Running Quiz, because I have writer’s block…

Molly over at Molly on the Run “challenged” her readers to complete the running quiz she found. Because I don’t have much else to talk about, that’s what I have for you guys. Although, I’m having flashbacks to myspace days, and all the quizzes I would do on there…..

1. FUEL: Shot Bloks, GU, Energy Chews, Candy or Other?

-My favorite chews while running are those Stinger Energy Chews. So far, I have only found them at whole foods, but they’re super delicious and give me plenty of energy.

2. Race Length: 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, Ultra or Other?

-Well, so far the farther I’ve run is a 1/2 marathon…but it is my favorite distance. I really don’t like 5k or 10k’s much anymore. I feel like you have to sprint the whole time to get a decent time. The 1/2 is a great distance to challenge yourself. Although, I am training for a full…and I’m almost hoping that it DOESN’T become my favorite.

3. Workout Bottoms: Skirts, Running Shorts, Capris, Pants or Other?

-Depends on the weather? I don’t know, I just run in whatever is clean. But winter is arriving fast in Colorado, and I refuse to run my 15-20 mile runs inside….so I’ll have to figure out some good winter running pants.

4. Sports Drink: Gatorade, Powerade, Cytomax, you stick to water when you run or Other? 

-If I purchase a sports drink at the store, it’s Gatorade. But when I’m running, I tend to just stick with water.

5. Running Temperatures: HEAT or COLD? 

-Can we just go in the middle? I like fall running. I don’t like being cold. Ever. And the heat just kills me.

6. Running Shoe Brands: Saucony, Mizuno, Nike, Brookes, Asics or Other? 

– I’m running in Asics currently. I do like them a lot. When I was younger, I ran in Adidas….horrible. Nike is alright for just staying in shape but I personally wouldn’t wear them for hard core running training. But I definitely want to try other brands.

7. Pre-race meal: Oatmeal, Bagel, Banana, Eggs, Cereal or Other? 

– Banana, hard boiled eggs, blueberry muffin or a energy bar of some sort. I switch it up quite often. I have a fairly compliant stomach, so I have lots of options. But ALWAYS coffee.

8. Rest Days: 1x per week, 2x per week, never ever ever or Other?

-The training program I doing for my full marathon has me resting 2-3 days a week (one of those being a cross-training day). I usually am pretty active, so it’s about 2 rest days a week.

9. Music: Have to have it or go without it?

-NEED IT! Desperately. Cannot run without it.

10. #1 reason for running: stress-relief, endorphins, you love to race, so you can eat all the cupcakes you want, weight-loss, love running for social reasons or Other?

– I have so many reasons, I can’t just pick one. How many do you want me to list? Running is a stress relief, I love the endorphins feeling, racing is super fun, yes – it lets me eat almost anything I want, I’ve never had much a weight issue but it keeps me from gaining weight, I don’t actually run with people too much – so there’s not much social aspects for me, minus the blogging world. But mainly, I run because it’s something to focus on. I have no idea what I want to do with my life, but I know that I will always have running. Running is always there for me..it never cancels on me or backs out on plans. When it comes to my project, it’s giving me a goal to set my mind to so that while I figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Running keeps me from going crazy.

TO ALL YOU RACING THIS WEEKEND: RUN HARD! Especially my Chicago Marathoners!!!! I know Amy at Lavender Parking is in Chicago for her first Marathon!!

I will be doing the Race for the Cure in Denver this weekend. This will be the 13th year I’ve done this race!

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