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This morning, I was feeling quite hangry.  I also felt very depressed because I totally thought it was Thursday and, alas, it is only Wednesday.


I snacked on an orange:


Lunch was a semi-ridiculous mish-mash of leftovers I had in the fridge.


I had 1/2 of the Mini Santa Fe Casseroles and 1/2 a sweet potato with about 1/2 cup of black beans.  Yum!


For dessert… apricots!


Times two! πŸ™‚


Fun Facts from Runner’s World — Now It’s YOUR TURN!


In a survey of 8,000 dedicated runners (those who run 100+ days a year):


  • 53% are male, 47% are female
  • 94% are college educated
  • 93% run at least 3 days/week; 64% at least 4 days/week; 35% run 5 or more days/week
  • 64% have finished at least one marathon; 33% have finished 4 or more; 17% have finished 10 or more


Did you know….


  • 28% of runners have 5 or more glasses of wine per month
  • Runners think about the following things while running (in order of frequency):  food, sex, work.
  • Half listen to music while running
  • 15% use a GPS device
  • 17% buy running shoes online
  • On average we purchase 2.9 pairs of running shoes a year 


I want to hear about YOU!  Answer the following questions:


  • When exercising, what three things do you usually think about?
  • Do you sing out loud to your iPod when exercising?
  • Do you reuse socks instead of washing them everytime?
  • During the summer, would you rather exercise outside in a rainstorm or in 99 degree weather?
  • Have you ever fallen down while running?


My answers are:


1.  Food, the Blog, Social Life

2. Yes

3. Yes!

4. A rainstorm

5. Not yet!



  • Rachel D February 11, 2009, 11:10 am

    My answers are: 1. Big picture life questions, my to-do list, food 2. No- I was cured of that working in an architecture studio 3. No- ew! 4. 99 degrees 5. Um- yes… a few times, and it never gets easier on my ego
    Great questions!

  • Erin February 11, 2009, 11:11 am

    Oh fun!
    Let’s see.
    1. Food, Relationships, School
    2. No
    3. Occasionally
    4. Rainstorm
    5. I don’t think so. But that’s hard to believe, because I do it all the time while walking!

  • Alex February 11, 2009, 11:11 am

    This is fun! Yay!

    1. Crossing the finish line of whatever marathon I am training for at the time in a smoking pace even faster than anticipated; food; school (I’m a law student and can never escape it).
    2. Only when no one is around.
    3. No.
    4. A rainstorm, definitely. I live in a climate that gets 99-degree days in the summer and it is Not. Fun.
    5. Yes! It’s embarrassing. I also ran into a bush one time when I wasn’t looking straight ahead…

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) February 11, 2009, 11:13 am

    Fun fun fun!

    1. Food, what I should be doing with my life, organizing post-gym activities timing (e.g. get home at X o’ clock, 15 minutes to shower, 15 minutes to cook dinner, etc.)

    2. If at the gym, quietly…

    3. Yes :-O

    4. I’d go to the gym instead

    5. No, not that I can remember!

  • meghanN February 11, 2009, 11:17 am

    fun facts!!

    1. My running goals, my day/plans, THE WEEKEND!
    2. No, I usually have to exercise inside and I am a horribleee singer
    3. NO!
    4. Aa rainstorm…loove running in the rain
    5. Nope, luckily!

  • Jen February 11, 2009, 11:19 am

    1. Food, how much longer my run is going to last, next big idea for my coaching business
    2. Nope
    3. Yes, thank you for admitting you do it, too!
    4. Rainstorm, done it before!
    5. Not yet

  • Jamie and Craig February 11, 2009, 11:20 am

    When exercising, what three things do you usually think about?
    FOOD, upcoming plans, any drama… it helps push me.
    Do you sing out loud to your iPod when exercising?
    I lip sinc
    Do you reuse socks instead of washing them everytime?
    No I wash them.
    During the summer, would you rather exercise outside in a rainstorm or in 99 degree weather?
    Have you ever fallen down while running?
    No thank god!

