What you can’t run without
What you carry with you on the run
I am terrible at this. I don’t do dynamic stretching or have much of a warm-up routine. Mostly I just sip coffee and get a mini-stretch in before heading off.
I am also pretty terrible at this. Since I have other responsibilities at home, and end up participating in a bunch of events throughout the year (typically around 30), I try to get home to my family as quickly as possible so I don’t miss out on my weekends with them.
Go to pre-race food
Black Coffee (though I won’t say no to free-food if it presents itself).
Favorite race and/or distance
Half Marathon. I have run so many events over the past few years, that I can’t really nail down a favorite.
Favorite running destination
The closer the better, though I do like to try to branch out and try new areas/races when I am travelling. I travelled to every county in Oregon in 2013 for work and was lucky enough to run in some amazing places as a result!
Group running or solo running?
Music or no music?
Always music. ALWAYS.
Favorite running song
Whatever is on my playlist for the month.
I go in cycles. I have gone through periods with swimming, P90X, and yoga, but it’s typically never consistant as my true love is running.
Nope! Though I do love experienceing it vicariously through fellow Run Oregon blogger Tung’s personal blog.
My only training plan is getting out there and running. I don’t typically set time or distance goals when I go for a run. My distances are typically dictated by the amount of time I have allotted and how I am feeling over the course of the run. I did train decently well when working to get ready for the 2013 Foot Traffic Flat, but the committment with two young kids and a full-time job was pretty difficult.
Running pet peeve
People who get upset at obvious “non-runners” – for example, people who get huffy over 11-year-old kids toeing the front of the start line. Should they be there? Probably not. Is it really that big of a deal? Again, probably not. Should people get visibly and verbally angry about it? Definitely not.
Favorite non-running outdoor activity
Hiking and Camping
Funny, embarrassing, most memorable running experience
Two words: Bloody. Nipples.
What you do when you aren’t running or blogging
Sampling Craft and Micro-breweries (I made it to 130 in 2014 alone).
Something Run Oregon readers don’t know about me
I’m Canadian, eh. It’s aboot time you knew that, ya hosers.