Amy Haas Feature Photo

Getting to know…Amy

Welcome to ‘Getting to know…’ number 25. Today we get to know more about the inspirational Amy. She is another runner that I found via the running community on Instagram. Amy has set herself an amazing challenge, which I am loving following.

Also, if you have missed any of the previous interviews, you can find them here.

Run the first part of a race with your head, the middle with your legs, and the end with your heart. Amy Haas @raceacrossthestates Click To Tweet

Name

Amy Haas

Age

26

Occupation

Virtual Health Coach & Women’s Running Coach 

Amy Haas NYC

How long have you been running?

6 years! 

What made you start running?

I started running to train for the half marathon in Chicago, Illinois. I ran this race in 2013, and I ran it both with purpose & with passion… I ran in Illinois for my cousin, Scotty, who had passed away from cancer at a young age. His sister, Melissa, and I ran together in support of Children’s Cancer Research. My training for half marathon #1 was less than ideal, I had to push myself to get to “running shape” from “my life-long soccer-player-only physique.” But every time I felt like quitting, I brought myself back to the memories of my cousin. I brought myself back to the fact that he didn’t get to see the places he wanted to see, he didn’t get to complete the things he dreamt of doing, he didn’t get to live the life he should have been able to live.

Every day that we are given is a gift, and I needed to remind myself to embrace that. Since the training and completion of my first race, I have turned to running as a way of life, as a way to be free, to find myself, a way to push myself as far as I can go, a way to count my blessings in a world where tomorrow isn’t guaranteed and today is a precious gift.

Why do you run now?

I continued my journey & did my second half in Wisconsin (which is where nearly all of my family lives). My third half was then in Ohio, where I live. So, after three half marathons in three different states, I stopped and thought: Woah man. How lucky am I? To have seen and travelled 39.3 miles between three different states by foot. After that, I decided to sign up for a half marathon in Indiana, and that’s where this dream truly came to life & I decided that I was going to continue running. From that point on, I have been determined to see and experience 13.1 miles in each state by foot. To explore places that I otherwise wouldn’t have had a chance to, or a reason to, go. A chance to fill my life with wonder, with adventure, with purpose.

What was your last event?

Last weekend – I ran a half marathon in Oregon! I actually won first female overall! 

What is your next event?

It’s a secret – but I’ll be announcing soon!

Favourite thing about running?

The way it challenges you to become a better person in all areas of your life. 

Worst thing about running?

None.

Amy Haas Medals

What one piece of advice would you give to a beginner?

The journey is the reward. Focus on your progress, not on perfection & know that there is ALWAYS room for improvement. Give yourself some grace on the hard days, because everyone has them – the hard days are what make the easy days so easy! 

Best piece of advice given to you?

Run the first part of a race with your head, the middle with your legs, and the end with your heart. 

Favourite race distance?

HALF MARATHON!

Funniest thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

Oh boy… I went the wrong way on a trail race and got completely lost. Then I fell and dropped my headphones in the mud. It was quite a race.

Most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

Hmmm… Honestly probably the same story as above hahahaha

On average, how many miles do you run per month?

Between 200-300!

Do you belong to a running club?

I started my own running community/club called Run with Aim!

Do you do any other forms of exercise in addition to running?

Yoga, hot yoga, bodyweight style workouts!

Favourite pre-race/pre-long run meal?

Just some pasta and veggies (but I eat it REALLY early the day before – I’m not a huge fan of big dinners before race day)!

Favourite post-run meal?

PIZZA AND MIMOSAS!

Do you have any superstition?

Nope!

What is your biggest achievement sport wise?

Probably winning first place female in Arkansas – since it was such a big race!! And getting a 1:25 finish time!!

If you were granted one wish related to running, what would it be?

None! I’m right where I want to be!  

Amy Haas

Links

Instagram: @raceacrossthestates

Blog: https://raceacrossthestates.com


This or That

Early Morning Run or Evening Run

Tea or Coffee

Winter Running or Summer Running

Solo running or Running with Friends

Road Running or Trail Running

Dog or Cat

Miles or Kilometres

Run with someone chatty or run with someone silent

Run with no sock or run with no underwear  

Run a hilly 5k or flat 10k

Run a hilly 10K or flat half marathon

Run a hilly Half Marathon or Flat Marathon

Run a hilly Marathon or Flat Ultra Marathon

Run as much as you want on the treadmill or only run once a week outside

Neil Cole

Getting to know…Neil

Welcome to ‘Getting to know…’ number 24. This week we find out more about Neil. Neil informs me this is his first time featuring in a blog, so enjoy finding out more about him.

