lauren over at breathe deeply and smile did a "would you rather?" running edition on her blog today, and i couldn't help but join in on the fun!
1. Would you
rather run a 5k or a marathon?
definitely a 5k.
maybe this will change one day, but the idea of running for five hours does not
appeal to me. 5ks on the other hand are easy to train for distance wise,
challenging to train for speed wise, and can be a ton of fun theme wise.
tbt my first 5k, where it was all about beer and pretending to be irish.
2. Would you
rather run a flat race in the heat or a hilly race in the cold?
the cold. i hate running in the heat (this lesson was definitely learned
this year) and even though i’ve never trained on hills, i would much rather
face them than high temperatures.
3. Would you
rather get new running shoes or a new running outfit?
running outfit! i love finding comfy shorts and cute shirts to wear while
running. shoes for me get worn out and dirty, so i’ve never been a shoe girl.
4. Would you
rather run a race without headphones or without a Garmin?
headphones. i’m unhealthily obsessed with knowing my splits. i’m getting
better, and maybe when i’m not in training i’ll be more okay with the idea of leaving
my garmin behind, but for now, my headphones can stay at home as long as my
garmin is on my arm.
plus, garmins celebrate with you!
5. Would you
rather run on the treadmill for an hour or in a circle around the same street
block for an hour?
same street block for an hour. this is something i’ve done often, actually. i
once ran 5 miles around the same block and tried to make the time pass by
saying to myself “okay, just have to pass that statue four more times…three
more times…” i know a lot of people can pass the time quickly on a treadmill,
but i hate not having fresh air and seeing my time on display right in front of
my face, reminding me how far i have to go.
6. Would you
rather run a Ragnar Relay or a marathon relay?
ragnar relays sound like so much fun! i’ve heard varying accounts of
experiences, but i definitely think it would be an incredible thing to do.
7. Would you
rather come in 4th in the Olympics or 1st in the New York City Marathon?
in the olympics. i can’t even imagine how incredible it would be to experience
the olympics as an athlete and represent your country. even if i didn’t get a
medal with 4th place, it would still be amazing.
8. Would you
rather give up running for 1 year to get a BQ (Boston Marathon qualifying time)
or never BQ but run as much as you want?
having a current interest in running a marathon, the idea of BQing in my lifetime
excites me. i would definitely give up running for a year, and focus on
strength training and swimming, if it meant i would come back from the break
faster than ever and i’d BQ.
9. Would you
rather run in an urban area or on a trail?
i feel like i’d get really hurt on a trail; i’m super clumsy.
urban beach? even better!
10. Would you
rather have a headache during a run or a side stitch?
they’re annoying, but i feel like i could ignore a headache more during a run,
whereas as soon as a side stitch starts, i begin doubting whether or not i’ll
be able to make it through a run.
11. Would you
rather run in a thunderstorm or a snowstorm?
running in the rain, but lightning is sort of terrifying. however, snow and i don’t
get along. soooo i’d have to say thunderstorm, with my fingers crossed the
lightning is far away.
12. Would you
rather have a rest day on a work day or a day off?
on a work day. since i’m a grad student, my schedule is a little wonky, but if i
have a true work day, my schedule is packed and i’m stressed. when i get home, i
want to relax. when i have to run on days off, i have the luxury of doing things
on my own time and not worrying about what else i need to do.
13. Would you
rather run just because or train for a race?
basically been training for a race for the entire duration of my running, i’m really
looking forward to running just because.
pick one and answer below, or if you feel like doing the whole thing, make sure to leave a link in the comments so i can check out your answers!