  • Hallie February 11, 2009, 11:20 am

    1. Lately, my blog, food, work, money, to-do list, pretending I live in the nice houses I run by…
    2. Rarely. Sometimes I sing to my dog though while we’re out. I am more of a lip-sync gal
    3. Depends on the laundry situation, but I don’t like it (note to self: buy more socks)
    4. Ugh, 99 degrees I suppose.
    5. Tripped, yes. Don’t think I’ve full-on eaten it (yet)

  • Rose February 11, 2009, 11:21 am

    Cute idea!

    1) I write lines for stories. Think about my to-list. And food.
    2) Not so much but normally because I’m around people and embarrassed.
    3) I have done that before.
    4) Rainstorm (!)
    5) Yes – sprained my ankle. Yuck. That was nearly seven years ago.

  • aron February 11, 2009, 11:21 am

    1. life, blog, food
    2. sometimes πŸ™‚
    3. nope
    4. rainstorm, i hate the heat!
    5. nope (*knock on wood*)

  • Lora February 11, 2009, 11:21 am

    1. Food, Things I need to do that day, next running milestone to keep me going.
    2. When any rap comes on I rap out loud and receive the weirdest looks.
    3. yes, I am in college and I cant afford washing socks
    4. 99 degrees, i hate rainstorms because they are cold and slippery, and my bangs get wet.
    5. Yes…I tripped on a run in front of JOHN MAYER who was tanning, last August. true story.

  • Hannah February 11, 2009, 11:21 am

    1. What I dreamt about the night before, food, planning out my to-do list for the day.
    2. I mouth the words silently…I’m really cool, obviously.
    3. Big NO – I have a weird neurosis about having clean socks on, I change them 3+ times a day.
    4. 99 degree heat.
    5. Yes. I definitely took a beating slamming into the concrete sidewalk.

  • sloank February 11, 2009, 11:23 am

    1. Food, any stress issues, family
    2. Yes!
    3. Noooo!
    4. RAINSTORM!!
    5. Once! I slipped in a puddle that I thought was water but actually ice! Boo living in the north! I fell flat on my behind and was SOAKED! And freezing!!! I had to hobble home πŸ™

  • Audrey February 11, 2009, 11:24 am

    1. weekend plans, food, work
    2. no, and its for everyones benefit trust me!
    3. ew def not my feet are sweat factories
    4. rainstorm, im not a heat person
    5. yes, once in front of a bus of people πŸ™

  • just me February 11, 2009, 11:25 am

    1. blog, food, work, stress.
    2. when i’m stuck at a street corner.
    3. noooo way! once only!
    4. 99 degree weather…i’ll take heat over wet/cold any day.
    5. oh, toooo many time to count.

  • Meghann February 11, 2009, 11:25 am

    Now that you have 4 day work weeks isn’t today technically Thursday for you?

    1. Food, Work, Blog
    2. Yes
    3. No
    4. 99 degrees
    5. yes, I am prone to tripping on side walks πŸ™‚

  • Amanda February 11, 2009, 11:30 am

    Fun questions!

    1. Food/menu planning/packing lunch, my to-do list, work
    2. Yes if running outside (plus dance moves!!)
    3. Yeah, but only because my dad got me these awesome running socks (3 pairs) that are expensive … I’m superstitious that any others will give me blisters. So I rotate them haha
    4. Rainstorm
    5. Ugh yes, and I scraped my hand up. Damn uneven sidewalks!

  • girlrunningaround February 11, 2009, 11:31 am


    1. Things that are stressing me out, things I need to do, nothing
    2. not usually
    3. No way!
    4. Rainstorm for sure!
    5. Yup

  • Julia February 11, 2009, 11:35 am

    1. Lyrics to my song (I like to lose myself in music), things I’m mad about (it gives me a burst of energy, haha), all the fun things I want to do and accomplish in my life, like Hawaiian Outrigger Canoeing
    2. I sing under my breath so i don’t bother my fellow gym rats
    3. yes, i’m guilty of occasionally reusing socks. My feet don’t get sweaty at all!
    4. I would rather exercise in 99 degree weather. I hate being wet
    5. Once, I fell off a treadmill….. that was 6 years ago and I still have a scar on my shin. And yes, it was terribly embarassing πŸ˜‰

