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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Would You Rather?

In the past couple weeks I have discovered a LOT of new blogs. Maybe due to APPLYING the Nuun Hood to Coast team. Maybe just what I was watching on Twitter...anyways. I have found some good reads!

I found OliveToRun and I loved her Running Survey Post.(And when I saw that Run.Stretch.Repeat posted it, I thought I would too!) So with thanks and gratitude I am reposting here....with MY answers to her questions!


1. Would you rather run a 5k or a marathon?
2. Would you rather run in the heat of summer or the icy winter?
3. Would you rather have new running shoes or a new running outfit?
4. Would you rather run alone or in a group?
5. Would you rather run next to someone in a race who tries to talk to you constantly or someone who breathes heavy and grunts?
6. Would you rather run a race because of the convenience (location, price, travel) or the swag?
7. Would you rather run a race with a group of friends or by yourself?
8. Would you rather run a PR but result in an injury or finish strong and missing a PR?
9. Would you rather eat a big meal the night before or a big meal after a race?
10. Would you rather be chased by a swarm of bees or a pack of dogs?


Drum Roll....and now the Answers!


1. Would you rather run a 5k or a marathon?
Honestly the true answer is a HALFMARA. Since 2011, I have run 14. I am running #15 on April 28, #16 May 10, and #17 May 28. I am running a 5k on my BIRTHDAY (gasp May 2!!). So if pressed to pick the 5k or mara..right this minute...maybe I say 5k. But i have run 2 marathons. And I am planning to do another next year! Right now I need to get speed up. I want to do a mara in under 4:30. (see? So far from a BQ...but I still feel amazing after!). So wait. Indecisive kicks in...

NOT my fav condition to run in...just sayin
2. Would you rather run in the heat of summer or the icy winter?
I am CANADIAN. So I pick Winter. My worst marathon ever was running 42.2 in +35C (95F). Can I say NEVER again? The heat not the mara! Though I run rain or shine. 

3. Would you rather have new running shoes or a new running outfit?
New Shooz all the way! 


4. Would you rather run alone or in a group?
SpringRun with @khourianya
I much prefer running in a group. But, mostly, I run alone. I don`t have many peeps who run my pace, so I better get used to running sans pack! Once a week lately have been running with Cori! Hills and Speed work are better with a friend. Because neither of you will quit!! 

5. Would you rather run next to someone in a race who tries to talk to you constantly or someone who breathes heavy and grunts?
HA! that is awesome. The grunter would be WAY more entertaining.I would have to then repeat noises to my pals at finish line or over a bevvie after! Maybe the talker is a creepy talker? That could result in you running a lot faster to get away from #runcreep?


6. Would you rather run a race because of the convenience (location, price, travel) or the swag?
It comes down to price and location for me. I am super tight with $$ right now. So I have to stick close to home. I often volunteer to get race entry too! My race decisions are based on VALUE for the entry fee! 

7. Would you rather run a race with a group of friends or by yourself?
@drCAlberta always has that look when I take pics!
My pal Calli and I (she lives 3 hours away) pick runs to do together! We just ran the Pub 317 half mara (my first AMERICAN race!) and will be doing the Kelowna Wine Country Half  in September (hello winery run!)

Next month I actually have several pals joining me a for a Birthday Run! A group of friends, all of different fitness levels and abilities are joining me for a 5km run most of my local pals are short distance runners. It will be fun to get a few people I know all together for a fun run followed by a drink! IT is the FIRST time the SportSkirts Skirt Chaser has come to Canada (handy that The FIRST time this run occurs is actually on my BDAY! The race organizers really were thinking of me!) 

 Normally I sign up with one or two pals. And we are all diff distances. Tara only runs 5k. I normally run 10k for short, normally pick halfmara! Sometimes I have been fortunate to run into running pals like Cori at races so have done a couple 10kms with her! Plan is coooking for us to run together this fall to PB a half! And, I think we will do a mara together next year. The Calgary Mara turns 50. It is a must do!   

8. Would you rather run a PR but result in an injury or finish strong and missing a PR?
Always finish strong. Never injury. You do NOT want to know 'bitchy i havent been running Tina'! 

9. Would you rather eat a big meal the night before or a big meal after a race?
Define BIG. I will eat before a race. But an early meal. Not huge, but tasty fuel. After...well give me two hours and I am ravenous. Right after a race i am never hungry. But I am a smoothie gal! Love one after a run for instant refuelling! oh! and Pancakes after a big run! oh my!!! 

10. Would you rather be chased by a swarm of bees or a pack of dogs?
Jesus. Two things I am afraid of. Dogs I guess. Like Cori and Lindsay picked! (Glad I am not the only one with a big ass phobia of bees!!) Maybe the dogs only wanna play, right?? 

What would you do? 
Lemme know! 





3 comments:

  1. So glad you filled it out :) It was fun reading your responses! I especially agree with: You do NOT want to know 'bitchy i havent been running Tina'! ;)

    because I am the SAME way.

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    1. Aint that the truth!!! haha Running is my sanity break.

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