Friday, 4 July 2014

Running Survey: Would You Rather...?

I was reading blogs earlier and came across this survey on the lovely Jesica's blog rUnladylike. It looked like so much fun and a great way to tell you a little bit more about me, so I figured why not?! If you'd like to answer the questions too and leave them in the comments that would be awesome! Here goes...

Would you rather run a 5k or a marathon?

Hmm... I'm going to say a marathon because a) I've never run one and really want to, and b) I much prefer long slow distances to trying to be speedy! We all know I'm not all that fast.
Would you rather run a flat race in the heat or a hilly race in the cold?

Flat race in the heat, always always always. I do fine in the heat - to be honest, I'm such a sweaty person that I'll be drenched by the end of any run even if it's cold - but I hate hills!

Would you rather get new running shoes or a new running outfit?

I need new shoes at the moment but I've already lined up to buy them, so if I was going to get a gift or something I'd always go for the outfit! I love getting new cute running clothes, it's so motivating. 

Would you rather run a marathon without headphones or a Garmin?

Without a Garmin for sure. I think I'd die trying to run without my headphones!

Would you rather choose a race because of the convenience (location, price, travel) or the swag?

Shallow as it is, I'm going to say the swag. I love everything about races - the atmosphere, the sense of community, the shared energy, everything - but at the end of the day I can run the distance by myself for free. I want something physical to show for my efforts if I'm going to pay money for the privilege! (Maybe this will change when I stop being a broke student...)

Would you rather run a PR that results in an injury or finish strong and miss a PR?

There will always be other PR opportunities, I'm going for finishing strong and missing the PR. Injury is so awful I couldn't possibly pick it.

Would you rather do 100 squats or 100 push-ups?

Funny question given my July challenge! But definitely for me it's SQUATS no question, I suck at push-ups. Although I'd probably benefit more from doing the push-ups... 

Would you rather run without socks or without a sports bra?

Without a sports bra - I don't have enough up top for it to be a problem :P Besides, wearing running shoes with no socks is so gross - and wouldn't you get heaps of blisters?

Would you rather run on a treadmill for an hour or run around the same street block for an hour?

Definitely treadmill, I think I'd get dizzy running the same block for an hour! You could always watch a movie or something on the treadmill to make it less boring. 

Would you rather run a Ragnar Relay or be part of a marathon relay team?

Definitely a Ragnar Relay, it looks like so much fun! Someday, someday...

Would you rather run naked or take a naked yoga class?

Definitely run naked - the thought of doing all that stretching and bending and wiggling around with no clothes on makes me squirm. Besides, if you're running you'll get past people before they have a chance to really see much, right? :P

Would you rather come in 4th at the Olympics or 1st at the New York City Marathon?

1st in New York for sure - I can't even imagine coming anywhere decent in any race, let alone first in New York. Imagine knowing you were the fastest person that day. Wow...

Would you rather give up running for 3 years to get a BQ (Boston Marathon qualifying time) or never BQ but run as much as you want?

Much as I want to BQ someday (and I want it so bad I can't even explain) I don't think I could handle not running for 3 years so I'll have to go for not BQing. Besides, there's heaps of amazing things you can do in this sport that aren't BQing!


  1. Found you from Janae's blog-I'm in college too! These answers made me laugh because they are so dang true!! The bra one though- so funny!!

    1. Aww yay, I love finding other college bloggers, I'll be reading my way through your blog now for sure! Yeah I'm one of that group that wear a sports bra just to look the part :P