Hi everyone! It’s no secret that I LOVE Christmas. Love love love it. There is nothing better than listening to Christmas music while baking Christmas cookies while snow falls outside. I feel like I don’t even really love Christmas day – just the Christmas season and all the fun activities it brings! That being said, I love when I get to do anything Christmasy while running! So when I read Runs With Pugs’ holiday edition of Would You Rather? I knew I had to participate!
Would you rather…
…run a Christmas themed event in the heat or the snow? Is this even a real question? Christmas in the heat is not normal! Snow all the way! Bonus points if it’s physically snowing during the event!
…sing/listen to Christmas songs during your run or wear a Christmas outfit during your run? I don’t listen to music when I run and I LOVE dressing up, so Christmas outfit all the way! I have so much fun planning my race costumes whenever I get a chance to run in one!
…get a new running watch or a free race entry? I hardly ever wear my watch – due to safety reasons I carry my phone with me on every run so I just use that to track my miles – so I’d go with the free race entry. I sign up for so many races anyways that I need all the help I can get!
…go for a run before your Christmas meal or after? Before! I hate running on a full stomach and I know I’ll feel super lazy after I eat anyways. I plan to get a run in on Christmas morning after I open presents!
…listen to an audiobook/podcast while running or read a book about running? I’d say read a book. I love reading and last time I read a running book (Born To Run) I really enjoyed it! Plus like I said earlier, I don’t listen to things while I run.
…have a year’s access to an online running coach or 5 one-on-one visits to a running coach? I think I’d like an online running coach better. I hate running with other people – it makes me feel like I’m back in high school!
…give up your Christmas to help those in need (like a soup kitchen) or spend your Christmas with ALL of your family? This might make me sound selfish, but I’d choose to spend it with my family. I miss my family so much and I’d give anything to be with them for Christmas. Maybe someday…
…watch Love Actually or The Holiday? I’ve never seen these movies so…neither? I’m overruling both of these in favor of Elf!
…eat ham or turkey for your Christmas meal? Turkey! Every year Andrew and I used to host a Christmas Eve party with both of our families and I would always cook a turkey. I think we’ll be doing that again this year, except we’ll be by ourselves this time.’
And bonus question that I added myself: …hang out with the Heat Miser or Snow Miser? I’ve always hated the heat and stupid green Christmases (still never had a white one!) so Snow Miser all the way!
What would you rather do? Let me know in the comments or post this on your blog and link back to me! I want to see your answers!
And don’t forget about my Solstice Sprint Virtual 5k happening this sunday on the Winter Solstice! If you haven’t signed up what are you waiting for? It’s free, you can win a Black Diamond headlamp, and you know you’ll be running anyways 🙂 I’ve already got over 20 participants and I’m so excited to run “with” everyone!