I was tagged my my friend over at Erin Runs Happy to answer 7 questions about my running favorites. I was so lucky to finally run into her, well she ran into me, during the DC Rock and Roll Half this past March. We had seen each other at other local races, but never said Hi to each other. Who knew it would take 30,000 other runners for us to find each other. So anyways, here it goes…
- Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?
Roads all the way these days. When I started running I was a strict indoor runner. Now I will run outside any chance I get.
- Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?
I am a Morning person. But I also know that if I don’t get my run in, then it doesn’t happen (most likely) So for me it’s better to do it in the morning.
- Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?
I’ve run in all kinds of weather, just not snow. I love running on a cool, crisp morning with no humidity and the sun is shining.
- Fuel: Before, After, and Sometimes During?
Depends on how long I’ll be gone for. If it’s a long run, then I’ll take something before mainly my EnergyBits since they don’t mess with my stomach. Then I’ll have some GU or whatever I’m training with that day. After I’m not that hungry especially after a long run. It takes awhile to get my appetite back so I’ll have some Skratch Labs to get my hydration back.
- Accessories: Music, Watch & More?
What don’t I run with!? I have my iPhone (Music galore), Garmin watch, Jawbone Up24, my #streakingwiththeCOOLKIDS bracelet, my roadID bracelet, definitely my sparkle visor, my camelbak, and if I need an extra set of umph, then I put on a sparkle skirt.
- Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?
Wine! Definitely have some wine or beer after a good long run.
- Type of Run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?
Oh this is tough. I would have to say either recovery/easy runs or my long runs. I still have to work on my mental attitude to get over the hump and push through on my runs regardless how long they are. I have some great running buddies though that help me push through and make the miles fly by.
So there are my 7 things! What do you find that works or doesn’t work for you?