Even though I’m not running right now, Holly at HoHo Runs tagged me to answer a few running related questions. What a sadist. “Oh, you’re still not running? Let’s talk about the things you miss the most.” Haha!
1 – Location: Treadmill, road or trail? Road. Hands down Always. Road. I’ve learned recently that the only thing worse than running on a treadmill is walking on a treadmill. But honestly I can’t say anything bad about trail running because I’ve never done it. I don’t have any near me. I’d like to try it sometime. Hey, look at that! Another good reason to move to Colorado!
2 – Time: Morning, noon, or evening? Evening. Most of my runs are done around 5:00, after I get off of work. I’ve tried a few times to get up early and run before work to make up for a missed workout or something, and those runs always feel TERRIBLE! Yes, I run in the mornings on the weekends, but that’s different because it doesn’t require an alarm clock. I just run when I get up.
3 – Weather: Sunshine, mild, hot? None of the above! I like it cold and overcast! I’m not a warm weather girl at all! But only when it comes to running–any other time I’m a sun-worshiper.
4 – Fuel: Before, during, after? I don’t give much thought to fueling for runs under 10 miles other than taking my Fuelbelt filled with Nuun if it’s hot out. Runs over 10 miles get a Clif bar before, a gel or two (depending on how long I’m running) during, and a protein shake after for recovery.
5 – Accessories: Music, watch, more? Music. Always music. I HAVE to have music. I positively cannot stand to listen to myself breathe. And I’m a total data whore, so I always wear my Garmin too. Always.
6 – Rewards: Food, wine, or….? Yes please! All the things! I definitely enjoy being able to fill that calorie deficit created by a long run with a little extra grub and vino. 🙂
7 – Type of run: Long, tempo, intervals, easy, hills, progression? I have two favorites here at completely opposite ends of the spectrum. I love a nice easy run, but intervals are right up there with that for me. I love that lungs burning, chest exploding, heart pounding feeling from a kick-ass intervals workout.
I think I was supposed to tag 7 people, but …. yeah, I just don’t do that. Just tell me your running favorites in the comments! It doesn’t have to just be these 7 things. Tell me your favorite ANYTHING running related. Come on. Let me live vicariously through you.