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10 Running Questions Everyone Wants to Know!

Posted Oct 23 2012 1:00am

I’ve seen these questions floating around the blogosphere for a few weeks now. When I saw one of my favorite blends Jennie post them on her blog the other day I was finally sold to post them on mine! I do get a lot of e-mails in regards to some of these questions, so I figured this would be a great and fun way to answer them! Plus, I didn’t really have anything else planned for the blog today (woops, BAD BLOGGER BAD!) so what better time than now?!

10 Running Questions for Every Blogging Runner:

1) Best Run Ever?
Do races count? Honestly, my best run was the 2012 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington, DC on April 1st. It most certainly wasn’t my best time… However, it was still my best run. Why? Well, it was my first ever double digit run, and though it was pretty dang slow, I felt strong through the entire run. I finished slower than most people would be proud of, but I still beat MY goal time and I launched the beginning of my distance running life as I know it today!

2) Three words that describe your running?
Challenging. Empowering. Painful. Running is hard for me. I was a gymnast for over 13 years so I damaged this body of mine. I pounded it into the ground and over bars day in and day out for the majority of my life. Leaving me with cranky, painful and over-extending joints, wearing cartilage, etc. But, every single run whether it be a great run or the worst run of my life, and ever run in between teaches me something. Running has helped me grow in ways I never dreamed possible.

3) You go-to running outfit?
This is a no-brainer. I’m sort of an Oakley Women snob… ;) Oakley Align Bra, Comet Shorts, Shine Support Tank, PRO Compression socks, and Brooks Pure Connects on the feet!

4) Quirky habit while running?
I sing and dance. Loudly, obnoxiously. I have often gotten the side glance during training runs and races. I just smile and sing AT THEM. Come on y’all… Join my fun! ;)

5) Morning, Mid-day, Evening? 
If I have it my way, evening! Especially now that I live in Austin. In order to beat the heat I would have to get up at like 4am… AND HOMIE DON’T PLAY THAT! ;) Plus, that is absolutely, positively nothing more peaceful than running during sunset! So beautiful. So calming.

6) I won’t run outside when it’s? 
Blizzarding. Cold is fine, blizzard like conditions, not so much! Though, I guess I don’t have that issue anymore. I WILL RUN ALLLLLL THE DAYZ. No not really. Hail storms are not my friend either. That happens frequently in the great state of Tey-has.

7) I felt most like a bad ass mother runner when…
I registered for my first full marathon. That was a big step. Committing to training for a 26.2! Two years after I started my running journey.. Not to the date or anything, but relatively speaking. 6 months after crossing the finish line of my first half-marathon! It is a huge step for me. I’m slow, running more than 5 miles hurts, every time. But damn it feels good to be a gangster! ;)

8) Worst injury; and how you got over it
Definitely my pelvic tilt.. Which lead to a slight tear in the muscle behind my right hip. It was painful as H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS. Truthfully, I still get pain in my right hip and I seriously wonder if I always will.. However, it is nothing compared to the screaming pain I was in when it happened. After some trips to the chiropractor, 2 months off running, strength training, and tons of yoga… It is better. The tilt is a work in progress. I have to basically re-teach my muscles how to position themselves. The Dr. recommended an orthotic but I’ve heard some horror stories about those just making you compensate on the other side… No bueno. What I’m doing has worked and my hip gets really tight after longer runs, but other than that it’s A-Okay! I was cleared to train as hard as I deem fit by the doctor so yay! :)

9) Next Race is…
Rock n Roll San Antonio Half Marathon on November 11th!! I’m really excited for this race. I’ll be running it with my step-mother. We ran the Great Taco Run 10k together, but this is different for some reason. haha. It will also be my first race AS A TEXAN. ;)

10) Potential running goal for 2013?
Oh there is no potential about it. I WILL be running my first full marathon! However, for potential goals… I want to try to get into the Nike Womens (half)Marathon in San Francisco! A notoriously tough course, but gorgeous and famous for so many reasons. If I DO NOT get in, I want to try to do one of the Disney Races. I’m thinking Wine & Dine…

So there it is y’all!!! This was actually a lot of fun to fill out! A lot of bloggers have been tagging people, but I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m just going to say that anyone who feels up to the task of taking a jog down memory lane, go ahead and make a post with these 10 questions! :)

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