Mary Baum

10 Running Questions: Answered!

First off, thanks for all of the support for my two fun features yesterday! I was highlighted as Fitness Magazine’s Fitblogger We Love and Women’s Running Magazine’s Blogger on the Run. It was quite a day for me!

For any new readers, welcome to my little corner of the internet! I hope you find some good information on my blog that you can take back to your training, and if you ever have any questions, please ask! Email me at foodfunrun[at]gmail[dot]com.

Yesterday when I was going through my Google Reader, I stumbled on a post that I want to repurpose. Darwinian Fail answered a few running questions, and  I really enjoyed reading them! I went ahead and copied them here, and then wrote my answers for all of you to see as well. Please feel free to do the same on your blog – I think it will be something fun to spread around the blog world! Here we go….

1. Best Run Ever

My best run ever that was not in a race setting would have to be a run I did on my honeymoon. My husband and I had the chance to spend one night in Vancouver at the end of our trip, and we were able to run down the harbour, and into Stanley Park. The weather was perfect, we had no set distance in mind when we started, and we just ran. We stopped along the way to take pictures and just enjoy the scenery and each others company. It was amazing!

2. 3 words that describe your running

Sweaty. Consistent. Talkative.  I sweat like crazy when I run – sorry for those around me ;). I am very consistent as well – my pace, distance, etc. And if you come out for a run with me, expect to chat the whole time, because I love talking when I run. I don’t get to run with people as often as I would like, but when I do, you can bet we are going to chat :)

3. Go to Running outfit

My go to running outfit lately has been the Lululemon Speed Shorts and a racer back tank. I have a few that I like – Lululemon, Nike, and Brooks. I also love wearing hats for long runs – helps to keep the sun and sweat out of my eyes.

4. Quirky Habit When Running

When I am super bored sometime on long runs, I will translate pop songs into Spanish. It is the weirdest thing, and I have been doing it ever since high school when I was studying for Spanish class. Now, I don’t exactly translate all of these songs correctly, but I give it my best shot.

5. Morning, Midday, or Evening

I prefer the morning, since that is the easiest way to mimic race day. I know exactly how my body feels, what I need to eat, and how I can expect my stomach to feel as well. Not to mention, I LOVE sunrises (hence my overload of those pics on my instagram account).Otherwise, I love to run midday when it is cool out! The sun shining and not really getting too hot is the best! It also means I actually have the time to run midday, which means I must be having a relaxing day!

6. I won’t run outside when…

It is lightning (like last weekend). Otherwise, I am good to go. I would rather run in the rain then have to worry about running on a treadmill. Living in Florida, it is pretty much never too cold to run outside, so we have the weather on our side!

7. Worst Injury and how you got over it

Luckily, I can say that my worst injury is not even that bad. 9 days before the New York City Marathon, my low back completely seized up and I couldn’t even walk. Luckily, with the help of my amazing chiropractor, he worked on me every day leading up to the race, gave me some serious stretches to do, and had me ice like crazy. I was able to run the marathon with no issues, and I am so thankful I had my chiropractor to help me through that time!

8. I felt like the most badass mother runner when

I start the taper portion of marathon training. It is a grueling few months, and knowing that it is coming to an end is so rewarding. Being able to check a few 20 mile long runs off of a training plan and knowing race day is coming soon is pretty awesome – if I do say so myself ;)

9. My next race is

The Chicago Marathon in 22 days! Wow… that is getting crazy close!

10. Running goals for 2013

I am still quite concentrated on 2012, but my goal for running in 2013 is to be injury free. I am battling a hamstring/hip issue right now, and I hop to be able to get that better by the time the new year rolls around. I am sick of having to deal with injuries, so I want to get myself healthy again!

What about you? Pick your favorite question from above and answer it! I would love to hear from you too!

10 Responses

  1. Melissa
    Melissa September 14, 2012 at 8:40 am |

    I must say your answer to number four is hilarious! I have just started to get longer runs in because of my half training and I have to say I get bored sometimes too. Too bad I don’t know enough Spanish to try the translate trick. LOL!!

  2. Heather
    Heather September 14, 2012 at 9:27 am |

    These questions are super fun. I have to say my most quirky running habit is counting down from 5, repeatedly, in my head. I can’t even tell you why it is five. I started it during marathon training and haven’t stopped.

  3. Beth
    Beth September 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm |

    Woo hoo Mary! Chicago is right around the corner. So exciting! I know you will kick butt.

    The Spanish translation is hysterical. I may try that. I usually do math problems which is weird cause I hate and am terrible at math.

  4. Tina @ Best Body Fitness
    Tina @ Best Body Fitness September 15, 2012 at 5:49 am |

    So doing this survey sometime soon. Thinking of saving it for when I’m on vacay to Chicago (yay to hopefully meet you there!).

  5. Sarah
    Sarah September 17, 2012 at 10:25 am |

    Fun post! I’m looking forward to reading your recap of the Chicago Marathon; that race is definitely on my list!

  6. Cate
    Cate September 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm |

    what a great questionnaire! I think I might have to borrow it.
    Translating songs into Spanish is quite interesting and impressive, especially in the middle of run!

    I am running the Chicago Marathon too, it will be my first!


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