Caught Cycling in Action and Enjoy My Rambles.

Wacky Wednesday was quite the whirlwind but lots of fun. The district group fitness manager came in to observe my class and caught me cycling in action…
Typically I’m bouncing around the room or showing off with my dance moves so I’m shocked he actually got me on the bike…looking like I’m actually doing the workout.
So I figured I would share another running survey with you floating around on the internets…enjoy my rambles.
What is your favorite type of cross training?
I love all types…cycle right now is up in the top 5 but I’m also digging yoga, kickboxing, and dancing. I taught dance for a year before teaching spin classes and I have to say I miss it…kinda…I am a sucker for a stage and flashing disco ball lights. Ahh the Danceaton days…
What is your favorite song to run to?
I have too many…as you all know I’m digging all things Ciara…especially this track. It makes me just want to run my little heart out.
What brand of shoes do you wear? 
Asics…they’re the first shoe I first started training and running in…and they haven’t let me down since.
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Do you wear a hat when you run?
I’m just not a hat girl. I do love me some headbands though. Especially these. I’ll take every pattern and color, please.
What temperature is your favorite for running?
Give me cold weather temps all year long! Haha if only that were possible. 30s, 40s, 50s…the colder the better, baby.
Do you have any big races coming up?
As previously mentioned I am about to be a racing fool in the coming months…bring it on marathons.
What is your favorite distance?
I’m torn. I will always have mad love for the 13.1…it’s fun to run it fast, and easier to recover from. But I LOVE the mental and physical challenge of the full gusto. After every 26.2 I’ve ever done I honestly feel like I come out of it learning something else about myself. It just strips you raw.
Are you a morning, noon or evening runner?
Definitely morning. Starting the day fresh with a run just brings energy into my day.
Do you run solo or with a buddy?
I love doing my long runs with my running group. These peeps are my fam.
Team Lukes at the Wounded Warrior 10K/Half Marathon
Team Lukes at the Wounded Warrior 10K/Half Marathon
I do enjoy training runs solo during the week though. Sometimes all you need is a run in solitude to meditate and brainstorm.
What is your favorite post run snack?
Probably eggs or something protein packed. My go to beverage immediately post run is always organic lowfat chocolate milk.
What is your favorite race?
Hands down…the Marine Corps Marathon. So much to see and such an amazing, emotional race. The spectators are incredible too.  Definitely one you should check off of your bucket list.
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Do you wear a Garmin? 
Yep…pinky and I are BFFs.
What is your least favorite race distance?
Probably a 10K. I MUCH would prefer a 5K or even a 15K. For me it’s just a hard distance to gage my pace. Gotta work on that one.
Where is your favorite medal from?
Galveston. This baby was earned more than you will EVER know.
Who is your running idol?
Love me some Meb. I got the chance to meet him last year and he is super down to earth and just an all around amazing athlete.
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How long have you been a runner? 
About 5 years. I dabbled in track and field in high school but not long enough and didn’t truly enjoy it like I do now.
What is your favorite workout? Tempo? Long run? Fartlek? Repeats? 
Long run. There’s just nothing like it.
What is your favorite place to run?
My neighborhood in Las Colinas.
Do you use GU? 
Yep. Vanilla Orange Roctane is my favorite.
What do you drink to keep you hydrated?
Water, a little bit of gatorade for any run longer than 12 miles.
What do you take with you on a run?
Handheld water bottle, phone…I’ve been known to carry my phone IN MY HAND playing my music out loud during a race. I’ve never dropped it…yet.
What’s your favorite race distance? When’s the first time you officially called yourself a true blue RUNNER?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

14 thoughts on “Caught Cycling in Action and Enjoy My Rambles.

  1. I also love the 13.1 and despise the 10k for the exact same reasons! i wish I had the time and experience to do more 26.2s. The challenge drives me. I’ll be doing my third full in December. Oh! And Saucony rules my feet. 🙂 Most of my playlists are on spotify for public share. I have them sorted by BMP and distance. So long as I run to the beat, I’ll stay on target time.

  2. I like running 10km and under. Further than 10km I get bored! I too run with my phone in my hand (plus headphones) and haven’t dropped it yet and always wear something pink!

  3. The colder the better? 30s, 40s, 50s? You must live someplace warm! 🙂 Come visit me in Kansas City in February, and you’ll look at cold weather running in a new light…he-he! I’m with you 100%, but I call that “medium” temperatures.

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