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Monday, March 25, 2013

'Would You Rather..."

I know you're dying to learn a little bit more about me. So I thought I would share my answers to OliveToRun's "Would you Rather" running survey...  

1. Would you rather run a 5k or a marathon? 
A marathon. I enjoy the challenge of training and the satisfaction running that many miles at one time brings.
2. Would you rather run in the heat of summer or the icy winter?
Icy winter. I hate running in the heat with an intense passion. I hate sweat and how it makes my face itchy. Also, heat makes me chafe. I hate chafing more then I hate the heat.

3. Would you rather have new running shoes or a new running outfit?
New running shoes. I've been wearing the same 2 pairs of shorts for almost 5 years (I promise I wash them regularly) but I get new shoes every 6 months or 500 miles. 
4. Would you rather run alone or in a group?
I am a lone wolf. I haven't run in a group since high school and rarely run with a partner. I enjoy the time to myself. I use it to pray, think, write blog posts etc...
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?
Um... neither. If I had to chose I would pick a talker. Heavy breathing freaks me out. I tend to sing while I run which I'm sure makes people love me.
6. Would you rather run a race because of the convenience (location, price, travel) or the swag?
Convenience. I don't know about anyone else but my race bags lately have been sadly lacking. A whole lot of paper and not much else. I will say that I have plans to run the Nike Women's Marathon because of the Tiffany loot.
7. Would you rather run a race with a group of friends or by yourself?
By myself. I have never actually ran a race with a friend. This makes me sound pathetic. I have friends. I even have friends who run but most of them live too far away or are too quick for me (looking at you Maggie). With that said, I am running a half this fall with my best friend and my Roommate from college and I am very excited. 

8. Would you rather run a PR but result in an injury or finish strong and missing a PR?
I would rather finish strong and miss a PR. No injury is worth a PR. I want to be that awesome 75 year old that wins her age group. 
9. Would you rather eat a big meal the night before or a big meal after a race?

A big meal the night before. I generally don't eat a lot right after a race. After my second marathon I ate two large Arby's Beef n' Cheddars and fell into a salt coma. Not literally but it felt that way. 
10. Would you rather be chased by a swarm of bees or a pack of dogs? 
Bees. Dogs scare the poop out of me when they're free and wandering. I'm convinced if I die while running it will either be by a person pulling out of the Bojangles drive-thru and hitting me or a pack of feral dogs. 

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