Would You Rather…Running Edition

Back to back travels this week means my brain is a little full and not the best at coming up with original content.  Instead I got a great idea from a few fellow bloggers (HungryRunnerGirl, rUnLadyLike, This Runner’s Recipes and The Dancing Runner) to do a little survey.  Prepare yourself!

Would you rather run a flat race in the heat or a hilly race in the cold?  Hilly race in the cold every time.  I actually did run a flat race in the heat and it was by far my worst 10k time ever.  Never ever ever again.  I mean it was so hot they had firemen at 4 places on the course with firehouses spraying people down.  Yeah it was hot.  Ill take the hilly cold k?  Thanks!

Would you rather choose a race because of the convenience (location, price, travel) or the swag?  Swag, pretty much every time.  I love some good swag, especially a medal.  That will be what sways my decision to do one race over another.  I hate to admit but I’m basic like that.

Would you rather do 100 squats or 100 push-ups?  Push-ups!  I think push-ups engage more muscles so at least Ill get a better workout for all that effort.  Plus who doesn’t love some toned arms!

Would you rather have to run for the next 6 months without a GPS watch or without your music?  Hands down without a watch.  I live and breathe music there is no way I could function that long without it.  My watch, meh, I can live without it, I don’t want to but I can.


Would you rather have the first half of your run be uphill or the second half of your run be uphill?  First half uphill and make up the time on the second half.  I don’t think my energy would hold up if the second half was uphill.  I’m looking at you Plano Balloon Festival Half!


Would you rather run your next 5 miler without shoes or without a sports bra?   Hmmmm, well since I don’t have a flat chest I will go without shoes.  It wouldn’t be a pretty 5 miler but at least the girls will be secure!


Would you rather explore a new area that you have never been to before for your next run or stick to your normal favorite running loop?  I love running in new areas but only when I’ve scoped them out before hand to be safe.  So I guess my answer is a new area…as long as its not murder-y haha.

Would you rather never have to stretch again after a run or never have to do core work again in order to stay injury free?  No core work ever again!  I hate core work because I’m so terrible at it but I do enjoy stretching.  Its relaxing albeit time consuming but core work always feels like a chore and always makes me feel like a weak baby.

Would you rather run with a blister on your foot or run with a side cramp?  Blister, I can ignore a blister for a pretty long time but those side cramps are no joke.  I mean, this nasty blister was with for me 13 miles, but a side cramp for that long…oh HELL no!

Would you rather get a brand new pair of running shoes for free or get a brand new running outfit for free?  Shoes please!!!  Outfits I can get on the cheap but running shoes are always so dang expensive.  Anyone want to offer me some free running shoes?!?!

Would you rather do a huge race with spectators all along the course or do a small race without all of the extra stress of a big race?  I like big races, I know not everyone does but I enjoy the crowds and usually the better level or organization.  Yes its annoying to run through all those people (*cough*Disney*cough*) but the races overall to me are better and the crowds absolutely help propel me on.

run disney

Would you rather run alone or run with a group for every run of an entire training cycle?  As much as I enjoy my running group I think I would get sick of them everyday so I would run alone for a whole training cycle.

Would you rather have a post race beer or post race dessert?  Dessert mainly because I don’t drink beer and the 1 time I had alcohol post race it did not sit well AT ALL.  So dessert because that can never be a bad thing 🙂  The best race for that so far has been Wine and Dine Half but I’m sure there are other races with some great post race food.

wine and dine

CHIME IN!!!  What are some of your “would you rather’s”?  Favorite race?  RunDisney, love it or hate it?

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