Oh how glad I am that I saved a couple of posts like this in my draft folder.
No, I didn’t already fill out the questions, but just having a supply of easy post topics can be a life saver. Such as when you take far too long updating and tweaking things on your blog that aren’t urgent or even necessary when you were going to use that time to write a thoughtful and compelling blog post. (100 points to the person who recognizes any of the changes…)
This one also seems to fit perfectly with my current theme of running. Win!
PS You need to enter my current giveaway if you haven’t already. Hint: it has to do with running. 😉
1. Would you rather run a 5k or a marathon?
Yeah…I’m gonna go with 5K since the longest I’ve run in the past 6 months is 5 miles. Really though, I fear injury with that distance because I just don’t think I’d be diligent enough to keep up with strength training, recovery AND the number of miles necessary.
2. Would you rather run in the heat of summer or the icy winter?
It’s funny because I would choose cooler rather than warmer temps…but I didn’t run outside at all this winter. Snow is a whole different ball game though. I tend to fall when ice or snow is in the picture. Like I did the ONE time I tried to run outside this past winter.
3. Would you rather have new running shoes or a new running outfit?
Probably running shoes since those seem to be the most expensive. Shoes also help prevent injury more so than a running outfit.
4. Would you rather run alone or in a group?
I usually run alone. My last roommate always seemed to run in a group or with at least one other person (which was weird to me) so I ran with her a couple of times, but for the most part I either feel bad for running too slow or for running too fast. Maybe I just need to find the perfect running partner…
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?
This is a tough one. In a race I wouldn’t want to talk too much since obviously talking takes oxygen and that’s energy that could be put towards the run. On the other hand, heavy breathers and grunters weird me out. Especially in a group class when they are behind me. I suppose it depends on how close the heavy breather slash grunter was. Can I pass on this question?
6. Would you rather run a race because of the convenience (location, price, travel) or the swag?
I don’t think I have ever run a race because of the swag. I do, however, usually run due to convenience either races close to home or close-ish where I know friends. Like the Color Run in Des Moines and the Hot Chocolate Run in Chicago.
7. Would you rather run a race with a group of friends or by yourself?
Um..see question 4? I guess this question says “race” so I would say I’d rather race solo unless it was some sort of a relay.
8. Would you rather run a PR but result in an injury or finish strong and missing a PR?
I am one of those runners that can still walk two miles after a half marathon because I don’t overexert myself. I know there are many who disagree with finishing a race like that since I could have shaved off a few minutes from my time…but if you get injured…you may NEVER run again! Not worth it in my humble opinion!
9. Would you rather eat a big meal the night before or a big meal after a race?
It depends on the distance we are talking since a 5k or a 10k doesn’t really require a whole lot of refueling. Let’s say for a 10+ mile run. Both. Ha! My stomach doesn’t tend to get too crazy so it really would just depend on how hungry I am either time.
10. Would you rather be chased by a swarm of bees or a pack of dogs?
Probably bees. I’ve been chased by one too many dogs on runs around neighborhoods and even on the nearby trail. Put a leash on ’em! I know they are your BFF but they are still animals! //end rant
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