Running Q & A

So I had this whole wonderful post typed up for you guys about gratitude and nature and getting out and enjoying all that you can.

And then FireFox decided to crash on me and delete the whole freakin’ post BUT the title. Thank god the title was saved!

Gratitude is the furthest thing from my mind at the moment. So rather than spending another 30 minutes typing out the whole post again, I’m sharing a fun Running Q & A that I spied on Kate’s blog quite awhile ago. I’ve had it bookmarked for moments like this when I want to share something, but then technology ruins the moment and I’m over it. Plus, it’s almost 10 p.m. and I promised myself I’d be in bed by 9:30. Don’t worry, you’ll get to read about gratitude and nature one day. Just not today.

Here we go…

Would you rather run along a beach path or on a mountain trail? 

The beach (or really any place near water) is my most favorite place to be. I have a need to do more trail running, but until I find a running buddy with the same schedule as me, that will have to be a close second.

Seacoast running | HappyFitMama.com

If you could choose the flavor of gatorade at your next race’s aid stations, what would it be?

None? I’m not a huge fan of Gatorade, but if I absolutely had to have it, Lemon-Lime would be the one I’d choose. That’s what I drank in high school. Do they still even make it?

If I gave you a $100 gift card to a running store, what would be the first thing that you would purchase with it?

If I only had $100 to spend, shoes would be out of the question, right? If that’s the case, then it would definitely be my favorite pair of shorts and capris – the Saucony Bullet. They are the best for stashing everything and anything in the pockets. And there’s no bounce.

Do you prefer to follow a training plan or wake up and decide then how far and how fast you want to run?

I love a training plan. It takes the thinking away from me and I just go.

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?

Uphill and end with downhill. I’d much prefer to run uphill with fresh legs rather than at the end when my legs are trashed. And races that end on a uphill? Suck.

When you can’t run, what type of cross-training do you choose to do?

Oh so you mean what I’m capable of doing now that I can’t run? Let’s see – cycling, walking , yoga, weights. Sigh.

Reverse Warrior | happyfitmama.com

What is your preference—>  Out and back, point to point or loop runs?

Out and back bores me. Point to point – too many logistics to cover like transportation. Loop runs are my fav because of the variety yet there’s no worry about how you’ll get home.

If you could recommend ANY running related item to a new runner, it would be —>

Shoes. Find the shoe that works for you based on your foot. Just like fueling, everyone is different and has different needs and preferences.

Do you ever see any wild animals while out on your runs?

I’ve seen turkeys (human and animal), a bear, deer, woodchuck, beaver and a fox. Not all at the same time thankfully.

Ever gotten lost while out on a run?

Never. But I have overestimated how far away from home I was and ended up running 22 miles rather than 20.

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?

First of all, I’d love if I was actually running for the next 30 days. If that was the case, then pizza. Definitely pizza.

Capris or shorts… what do you run in most often?

Shorts. I much prefer to have my legs bare if the temp is above 40 (or so) degrees. If it’s below that, then the capris come out. And tights don’t come out till it’s at least the low 30s.

sprinkler run | happyfitmama.com

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?

I’m not fully ready till at least two or three miles in.

What do you do with your key when you run?

I clip it to my RoadID bracelet with a small carabiner.

If you could relive any race that you have done in the past, which one what it be?

Boston. Not because I want to relive one of the shittiest days of my life, but so I could actually finish the race and not be injured.

Boston Marathon Finish LIne | happyfitmama.com

It’s your turn to play along and answer any of the questions in the comments. I want to know more about you!

20 comments on “Running Q & A

  1. Sorry about your other post! Stupid firefox! It (and chrome) have done that to me more times than I care to count.
    I am so bummed out about not being able to run either. I do cycling/yoga/elliptical/BODYPUMP right now, but I would love to be able to just run!
    I hate gatorade too, but if I had to choose it would be the blue one. I don’t know why; it doesn’t taste better. Maybe because it’s blue?
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  2. I hate when I lose a post like that! But I love this Q&A and totally agree with you – loop runs, shorts, no gatorade, beach/ocean, and training plan please! I usually tie my key to my shoes if I don’t have a small pocket in my shorts to stash them in. I admit that I am paranoid that one day I’ll return home and the key won’t be there!
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  3. What would you do without the title?????? SO sorry that happened, if it had been me you would be reading about my two year old temper tantrum that followed losing the post! I really like this survey. Seriously, Pizza is the best motivator ever but how is it that after a long run I end up with a smoothie? Pizza flavored smoothie? maybe not! Love the survey!

  4. Oh that stinks about your computer- I’m so sorry. I hope you can recall some of it, because it sounded so good! This is fun too! Love learning more about you- but feel like I could have answered these for you– does this mean I kind of feel like I know you? I think it does. After following your blog all these years, you do get to know someone.
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    1. I’m really trying hard to get my thoughts back to that place of gratitude when I was writing. These things take time! :) I think you do know me because I think I know you. Now if only we could meet in person so we’d finish each others sentences! hahaha

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