The Hungry Runner Girl posted a running quiz on her blog today to celebrate National Running Day. And since I can’t actually run, I thought it would be fun to pretend I can for a day.
1. On average how many races do you run a year? Running has always been something I did alone most of the time. So sadly, just one on average. I ran my first race at the end of 2011. Ran another Spring 2012 and one so far this year. But I am committed to 13 in 2013! I have a lot of lost time to make up for. And I have discovered how fun it is to run with others!
2. Head accessories, things you have to run with: a hat, a visor, sunglasses, chapstick, sunscreen, head band, ponytail, braids, sweat band? Sunglasses, lip balm, sunscreen, head band, bobby pin (until these darn bangs get longer!) ponytail, Road ID, and sometimes one headphone.
3. Where do your workouts come from? A training plan, a coach, whatever you feel like doing that day or what your training partner is doing that day? Whatever we feel like. But before my injury was running the Couch to 5K program with my girls.
4. How many miles on average do you put on a pair of shoes? I start shopping for a new pair at 300 miles, but wear the old pair until my feet tell me otherwise or 500 miles. My current want!…
5. Cell phone= do you bring it with you on your run or leave it at home? I always bring mine with me. Safety first!
6. What was your last running related injury or have you been an injury free runner? Broken fibula in ankle in March. Stupid ankle.
7. Is your current running goal about running a farther distance (adding more mileage) or getting faster or BOTH?!? Both! I want to run a half marathon by the end of the year.
13.1 here I come!
8. Speedwork—-> at the track, on the treadmill, on the roads or never do it? Never done it. Yet.
9. Stretching after a run: hit the ground after a run and get stretching, stretch in the shower, stretch once you get to work/school, skip the stretching? I stretch as soon as my run is finished. Always.
10. What was your reason(S) for starting to run? First I started walking as a workout. I wanted to set a healthy example for my girls. They would ride their bikes in front of me. One day, I just felt like running. I was instantly hooked and I’ve never looked back!
How did you celebrate National Running Day?