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.
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!
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!
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.
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.)
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!
What's your favorite kind of ice cream? Cookies and cream
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.
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!
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!
How did you meet your husband? We met at church 9 years ago.
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?