Once again, Cori over at Olive to Run has created another installment in her “Would You Rather” running style survey. We are up to number seven! I previously joined in on survey #3 and survey #4. I think these surveys are a lot of fun, so without further ado…
#1. Would you rather run in a thunderstorm or a snowstorm?
I’ll take a snowstorm over a thunderstorm, only because where there’s thunder there’s lightning and I don’t want to be outside running with lightning.
#2. Would you rather breathe through your nose or breathe through your mouth?
I usually prefer to breathe through my nose, but if my nose is stuffy then I am forced to breathe through my mouth. When I’m running hard during a race or a track workout I often breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth to try and get a deeper breath.
#3. Would you rather do 100 squats or 100 crunches? [Now take a break and go do them. ;)]
Definitely 100 crunches! My core can always use more work. Hello No More Trouble Zones!
#4. Would you rather have a baked good for dessert or an extra serving of your favorite entree?
I’d rather have an extra serving of my favorite entree. I do like sweets, but I’m not that big a fan of “baked goods.”
#5. Would you rather run on a treadmill for an hour or run around the same street block for an hour?
Before I got Sven (my treadmill) my answer would have been run around the same street block for an hour. I mean, I already did that last spring, only it was around the same campground for ten miles. But now that I have bonded with Sven, my answer is treadmill.
|My first run with Sven|
#6. Would you rather have a headache during a run or a side stitch?
I hate having a headache, and occasionally get migraines, but I’ll take a headache over a side stitch. With a headache all I have to do is tolerate the pounding, but a side stitch makes me feel like I can’t breathe.
#7. Would you rather have a rest day on a work day or a day off?
I like having a rest day on a work day, because sometimes it’s nice to come home from work and just have the whole evening free.
|Work gets in the way of running, anyway|
#8. Would you rather be a race director or a race volunteer?
I think I’d rather be a race volunteer, unless I could have a full time job as a race director. I know how much work goes into being in charge of a race, and I would much rather give back to the sport by volunteering my time.
#9. Would you rather spend your money on running gadgets [HRM, GPS watch, Headphones] or running shoes?
This is a tough one! I’m very torn, but I think I’ll go with…. running shoes. I feel content with the gadgets I have and hope that they have long, happy lives, but shoes wear out. Plus it’s more fun to get new shoes in new colors!
#10. Would you rather run in a relay or do the run portion of a distance triathlon?
Another tough one, because I want to do both. I’ve never done a triathlon or a relay. I’ve actually talked about doing a triathlon with my dad and Barry, with me swimming, Dad biking, and Barry running. But it hasn’t come to fruition, yet. Who’s up for a blogger relay??
Feel free to answer any or all of the questions!