  • Erin of Care to Eat February 11, 2009, 11:38 am

    This is hysterical! Okay.
    1. Research, food, whatever I’m reading/watching at the time
    2. I don’t use my iPod! Blasphemy! But if I’m watching TV sometimes I LOL!
    3. Totally, and shirts and pants. I wear my outfit 2 days in a row. No shame at all.
    4. Rainstorm!
    5. I’ve biffed it off the back of a treadmill!

  • Betsy February 11, 2009, 11:39 am

    1. I always run with my guy who rarely gets winded, so I usually don’t have to think – we just talk the whole time (mostly him while I wheeze)
    2. I don’t run with an iPod, too many cars around that I need to pay attention to.
    3. Uh yeah. All. The. Time.
    4. 99 degrees – I love a good sweat.
    5. No, but my boyfriend has right next to me!

  • brandi February 11, 2009, 11:41 am

    Isn’t today your Thursday? πŸ™‚

    1. Food, work, blog (now) πŸ™‚
    2. sometimes, but not often
    3. Haven’t yet, but I wouldn’t say never
    4. Rainstorm for sure. Heat is not my running friend
    5. Not yet, but I’m a klutz so I’m sure it will happen sooner than later.

  • angelcubbie February 11, 2009, 11:42 am

    1. Food, Big life questions/goals, Relationships
    2. Sometimes, but very rarely
    3. Yes, I probably shouldnÒ€ℒt though..
    4. Rainstorm, I donÒ€ℒt do well in heat.
    5. Twice and both have been BAD wipeouts, the sidewalks around my area really need to be repaired. Then again, they donÒ€ℒt call me Ashley Crashly for nothing ; )

  • Katy February 11, 2009, 11:42 am

    Caitlin — fun game!

    * When exercising, what three things do you usually think about?

    — My to-do list (I map it out and organize in my head), blog topics (hee hee) and how amazing it is that I am a triathlete when two years ago I couldn’t run a mile.

    * Do you sing out loud to your iPod when exercising?

    — Fo-shizzle. In fact, to make my playlist, a song has to be utterly singable.

    * Do you reuse socks instead of washing them everytime?

    — Ahhh, busted! I only have two good pair of running socks, and since they’re only on my feet for 90 minutes at a time, I sheepishly admit to Febreezing and re-wearing.

    * During the summer, would you rather exercise outside in a rainstorm or in 99 degree weather?

    — 99 degree weather. I hate running in the rain because it tickles my arms and back!

    * Have you ever fallen down while running?

    — Yes, a wicked wipeout this fall during a run with my dog. I didn’t see a gap in the sidewalk and went face first into the sidewalk. My dog was so cute … I’d let go of his leash but he just sat there whimpering until I got back up.

  • eatingtolivelovelaughtri February 11, 2009, 11:43 am

    I love answering running questions!
    1.)Food, Fashion, Husband
    2.)Not usually
    3.)Eww..no way!
    4.)99 degree weather…I LOVE to run in the heat
    5.)I used to fall down all the time but haven’t lately (knock on wood)

  • livelaughlyss February 11, 2009, 11:43 am

    1. What I need to accomplish afterwards, things I have to look forward to, what I’m going to eat next!
    2. No, because usually I’m inside my school’s gym!
    3. If I do, it’s because I’ve either a) not sweat in them or b) forgotten. But if I do, it’s only 2 times max!
    4. Rainstorm, for sure!
    5. Nope!

  • VeggieGirl February 11, 2009, 11:48 am


    Not sure how to answer the questions, since I try to quiet my mind when yoga-ing.

  • Amanda February 11, 2009, 11:49 am

    When exercising, what three things do you usually think about?
    school, how my body is feeling, and my fiance

    Do you sing out loud to your iPod when exercising?

