The chat was in a different format than normal - more questions, but ones that had multiple choice answers. Most of them were "this or that" type questions.
I thought it was fun, so figured WHY NOT MAKE A BLOG POST OUT OF IT?!
Some of the questions below are from last night's chat and some are ones that I made up.
Would you rather: A) Finish a race & still feel good; B) Finish with a PR; or C) Finish a race while having fun?
For me, I wish there was a D) All of the Above! Of course finishing a race with a Personal Record is always AMAZING, but I think what is most important is HAVING FUN! I want to be able to walk away from any race I do with a smile on my face and want to run it again! I guess a PR is just icing on the cake :)
To progress your running, would you rather: A) Learn from a coach; B) Learn from practice; or C) Go to a running camp?
I would LOVE to not pay a dumb tax if I can prevent it, but at the same time, I tend to learn easier/ quicker from doing something myself rather than being told what to do. I think in the near future, though, that I will enlist the help of a coach (hint hint Krissy).
On race day, would you rather forget your: A) Sunglass; B) Food; C) Watch; or D) Socks?
Although I say running isn't about the time or the PRs, I think I would be most upset about forgetting my watch on race day. Sure I can "run naked" on a training run or two, but ask me to race without a watch and you might as well cut off one of my feet (okay, okay, I know that sounds dramatic, but if I have been training for a race I want to see how my preparation has paid off on race day).
Is it more important that you: A) Enjoy your sport of choice or B) Get physical results from your sport of choice?
Personally, this one is easy. If I can't smile while I am doing something, it isn't worth my time. I want to ENJOY IT, otherwise I won't stick with it.
Would you rather: A) Live in a warm and sunny environment but not be able to run or B) Live where it snows or rains every day?
Although I LOVE running, I MUST say I'd live in a warm and sunny environment and never run again. I have Fibromyalgia and the cold/ bad weather KILLS me. I think if I lived in a place where it rained or snowed daily I wouldn't be able to physically run anyway, so I might as well live in the sunshine.
Would you rather: A) Run in hot humidity (with no sun) or B) Run in hot sun (with no humidity)?
I was pondering this one during today's run. Currently we are experiencing "May Gray" / "June Gloom", where the marine layer tends to stick around ALL DAY and just won't burn off. I really dislike the humidity and think I would have to opt for hot sun because at least I would get a tan and be able to breath a little easier :).
After a hard workout, would you rather drink: A) Chocolate Milk; B) Water; C) A sports drink; or D) Beer?
Give me a big glass of ice cold water! I have heard about the benefits of chocolate milk after working out, but for me, "milk... you were a bad choice" :) (not to mention chocolate isn't my jam). I have never had pee to drink, but the smell of beer makes me think of drinking pee - NO THANKS!
I'd love to hear your answers! Feel free to post them in the comments or even do a similar blog post and send me the link :)