Monday, January 17, 2011

The Survey

I took this from my Home Schooling-Running-Momma friend over at Wanderer In a Strange Land. Yes, actually, there are more of us out there...including my compadre at Random Thoughts of a Wanna Be Runner. It seems more crazy women than myself find solace in running!

Now this survey is as the question relates to your training, whether it be running, biking, dance, weights, etc.

In my dreams, I...can run fast and far. My legs feel long and strong and my feet never seem to quite make contact with the pavement.

My favorite book is...Arena by Karen Hancock - not a running book, but my fave nonetheless.

My favorite movie is...Spirit of the Marathon, but I just saw Hood to Coast and that one might replace the other.

My breakthrough was...when I started seeing actual progress. I came back from a 4 mile run and was faster than I had ever been without feeling wiped out.

My favorite run is... Speed Work - I feel so accomplished (exhausted) when I'm done.

My favorite season to run is...all but winter. Anything under 30 degrees is too cold for my lungs, and I'm so afraid of slipping on ice it's just not worth it.

My favorite distance is...I don't know, I like the challenge of the longer distances, but haven't run over 13.1.

My favorite race is far, the Bill Seymour Run that I did with my brother. Good times...

I started running because of...I had quit smoking and wanted to build up my cardio vascular system.

My reason to keep running keep challenging myself. I feel that I can keep doing this well in to my advanced years to stay young - I will not age and go quietly in to the night!!

I knew I was a runner for life when...I had two knee injuries in the course of 3 months. I did what I was told to recover and keep going. Never, never, never, never give up.

I am most scared of...falling and breaking a bone out on the trail.

My main goal as a runner run a full Marathon...and a Triathlon...and and Ultra...and, and, and...just KEEP going!


  1. I am so jealous that you've seen hood to coast already! I want to see it so badly. I suppose I'll have to wait until it's out on DVD. Grrr.

    I am so impressed at your speedwork. I have yet to venture into that strange and scary stuff. =P Have no idea how to do it.

  2. You're so awesome and I'm so proud of you for what you have done for your health over the last few years! You are an inspiration to many!! :)