When I saw this post by Sarah on Another Mother Runner (authors of one of my favorite running books, Run Like a Mother), it looked like fun and I decided to take them up on the challenge of answering the questions. See Sarah's original post here and link back your responses. I would love to see your answers too!
1. Best Run Ever: I don't know the exact date (and I'm feeling too lazy to look it up right now), but it was November of 2009, about a week before Thanksgiving. I was in my third month of running consistently and I ran my first ever 4 consecutive miles WITHOUT STOPPING. I remember where I ran and the incredible feeling of accomplishment when I finished. Never had I imagined that I would be able to run four miles without stopping. That was the start of something big!
2. Three words that describe my running: fun, stress-relieving, necessary
3. My go-to running outfit: My Lululemon capris is cooler weather or my Lululemon shorts for warm weather. Nike "long bra top" (otherwise know as a tank) for hot weather or a Brooks Running t-shirt for under 70*F.
4. Quirky habit while running: I cannot stop running if my watch doesn't have an even number for the mileage. Example: today I was done but I was at 3.18, had to go until it reached 3.2miles. I'm getting better, but for whatever reason, seeing those uneven numbers bugs me!
5. Morning, midday, evening: MORNING!!!! But, I'll take my runs whenever I can fit them in with the least amount of disruption to our everyday lives or to my sleeping needs.
6. I won't run outside when it's: Lightning. I will run in ANYTHING except lightning. I've run in hail storms, -15*F windchill, 30+mph winds. But, I see a flash of lightning in the sky and I head for home!
7. Worst injury--and how I got over it: I sprained my ankle on a technical trail run. Resting was the only way to get over it.
8. I felt most like a badass Mother Runner when: I finished my first marathon (USAF Marathon Recap)! In my wildest dreams I never imagined running a marathon, let alone finishing one. Crossing the finish line (in tears) and getting my medal, I knew I could do anything I set my mind to!
9. Next race is: Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Half Marathon (10/21). I'm running as Children's Champion, raising money for Children's Hospital and all the kids that need it!
10. Potential running goal for 2013: Keep the fun in running, take the pressure off myself. Running is supposed to relieve stress, not add to it.
So there's my answers.....I'd love to read yours!