Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Survey Says

I saw this survey floating around so I thought I would throw in my two cents on it also!  Getting ready to head out on a run, gonna be a wet one as it is RAINING still, again.  I have never seen so much water here in my entire life.  We are dry land people this is amazing and crazy so many roads are flooded, washed out, and or have water running over them. 
 What is your favorite type of cross training?  I discovered this 6 months ago and haven't gone more than three days without doing a bodyrock workout since.  I love this site.  It is completely FREE!  You can do it at home and  you need only minimal equipment.  I sandbag, an exercise ball, a dip station (though the backs of two chairs will do also) and a pull up bar.  Oh and a jump rope and interval timer (I use a free one on the internet).  Zuzanna is adorable and fun to follow. The workouts are rarely longer than 20 minutes and when you are done you are wiped out and sweaty. My arms and abs are more toned than they have been in years.
What is your favorite song to run to? 
Set Fire to the Rain by Adele, Firework by Katy Perry, and  Born this Way by Lady Gaga oh and one more What the Hell by Avril Lavigne.
What brand of shoes do you wear? Asics.  I wear the Kayanos.  I loved the 14s.  The 15s were not my favorite and right now I am running in the 16 and 17s.  I loved the Kinseis but they are soo pricey! I just can't afford them.

Do you wear a hat when you run?  Only when it is super sunny out.  I have a blue underarmour hat I love.

What temperature is your favorite for running?  I find 50-55 about perfect.  Warm enough to wear skirts and shorts and short sleeves but not so hot that I am hating it.  I  am a fan of fall and spring :)

Do you have any big races coming up?
June 18 Heart and Sole 10k (my first 10k)
July 16  Big Sky State Games Half 

What is your favorite distance? To race I love the 5k and the 5 mile.  I love the fast pace.  To just go out for a run I like 7-8 miles.

 Are you a morning, noon or evening runner? All of the above...  I am all over the place when it comes to getting a run in.  I love to run in the morning but some days it just does not work.  I love my bed more!

Do you run solo or with a buddy? Solo! I run with my dog Cola.  Occasionally I run with my husband.

What's your favorite post run snack?  Protein Smoothie with peanut butter...YUMMY

What's your FAVORITE race?  Montana Marathon (half) Loved the course

Are you a fan of GU?  I am a fan of GU, though I am now a bigger fan of GU chomps and Clif shot bloks. 
Do you wear a Garmin? If not, how do you track your runs?   I got the 305 two years ago and never looked back.  Not even sure how I lived without it.  It has completely transformed my running and made me a stronger more competitive runner.  THANK YOU Garmin!  
What is your least favorite race? Big Sky State Games half frickin HOT 

What do you drink to keep Hydrated?  Water and sometimes Powerade


  1. I love Ascics, too! :-) I'll have to check out, sounds very interesting. Also, where is the Montana Marathon?

  2. I'm going to have to look into that like fun!

    Good luck on your first 10K!

  3. Fun survey! I loved learning more about you.

    Enjoy your run! p.s. you are going to KILL the 10k and it is going to be your new favorite distance.

  4. Love the survey idea. I might snag it from you. :)
    Do you enjoy the running skirts? I don't know if I would be comfortable in them.

  5. Thanks for checking out my blog & giveaway! So glad I found your blog & can now follow the adventures of another rural runner. Great survey & a cool way to learn a little more about you.

  6. You mentioned you ran with your dog. What kind of dog is it? And how far do you usually run with your dog?

    I have a puppy that I want to run with when she is old enough. Hoping you could give me an idea as to what to expect.

  7. The rain stinks- especially so much of it. :(

    Cool survey. I love reading what others are enjoying or doing- gives me some ideas.

    What kind of dog do you have? I love running with my border collie.
    I also much prefer chomps or bloks to Gu gel.

  8. Loved learning more about you Christy!!

    I think I'm with you on the chomps and shot bloks! Your races are fast approaching!! :)

  9. A peanut butter smoothie sounds really good right about now! :)

  10. Asics and Garmins Rock.. I also have all those songs on my ipod! I am going to check out the Bodyrock... great post. Love the survey idea too!

  11. Just found your blog...looking forward to following you. Your half marathon PR is a fantastic time, wow!

    I also like Lady Gaga's Born this Way. I search it out on my iPod on long runs.

  12. i looove bodyrock workouts. they are sooo tough. and if i end up looking like zuzana, i'm ok with that! i haven't been nearly as dedicated as you though... i've known about it for a few months yet only done a handful of workouts.


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