Friday, April 17, 2015

Tag, I'm It! My Running Favorites

I was tagged by my friend ErinRunsHappy to answer questions about my running favorites. Thanks for thinking of me Erin! Here goes...

photo credit: MarathonFoto

1) Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?
Definitely Road! I haven't done much trail running (I'm a bit of klutz), but I'm looking forward to trying it out through PR's free trail series runs. And I'll hit the treadmill when the weather or my schedule dictates it. Although it isn't my favorite, it's my best opportunity to catch up on my growing DVR playlist.

2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?
My schedule is crazy, so my favorite time to run is any time that I can fit it in. I don't really have the luxury of choice these days!

3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?
Mild for sure. I prefer running in the Winter to the Summer. I have enough Winter favorites to keep me warm, but in the Summer I can get to the point where I can't take anything else off (legally) and I'm just miserable.

4) Fuel: Before, After, and Sometimes During?
All of the above! Before long runs, I like a Clif Bar (chocolate chip) and coffee with chocolate almond milk. During long runs, I alternate GU Roctane in chocolate raspberry (has caffeine) with Clif Shot Gels in razz (no caffeine). After, I like Horizon chocolate milk and Honey Stinger dark chocolate cherry almond protein bar (although I'll have "real" food instead if I can get to it quickly enough...the best is when I come home to bacon & scrambled eggs made by my husband). And post-run I replace lost electrolytes with NUUN - I have too many favorite flavors to list them. I also find that I crave Chicken Tikka Masala from Masala Wok after a long run. Go figure!

5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?
My favorite accessory is my Garmin 220 - I love my data. No music for me. It's safer to run without headphones and helps keep me alert to my surroundings and more focused on my form and how I'm feeling. My favorite accessories in the "more" category are sparkle skirts and pink tiaras.

6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?
New running clothes and gear. And race registrations!

7) Type of Run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?
I like all types, I dislike all types. It depends on the day and how I'm feeling! But my favorite runs, no matter the type, are the ones that I share with other runners. We accomplish something together, or share in disappointment together; no matter which occurs we end feeling connected. Connected runs are my favorite!

Theoretically I am supposed to tag others to answer these questions, but I'm not a tagger. So if you have a blog and you think it would be fun to answer these questions, consider yourself tagged! And let me know that you answered them because I would love to read your answers and learn more about you.


  1. So fun! Erin tagged me, too, and I'm hoping to get my post up tomorrow!

  2. Yes! Registration as rewards :) Fun post ...I'm the same way.. I'm not a tagger, may save these Qs for another day

    1. If I *were* a tagger you are one of the people I would definitely tag! I would love to read your answers someday :)