    Do you reuse socks instead of washing them everytime?
    Only if I work out twice in the same day.

    During the summer, would you rather exercise outside in a rainstorm or in 99 degree weather?
    99 degree weather. I’m from Texas. I’m good with heat πŸ™‚

    Have you ever fallen down while running?
    Yes, that is why I only run on a treadmill. I walk outside and I am trying to strengthen my ankle so I can eventually run outside.

  • Katie February 11, 2009, 11:49 am

    1. Food, hubby, if I’m done yet πŸ˜‰
    2. Don’t have an ipod
    3. Yup!
    4. Rainstorm
    5. Nope!

  • Jess February 11, 2009, 11:54 am

    1. PhD project, Food, Plan for the day
    2. No
    3. NEVER-gross
    4. Rainstorm
    5. Yes, in downtown Pittsburgh and I cracked my knee cap in half and no one stopped to help me! I hopped to the hospital!

  • ms February 11, 2009, 12:09 pm

    Great questions, Caitlin.

    1. life’s current concerns (I always think more clearly and get a better perspective if I think about this when running), to-do lists and I think about the run itself (how I feel, times, etc).

    2. definitely sing when running. I also do a few spontaneous upper body dance moves now and then.

    3. Um, no. Never.

    4. love running in the rain

    5. lots and lots of falls and bloody knees ~ I guess that’s what happens when running in the dark often. When it happens, I show off my battle wounds.

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) February 11, 2009, 12:10 pm

    Fabulous meals!!

    Today I wasn’t exercising, but I was walking to the train and singing along with my iPod!! I was embarrassed when I realized people were staring!

  • Kaye February 11, 2009, 12:15 pm

    1. How fierce I wish I was. Beyonce. Dance Routines. I run them in my head!
    2. I mouth the words (hopefully, I could be singing aloud for all I know!)
    3. I’ll wear them the rest of the day, but won’t run in them again.
    4. Rainstorm. I HATE getting a face tan! I’m already brown!
    5. Not while running. Only when doing everything else in life.

  • alessa February 11, 2009, 12:25 pm

    1) honestly sometimes i just have to zone out!, life, how i am feeling physically
    2) no, it would make anyone cringe!
    3) yes, it has happened.. even tho its a tad gross.
    4)rainstorm, even tho the cold gives me a headache when im running
    5) no, but its shocking. i am the clumsiest person ALIVE.

  • megan February 11, 2009, 12:29 pm

    1. To Do List, Food, my husband πŸ™‚
    2. Yes – if i’m not too out of breath!
    3. Yes – definitely. And it grosses my husbad out.
    4.Rainstorm (unless it’s thunder and lightning, then 99 degrees)

  • Jill February 11, 2009, 12:30 pm

    1. food, relationships, future plans, school
    2. yes
    3. nope
    4. I guess a rainstorm!
    5. Nope. Which is weird because I have fallen like 1,000,000 times while walking!

  • Kristie Lynn February 11, 2009, 12:31 pm

    1. Relationships, how loud my breathing is, food
    2. Nope — lip sync once in a while though!
    3. Yep — I probably wear them two or three times before tossing them in the dirty clothes basket.
    4. rainstorm — I actually think it’s pretty fun; might even choose it over 75 degree weather!
    5. Yeah… thankfully never to the point where I’ve gotten (seriously) hurt.

  • Runeatrepeat February 11, 2009, 12:36 pm

    1. My life, food,
    2. N/a
    3. Not if I ran in them, maybe if I just wore them around the house or something.
    4. Rainstorm, i’m a hot weather girl, but 99 is crazy
    5. Yes πŸ™

  • Anne February 11, 2009, 12:36 pm

    1. my to-do list, work, just life in general
    2. nope
    3. Yes
    4. rainstorm

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 11, 2009, 12:41 pm

    1. Food, blog, solving the quantum mechanical equation for the motion of the electrons in the field of the nuclei to determine molecular structure πŸ˜‰
    2. I don’t usually sing, but I usually play air drums or try to dance with my upper body without falling off the treadmill.
    3. My socks never really dry out completely, or I’d be all over reusing them.
    4. I would so much rather run in a rainstorm, hopefully in a tight white t-shirt and past a busy construction site.
    5.Fallen down? See #2

  • sarahdbelle February 11, 2009, 12:47 pm

    1. In the morning: what I’m going to wear that day; what I want for breakfast; something to look forward to that day
    2. yes- and I always get caught ; )
    3. yes- only if it’s within the same day, and they aren’t disgusting.
    4. rainstorm- definitely!
    5. No, but sometimes I run into trees.


