>Runner’s Survey via Run with Jess

>What is your favorite type of cross training? 
Yoga, BodyFlow and BodyPump. I love how strong and lean my body feels after these classes.

What is your favorite song to run to? 
“Move Along” by All-American Rejects, “You Deserve” by Hillsong, “Stronger” by Kanye West

What brand of shoes do you wear? 
Brooks Adrenaline. I got fitted for a shoe that would help with overpronation. A little pricey ($110) but totally worth a great fit.

Do you wear a hat when you run?

I tried wearing one in the winter, and it didn’t keep my ears warm. The rest of my head was burning up. I wear a headband (BondiBands are great!) or just pull my bangs back with bobby pins.

What temperature is your favorite for running? 
50 degrees… I can wear shorts and a t-shirt and not feel too hot.

Do you have any big races coming up? 
I run the Washington Cherry Festival 5K on June 4th. I have a half marathon and marathon tentatively scheduled in El Paso. I haven’t registered for those races yet.

What is your favorite distance? 
For a long run, 10 miles. For a race, probably a half marathon. I’ve never raced in a half marathon though.

Are you a morning, noon or evening runner? 
Never at noon. I don’t get why you’d go out in the hot sun in the middle of the day unless you had no other choice. I like both afternoon/evening runs and morning runs.

Do you run solo or with a buddy? 
I prefer to do most of my runs alone, but for the long weekend runs, I love to run with Gabi!!
What’s your favorite post run snack? 
A smoothie with fruit, milk, ice and protein powder.

What’s your FAVORITE race?  My favorites so far have been the races in downtown Chicago (Hot Chocolate 15K and Shamrock Shuffle 8K). While the marathon was amazing for the spectators and the achievement of such a distance, running in a huge city with 30,000+ runners brings a sense of importance and community.

Do you wear a Garmin? If not, how do you track your runs? Yes.. hubby got me the Garmin Forerunner 405 for my birthday and I’m in LOVE with all that it can do.

What is your least favorite race?

Honestly, probably races like Race for the Cure, which are more focused on the charity than the race itself. I personally don’t know anyone in my family who has died from breast cancer, so the cause isn’t near and dear to me. I do think, however, that it’s a great race for a rookie. There are water stations along the way and a fun finish.

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