Happy National Running Day! I am sure you have seen posts or references to National Running Day on Facebook, Instagram, blog posts and Twitter. In honor of the day to celebrate the sport of running, I pulled a survey from the archives. I have had this survey from Peanut Butter Fingers bookmarked since 2013 and realized today is the perfect day to answer the survey.
- Best Run Ever
My best run ever was when I visited Europe. I brought a pair of sneakers and my Garmin because I knew I wanted to run in each country I was visiting. One morning I woke up at 7am and ran from my hotel to Buckingham Palace, through St. James Garden & back up to my hotel next to Westminster Abbey. When I visited Paris, I did the same thing one afternoon running around Arc De Triomphe & Champs Elysees. I can never put into words how I felt running in two of my dream vacation spots.
- Three Words that Describe My Running
Relaxed, Calculated and Soothing
Although I will follow training plans, when I run just to run, I follow the notion that my running pace is based on how I feel. Sometimes that means I keep a comfortable 10 mile pace while other times my pace can get in the 8s. Calculated because I have a bad habit of checking my Garmin every .15 miles to see my current pace. Just a habit to constantly check. Soothing because no matter where I am running or how fast, running always calms me and makes me happy just to be moving.
- My Go-To Running Outfit
Capris (because I hate when you run and have shorts riding up) and thin, long tank top, my Garmin, a Bic Band, my Saucony Ride 6s and a supportive sports bra.
- Quirky Habit While Running
Quirky? That is a hard one, maybe I have habits I do not even realize but I run full races holding my phone. Besides always checking my Garmin as listed above, I have an armband but do not use it. During runs and races I have to have something in my hand. Usually it’s my phone because I like to be able to switch music or be able to quickly take pictures. It makes for a sweaty gross phone after but I think its become a comfort thing after a few races.
- Morning, Mid-day, or Evening
In the summer, morning as it just gets too hot in California. Any other season I prefer early evening when the sun is starting to set.
- I Won’t Run Outside When It’s
In the middle of the summer in California. I cannot handle the heat and humidity in the summer so its only early morning or on the treadmill for me.
- Worst Injury – And How I Got Over It
My ongoing back pain has really put a major damper on my current running. I am working to get over it by doing yoga, physical therapy and lots of cross training!
- I Felt Most Like a Badass Mother Runner When
…I finished my first half marathon. Crossing that finish line was such a proud moment as I accomplished one of my biggest dreams, with my husband. I was on a high from that race for a few days!
- Potential Running Goal for 2015
To run a full marathon or at least start the training for one. I have a few half’s under my belt now so I need to just suck it and complete my goal of a full marathon.
- Next Race Is
Although I am taking a break from running during the summer, I have signed up for Ragnar Napa Valley in October. I might throw in a 5K or 10K in the summer but Ragnar is the next race I have officially signed up for.
Play along in the comments and answer any of the questions above.