  • lauren February 11, 2009, 12:54 pm

    1. what I will eat afterwards, what my body is feeling like, and stuff I have to get done.
    2. no
    3. definitely
    4. rainstorm!
    5. tripped, but not completely fallen…yet.

  • gina (fitnessista) February 11, 2009, 12:54 pm

    how fun!
    1. my pilot, to-do lists, aerobics choreography
    2. nope but i hear a lot of other people doing it
    3. no, i have a ton of socks!
    4. rainstorm
    5. not yet! thank goodness

  • Julie February 11, 2009, 12:55 pm

    1. Food, upcoming plans/social events, things that may be bothering me.

    2. I lip sync

    3. Yuck, that grosses me out!

    4. Rainstorm

    5. No, but I have come close to falling off the treadmill

  • jenn February 11, 2009, 1:04 pm

    1. how much further i can go, nothing at all, what happened that day or will be happening
    2. nope but i definitely move my lips
    3. never
    4. id hit up the gym, but i love a good rainstorm
    5. i havent fallen yet (knock on wood), but ive come close to falling off the treadmill. sometimes my feet just get crazy

  • lighterportions February 11, 2009, 1:16 pm

    Interesting stats on runners! I’m a little surprised that only half listen to music for some reason!

    1. I make up a lot of imaginary scenarios in my head! Other than that, probably school, to-dos, life improvements…
    2. I don’t sing out loud but I definitely mouth along to all of the words. And dance with my arms and drum in the air (I run on a treadmill in my basement. If I were running anywhere else I probably would NOT do these things πŸ˜‰ )
    3. Definitely. Probably a little too much sometimes…
    4. Rainstorm
    5. No but since I run on the treadmill that’s a relief because I imagine falling on one of those things would be just a tad painful.

  • Dori February 11, 2009, 1:37 pm

    Great quuestions!

    1. My heart rate, how good/bad I am feeling, the music I’m listening to

    2. Yes, but in the gym I generally mouth the words

    3. I JUST started doing this!

    4. 99 degree weather

    5. Haven’t run enough yet – but I probably will fall when I do!

  • Anonymous February 11, 2009, 1:40 pm

    1. At the gym: Form, How I look(lol) and when I can be done. Outside: Life, goals, not stopping.
    2. No
    3. No (WAYY too sweaty for that =) )
    4. Rain (can’t take the heat!)
    5. Not yet (knock on wood…)

  • Kristin February 11, 2009, 1:42 pm

    1. Food, plans for the day, the blog!
    2. Sometimes!
    3. Sometimes, but I re-use pants more than socks!
    4. Rainstorm!
    5. Yes, I slipped on oil and I’ve got a big ol’ scar on my knee to prove it!

  • Ashley February 11, 2009, 1:46 pm

    1. Don’t really think, that’s my problem.
    2. yes
    3. yes
    4. rain
    5. Yes, during the Philadelphia Half in November there was ice everywhere!!

  • Quinn February 11, 2009, 1:52 pm

    1. The wedding, work, blog.
    2. No, but I secretly want to.
    3. Only if there is no other option. I’ve even run sans socks before – which resulted in some very painful blisters.
    4. Rainstorm
    5. Nope, but pretty close a few times. Fallen more walking actually πŸ™‚

    Love your crap free week eats!

  • bb February 11, 2009, 1:56 pm


    1)The music I’m listening to; how fast/slow I’m going; food

    2) I mouth the words

    3) Yes — I’m going green.

