I don’t have any new outfit posts to share; although I did wear cute looks this week, I forgot to take pictures of them. Oops. Instead, I’ve got a few other things to share. I first wanted to tell you about a pumpkin protein shake I made last night based off ones I saw on Katie‘s and Meghann‘s blogs. Mine is a little different because I was missing a few of their ingredients.
On another note, I don’t do these things often, but I’ve seen this running pop quiz floating around the blogging world (originally posted by Janae last week) and decided I wanted to share my responses. It’s pretty fun. Feel free to take it and do it on yours too, as this was not my idea originally (and if you do it, link your post below so I can make sure to read it!). Janae suggested others take it too, and then I saw Kat and Beka had added some questions.
1. FUEL: Shot Bloks, GU, Energy Chews, Candy or Other?
I am lucky that I don’t have bad stomach problems most of the time when I run. I’ve taken GU, honey stingers, and Shot Bloks. I’ll usually have some gummy chews of some sort in my pockets at a race as well as a GU or two. I like being overly prepared. I don’t think I would take candy, although never say never.
2. Race Length: 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, Ultra or Other?
My favorite race distance is the half marathon. There’s something about that 13.1 that just works for me. I dont enjoy a 15k as much because it messes with my head. It makes me feel like it’s going to be short, but then it just isn’t. That half marathon sets itself up to be just what it is. You know it isn’t short, and you mentally prepare yourself for that. Plus, when you finish you really feel accomplished.
I drink water when I run. During races I’ll take a water and a gatorade at every water stop, but during training runs I drink water. As my distances build up I’m going to have to start carrying nuun and salt tabs to keep my electrolytes through 15-20 miles runs, I’m sure of it.
Give me cold! I ran my half marathon PR (1:57:44) in super cold weather, and I’ll take that any day over the scorching and humid Florida summers.
6. Running Shoe Brands: Saucony, Mizuno, Nike, Brooks, Asics or Other?
I just switched from Saucony ProGrid Omni to Asics GT-2000. I’ve noticed my legs feeling better in the two runs I’ve done, plus I love the color!
Either two eggo waffles or a flat sandwich thin with peanut butter. Sometimes I’ll eat a banana, but not all the time.
8. Rest Days: 1x per week, 2x per week, never ever ever or Other?
This training cycle I’ve got two rest days per week, four running days per week, and a cross training day. I may modify that as I go.
9. Music: Have to have it or go without it?
I pretty much have to have it if I’m running alone, which I do most of the time. I will run without for things under three miles, but once I’m out there longer than that I get bored. I tried listening to a podcast the other day, but it didn’t have the same effect that music does. Here is part of my current playlist:
10. #1 reason for running: stress-relief, endorphins, you love to race, so you can eat all the cupcakes you want, weight-loss, love running for social reasons or Other?
11. I won’t run outside when its…
storming. I am afraid of running in lightning and thunder. I sometimes will shy away in the rain, but I know that there will come a time when I have to run a half or full in the rain, so I’m trying to get better about prepping myself for when that day comes.
12. Worst injury & how I got over it.
13. I felt most like a bada** mother runner when…
14. Potential running goals for 2013.
What’s your favorite protein shake? Share the recipe with me!
Answer one or all of the questions above in the comments! I’d love to hear your answers.