The ladies at Another Mother Runner sent out a nice little running ’10 questions’ this week and I was thinking them through on my morning run today…and so thought I’d have some fun and answer them!! So here you go!!
1. Best. Run. Ever.
When I was training for the London marathon in 2004, I did my final 20 miler in London starting in my house in the suburbs, running into the city, along the South Bank, past Buckingham Palace, through Hyde Park and Regents Park and then back into the ‘burbs and home again. It was fantastic, I loved every minute. Bonus….I had sunshine and cool temperatures.
2. Three words that describe my running
Slowly Getting Faster
3. My go-to running outfit
A Nike compression bra, some long shorts/short capris and a clean vest top (tank top, US). And my Nike Vomeros.
4. Quirky habit when running.
I have to wear mascara, no matter what time I run. Even if it’s 6am and no-one’s around, it’s mascara time. This from the girl who reapplied mascara twice during labour.
5. Morning, midday, evening?
Generally morning, although sometimes midday if I can’t get up. Rarely evening.
6. I won’t run outside when…
…it’s icy. Rain, cold, snow – we Brits laugh in your face. But ice is just stupid to run in. And thank goodness for the Bay Area where ice is non-existent!!
7. Worst injury and how I got over it.
I’ve been pretty lucky with running injuries – I had Plantar Fasciitis earlier in the year but the Profoot PF insole was amazing and cured it totally within a few weeks. My worst ever injury was breaking my leg skiing in 2008 – cured by a metal pin, some screws, morphine (waaaaay) and intense dedication to my physiotherapy due to a forthcoming bicycle tour!
8. I feel most like a badass mother runner when…
I run hills. Hills always make me feel badass.
9. Next race is…
….the Firefly 5k in a few weeks. It’s going to be hilarious – but not fast.
10. Potential running goal for 2013.
Trails. Trails, trails and more trail and a trail half-marathon.
And you??? What are your answers??