    4) 99 degrees…the hotter the better!

    5) Not yet!

  • thecleanveggie February 11, 2009, 2:10 pm

    ohh black beans! yum!
    i’ve never had apricots before, what do they taste like?
    looks delicious!

  • redheadedjournal February 11, 2009, 2:12 pm

    1. To do list, the weekend, life
    2. Nope
    3. Nope, my MIL got me socks for Christmas so I have tons!
    4. Summers here are 110+ degrees so I’ll say the rain!
    5. Story of my life

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) February 11, 2009, 2:15 pm

    When exercising, what three things do you usually think about? –

    sleep, work, school, my fiance

    Do you sing out loud to your iPod when exercising?

    hahah on accident all the time!

    Do you reuse socks instead of washing them everytime?


    During the summer, would you rather exercise outside in a rainstorm or in 99 degree weather?


    Have you ever fallen down while running?

    Not yet
    I did fall off a treadmill though.

  • Bec February 11, 2009, 2:25 pm

    1. I daydream a lot and just zone out but I like to concentrate on my muscles and how my body moves as I work out.
    2. Yes sometimes I do but only on trail runs when I know no one can hear me.
    3. I definitely reuse my socks, I hang them up to dry on my drying rack or in my gym locker but I wear them a few times before they go in the laundry, gross I know.
    4. In a rainstorm hands down, I love running in the rain!
    5. Way to often when running, though mostly on trail runs.

  • Kirsten February 11, 2009, 2:27 pm

    1. Everything I have to do, my daily agenda, food
    2. No, I actually prefer to run with no music so I can focus. But, when I do run with music I do not sing along… it would be scary.
    3. I think I have a few times, eventhough it is really gross.
    4. I hate running in extreme heat, it makes me want to die and I usually feel like I may faint. So, I would rather run in a rainstorm.
    5. Yes, I have fallen sooo many times. It hurts, its embarassing, and I keep doing it. Darn!

  • One Healthy Apple February 11, 2009, 2:28 pm

    1. 5 more minutes, 5 more minutes, 5 more minutes!
    2. Not if I don’t want to scare people…
    3. No…my feet have enough trouble as is
    4. 99 degrees
    5. Not on an exercise run, but once I was running to my tiled porch and did a total cartoon fall- it was nice.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 11, 2009, 2:55 pm

    1. Food, Pondering Life’s questions!
    2. Absolutely…although I try to resist.
    3. No!
    4. Rainstorm for sure
    5. Luckily, no. But that may be because I don’t run and can’t to save my life!

  • sarah February 11, 2009, 3:20 pm

    When exercising, what three things do you usually think about?
    1. how late i’m going to be for work (sad, but true), whatever song is on my iPod, and my plans for the rest of the day

    2. no . . . but i sing in the car on the way home from the gym. does that count?

    3. no!! ewww. but i do wear lots of socks with holes.

    4. rainstorm unless there is thunder/lightning. if there are either of those things, i guess i’d pick 99.

    5. yep — bit it on the pavement multiple times. recently i scraped all 4 extremities. my favorite running pants have a hole in the knee. sidewalks = not my friend.

  • Amy February 11, 2009, 3:24 pm

    1. Food, school, plan out my schedule
    2. No
    3. No
    4. Rainstorm
    5. Yes! It was called my entire junior year of cross country. I won the “Bandaid award” from my coach that year. πŸ™‚

  • ttfn300 February 11, 2009, 3:27 pm

    hehe, i was happy when i realized it was WED! πŸ™‚
    1- umm, food, blog, goals, nothing… 2-don’t have an iPod on runs, but i sing out loud (quietly) at spinning! 3- ew, i sweat, so no 4-since i wear orthotics, i’d have to say the 99deg weather 5- twice, only once i was kinda tipsy (not a great idea to run home!)

  • ksgoodeats February 11, 2009, 3:39 pm

    Yummy eats!! I’m not a runner but I can answer some of your Qs:
    1. Food as well
    2. No but I dance instead!
    3. Yes

    Hope you have a great Wednesday – sorry for the Thursday mix up that would suck!

