It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these so I thought it would be fun to do another one.
Original questions can be found on Olive to Run Blog.
Would you rather run with one of your ancestors or your role model?
Easy it would so be one of my ancestors, providing that I had a translator, as I’m not fluent in Spanish. I love hearing about my family history.
Would you rather run a race that is a few hour’s drive but in a beautiful location or in your city with a short drive?
I live in a country town, so there aren’t a whole heap of races that are local or a relatively short distance away. And while I do enjoy the local races I do enjoy getting out of my home territory and exploring what other races have to offer.
Would you rather take an ice bath for half an hour or foam roll for half an hour?
I’ve actually foam rolled for an hour (P90x Mobility & Recovery), and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, I have a love-hate relationship with my foam during the session, but I get so much more benefit from it.
Would you rather have a black-toe nail pulled off or have your entire back chaffed from running and forced to shower for an hour straight?
While I do enjoy my long showers, I don’t think I’d enjoy having a chaffed back. Lying down or even sitting down could be problematic, so I’d rather lose a toenail. (Which has never happened, thank goodness.)
Would you rather spend an extra $100 a month given to you on running/fitness or save it?
I’d save it. I have a ‘fun account’ which is an account where I put money aside every week for anything I want to do. Whether running events, massages, or new clothes. That works for me. So if I’m given extra money, I put it towards the house.
Would you rather be known for running the fastest marathon or running the longest distance at one time?
Both would be hard, but a marathon would be over and done within 2 hours, while ultras can last 24+ hours. I don’t think I’d survive either.
Would you rather have your medal handed to you by Kara Goucher or Shalane Flanagan?
Ooh tough one, as they are both top runners, but I’m leaning towards Kara. I think she has a friendlier face. That and I’ve known about her long than Shalane, even though they are both around my age and both excellent achievers.
Would you rather lick someone else’s armpit after a marathon, or lick their foot after a marathon?
Both totally gross, but I’m going with the foot. At least a foot would have a ‘dri fit’ (hopefully) sock on that would take away most of that sweat.
Pick a few or answer all.