A few days ago Cori from Olivetorun posted a “Would you rather?” running survey, so I thought I would chime in with my responses.
#1. Would you rather run in a thunderstorm or a snowstorm?
Well after my experience running in snow would probably go with thunderstorm. Unless there is active lightning. I don’t mind running in the rain, and I don’t mind running in the cold/snow, but ice and lightning change everything.
#2. Would you rather breathe through your nose or breathe through your mouth?
I think that I automatically do both. I can’t swim effectively because I can’t control when I breathe or how I breath, so I am constantly swallowing water or getting water up my nose.
#3. Would you rather do 100 squats or 100 crunches? [Now take a break and go do them. ;)]
100 crunches. But I would want to vary them. Besides, aren’t planks more effective anyway?
#4. Would you rather have a baked good for dessert or an extra serving of your favorite entree?
Always dessert. And honestly, I usually have both. But if I had to picked I would go with the baked goods.
#5. Would you rather run on a treadmill for an hour or run around the same street block for an hour?
I think I would rather run around the same street, but both sound pretty boring!
#6. Would you rather have a headache during a run or a side stitch?
Side stitch. I have learned how to breath through those, but headaches just make me feel like my head will explode each time my foot hits the ground.
#7. Would you rather have a rest day on a work day or a day off?
I like to take my rest day when I am off from work. It makes me feel like I have a full day to rest and relax. I figure if I have to get up for work anyway, I might has well get up a little earlier and go running.
#8. Would you rather be a race director or a race volunteer?
Not sure… I think it would be cool to be a race director if I had the time to invest in it.
#9. Would you rather spend your money on running gadgets [HRM, GPS watch, Headphones] or running shoes?
Running shoes for sure. I count on getting other gadgets as gifts and then I try to make them last forever. Shoes need to be replaced all the time, and there should always be a few in rotation, right?
#10. Would you rather run in a relay or do the run portion of a distance triathlon?
I have always thought it would be cool to do a relay. It sounds like they are pretty exhausting but so much fun. I think it would be a fun challenge to do a couple different legs of the race.
Thanks Cori for posting this survey!
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