Skip to main content

Fun for Friday - Would You Rather Running Survey

Cori from Olive to Run did a fun post yesterday that I thought was perfect for Fun for Friday, it's called "Would You Rather Running Style Survey" I loved reading her responses and found myself nodding along with almost all of her answers. It was also fun reading the other comments.

So, here are my answers to Would You Rather ...

1. Would you rather run in a thunderstorm or a snowstorm?
Hands down running in a storm, unless it's freezing out. Running in the rain is just fun, makes you feel both like a kid again and a badass. However, if it's cold, but not cold enough for snow or sleet, then nope. And sleet or snow only prior to it actually sticking.

2. Would you rather breathe through your nose or breathe through your mouth?
I do both. As a child I was always stuffed up and breathed through my mouth. I didn't realize that wasn't exactly normal. I find that I revert back to mouth breathing when I'm working out. Hello dry mouth.

3. Would you rather do 100 squats or 100 crunches? [Now take a break and go do them. ;)]
I'm going with the crunches here, however, I should be doing the squats!

4. Would you rather have a baked good for dessert or an extra serving of your favorite entree?
Extra serving of the entree!

5. Would you rather run on a treadmill for an hour or run around the same street block for an hour?
This is tough because I really hate the treadmill. If the treadmill is in front of a tv and I can watch whatever I want (and there's a fan), then I'd pick the 'mill. Otherwise, I'd circle the block hoping no one called the cops on the crazy girl casing the block.

6. Would you rather have a headache during a run or a side stitch?
Hmmm... if it's not a migraine, then headache. Side stitches can be tough to get rid of. Though, sometimes running with a headache only makes it worse. I feel like this is a trick question ;-)

7. Would you rather have a rest day on a work day or a day off?
I'd rather rest on a work day. I have far more time on my day off, and I'm usually less exhausted.

8. Would you rather be a race director or a race volunteer?
Volunteer. I wouldn't even know where to begin for a race director.

9. Would you rather spend your money on running gadgets [HRM, GPS watch, Headphones] or running shoes?
Shoes! Always shoes.

10. Would you rather run in a relay or do the run portion of a distance triathlon?
Definitely the distance of a triathlon. 

Your turn, answer one or all, I would love to hear your responses!

Don't forget - new clients signing up for a pre-paid 3 or 6 month training plan receive 14% off. Just visit WTBfitness.com, mention this "ad" and sign up by January 10, 2014.

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Plantar Fasciitis Woes & Way to Go Wednesday Shout Outs

I wanted to thank everyone again for your many congratulations on completing and getting a PR at my recent half marathon. The support and words mean so much to me.

My legs feel absolutely fine after the race. I could have run yesterday if it weren't for my left foot. So right now I'm trying to heal my left foot. I mentioned that I've been having problems with plantar fasciitis in that foot and that it was the cause of much pain during the race. Since the race, I've been unable to walk on it very well. Lots of hobbling going on.

I've been icing it and trying to keep it elevated. But, I noticed that it's started to get some bruising, not horrible, but worrisome. Not sure if it's better or worse for it to be discolored vs red and swollen. However, this could be indicitive of a tear.
But, my bigger concern with the bruising is that indication that there's been bleeding. Being on Xarelto for the blood clot means my blood doesn't clot very well these days…

PJs n Pizza Recap

What Happened Last Night?
This morning I woke up first at 6:20 when Maddie decided she wanted out of her kennel and to be downstairs. The second time was 8:09 when Heath decided he wanted out of his kennel and downstairs to eat. I won't like, I would like to (needed to) have slept another two hours. It was a little slow going after last night.

Sign of a good party would be my first tweet of the day:  I'm thinking there is a bird in the house...what the hell happened last night???

Yep, found bird poop where bird poop most definitely should not be. Still have not found said bird however.

It should go without saying that last night was a total blast. It was so fun having everyone just be relaxed and comfy in jammies. I am not known for letting loose often, but I definitely went with it last night. There was a bit (lot) of wine consumed, pizza devoured and even some dancing.












Shoulders and Triceps Circuit Workout

While I'm on a roll for time-saving circuit workouts, I thought it'd be appropriate to share another upper body circuit that you can use in conjunction with the Biceps and Back Circuit.

This one is for Shoulders and Triceps with pushups to target chest.

As a caveat, after having my blood clot, I apparently have scar tissue that makes it uncomfortable to do heavy chest exercises like chest presses and flyes. The way this circuit is set up is that you have 3 exercises for each muscle group. So if you want a more complete chest workout, add in chest presses and chest flyes into the rotation. 


Please properly warm up for 5-10 minutes with dynamic moves like butt kicks, shoulder rolls, lunges and/or spin on stationary bike, walk on treadmill or elliptical.

This workout is done as a circuit meaning that you do one exercise then quickly move to the next with little to no rest. After completing all exercises, rest then repeat. I suggest doing this circuit 3-4 times depending on time, p…