Running Favourites

I’ve been tagged by the lovely Irish Runner Chic to share some of my “Running Favourites”. So…here ya go…a little more about Piper!

1) Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?

My first choice would be outside on the road. I love me some fresh air and new freckles on my face 🙂 Sadly, due to crazy winter conditions and my stupid hamstring injury, I am running indoors on my BEAST of a treadmill that I do love.

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Me and THE BEAST

 

2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?

I run at night after our girls go to bed but if I had a choice I would probably run outside in the morning. Nothing like getting it done first thing in the morning and feeling great for the rest of the day! I also RUNCH = run at lunch time when my work schedule permits.

3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?

I’m going to say mild. Running in the heat zaps the life out of me. I do love the sunshine but enjoy the mild heat when I run.

This was a hot run last summer mid afternoon – not recommended (but the run was awesome!).

Last 14k for August (long run)

HOT SUMMER RUN 2014:  14k  

4) Fuel: Before, After, and sometimes during?

I would say I’m more of an “after” run fuel-er. Is fuel-er even a word? I’m a fan of Vega hydrator or straight up chocolate milk. I don’t usually fuel before a run, unless it’s water to keep hydrated.

I’ll take a GU when I’m on my longer runs – anything over 10k. It’s been months since I’ve had a GU (like last October during my half!). Hoping to change that this spring!

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5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?

No music for me when I run outside. If I’m on the treadmill, I always watch a show. I love wearing my Garmin on runs. I like seeing my stats (pace, longest run, PB’s etc.).

green garmin

6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?

Hell yah! I’m not much of a drinker anymore but I do love my food! When I run more, I am rungry more! Umm…I love chocolate…so I may or may not eat that a fair amount.

7) Type of run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?

I sure enjoy my long runs (and miss them lately). I’m not very good at tempo runs. I enjoy intervals or Fartleks. Hill Repeats are something I dread but will enjoy once completed. I’m okay with progression runs but they are not my strength. I enjoy recovery/easy runs but sometimes find them hard to do because I just want to run fast.

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I’m hoping the 7 other bloggers I tag will join in the fun! If you haven’t heard of their blog before…check ’em out!

PS – They are Canadian…actually, they are all from Atlantic Canada. You know the part still covered in snow 😉

I tag:

Tracey – For The Love of Family

Molly – A Fresh Start for Molly 

Paul – Bagtown Blogtrotter

Heather – Girl Goes Running

Charlotte – Charflew23

Nicola – No Time Like The Present

Courtney – Runner Girl Fitness 

Do you reward yourself with food or wine post run?

Do you listen to music during your run?

What’s your favourite time of day to run?

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8 thoughts on “Running Favourites

  1. I love that you make a point to get your runs in despite your busy schedule. You are a great inspiration for so many and as I embark on motherhood it is great to see that it can be balanced. I too love my Garmin. Those stats help me to know I’m still doing something right.

    • I try hard to get them in even after a long day at work and then with the girls in the evening. It’s hard someday’s but makes me feel so much better when I get them in. Motherhood is exhausting but SO SO SO worth it…those little feet/hands, hugs around your neck, “mommy I love you’s” – wouldn’t change it for anything!

  2. Thanks for the tag! I love these types of posts 😀

    I also enjoy long runs best. I feel like there’s no pressure on myself to run at a speedy pace, which I suck at most times. My reward is always food or a specialty coffee. 😀

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