Sunday, September 30, 2012

Running Fun

I was tagged by Chloe so here goes!!!

1. Best Run EVER: 
Tough one as there are too many to chose from... I would have to say all of my 400 m hurdling races from the junior olympics all the way up to the college level... I think the 400 m hurdles is one of the hardest and most fun races in track and field.

2. Three Words that Describe my Running:Forefoot, relaxed, light
3. My Go-to Running Outfit:
Anything lululemon and bootie shorts. With the volume I've been doing lately texture is everything to me. I have chafage everywhere and try to keep it to a minimum. With Tri Slide and lululemon I am good to go! And of course my rev3 kit!

4. Quirky habits while running: 
I hate hate hate when I'm doing a heart rate based long slow workout and somebody that looks super slow passes me. It totally eats me up inside. I do suck it up however and stick to the plan.
5. Morning, midday, evening: 
In the summer - as early as possible. Running in the summer is like torture. If you don't get it done in the early am you might as well forget it because unless you have a portable IV, it probably will not happen.
6. I won’t run outside when it’s: a hurricane or when the ground is covered in snow.
7. Worst injury — how I got over it: 
Not really from running but it kept me from running for a very very LONG TIME: multiple pelvis fractures (snowboarding off of big table tops in Park City, UT) and subsequent ORIF.  

4 months later I was back to it! The come back journey was the best part for sure. As a DPT student, I did most of my own rehab.

8. I felt most like a badass mother runner when: 
I do track workouts (especially 200 meter 400 meter repeats). I love everything about the track including the smell of rubber and I love flying around the curves. With training for an 140.6, my training program has been sans track workouts and I think I am going through withdraw. The closest thing I get to do now is maybe mile repeats~ ouchies.
9. Next Race is: Ironman Florida. 
10: Potential Running goal for 2013:
Stick to the short stuff, lots of Rev3 events, and start to enjoy training again. With 2--140.6 distances in one year and with taking everything way too seriously, I have started to lose some passion. As for running specific goals, I would like to break a 1:30 in a half marathon and to break 19 minutes in a 5k! And more importantly restore balance and strength by doing some cross fit :)

I'm tagging Alisa and Kim S.


  1. Hang in there. Just a little more time, and you can rest, and get to the shorter, and faster stuff.

    I learned today, I cannot read x-rays. ;)

  2. WOW to the hurdling - that is awesome! A few years ago I was doing 400 repeats at a high school track, and they'd left the hurdles out... I thought it would be fun to give it a try, but I'm probably lucky I didn't break my neck in the process... I'm definitely lacking that type of coordination :)

  3. I love this post and love the pics of you as a badass hurdler!! so awesome! hang in there, only a few more weeks til IMFL where you will kick some major ass, I know it!! can't wait to see you in december! the 4 of us should find a condo together- going to be epic fun!! oh and I can't wait for offseason and crossfit time either! we are almost there!