"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW-- What a Ride!"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Get to Know Your Blogger

Many thanks to Jess from Run with Jess for this.  She did it awhile back and I copied it from her.  Please feel free to copy it and use it if you like.

Today is Get to Know Your Blogger day.  Not really.  I just made that up.  But still, I wanted to help you all get to know me a little better.  If there's anything else you want to know, just ask.


What is your favorite type of cross training?
I’m not sure I have a favorite, but riding my bike is lots of fun.  Especially off road.

What is your favorite song to run to?
Depends on the day and what I am trying to accomplish.  For something with a fast tempo to keep my cadence up I am currently really liking Toby Mac’s Funky Jesus Music .  When I am doing a long, slow, distance run and I want to keep it that way I enjoy something like The String Cheese Incident Rhythm of the Road.

What brand of shoes do you wear?
Currently I am wearing Nike Air Pegasus+27 Trail shoes for trail running,  Asics Cumulus 12 for roads.

Do you wear a hat when you run?
Yes, most of my hair has abandoned ship, so I need a hat when it’s cold or when the sun is shining.

What temperature is your favorite for running?
Somewhere around 50 degrees, give or take a couple.

Do you have any big races coming up?
North Country trail half marathon on August 27th.

What is your favorite distance?
I don’t have a favorite race distance yet.  So far in my training I prefer longer over shorter.  I can get into a groove and just go.  Anything under 4 miles I have a hard time finding that groove.

Are you a morning, noon or evening runner?
Evening into night.  My best runs happen around 9 p.m. or later.

Do you run solo or with a buddy?
Solo.  No one wants to run at night.  In the dark.  On an unlit path.
 
What's your favorite post run snack?
Dried fruit, water, granola.

What's your FAVORITE race?
Any sort of trail race.  I love trails!

Do you wear a Garmin? If not, how do you track your runs?
No.  Sketchroute.com and my Timex Ironman watch are all I need.

What is your least favorite race?
I don’t have one.  All races are fun.

What race is your favorite medal from?   
The races I have participated in didn’t give out medals.  My favorite shirt is from the Fifth Third Bank Riverbank Run so far.

Who is your running idol?
I don’t have one.  I don’t know many of the runners who do it for a living.  Anyone who can go as fast as they do is to be admired I suppose.

How long have you been a runner?
Eleven months.  When I say it, it sounds so short yet I have come so far in that amount of time.

Do you run with your engagement/wedding ring on?
Yes.  My fingers don’t swell up that much, so I leave it on.

What's your favorite workout? repeats? long runs? tempo? fartleks?  
Long, slow distance is my favorite.

1 comment:

Life as a Convert (Khourt) said...

Loved this getting to know you post. I might steal it and use it on my blog sometime in the near future.
I see a lot of night runners and would love to take a late night run but Im one of those that doesnt want to run on an unlit path in the dark.. by myself at least!