, I’m glad I bookmarked a fun running ‘This or That’ survey from Amanda’s blog.

I love stuff like this and think it’s perfect for some mindless Friday Fun.

Enjoy!

This or That Running Survey

1. This or that: 5K or a marathon?

While I’ll forever love long distance running, I think I’d go with the 5K. Who am I? It’s fast, puke worthy but it’s short and over with relatively quickly. With a 5K, you can go out with relatively little training and still survive. With a marathon, there’s no winging it. It’s train or die!

2. This or that: Flat race in the heat or hilly race in the cold?

I’m an old pro at hilly races in the cold! I’d like to think I’ve mastered the art of “drinking” frozen cups of water and perfected the “lashicles” look. To try something new, I’m going with flat race in the heat.

3. This or that: New running shoes or new running outfit?

Much to Ron’s complaining, SHOES!

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4. This or that: Run a marathon without headphones or Garmin?

Headphones. I’ve got enough conversation in my head to get me through 26.2 miles.

5. This or that: Race because of the convenience (location, price, travel) or the swag?

Convenience. I really could care less about t-shirts, medals or extra swag. In fact, I think races would be better off if they got rid of all that and dropped the registration prices.

6. This or that: PR but result in an injury or finish strong and missing PR?

Finish strong and miss a PR. I could still run and that’s all that matters! PR’s come and go but I want running for a lifetime.

Sunrise Running | happyfitmama.cm

7. This or that: 100 squats or 100 push ups? Take a break and go do it!

Push ups just because that would be way harder for me.

8. This or that: Run without socks or without sports bra?

Without socks. My girls aren’t the biggest or the smallest out there but I can’t imagine letting them run free. Ouch.

9. This or that: Treadmill run for an hour or run around the same street block for an hour?

My first instinct says same block. BUT there’s a lot of different scenarios that could change my answer. Especially if it’s -10 degrees with a wicked wind chill factor. Then I’m all about the treadmill.

10. This or that: Ragnar Relay or Marathon Relay team?

I’m doing my first Ragnar style relay in September – Reach the Beach! Although I’d really like to do a marathon relay team too.

11. This or that: Naked run or naked yoga?

Just because of answer #8, I’d say naked yoga. Then I’d have to seriously think about where I’d put my mat in class. In the front, everyone will be seeing your ahem…asana. In the back, you will be seeing everyone’s asana, which may not be a good thing either.

12. This or that: Come in 4th in the Olympics or 1st in NYC marathon?

1st in NYC marathon. No one remembers who came in 4th!

13. This or that: Give up running for 3 years to get a BQ or never BQ and run as much as you like?

Never BQ and run as much as you like. While I’d love to have a BQ, I’d rather run forever and ever.

Wanna Race? | HappyFitMama.com

Your turn! Answer any of the questions in the comments below.

1. This or that: 5k or a marathon?
THIS OR THAT RUNNING SURVEY
1. This or that: 5k or a marathon? – See more at: http://www.runtothefinish.com/2014/06/this-or-that-running-survey.html#sthash.74yBkij0.dpuf
THIS OR THAT RUNNING SURVEY
1. This or that: 5k or a marathon? – See more at: http://www.runtothefinish.com/2014/06/this-or-that-running-survey.html#sthash.74yBkij0.dpuf

36 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. I’d also love a BQ, but I’d rather be able to run forever and never get a BQ. I could always join a charity;)

    You’re so right about not being able to wing a full marathon, I only ever raced a 5km when I was pregnant, so I’m not sure if I like to race them or not. I love 10k’s and half’s over the full distance!
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    1. If 10k, 10 miler or 1/2 was an option, I’d have chosen that. Distance will always win…except in this question. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I always run distances without headphones- I love that quiet space to think (or chat with friends in a group run). And I’d definitely rather run forever than deal with injuries… the worst!
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    1. During the summer, hands down I’d choose the same block. But during the winter and it’s frigid…that’s a different story.

  3. I love that photo of you and the brick wall too. Makes me smile every time I see it. I would miss the PR in order to be injury free for sure! No more injuries. I would run a marathon without a Garmin and yes, 1st at the NYC marathon!
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  4. The naked yoga reminds me of a conversation I had with an elderly client a few years ago. He was a very charming man and we were chatting, and somehow he mentioned that a friend of his wanted to try naked yoga. I said to him, that would put a whole different meaning to a downward dog! Of course I had to tell him what that pose was, but we sure had a good laugh about it.
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  5. OMG #4 all the way! If anyone knew the conversations I have with myself on runs and in races, I would be committed!!! This was a perfect Friday post.
    High Five to FitBloggin’ in Savannah!!!!

  6. #8: without the sports bra. Pretty easy for me.
    #13: wow. THIS one is a toughie. I think I would go with never BQ because then I could run, but what if you had to spend the three years TRYING to BQ and never reach it. That could be spirit crushing. If you never pursued it, then yes, keep running. But as someone who dreams of reaching that goal, i know how tough it can be to keep trying to improve.
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  7. I don’t think I could do any type of sport naked! I’ve heard of nude races – no thanks. I think I’d take 4th in the Olympics . . .it’s the Olympics!! For sure running strong trumps a PR.

  8. I’m pretty on board with you here on most answers, except the treadmill question. Nope, never, no-how if I can avoid it! And I always run marathons/races w/o headphones or garmins so it would have to be both there! Naked anything: at my age, I seriously wouldn’t care. But others would! ; )

    Fun survey!

  9. As painful as running without socks sounds, I couldn’t run without a sports bra. Running on the treadmill for sure…because I could watch my favorite reality shows. ๐Ÿ™‚ 5k over the marathon and Ragnar over the marathon relay. Flat and hot because I’m not used to cold and hills…I’m in Phoenix. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a fab weekend. Great pic of you and the sunbeam.
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