  • Becky February 11, 2009, 3:40 pm

    1. Food, things on my to-do list, upcoming travel plans (work & pleasure).
    2. Sometimes!
    3. Yes.
    4. Definitely in the rain.
    5. Haha…yes, I tripped on the sidewalk…embarrassing!

  • tryingforatri February 11, 2009, 3:41 pm

    I wish it was Thursday! Why is this week going by so slow?

    Fun questions!
    1. Food, school, work
    2. No, I never listen to the lyrics in songs, so I don’t know the words to anything
    3. I do wear them after a run! Otherwise I’d have to own like 40 pairs of socks.
    4. Rain storm, I don’t handle heat well.
    5. Not yet, but you may have just jinxed me!

  • Susan February 11, 2009, 3:47 pm

    1. How many miles I have left, what I have to do the rest of the day, what’s for dinner!
    2. I don’t run with music, but I sometimes have conversations in my head, complete with facial expressions and hand gestures. I usually hope no one is watching!
    3. Never…I have wayyyy too much socks to do that!
    4. 99 degrees…if I have to choose!
    5. Yes! Once during my first couple weeks of cross country in high school (actually, it was twice during the same run, and my knee was super bloody…and I still didn’t know where the nurse’s office was). And then once when a car ran me off the road so I had to jump up on some ice and therefore landed on my butt.

  • Mica February 11, 2009, 4:10 pm

    Ooh, great questions! Let’s see if I have great answers:

    1. I am not really sure. Sometimes, I repeat Arabic/Latin conjugations in my head. Other times, I think about what I want to buy.
    2. I don’t sing out loud because it takes too much energy, but I do mouth the words.
    3. I reuse socks…a lot. I’m gross.
    4. I’d prefer running in a rain storm. It keeps you nice and cool!
    5. Nope! Knock on wood!

  • Mrs. LC February 11, 2009, 4:18 pm

    1. Life/ Faith, Food, Blog
    2. Nope
    3. Ew no!
    4. Rainstorm!! (If you pick 99 degrees you should come run in Florida in the summer when it’s 99 degrees PLUS humidity. You’d choose a rainstorm).
    5. YES! It was so embarrassing, especially because it was the point in that path where the most cars drive by!

  • luckytastebuds February 11, 2009, 4:37 pm

    wow your casserole looks SO fabulous even though it’s a leftover!! Hmmm gotta try that one time. hahah and EWWWWWWW do you reuse your socks?? haha OK i admit, i did a couple times. πŸ˜›

  • Sarah W. February 11, 2009, 5:44 pm

    1. my legs burning :), my husband, food
    2. No, but I have been known to laugh out loud if I have the tv on the treadmill…
    3. never reuse socks – I have enough
    4. rainstorm
    5. no

  • Angie Eats Peace February 11, 2009, 5:53 pm

    1. I sort out the stress from my day and try to unwind.

    2. I ALWAYS want to, but try to refrain when I am at the gym. It’s on when I am running alone, though.

    3. Nope

    4. I think the rain.

    5. Not yet, but knowing myself, it is very forseeable.

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog February 11, 2009, 6:18 pm

    1. What’s on the agenda that day, what outfit I want to wear (it’s a great way to make my mind wander)

    2. I totally sing outloud to my ipod when I’m running… If you see someone running down the street rocking out with a golden retriever not on a leash running next to her, that’s me.

    3. I have been known to reuse workout clothes. oops.

    4. Running in the rain is fun sometimes. It makes me feel invigorated!

    5. YES! I had to run 3/4 of a mile back to my car afterwards with blood running down my legs. I still have scars on my knees!

  • Jill February 11, 2009, 6:26 pm

    1. School, Relationships/Social Life, Future (What do I want to be when I graduate)
    2. Guilty of this. Get very embarrassed when I catch myself.
    3. Heck yes. Sorry, that’s kind of gross, but I do.
    4. Rain, although soggy shoes gets kind of gross.
    5. No, but I have twisted my ankle a few times.

