Hey guys! I’ve had a busy week with travelling, work, and trying to get some rest. I’ve been a crazy insomniac lately, and staying in a hotel Wednesday night didn’t help! It was worth it seeing all my coworkers earlier this week and meeting with clients, though.
I found this on Running in Real Life, so I decided to shamelessly steal Rachel’s survey and fill it out myself. It’s a “Would You Rather” survey, so it assumes you can’t have it all.
I still believe you can have it all .
Would you rather…
Run an ‘easy-effort’ marathon that lasts 5+ hours or a ‘hard puke-your-guts-out’ 5k that’s over in 19 minutes?
I love running hard 5Ks.
I haven’t puked yet, but I’m sure it’ll happen. After my marathon, I stayed in the bathroom for half an hour suffering from dehydration.
If I were dehydrated and puking after a 19 minute 5K, that wouldn’t be suffering- I’d revel in victory and smile the whole time.
Have your pet sleep on your head (you can still move around) or sleep by your legs (you can’t move around)?
I don’t have a pet but I would probably say sleep by my legs because I really can’t stand anything covering my face while I sleep. That would make it hard to breathe and I wouldn’t sleep at all.
Write a really good blog that no one reads or write a crap blog that thousands of people read?
I’d write a crap blog with thousands of readers.
A blog is a social medium, so if you’re writing and no one reads, it’s more of a journal. Anyone who publishes something online wants someone to read it- otherwise, they’d keep a journal.
I write product documentation for a living, and anyone who writes instruction manuals wants others to read their work. Sometimes I feel like no one reads what I write professionally for work. Thanks to Google Analytics and hearing from clients, I know this isn’t true, but I’m sure lots of technical writers struggle with this thought.
Have a Monday off of work or a Friday off of work?
I’d rather have the Monday off.
Get an oozy blister on your foot during a race or chafing (I’ll let you pick the spot) during a race?
Oozy blister. I could always just throw those socks away after the race, but the chafing would hurt for days. I’ve only chafed and had blisters a few times, but it only takes maybe two incidents to purchase body glide and new socks that prevent it. The chafing was worse than the blister.
Run only one race this year, but it’s really awesome or run dozens of race this year, but they are all mediocre?
If I had to pick between the dozens of mediocre races and the 19 minute 5K (assuming it’s puke free), I’d go with the mediocre races.
I love the race atmosphere and my running friends, so I use races as an excuse to see them. A great performance is always a fun bonus!