Also, if you have missed any of the previous interviews, you can find them here.

‘miles make champions’ Neil Cole Click To Tweet

Name

Neil Cole

Age

47

Occupation

General Manager National Trust, Osterley Park & House 

Neil Cole

How long have you been running?

Started running again in 2014, after many, many years doing absolutely nothing! 

What made you start running?

Long story short, I was instrumental in setting up Osterley parkrun & as General Manager seemed right to actually participate. I downloaded C25K, trained and ran my first ever parkrun on the 5th July 2014, in 29minutes 29 seconds! At the time I thought that was decent, but now I have a parkrun PB of sub 25.

Why do you run now?

 I run because I enjoy it! Running offers me time to switch off from work and everyday life.

What was your last event?

My last event was parkrun before lockdown

What is your next event?

Hopefully either parkrun Osterley Park or Cassiobury Park, Watford or Osterley10k

Favourite thing about running?

The freedom!

Worst thing about running?

I hate the rain & cold weather, I am definitely a spring / summer runner

Neil Cole

What one piece of advice would you give to a beginner?

If you are running no matter what distance, what pace or time, you are being active and that’s really important in life!

Best piece of advice given to you?

I was once told ‘miles make champions’, love that saying!

Favourite race distance?

10k or half marathon.

Funniest thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

My very first parkrun I ran in my Watford football shirt, I was told it wasn’t a good look!  Not sure if they meant as it was Watford, or just not the done thing for runners to wear football tops – needless to say, I haven’t done that again!

Most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

Running, falling over, quick look to make sure no one noticed and continued running!

On average, how many miles do you run per month?

Since lockdown I have really embraced running, so my Garmin currently says around 70k a month for this year (March to September)

Do you belong to a running club?

No

Do you do any other forms of exercise in addition to running?

Yes I play football every Monday & Thursday nights and coach my daughter’s football team in the week with match days Saturdays (not ideal for parkrun but I run them whenever no Saturday football)

Favourite pre-race/pre-long run meal?

Pasta!

Favourite post-run meal?

Pasta! Yes, I love pasta!

Do you have any superstition?

Not much, but I do always wear my comfy running gear, so it’s well worn! 

What is your biggest achievement sport wise?

Royal Parks Half Marathon, in 2016 my first ever half marathon completed in 1 hour 56 minutes (sub 2 hours) and raised over £4,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital!

If you were granted one wish related to running, what would it be?

To run like a proper athlete, rather than someone who looks liking they are constantly struggling. So envious of those who run like they are gliding!  

Neil Cole

Links

Instagram: @scholsey07 


This or That

Early Morning Run or Evening Run

Tea or Coffee

Winter Running or Summer Running

Solo running or Running with Friends

Road Running or Trail Running

Dog or Cat – although we have a tortoise!

Miles or Kilometres

Run with someone chatty or run with someone silent – Although when I run with my mates they talk a lot!

Run with no sock or run with no underwear  

Run a hilly 5k or flat 10k

Run a hilly 10K or flat half marathon

Run a hilly Half Marathon or Flat Marathon

Run a hilly Marathon or Flat Ultra Marathon

Run as much as you want on the treadmill or only run once a week outside – Hate treadmills

Karianne Blog Feature

Getting to know…Karianne

Welcome to ‘Getting to know…’ number 23. I have loved Karianne’s photos from Singapore. She has recently moved there and is exploring a new place by running and cycling. Here is her running journey.

Also, if you have missed any of the previous interviews, you can find them here.

Every day is different, and every run is an opportunity to learn. Karianne Di Salvo Click To Tweet

Name

Karianne Di Salvo

Age

35

Occupation

Analyst – but currently unemployed, as I have recently moved to Singapore with my husband.  So am spending my days exploring and running!

Karianne

How long have you been running?

On and off for about 15 years!  But more ‘seriously’ and regularly for the past 5 years!

What made you start running?

I started running about 17 years ago when I was at university.  I felt like I needed something to keep off the weight that I had started to pile on due to my new student lifestyle (which included a lot of beer). However, I was running because I thought I should, rather than because I wanted to.

