My helpful westcoast blogger/twitter friend Solana posted a list of 10 Personal Running Questions that she had seen on another blog. I wanted to share my answers in response to her post and figured this was a good place to do it. Here they are:
1. Best run ever?
One that sticks out in my mind was the 2011 Twelve Mile Creek Half Marathon. It was my first “trail” race and really made me realize how much I like running trails.
2. Three words that describe your running?
fast (in a relative sense!), necessary, focused
3. Your go-to running outfit?
These days I’m always trying different things to review for this blog. Typically shorts, thin socks, sleeveless shirt, and a visor as my basics.
4. Quirky habit while running?
Can’t think of anything… i’ll come back to this one! Still don’t have one… here is the best I can come up with: I like to say “hi” to everyone I see while I am running, and do all I can to avoid scaring others on the trails/sidewalks – I call it polite, but some might call it quirky!
5. Morning, midday, evening?
love morning, but its rare that my runs happen then.
6. I won’t run outside when it’s ____________
There’s not much that would keep me from running outside (other than non-running commitments!). I run outside all winter in the cold, all summer in the crazy heat/humidity. I really despise the treadmill.
7. Worst injury—and how you got over it.
This year I took a bit of spill and messed up my knee and lower back. I found that accepting the fact that resting was the best medicine helped. I also spent more time on my road bike, and got some great Graston treatment from my Chiro.
8. I felt most like a badass
mother (father) runner when _________
I pass tourists on their bikes when I’m running along the Niagara Parkway!
9. Next race is __________
The Run for the Toad 50k trail race at the end of September.
10. Potential running goal for 2013?
Big goal is to do a 50miler. I think this is realistic given the other responsibilities in my life – 100 miler is too long at this point, but is a long (long, long) term goal!
Feel free to take these questions are answer them on your own blog, or in the comments below. I’d be interested to hear what you have to say!