Would You Rather…

I read this on Olive to Run’s blog last night and thought it would be fun to re-post!

#1. Would you rather bike 100 miles or run 100 miles?

I would rather run 100 miles. I think if I rode a bike for 100 miles my rear end would be awfully sore!

#2. Wear TOO many clothes and then have to carry them because it’s too hot
or wear TOO little clothes and endure a little coldness?

I would rather wear too little clothes! I tend to dress on the cool side. I hate being cold but I’m usually quick to warm up once I’m running. I also really hate having a shirt or jacket tied around my wait while running so I will avoid that at all cost.

In the above picture I am in the process of tossing my gloves to my dad, who was taking the photo. Obviously even a pair of gloves was too much of a hassle for me.

#3. Would you rather run without your GPS or without your Music?

Give me a music-free run over a Garmin-free run any day! I feel naked if I run without my watch. I don’t obsess over the numbers, but I like having them!

I did run without it a few times during the month of May and it was tough. More than once I would reach down to stop my watch when I had to stop at an intersection and find my wrist bare.

#4. Would you rather run socially or run competitively?

I think I would rather run socially. If I only ran competitively it would take most of the fun out of running for me. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to be a bit more competitive with my running, though, which is why I recently took up speedwork.

Hello, track. I dread you every time I toe the line for the start of a workout, but man I feel great at the end.

#5. Would you rather start a race in the front or in the back?

Hmmm I think I would rather start in the back, as long as it wasn’t some monster race with 20,000+ participants. If I started in the front I would be getting passed the whole time, which would be demoralizing. But if I start in the back I would most likely be the one doing the passing.

I would be giving the thumbs down if I spent the whole race being passed.

#6. Would you rather run a race to raise money for a charity or in remembrance of someone?

I don’t see why I can’t do both. I ran my first half marathon in 2007 with Team in Training and it was a great experience.

#7. Would you rather have an awful race experience and PR or have the time of your life and NOT PR?

Time of my life and NOT PR, please! I love running a personal best time, but I love a good race experience more.

I didn’t PR, but I had a lot of fun at the Haunted Half in Kingsport last fall. So many costumes!

#8. Would you rather run on the right side of the road during a race or the left?

For whatever reason I prefer running a race on the left side. Usually the only time I run on the right side is if there is a right turn coming up or if my dad is going to be standing on the right side of the road.

#9. Would you rather shower and take a nap after a long run/race or shower and be productive?

I am usually (annoyingly) a very productive person after a long run. During my long run or race I like to day dream about how I am going to go home and relax and do nothing. But once I get home all of a sudden I have all of this motivation to get stuff done. Endorphins, anyone?

By the way… do I have to shower??

#10. Run with your significant other or your friends?

I like running with both. My significant other has a tendency to leave me in the dust because he’s so speedy. So if I start out with both the majority of my run is with friends and the start/finish is with Barry.

We are the couple that runs together but not together.
Now it’s your turn! Feel free to answer any or all of the questions in the comments. Or re-post on your blog. I’d love to see your answers! Be sure to link back to Olive to Run if you do.

6 thoughts on “Would You Rather…”

  1. Of course I would rather bike than run. I do have that note from the doctor. Also, our last half, I rode 17 miles chasing you around the course.That said, I like riding alone with my radio and I always think about all of the stuff I have to do when I get back. Most times it gets done, then the shower.LUD.

    1. I know running 100 miles would be very challenging, but I would train for it. I get sore from riding 20 miles on a bike so I don’t think 100 would ever happen!

  2. It is so awesome that your dad is with you on this journey. My dad reads my blog devotedly, and it makes me feel like he’s with me, in a way. We moved to AZ from MI and I think it’s probably been hardest on him.

    1. I always like seeing what he has to say! We talk on a phone a few times a week and when I start to tell him something about the chickens, for example, he says “don’t ruin my blog reading for the chick days post!”

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