Hi everyone! I was tagged by my awesome running buddy from Utah, Irish Runner Chick, to answer some fun questions about running! I love learning more about other runners so I was really excited to play along too. If you read my blog at all I’m sure you know how I’m going to answer these, so let’s play a fun game. Try to guess what I’m going to say, and let me know if I’m totally predictable!
1) Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?
Trails! But I love the paved kind of trails more than the rocky/root-covered kind because I’m a klutz. I just love running in the woods with no distractions!
2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?
Evening! I try morning running sometimes and I just don’t get it. Why put yourself through early wake ups when you could just do it in the afternoon when you’re awake, already ate a few meals, and can watch the sun set? Plus I can look forward to it at work all day!
3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?
Mild for sure. I don’t love sun in my eyes, or crazy hot temps. I think my perfect running temperature is between 50-60 degrees so I can wear tank tops and capris and feel great!
4) Fuel: Before, After, and sometimes during?
A few hours before a run is perfect for me. And sometimes during if I’m running for over 1.5 hours. Jelly Belly Sport Beans are my favorite!
5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?
I use my phone to track most of my runs (and because I like having it on me for safety) and that’s about it for accessories. I can’t run with music and it’s really not safe for me to do that considering how many moose I see while running!
6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?
Um hello! Food! I love running between work and dinner so I can come home and eat right away. It’s the best! I hate drinking after a run but oh man, I will so eat some pizza!
7) Type of run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?
I kind of like my easy days because I get to enjoy the feeling of running more on those days – I can relax, take in my surroundings and enjoy my afternoon. But every once in a while I love to push it crazy hard to see how fast I can go!
I’m supposed to tag some people to do this next, but guess what? I want to open this up to anyone who is reading this! Share with me what your answers are to these questions. Are you a night running, food loving, easy going run kind of person too?