Thursday, 13 September 2012

Marathon Training Thursday - Running Questions

One the things I like best about blogging is all of the amazing people I get to meet and connect with! So after reading a post from one of my favourite fellow bloggers, Phaedra from Blisters and Black Toenails. I am skipping my usual Thursday recap and answering her Personal Running Questions instead.

1. Best Run Ever?

I am pretty new to the racing game, so I don't have a lot to choose from, but I would have to say my last race The MidSummers Night Run was my favourite so far. I finished that race feeling strong, and I ran it in the time I set out to run. I got to see and feel all of my training pay off.

I hope I feel half as good when I finish my next few upcoming races.

2. 3 words that describe your running?

Determined, but Average as Hell. (that is technically 5, but...)

I am so inspired by all of the amazing elite runners out these, those BQers, and super speedy genetically predisposed people who are out there clocking amazing times. But I know that will never be me. I will always be a middle of the pack runner, but that doesn't mean I am still not determined to get a great middle of the pack time!

3. Go to Running Outfit?

I love everything bright and colourful. And I am completely in love with all things Oiselle at the moment! Their distance shorts have been rocking my world all summer. Oh and I love my Mizunos!

4. Quirky Habit when Running?

I always run with my thumbs up! Werid, right?! I don't know why, but that is just how I hold my hands! Don't judge!

5. Morning, Midday, or Evening?

That varies for me. I used to be Mornings always, but now with my longer runs I need more time to fuel and sort the tummy out before I log my miles. So I have been doing a lot more midday and evening runs lately.

6. I won't run outside when...

Ummm that is tough, because I ONLY run outside. No tredmill for this gal. But I am considering changing this for the upcoming winter months. I have run in pretty much everything, snow, ice, rain, you name it. But thunderstorms will likely keep me inside.

7. Worst Injury and how you got over it?

Last summer (August 2011), when I was hoping to run my first half marathon, I over trained BIG TIME. I ended up with a stress fracture in my metatarsal, which I promptly ignored, which made it worse, and I ended up with a sprained ankle!

I had crutches for about 3 weeks, and then no strenuous exercise for 8-10 weeks. It sucked, and  couldn't run my half. BLAH!

8. I felt like the most badass mother runner when?

To be honest I feel like that every time I lace up my sneakers!

I shouldn't really be a runner. The whole heart-condition-pacemaker-thing says running is not something I am built to do. So every time I run, and I run long distances, I feel like a total gangster! I get a rush from doing something that I am not supposed to. Every mile is like screaming a big "F you" to genetics. I run this body bitches! (...sorry got a little carried away there)

9. My Next Race is... The Ajax Half Marathon on Sept. 23

10. Running Goals for 2013?

I am just trying to survive my running goals for 2012! I will get back to you when I have finally achieved Marathon Glory, and I will go from there!


  1. This was amazing. And I think you're a gangster all the time, even when you're not running ;)

  2. So fun to read everyone's answers to the 10 Running-Related Questions! BQ Fast 1/2 and Slower 1/2 both answered on our blog, too!

  3. Great post. These are some cool questions. (and of course, your answers were too.)

  4. I love love LOVE your answer to #8. YEAH! I think the whole running with your thumbs up is some kind of subliminal body / mind thing. It's your body's automatic way of saying everything is going to be a-ok. At least that's what I think.
    I am a recent Mizuno convert and I'm really diggin' mine too. Just ordered another pair in the most obnoxious colours I could find (purple and red, oh yes!)

  5. I run with my thumbs up too! I always thought I was crazy, but I'm glad I've found someone else that has this same habit as I do :)

  6. Just wanted to let you know, I am a fellow thumbs-up runner. It drives me crazy when I realize I'm doing it in race photos! Fellow thumbs up runners unite!!

  7. Love your attitude and how you beat the odds! And you look fab in your Oiselle kit--the distance shorts really are the best, aren't they?

  8. Nicely done... and it looks like a giant highlighter is coming to get you and you stuck a "Howard Dean" yaaaaaaa pose — that translates into me saying BEST PHOTO EVER! You look so happy.

    Ok, mine will be up tomorrow.

  9. I love this so much! For what it's worth, I think you're a really fast runner - I want your times! I think that's a runner thing. We're never happy with what we can do. There is always someone faster.

    You are gorgeous :-D

  10. Fun! And I can't wait to do my own survey on the blog. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I LOVE when you gets carried away :-)

  12. I love this post!! So fun. I love how you describe yourself as determined - yes you are!

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