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Friday, April 11, 2014

Answers to your questions!

It's Friday, which means tomorrow is marathon day!! Woohoo! More on that later...

In my last post, I asked you guys to ask me questions. Anything at all, and I would answer them. So here's your questions, and my answers. 

Diana asked:
What 100 mile race are you doing? The Indiana Trail 100
Is there a time cutoff? Yes, 30 hours

What if you have to pee? =) There are bathrooms at every aid station, which are every 4 miles. If I can't wait that long, there are plenty of trees to hide in!

Carie asked:
Personal: What is your faith or religion? Do you go by a certain denomination? I am a Christian, not part of any denomination.
Random: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?! Cookies and Cream!
Odd/Creepy: What would be worse: Missing a PR on a race because you had to stop and pee OR getting a PR because you skipped the port-a-potty and crossed the finish line having peed your pants?! Oh Carie, you crack me up! Probably missing a PR because I had to stop and pee. That would be awful!

Jojo asked:
What's your favorite distance to race? Half marathon's are my favorite.

How much do you think you spend on running (gear, races, etc)?
I have never kept track of it. Just guessing, maybe $800-$1000 a year, including everything.

What's the thing you most hate about running? I hate getting blisters! I will be using blister pads for tomorrows marathon, I hope that will prevent them.

Julann asked:
How do you find the time to run as much as you do? I don't have children (just 2 teenage stepsons), so I have plenty of free time for my long runs on Saturdays. During the week I either run outside in the evenings after dinner or during the day on my treadmill, when daycare kids are napping.
How many calories are you consuming to keep up with the running? I've never counted my calories, but I probably average 1500 a day. (Which is probably too low)
What are your three favorite items in relation to running / working out? #1 My shuffle ipod (HAVE to have music), #2 Garmin watch, #3 Compression socks. (I can tell such a difference when I wear them during long runs.)

Teresa asked:
 I tend to have tummy issues when I run farther then 15 or so miles. When doing a training run I have to make sure that I am near a restroom for when I get "that feeling." With so many marathons and now your 100 miler coming up, have you ever had to deal with this problem before?? I've only dealt with this once, and that was at my Chicago marathon. I figured out the reason for that was the Gatorade, which I hadn't used during a run before. I know a of of runners who deal with this a lot, so I'm very thankful I don't!

Christa asked:
What's your favorite kind of ice cream? Cookies and cream

Abby asked:
 How will you stay fueled for a 100 miler? The aid stations, which are set up every 4 miles, will be stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, sodas and a large assortment of food. I will bring GU's, peanut m&m's, honey stinger waffles and maybe some energy bars. I will wear a hydration pack with water as well.

Sarah asked:
I was wondering if you can have babies..I have only been following for maybe 6 months or so (I think) and from what you express you love kids and have been married for quite some time: As far as I know I can, but my husband doesn't want any. 

Rebecca Jo asked:
Running: Funniest Race moment? This really got me thinking...I don't even remember one!
What is your one dream race you hope to do one day? I would love to do a race in another country sometime. Preferably Italy or Rome.
Creepy? Shower or bath kinda gal? :) Shower. Although bath's are quite lovely too!

Michelle asked:
Fav place to travel to? Hilton Head, South Carolina. :)
Fav "bling" that you received at a race? My Nashville Women's half marathons are my favorite bling's. 2 years ago was a guitar medal, and last year was cowboy boots medal!
Best post race meal? As long as ice cream is involved, I'm good with anything!

Maggie asked:
How did you meet your husband? We met at church 9 years ago.

Ruud asked:
Food: worst thing you have ever eaten.... Mussels!
Who or what was your biggest inspiration for signing up for a 100 miler? Nothing and no one. I didn't even know anyone who had ever done a 100 before. I just thought it sounded like fun and I wanted to do it!

In just a little while, I'll be headed to Carmel, IN, to run marathon #4, the Carmel Marathon! 

 Are you running or racing this weekend?



  1. I loved reading your questions and answers. Fun! Good luck tomorrow. I am sure you will do great! I can't wait to read your review. Thinking I may actually get the nerve to do a full in the fall. Do you have any plans or recommendation for a fall marathon close by? I am doing the Flying Pig half May 4th and am super excited about the thought of a large race. Cookies and cream is a favorite of mine, especially if there are big chucks of Oreo. lol

    1. Thank you! Oh, you should definitely do a full!! Are you in Louisville?
      I have an friend doing the Flying Pig, maybe I can do that next year! Big chunks of oreo are the BEST!

  2. Awesome to find out so much about you! :) I am not racing this weekend, but I am participating in a local 5K for Relay for Life! It's a glow run of sorts! I'm going to make a baby out of glow sticks and put it on my baby bump! Haha! I hope it turns out okay! And I hope it doesn't rain! Yikes!

    Best of luck to you tomorrow as you run the Carmel Marathon! I do want to run it with you someday! Maybe next year?! I'll be sending you some prayers and positive thoughts! I love you girl!

    1. That sounds SO cute!! Yes, let's do it together next year. Please please!! Love you doll!! xoxo

  3. Loved reading your answers. I'll be cheering you on virtually this weekend.

  4. I'm not racing this weekend but I have my last long run before tapering (marathon in three weeks). It'll be the farthest I've run before and I'm pretty nervous about it. Reading your blog helps keeps me motivated though!

    1. I hope your long run went well Meghan! You will do great at your marathon!! Thank you.

  5. Good luck with your marathon tomorrow! I will be racing a sprint duathlon, not nearly as long as a marathon!

    1. Thanks girlie! Can't wait to read about your duathlon!

  6. cookies and cream is by far my fave also

  7. Hope your marathon went great!!

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