For the past 7 years, I have been running because I have fallen totally in love with it!  It’s no longer something I do because I think I should.  It’s something that I love to do and can’t imagine my life without!

Why do you run now?

 Because it is part of who I am – I honestly can’t see my life without running in it anymore. Running has really helped me manage my mental health. When I am feeling anxious or stressed, I know that running is something that can help me through it. It also teaches me a lot about myself – from running, I know that I am stronger and more resilient than I thought I was.

What was your last event?

My last race was The Thames Meander Half Marathon in March.  I was really unsure if it would go ahead. I think it was the last weekend before most races started being called off.

Then I ran my local parkrun on March 24th, before they were postponed indefinitely. 

I was meant to be running Brighton Marathon and the Fox Ultra – but COVID had other ideas.

What is your next event?

Who knows!  I am really hoping that parkrun will return soon and that my next ‘event’ will be at my new home parkrun at East Coast Park.  In terms of an official race, I was planning on entering the Singapore Marathon in November – but this has been cancelled too!  So, I will just wait to see how 2021 goes. 

Favourite thing about running?

Freedom. It gives me time to myself, to think and to process life – and to not worry about things. I think I need that more than ever right now! I also love how it is helping me explore my new home in Singapore!

Worst thing about running?

Social media. I think social media can be really great.  But I think it is really easy to forget that others (mostly) only show you what they want you to see. The fast runs. The runs in amazing locations. The PB’s. And it can lead to a lot of people feeling like they are not doing well enough. It took me a long time to become confident enough to stop comparing myself to others.

Karianne

What one piece of advice would you give to a beginner?

Don’t put pressure on yourself and just take it one run at a time. Some days, you will feel great and be able to run further than you thought.  Other days, you may not have a great run. Every day is different, and every run is an opportunity to learn.

Oh.. and go to parkrun!

Best piece of advice given to you?

Comparison is the thief of joy.  Don’t worry how fast others are, or how far others run.   Focus on yourself and celebrate your achievements!

Favourite race distance?

I actually really like 10 milers. I’ve only raced a couple, but I like that there is something in between a 10k and a half marathon!

Funniest thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

A few weeks ago, I totally misjudged what I thought was a muddy puddle… it turned out to be a bog! My leg went in, right past the ankle and came out without my trainer.  In between hysterical laughter, my friend (who had avoided the bog and kept her trainers!) managed to find a stick and pulled my shoe out of the mud. But I had to run the next 7km with a very squishy foot! 

Most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

While dressed as Harry Potter during the Bacchus Half Marathon, I tried to cast a ‘wingardium leviosa’ spell on some other runners to help them fly around the course.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying attention to my feet and had already consumed quite a bit of the on-course wine… so rather than helping them fly, I flew myself headfirst into a bush.

Karianne

On average, how many miles do you run per month?

Probably around 60-70 miles. My milage has decreased since moving to Singapore, as I am trying to adjust to the heat and humidity.

Do you belong to a running club?

When I was back in the UK, I was a member of Mole Valley Runners – an amazingly supportive running group who helped me find a love of running with others.  I still have my MVR vest and will wear it out here with pride!  I am hoping to find a local Singapore running club soon.

Do you do any other forms of exercise in addition to running?

I enjoy cycling and swimming. I also do yoga a few times a week and have just started skipping!

Favourite pre-race/pre-long run meal?

My husband is Italian… so for me, it’s a big bowl of pasta the evening before! the morning, a bagel with peanut butter and a strong black coffee!

Favourite post-run meal?

Probably a burger and a beer – or another big bowl of pasta!  Love the carbs!

Do you have any superstition?

Nope!  Not in running or in life in general. 

What is your biggest achievement sport wise?

For me, it was probably getting my first ever sub 30 minute 5k about 3 years ago. I’m now down to a sub 26 minute PB, but the feeling of finally achieving sub 30 is something I will never forget!

If you were granted one wish related to running, what would it be?

At the moment, it would be for COVID to do one, so that parkrun can come back. parkrun has become a huge part of my life, as both a runner and a volunteer, and to be honest, I’ve been struggling without it – especially with moving to a new country, where I had planned on using parkrun as a way of finding new friends!

