13 Running Related Questions Answered!

Hey, hey! Happy Friday, friends! YAY!

Alright, so I don’t have a recipe or a new workout, but I found this running questionnaire on a blog and thought it would be fun to do for today! I changed up the questions a little and added a few because some were meant for moms, and I’m not a mom…

Here we go!

1. Best run ever: I’ve had a handful of these but the one that stuck out to me most was yesterday’s 7 mile trail run all by myself. I seriously zoned out to the point I kind of forget what I was doing. I was just thinking about how thankful I was, all the people I’ve met through blogging, the fact that I have the best job ever somewhere waiting for me in the future! It was just one of those runs that made me feel like a million bucks afterward…even if my calves were sore!

2. Three words that describe my running: Competitive, always interesting, and weird. — To explain myself, when I see other runners I instantly get into competitive mode in my head because that’s what really gets me fired up. My runs and routes change a lot because I hate doing the same thing over and over again so I like to keep it interesting. And weird…because the weirdest things always happen to me when I’m running. Bird poop falling on my head, stepping in dog poop, tripping and falling on my face, meeting people I haven’t seen in 5 years, or getting asked weird questions from drivers.

3. My go-to running outfit is: Pair of black Saucony ruffled capris, colorful dry-fit shirt, my Nike ‘Run’ hat, and Saucony Guide 7s.

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4. Quirky habit while running: I find myself running in waves…going from one side of the road to the other and repeat. It helps me refocus instead of getting bored running in one straight line.

5. Morning, midday, evening: I would prefer to run at 6:00 a.m. every morning, but that doesn’t happen. So…around 8:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. are my usual running times!

6. I won’t run outside when it’s: I won’t run outside if its raining really hard or if its icy. I can’t afford to fall and break my leg.

7. Worst injury—and how I got over it: Plantar fasciitis. WHY DID I GET IT? Because I was wearing the WRONG running shoes and not stretching my calves and Achilles. I got rid of it by buying a stability shoe, stretching, icing, strengthening my my feet and rolling my foot on a tennis ball.

There were a lot of times, when I had plantar fasciitis, that I couldn’t run and I had to jump rope for cardio. It actually really helped me out.

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8. My Personal Best half marathon or marathon: 2013 Mercedes-Benz half marathon in 1:51! I dominated it! I was actually shooting for 1:57. I didn’t stop during the race either, which also totally made me feel like a beast!

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9. Next race is: I’m thinking the Huntsville Half in Huntsville, AL in early November but we shall see!

10. Potential running goal for 2014: To get my time under 1:51 on this next half marathon. I’m so pumped! Answering these questions are getting me so excited. I’m going to go run now! Oh, also, I hope to find a really good running friend this year that’s into long distance running. There’s not that many people I know that are 19-21 who run like I do which can be disappointing.

11. What GPS watch do I use: I use the Garmin Forrunner 10, which I love! Its simple, works great, and its cute! I actually hope to get the Garmin Forerunner 15 that comes with the HR monitor, soon!

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12. How do I stay motivated to run during Summer: This is a good one…I totally failed last year with my running and lost all my hard work and its taken me a while to build it back up. So, this Summer, I do not want that to happen again, so I’ve got a mileage goal I’m supposed to hit every week. So that’s keeping me motivated!

13. Favorite post run treat: Iced coffee and a protein bar!

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Alright, if you are a runner and you have a blog, copy these questions and answer them!

Questions:

  • Pick 2 of the questions above and answer them in the comments!
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What I Ate Wednesday 7/31

What I Ate Wednesday: Fun Food & Fitness

Hi all! Good morning to ya and happy What I Ate Wednesday! (Haven’t done one of these in months!) And can you believe it’s the last day of July?!

Thanks Jenn for always hosting! Even though I’ve hardly done any of these, I always enjoy reading other bloggers’ WIAW posts!

I love Brittany’s WIAWs, don’t know why. She must be cool or something

The above picture pretty much sums up my last few days; the reason I haven’t blogged the past two days.

Since I am not working right this moment, I’m trying to spend some time doing things out of the house, running, and tanning…which ends up taking up most of my day and I end up not opening my laptop. (Which I need a new one, by the way!)

Okay, enough of that, let’s get to WIAW!!

I started my day off with a delicious green protein smoothie! It was so tasty, and if you head over to my Instagram, you will see the recipe!

A couple hours later, I headed to JCP to try on some bathing suits…which I got on MEGA sale. I feel awesome.

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When I got home, I was more than hungry, but I knew we were having an early dinner in about 3 hours, so I made a spinach banana almond butter wrap. Please do not make a gross face until you try it.

(Using recycled photos because I didn’t take time to take a picture of it because…well, I was hungry!)

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I used these tortillas

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Then I spread almond butter on one sideDSC09788

Added a banana and rolled it up. (Ignore the Chia seeds)IMG_20130510_055846

These wraps are very mild tasting so you can’t even tell they are a spinach wrap! Score!

A little while later, after a nice cup of coffee…

We had TACO SALAD!!!

I just really love taco salad. We have it every couple of weeks and it’s just so good. I don’t usually eat a lot of cheese, but taco night, I do eat it! So this meal was about 90% clean, full of lettuce and healthy veggies, and NON-GMO gluten free corn chips!

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I may or may not have eaten some of these bad boys…

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Time to head to the track for a hard workout!

Thanks to my instagram friends for cheering me on!

Hayls!

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Workout complete!

    • 1 mile warmup
    • 4X1000m repeats with jogs in between each one
    • 1 lap cooldown
    • 3X200m repeats w/ jogs
    • Almost 1 mile cooldown

For post workout, I just ate a chocolate cookie dough quest bar, baked!

If you haven’t tried a baked Quest Bar yet, you are missing out! Better than a chocolate chip cookie out of the oven. NOT KIDDING!!!!

That’s my Wednesday! Full of fitness and fun and definitely FOOD!

Have a great day!

XX Audrey


Questions:

  • What is a food you have eaten recently that tasted beyond amazing?
  • Do you like Quest Bars?
  • Laptop recommendations for this blogger?