  • jane February 11, 2009, 6:34 pm

    1. food, running, the future (daydreaming)
    2. if i’m listening to my ipod, but i usually go without it
    3. in the winter, i reuse them. in the summer i don’t. don’t ask me why…
    4. rainstorm!
    5. yup- once i even ran with blood dripping down my leg from the fall. it didn’t hurt, but boy did people stare at me!

    thanks for asking, you are such a sweetheart πŸ™‚

  • HangryPants February 11, 2009, 6:39 pm

    Your hanger caused me to want black beans, so we’re all winners today.

    1. To do list, friends/family, blog.
    2. Oh yes.
    3. Yes.
    4. Rain.
    5. Only while walking.

    This was fun.

  • Megan February 11, 2009, 6:50 pm

    i love questionnaires πŸ™‚
    1. harvard, food, and ways to spend money πŸ™‚
    2. um, i ALWAYS sing out loud. even if im in the gym around a zillion people. Fun for me, scary for them…haha.
    3. all the time πŸ™‚
    4. rainstorm FOR SURE. i hate being hot.
    5. no, but i don’t have good peripheral vision so i run into things A LOT.

    crazy that 94% of runners have a college education. we are fit AND smart πŸ™‚

  • Vegan On Stage February 11, 2009, 7:50 pm

    1) What I will eat after the work out, My career, the results I will get from running!
    2) Nope not enough breath for that!
    3)ALL THE TIME (i guess thats pretty gross though!)
    4) Rainstorm all the way
    5) no THANK GOD!

    its suprising too because considering im a dancer, I am pretty prone to tripping!

  • Sara February 11, 2009, 8:44 pm

    Greetings from your pal Sara from middle school!

    1. Work, that cute guy who smiled at me as I ran by him, my breathing.
    2. No, I actually don’t listen to an iPod while I run.
    3. Yes! Seriously, you don’t sweat much when it’s like 40 degrees outside…
    4. Rainstorm.
    5. Twice. Once I fell off the back of a treadmill, once I took a bad spill on a sidewalk.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 12, 2009, 4:25 am

    hey sara!! πŸ™‚

  • EL February 12, 2009, 8:28 am

    1. I sing songs, think about what I want to eat, and when I am really struggling I do long division.

    2. I never run with music, but I do sing songs to myself.

    3. No, but I reuse sports bras.

    4. Rainstorm

    5. Not yet, but I have come close and one time it was in the middle of a busy road.

  • Anonymous February 12, 2009, 8:02 pm

    i don’t believe for a second that none of these commenters think about sex while running!

    i know its not very brave to admit this anonymously, but i always think about sex when i run! i think it helps me go faster πŸ™‚

    1. Sex, food, and how happy I am to be running and not studying or working πŸ™‚
    2. No singing, but i dance sometimes!
    3. Of course! that is also easy to admit anonymously.
    4. thunderstorm
    5. i’ve had a few good wipe outs!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 12, 2009, 8:08 pm

    anon – i also think of sex when running, but i didnt want to admit it! hey, the husband’s grandma reads the blog sometimes.

  • Lindsay February 13, 2009, 7:30 am

    1. I think of lots of stuff, mostly how to get my dog to run *with* me (when we bike she is right there next to me, but when we run she is WAY behind me until we turn around and then she is WAY ahead, she just wants to be at home), but food and my day too. And finishing the run!
    2. Yes, I even air drum πŸ™‚
    3. Yes, if they have dried out, reuse sports bras too
    4. Rainstorm, hands down
    5. All the time, especially on trail runs

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) February 13, 2009, 9:00 am

    1. Whatever is going on that I need to focus or plan out. The blog, work stuff, life stuff, meals. Things like that.
    2. I don’t listen to music when I run so no. πŸ™‚
    3. Nope, socks are cheap so I buy a bunch just for running. Now my other running clothes, yes I reuse them before washing.
    4. Rainstorm! I hate running in heat. Yuck.
    5. No but close, I’ve slipped on rocks and tripped on uneven sidewalks.

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