• Friday Running Survey

    April 12, 2013

    Hi, friends! Happy Friday!

    It feels like a survey-type of morning, so here’s a running-themed Q & A that I saw on Julie’s blog awhile back. It was fun to do and definitely motivated me to go for a run today!

    Best Run Ever

    Easy. Reach the Beach with Team Off Balance. We had such a blast! I would love to relive that 24 hours!

    reach the beach


    reach the beach

    Three Words that Describe My Running

    Fun, social, and sporadic.


    My Go-To Running Outfit

    My go-to running outfit is usually a short sleeve shirt with capris or shorts (depending on the weather). I actually really liked my outfit for the Run for Charlotte this past weekend:

    059 (450x600)

    Quirky Habit While Running

    I wear my Spibelt (now Flip Belt) super high on my waist instead of on my hips. My friends find it quite amusing.


    Morning, Mid-day, or Evening

    Any time! I used to be a morning runner, but I’ve started to enjoy late-afternoon/early evening runs.

    I Won’t Run Outside When It’s

    Snowing. No thanks! I’d rather run on the treadmill.

    snow run

    Worst Injury – And How I Got Over It

    Oh, jeez, I’ve had a million—all of which were due to overuse and scoliosis/misaligned hips. When I was training for marathons, I stretched, iced, foam-rolled, and all that jazz, but running less/shorter distances, in general, has been good for my body.

    I Felt Most Like a Badass Mother Runner When

    I finished (and PRed at) the New York City Marathon after barely training for it (because of injuries and a UC flare). I still can’t believe I survived it. I definitely owe Theodora big time for getting me through it!

    new york city marathon finish

    Potential Running Goal for 2013

    Beat my current 5K PR time! I still can’t believe I got the exact same time last weekend! Hey, I’m consistent, right?

    Next Race Is

    The ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon on June 1st.

    Questions of the Day

    When is your next race?

    What’s your quirky running habit?

    What’s your best run ever?

    P.S. Speaking of running, for those of you who are spectating the Boston Marathon on Monday, here are some tips: Spectator Tips for the Boston Marathon.

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    { 14 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lindsay April 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    My next race is Pat’s Run honoring Pat Tillman in Tempe on April 20th. But I’m suuuper excited for my first half marathon in San Diego on June 2nd!!


    Courtney April 13, 2013 at 12:55 am

    @Lindsay: I’m running that too!


    Beth Sheridan April 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    My best run was my first run back after YEARS off from running. It was the Cupid Chase 5K and I felt stronger and finished better than I ever have…Haven’t scheduled another race yet after doing three 5K’s in the first three months of 2013, but I’m looking for a new one soon 🙂


    Kelly @ Kelly the Culinarian April 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I love this survey! I filled out my own version (and gave you credit for the idea, of course). I’m going to do a link up with other bloggers’ responses because I think this is such a cool idea. I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s entries.



    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Fun survey! I haven’t officially registered yet (it’s just a local race), but I’m going to be doing a 5K on April 27.


    Sarahf April 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I’ve had shin splints since my marathon in November, so today’s 3k felt AMAZING! I’m looking forward to my 10k next month. I know it will be super slow, but I’m going to enjoy it so much!


    Joshly April 13, 2013 at 3:00 am

    When is your next race?
    My next race is the Airport Run in Berlin. Its a 10k or HM across the Berlin airport. Its at night and the whole runway will be lighted up with flames.
    What’s your quirky running habit?
    mhh dont think I have one.
    What’s your best run ever?
    My best run ever. I guess last weekends HM. It was my first and I met my goal of finishing unter 2.30:-)

    How do you like your Spibelt? I am thinkg about getting one.


    Tina April 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I actually don’t use my Spibelt anymore. I have a FlipBelt now, which I like a lot more! 🙂


    Joshly April 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

    @Tina: ah ok thank you. What exactly is the difference and why is the flip belt better?


    Linda @running4two April 13, 2013 at 7:16 am

    I have a 10k on Sunday this weekend, but my next half marathon is June 1st in Annapolis too! I hope to see you and say hi :-).

    Have a great time in Ireland!


    Veterinarianess April 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I just ran the Blue Bell 10K this morning!

    I think my quirkiest running habit is probably that I like to sport my Texas flag shorts almost every time I run. It’s not just that I love the print, they also happen to be the most comfortable shorts I own 🙂

    My best run ever would have to be the Austin Marathon. It was my first (and only, so far!) marathon, and it was awesome. My boyfriend ran the last 7 miles with me and it was an amazing bonding experience, and I felt so accomplished and on top of the world when I crossed that finish line!


    Alyssa April 14, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Running the OKC half marathon and with very little distance training! Relying on my crossfit base to carry me through 🙂


    Ethan April 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

    My best was 5k. Hope I will be able to make it 10k very soon 🙂


    Summer April 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    My next race is the American Lung Associations Fight For Air Climb in Greenville, SC. This race is very close to me because my mom has suffered with COPD for close to 10 years and has just been diagnosed with Lung Cancer.

    My best race ever: The 3rd Annual Charleston Half Marathon. This was my first race ever and I was so excited. I finished number 2089th out of 5000+ contestants and proved to myself that I wasn’t a quitter. I actually ran with a lady named Kelly Luckett for the last 5 or 6 miles. This will be her 9th year to qualify in the Boston Marathon as an amputee! I am so excited to keep an eye out for her today!

    My quirky habit – Breathing in & out through my mouth. I know everyone says to breathe in through your nose & out through your mouth, but when it comes to running that just doesn’t work for me! My athletic friends find this strange, but it works so well for me!


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