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Friday, September 21, 2012

AMR's 10 Running Related Questions

The lovely ladies at Another Mother Runner came up with a great group of questions for us all to answer.  Have you answered?  No?  Well, get on it.

1. Best run ever:
I'd have to say Bucktown 5K (are you sick of seeing that URL yet?) because it was truly a race that I felt 100% confident that I could/would have a good race.  I think that was the first time I felt really comfortable with my ability.

2. Three words that describe my running:
Exciting, Fun, Release

3. My go-to running outfit is:
Depends on the weather - after all I do live in the midwest!  I prefer shorts and a t-shirt but that's not really possible all the time due to weather (wind/rain/cold/snow) so I have to be adaptable.

4. Quirky habit while running:
I'm not sure that I have a quirky habit while I run - I think most of my habits are probably quirky in general!

5. Morning, midday, evening:
Morning - I think it sets me up for a good day when I start my day by working out.  I seem to make healthier choices throughout the day after that first thing in the morning workout.

6. I won’t run outside when it’s:
Again, because I live in the midwest I struggle with rain/ice.  I'm also pretty clumsy and fall down a lot so any time when the path I run on is slippery I probably avoid it in favor of something else.  

7. Worst injury—and how I got over it:
Luckily I haven't had any other than just pulled muscles and sore IT bands.  Of course now that I've said that I'm sure that tomorrow when I run I'll do something stupid.

8. I felt most like a badass mother runner when:
Having lost nearly 200 pounds I think that pretty much anytime I complete a run I am a badass runner!

9. Next race is:
The next race I am registered to run is the Hot Chocolate 15K in November but there are others that I would like to run before but I just have to see because I'm struggling to balance half marathon training with the fun of racing.  As my mileage increases it seems harder to run on back to back days (racing one day and running with the group the other day) so we'll see....

10. Potential running goal for 2013:
I think running more longer distance races than 5Ks would be my goal for 2013.  I think I'd like to find some 5 mile, 10K and 15K races to do because I do like those distances.  Since I haven't run my half marathon yet I'm still on the fence about whether I'll do more so stay tuned for that!


  1. Fun! I love reading everyone's answer for these questions.

    I have my first 15K coming up in a month. 9 miles is my furthest run to date so that 9.3 will be exciting to see how I do in a race setting.

    1. I am still a few mile short of 9 miles so I am both nervous and excited about it. I'm nervous because, well, it's 9.3 L-O-N-G miles but I'm excited because the rest of my training group + a few other friends are also running either the 5K or 15K of that race. :)