Karianne

Links

Instagram: @gattina_rosa_runs 


This or That

Early Morning Run or Evening Run

Tea or Coffee

Winter Running or Summer Running

Solo running or Running with Friends

Road Running or Trail Running

Dog or Cat

Miles or Kilometres

Run with someone chatty or run with someone silent – If I want silence, I’ll go out on my own.  I love a slow chatty run!

Run with no sock or run with no underwear  

Run a hilly 5k or flat 10k

Run a hilly 10K or flat half marathon

Run a hilly Half Marathon or Flat Marathon

Run a hilly Marathon or Flat Ultra Marathon (as much as I love hills, not sure my legs could handle a hilly marathon!)

Run as much as you want on the treadmill or only run once a week outside

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Getting to know… Leanne

Welcome to ‘Getting to know…’ number 22. This week we are getting to know Leanne and I have to admit I am loving her pre-race fuel. I might even try it myself!

Also, if you have missed any of the previous interviews, you can find them here.

Set your sights on something, and just have a go, and keep moving forwards. @whatleanneran Click To Tweet

Name

Leanne Shrive

Age

25

Occupation

Financial Services

@Whatleanneran

How long have you been running?

It’s probably fair to say sheer stubbornness. I seem to recall someone telling me I couldn’t/wouldn’t be able to run 5km and I wasn’t having that!

What made you start running?

For two reasons – my own head (for my sanity but also to challenge myself) and to help others (my favourite part about running, and being a run leader, is that I can support and encourage others to achieve things they perhaps didn’t think they could!)

Why do you run now?

 It’s probably fair to say sheer stubbornness. I seem to recall someone telling me I couldn’t/wouldn’t be able to run 5km and I wasn’t having that!

What was your last event?

Salcey Forest challenge yesterday (24th September), it was a 6 hour challenge where you could run as much or as little as you like. I ran a marathon in 4:39:29, and it was a 10+ minute PB!

What is your next event?

I’m not giving myself much rest, I’ve got a trail half marathon on Sunday! (27th September)

Favourite thing about running?

It has to be the headspace but also exploring new places.

Worst thing about running?

I’m really not about the ‘competition’, more the taking part and having a go, so I really don’t like the attitude some runners and clubs have.

@Whatleanneran

What one piece of advice would you give to a beginner?

Set your sights on something, and just have a go, and keep moving forwards.

Best piece of advice given to you?

Keep smiling and keep moving (it does feel just a little bit easier if you smile!)

Favourite race distance?

I love an ultramarathon because it’s like a moving picnic.. but then I love to really push on a 5 or 10km.

Funniest thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

I ran straight into a tree a few weeks ago and I still have no idea how I didn’t see it! 

Most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

Running straight into a tree!

On average, how many miles do you run per month?

I usually hit between 100-120 miles every month

Do you belong to a running club?

I do! I’m part of Kettering Town Harriers, Lonely Goat Running Club and I also helped establish a local running group ‘Harborough Social Runners’ 

Do you do any other forms of exercise in addition to running?

I’ve recently dabbled in open water swimming and cycling… Can you guess what challenge is on the cards for 2021 or 2022?! 

Favourite pre-race/pre-long run meal?

Chinese takeaway and half a bottle of wine – it might not be conventional but I’m almost guaranteed a PB on that!

Favourite post-run meal?

I love a pasta bake or fajitas

Do you have any superstition?

Nope 

What is your biggest achievement sport wise?

It has to be my 100km at Race to the Stones last year. I never thought I’d be able to cover that distance on foot. 

If you were granted one wish related to running, what would it be?

To be able to run forever, no matter what!

@Whatleanneran

Links

Instagram: @whatleanneran 

Twitter: @whatleanneran 

Facebook: @whatleanneran 

BLOG: www.whatleanneran.wordpress.com


This or That

Early Morning Run or Evening Run

Tea or Coffee

Winter Running or Summer Running

Solo running or Running with Friends

Road Running or Trail Running

Dog or Cat

Miles or Kilometres

Run with someone chatty or run with someone silent

Run with no sock or run with no underwear  

Run a hilly 5k or flat 10k

Run a hilly 10K or flat half marathon

Run a hilly Half Marathon or Flat Marathon

Run a hilly Marathon or Flat Ultra Marathon (notice a theme there?)

Run as much as you want on the treadmill or only run once a week outside – Dreadmill – I hate them but i’d get used to it

Pete Collins Feature Photo

Getting to know… Pete

Welcome to ‘Getting to know…’ number 21. Pete is a fellow MND runner. He has raised an amazing amount of money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Below he shares his running journey.

