Take It and Run Thursday

Take It and Run Thursday: Unconventional Races

TIART logo This week's sponsor, Kate of OOKate. She offers readers this question to ponder and respond to:



What's the most unconventional race you've ever run? Have you run a race like North Carolina's "Take Pride in your Hide" naked race? Does your local running group have "prediction runs" where everyone guesses their finish time, and the winner is the person who has the closest guess? How about a Mud Run? If you could make up a wacky race, what would the twist be?

Stop by the response page and and leave your thoughts on this topic .  

Kate leaves us with a couple pic from running trails in her community in Virginia.

Picturesque trail
 
 Breathtaking Lake



Take It and Run Thursday: Fav Race

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This week's sponsor, Joanna of Yummy Running  offers readers this
question to ponder and respond to:

What is your favorite race?  Do you live for the marathons or crave a 5k?  Would you rather race in the morning, afternoon, or at night?  Do you like big races with tons of people and encouraging crowds or do you prefer the smaller hometown races?

Stop by and leave your thoughts on this topic.  Click here now!

And don't forget to check out Joanna's story!

Take It and Run Thursday: The Nobel Prize for Running

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Chelsea of
Early Runner is this week's sponsor and she offers readers this question to respond to:


You’re on the selection Committee for the Nobel Prize for Running.  Who would you nominate for the winner and why?
It could be an elite or a beginning runner....a courageous ordinary runner in your community who inspires you.... or the local running club leader, race director, or running store owner who gives tirelessly back to running. It could be the senior runner in your community who knows no age limitations.
You decide.  Who do you think deserves to be recognized for enriching and advancing the experience of running for others?

Before you share your Nominee, make sure you take in some of the great pics Chelsea shares of the beauty of running in Madison, Wisconsin. 

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For next week's TIART, Joanna of Yummy Running is the sponsor and she offers this question to ponder and respond to:

What is your favorite race?  Do you live for the marathons or crave a 5k?  Would you rather race in the morning, afternoon, or at night?  Do you like big races with tons of people and encouraging crowds or do you prefer the smaller hometown races?

Hope everyone is having a great week of running and living!

Take It and Run Thursday: Your Three Wishes for Running

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This week's sponsor is Julia, author of her blog, Chocolate Shoestrings

Julia knows all runners have dreams and wishes, so she invites us to share ours.

Julia asks:


If a genie were to appear and grant you any three running wishes in the world, what would you choose? It can be anything from superhuman powers, new running inventions, race entries, shoes, you name it!

What would be your three wishes?

Before you tell us what your wishes will be, you'll want to enjoy Julia's video, where she takes you along on a run of her favorite trail with stunning views of the ocean and mountains.  Get to know Julia better!


For next week's TIART, Chelsea of Early Runner is the sponsor and she offers this question to ponder and respond to:

You’re on the selection Committee for the Nobel Prize for Running.  Who would you nominate for the winner and why?  
 

It could be an elite or a beginning runner....a courageous ordinary runner in your community who inspires you.... or the local running club leader, race director, or running store owner who gives tirelessly back to running. It could be the senior runner in your community who knows no age limitations. 

You decide.  Who do you think deserves to be recognized for enriching and advancing the experience of running for others.


Hope everyone is having a great week of running and living!


Take It and Run Thursday: Your top race recommendations

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This week's sponsor is MCM Mama, a favorite runner and blogger committed to running a race in all 50 states.  So it shouldn't surprise us that she invites us to ponder and respond to:



We've all discussed why we run, but why do you RACE and how do you choose which races to run? 

Do you look for certain distances, swag, location, start time, or something else?  Tell me how you decide where and when to race.  Also, I'm currently on a quest to run a race in every state.  Please tell me--and others about a particular race you've run that is not to be missed.

Go ahead. Share you preferences of races.  Before you leave your suggestions for MCM Mama, take a moment to get to check out her slide show and get to know her better.

For next week's TIART, Julia of Chocolate Shoestrings is the sponsor and she offers this question to ponder and respond to:

If a genie were to appear and grant you any three running wishes in the world, what would you choose? It can be anything from superhuman powers, new running inventions, race entries, shoes, you name it!

Everyone have a great week of running and living!



Take It and Run Thursday

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This week's sponsor is Lacey, author of her blog, Objects and Events.   Lacey offers all of us this question to ponder and respond to:


Imagine you are attending a week-long running camp. Where would it be? What would you do? Would there be classes? Bootcamps? Socials?

I want to know all about the kinds of things that make up your ideal running-related week. No work, no obligations outside of camp,... for one week you can have it exactly your way! Tell me all about it!