Also, if you have missed any of the previous interviews, you can find them here.

Smiles Break Miles – On those longer runs – Keep smiling! Click To Tweet

Name

Pete Collins

Age

36

Occupation

Sales & Partnerships Manager

Pete Collins

How long have you been running?

On and off for around 10 years but more regularly since 2017. 

What made you start running?

I ran for charity initially, raising funds and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association but have run more recently as a way of escapism from everything that is currently going on in the world. 

Why do you run now?

As above, I run now because it gives me a sense of freedom, an opportunity to unwind after a day at work (from home) and a reason to get out and enjoy some fresh air. I use running as a way of clearing my headspace from everything I am thinking about. 

What was your last event?

I ran a half marathon up and down my street during Lockdown – the Lockdown Long Run. My street is only 0.1 miles long so it was a fair few loops before I made the distance. 

What is your next event?

I am currently aiming to run the distance of Lands End to John O Groats in 6 months (874 Miles) and I am just short of 350 miles in so far. It averages out at around 5 miles a day.  

Favourite thing about running?

The escapism – it’s just you, the roads and/or trails and the rest of nature. 

Worst thing about running?

The dark, cold, wet nights which no doubt will be upon us soon!

What one piece of advice would you give to a beginner?

As a beginner, I would just keep emphasizing that every run you do is a good a run. It doesn’t matter what distance, time or pace you set, you have put your trainers on and got out there and that should be applauded. 

Best piece of advice given to you?

Smiles Break Miles – On those longer runs – Keep smiling!

Favourite race distance?

Half Marathon

Funniest thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

Being offered a pint at Mile 23 of the London Marathon from a spectator, he had a barrel and pump at the side of the road and I was so tempted to stop and join him. I do not think I would have got going again though if I had. 

Most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

A leaky melted chocolate protein bar running down my leg during a long run! Not the best sight for others!

On average, how many miles do you run per month?

Currently around 120 miles a month

Pete Collins

Do you belong to a running club?

No, I am not a member of a running club. 

Do you do any other forms of exercise in addition to running?

Yoga – great for the body and mind 

Favourite pre-race/pre-long run meal?

Any Pasta dish but would probably say Grilled Chicken and Pesto Pasta.

Favourite post-run meal?

Pizza!

Do you have any superstition?

No real superstitions as such 

What is your biggest achievement sport wise?

To date, completing the London Marathon in 2018 – I am due to run it again at some point when all the craziness dies down and some level of normality resumes. 

If you were granted one wish related to running, what would it be?

The ability to never suffer from DOMS!


Links

Instagram: @PeteC1984

Fundraising Link: www.justgiving.com/Tea4MND


This or That

Early Morning Run or Evening Run

Tea or Coffee

Winter Running or Summer Running

Solo running or Running with Friends

Road Running or Trail Running

Dog or Cat – neither!

Miles or Kilometres

Run with someone chatty or run with someone silent

Run with no sock or run with no underwear  

Run a hilly 5k or flat 10k

Run a hilly 10K or flat half marathon

Run a hilly Half Marathon or Flat Marathon

Run a hilly Marathon or Flat Ultra Marathon – A Marathon is my limit!

Run as much as you want on the treadmill or only run once a week outside

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Getting to know… Mary

Welcome to ‘Getting to know…’ number 20. Mary shares below her running journey. She is also instrumental in the set up of my local Parkrun, so I will be forever grateful to her for that.

I am pretty impressed that I have managed to put 20 of these interviews together. I love reading all about other runners and their journeys, I hope you do too.

I can’t make them without runners, so if you fancy taking part, please do get in contact. Sharing these posts on your own social media could also help us attract more people to get involved. Also, if you have missed any of the previous interviews, you can find them here.

The piece of advice I always end up giving is to cut your toenails before a long run!  It’s not pretty if you forget!!! @ahealthiermoo Click To Tweet

Name

Mary Pearson

Age

35

Occupation

Originally a teacher, but since my son turned one at the end of 2017 I’ve been working a mix of nightshifts in a supermarket and completing freelance web work for a few companies around life as Mum.

Mary Pearson

How long have you been running?

I first began running in Spring 2011, so nearly 10 years now.  I can’t remember not being a runner anymore!

What made you start running?

I moved two hours away from all my family and friends for my first teaching position.  My then-boyfriend (now-husband) was unable to find a job down here immediately so I was on my own and spent a lot of time travelling at weekends as well as sitting at a desk in the evenings, getting on top of my new career.  I ended up putting on three stone in a very short space of time.

One weekend I saw a beginner running group advertised in the next town and decided to give it a go…

Why do you run now?

I run to remain fit and healthy and to ensure that I am a good role model for a young son.

What was your last event?

I ran the Stour Valley Path 50k on the 15th August.  It was only my second event this year – the first being Stafford Half Marathon two weeks before the country went into lockdown.

What is your next event?

My next event should be the Autumn 100 on the 10th October all being well.  It will be my second 100-mile event and although I’m looking forward to it I’m rather nervous about the lack of long training races I’ve been able to use as part of my training in the build-up to race day. 

Favourite thing about running?

I love that everybody can have different goals.  It’s not all about being the fastest runner in the group – everybody can set a new PB or run a different distance, or try out different terrain.  There are so many different ways to challenge yourself as a runner.

Worst thing about running?

Struggling to fit as many miles as I would like around family life. 

What one piece of advice would you give to a beginner?

The piece of advice I always end up giving is to cut your toenails before a long run!  It’s not pretty if you forget!!!

Best piece of advice given to you?

Just keep moving forward.  Don’t stop at the aid stations – grab and go!. 

Favourite race distance?

Anything between 35-50 miles.  I like being able to think tactically during an event.  I’m not the fastest runner by a long way, but I know my body and I enjoy the challenge of working out when to eat/drink/which hills to walk/etc.  Get it wrong and it can destroy your race!.

Funniest thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

I was once out running at night across a footpath with a few friends.  I had turned around to have a chat as I was running and the next thing I knew, I was waist-deep in water.  It was a very deceptive puddle – very much Vicar of Dibley style!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JqkLc1Xf8Q 

Most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you whilst running?

I don’t really embarrass too easily…
Not really embarrassing, but it made me feel a little cringy when a friend kept announcing to everyone that I was ‘milking myself’ all the way around South Downs Way 50! 

On average, how many miles do you run per month?

Usually 100-120.  It varies as I’ve recently started incorporating more cross-training. 

Mary Pearson

Do you belong to a running club?

Yes, Wellingborough & District Athletic Club. 

Do you do any other forms of exercise in addition to running?

I usually walk for about 2-3 hours daily and I also complete HIIT workouts 5 days a week.. 

Favourite pre-race/pre-long run meal?

The night before I always have a pizza.  Vegetarian, with ALL the toppings.  The more, the better!. 

Favourite post-run meal?

I really struggle to eat after a hard run, but if it’s a hot day I’m all about a KFC Malteser Krushem!. 

Do you have any superstition?

I always retie my trainer laces when standing on the start line.  It’s a habit now, I don’t even realise I’m doing it!. 

What is your biggest achievement sport wise?

Running my first 50-mile race six months after having my son.  I needed to stop to pump milk on the way around!.

If you were granted one wish related to running, what would it be?

To have more time to be able to fit it all in!.

Mary Pearson

Links

Instagram: @ahealthiermoo

Blog: www.ahealthiermoo.com


This or That

Early Morning Run or Evening Run – done & dusted!

Tea or Coffee – neither can I chose hot chocolate instead?

Winter Running or Summer Running – more daylight options with more route options

Solo running or Running with Friends – I have really missed running with friends during this pandemic 🙁

Road Running or Trail Running – All day long!

Dog or Cat – Mine is hilarious

Miles or Kilometres – When people tell me their KM splits it confuses me!

Run with someone chatty or run with someone silent – otherwise, I would be worrying that they were expecting me to fill the silence! 

Run with no sock or run with no underwear– I  couldn’t be dealing with blisters on my feet and there’s always Body Glide for everywhere else!  😉  

Run a hilly 5k or flat 10k – Flat courses do not suit me.

Run a hilly 10K or flat half marathon – although that distance…ugh!

Run a hilly Half Marathon or Flat Marathon –  Hilly half, although the marathon would count towards my 100 total, so it’s a close call…

Run a hilly Marathon or Flat Ultra Marathon – A flat ultra would be painful!

Run as much as you want on the treadmill or only run once a week outside – Running is so much better outside!