Share your take on running camp with Lacey and the Lounge by jumping over to the article and leaving your advice for her.   

But before you do, take a minute to learn more about Lacey and her running life.


For next week's Melanie is the sponsor and she offers this question to ponder and respond to:

Scarecrow asked for a Brain, Tin Man for a Heart, and Lion for Courage.  If you could meet the Wizard of Running and ask for anything what would it be?  When your wish was granted how would your travels down the Yellow Brick Road of running be different?  (I had fun with this theme on my blog and hope you do too!)



Take It and Run Thursday: Organize your dream race!

Take it and run thursday This week's sponsor is Heather from her blog, Trials of Training, who offers this question to ponder and respond to:

If you had the knowledge, time and/or means by which to Organize a race - what would your "Race Info" include? 

Would you choose an organization to donate to? What distance would you choose? Other questions to ponder - Location? Time? Race Expo attendees (guest speakers?)? Shirt design? Get as creative as you want....!

Share your take on organizing a race your way with Heather and the Lounge by jumping over to the article and leaving your advice for her.  


For next week's question, Lacey joins us as the sponsor and offers this question to ponder and respond to:

Imagine you are attending a week-long running camp. Where would it be? What would you do? Would there be classes? Bootcamps? Socials? I want to know all about the kinds of things that make up your ideal running-related week. No work, no obligations outside of camp,... for one week you can have it exactly your way! Tell me all about it!

Take It and Run Thursday: Yoga and Running

Take it and run thursday This week's sponsor is Kitzzy from the blog http://kitzzyfit.blogspot.com/  and offers this question to ponder and respond to:

I find yoga to be an excellent companion to my running to avoid
injury, improve flexibility, and help relieve sore muscles after a
hard workout or race. Tell us about your experience with yoga as it
relates to running. If you have not tried it, why not? If you have,
did it help? How often do you feature yoga in your weekly workout
regime? What are your favorite yoga poses and routines? Pass on your
recommendations for your favorite yoga DVDs, instructors, podcasts,
online resources, etc.

Share your take on yoga and running with Kitzzy and the Lounge by jumping over to the article and leaving your advice.  But before you do, check out Kitzzy's running story:


For next week's question, Heather joins us as the sponsor and offers this question to ponder and respond to:

If you had the knowledge, time and/or means by which to Organize a race - what would your "Race Info" include?  Would you chose an organization to donate to? What distance would you choose? Other questions to ponder - Location? Time? Race Expo attendees (guest speakers?)? Shirt design? Get as creative as you want....!

Take It and Run Thursday: Who Would You Run With?

Take it and run thursday This week's sponsor is Jillian, from the blog Finishing is Winning and she brings a great question to the Lounge:

You get to run the last six miles of your next marathon with 6 different people.  They can be dead or alive; famous or not famous.  Who are these people and why did you pick them?  Furthermore, why did you pick them for the specific mile you did?  Remember, you get an extra .2 miles with runner #6.

Before you jump over to the article and leave your response, take a moment to learn more about Jillian and her running.

 

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For next week's question, Kitzzy joins us as the sponsor and offers this question to ponder and respond to:

I find yoga to be an excellent companion to my running to avoid
injury, improve flexibility, and help relieve sore muscles after a
hard workout or race. Tell us about your experience with yoga as it
relates to running. If you have not tried it, why not? If you have,
did it help? How often do you feature yoga in your weekly workout
regime? What are your favorite yoga poses and routines? Pass on your
recommendations for your favorite yoga DVDs, instructors, podcasts,
online resources, etc.

Take It and Run Thursday: Spectator Tips

Take it and run thursday This week's Take It and Run Thursday is sponsored by is KLETCO from the blog by the same name. 

Her question for next week:

Now that we're heading into the fall and winter marathon seasons, and we've talked a lot about how to prepare for races, let's talk about spectators.  What do you like and dislike from spectators out on a course?  Are cowbells good or bad?  Do you prefer to have someone waiting with food or gatorade?  What tips can you give for people who are just out to watch the race and not participate?

Jump on over to the article to leave a link to your name and url and your great advice for KLETCO.

But before you do, take a few minutes to learn more about her running in Baltimore, running with her training group, and some of her memorable races by watching her slide show.

For Next Week:

And after you help out KLETCO with her question and catch upon her running, start thinking about next week's question.  Our sponsor is Jillian, from the blog Finishing is Winning and she brings a great question to the Lounge:

You get to run the last six miles of your next marathon with 6 different people.  They can be dead or alive; famous or not famous.  Who are these people and why did you pick them?  Furthermore, why did you pick them for the specific mile you did?  Remember, you get an extra .2miles with runner #6.


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