# Better than finding \$20 in your pocket and a running quiz.

You know when you put on a pair of jeans that you haven’t worn for months and when you reach in the pocket you find mula and you almost pass out from excitement?

I experienced something better than that.  After doing laundry, I was putting Billy’s running clothes away and BOOM… I found my absolute favorite pair of running shoes that I thought for sure I had lost since I hadn’t seen them in 6 full months.  I thought I must have lost them in the move but no, they were safely tucked away in Billy’s drawer.  I have worn them everyday since (TMI).

The rest of our Sunday will be spent watching the 49ers WIN (hopefully), eating chinese food with my cousin, aunt and uncle and eating these during the game.

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It has been 8 months since I last taught school and I have really been missing giving out quizzes to my students (muhahah) so I decided to give you a quiz.  PLEASE DO NOT GOOGLE the answers if you are going to leave a comment answering them (I miss giving quizzes not dealing with kids cheating on their quiz;)

These stats are from 2012 (unless noted otherwise) and I will post all of the answers in tomorrows post along with the sources.

1.  What percent of the US population has run a marathon?

(a)  .1%

(b)  .5%

(c)   2%

(d)  5%

2.  Total number of US marathons held annually?

(a)  690

(b)  215

(c)  320

(d)  570

3.  Total fee for the New York City Marathon?

(a)  \$255

(b)  \$300

(c)  \$150

(d)  \$120

4.  How many US females finished a road race in 2011?

(a)  900,000

(b)  7 million

(c)  3 million

(d)  10 million

5.  Average number of sneakers a marathon runner goes through during training?

(a)  1

(b)  2

(c)  3

(d)  4

6.  Average number of calories a woman burns during a marathon?

(a)  1,810

(b)  2,100

(c)  2,880

(d)  3,020

7.  Average cost to run a marathon?

(a)  \$53

(b) \$95

(c)  \$123

(d)  \$67

8.  Average number of miles ran per week during marathon training?

(a) 40 miles

(b) 30

(c) 60

(d) 50

9.  At the 1960 Rome Olympics what was the longest distance that women were allowed to run?

(a)  400 meters

(b)  800 meters

(c)  1600 meters

(d)  3200 meters

10.  Average age of Female 1/2 marathon finishers in 2011?

(a)  25

(b)  35

(c)  29

(d)  42

If you don’t want to take the quiz I still have questions for you:)

FAVORITE running/workout shorts?  Color?  Brand?

Anyone else watching football today?  Favorite football watching snacks?  Who are you routing for?

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My absolute favorite running shorts are from Lululemon. I love the way they lay flat on my stomach and don’t add extra bulk like Nike Tempos. Not only are they cute but they are super comfortable.
I’m watching football (surprise) and cheering for the 49ers (my number 2 team) and Baltimore. I really want a Harbaugh Super Bowl. Favorite football food – buffalo chicken dip and chips.

Lulu has amazing shorts that is for sure:) Share your football love with me! Now I am craving buffalo chicken dip like no other. Have a great day Rene and tell the fam hello!

This is a fun quiz! I don’t like being wrong so I’m not going to try to answer them so I hope you post the answers :) I love finding something you lost! It doesn’t happen with sneakers for me since I only use one pair at a time but it happens with clothes ALL the time. I love it!

hahah I don’t like being wrong either:) I will definitely post the answers tomorrow morning. Have a great day Sarah!

Hmm okay here are my guesses:
1. D
2. A
3. B
4. A
5. C
6. A
7. B
8. C
9. B
10. B
No clue if any of these are right, but it was fun to guess! Enjoy your football (although I’m pretty sure the only enjoyment comes from the snacks haha!)

HAHAHA You know me too well Emma:)

1. (c) 2%

2. (c) 320

3. (a) \$255

4. (c) 3 million

5. (b) 2

6. (c) 2,880

7. (c) \$123

8. (d) 4:55 minutes

9. (b) 800 meters

10. (b) 35

I probably failed :(

Here are my answers in order: b, c, b, b, b, d, b, d, c, b. I didn’t look anything up!

And my favorite color is purple, so I end up buying everything in purple when it comes to running. I have to make a huge effort when shopping not to buy running clothes in purple if they are offered. It rarely happens.

HAHAH I love purple too! I haven’t found any sweet purple running shorts yet but I NEED some:)

i actually DO have purple running shorts (with black polka dots)!! AND they are lulu AND i got them on sale!

I guessed on most of these! As you probably see by my answers :)
1. a.
2. a.
3. c.
4. b.
5. b.
6. c.
7. b.
8. d.
9. b.
10. b.

I love Nike tempos! I mostly run on the treadmill so no matter what the temp is outside. So I always run in my tempos and a tank top cause I am a sweaty beast!

I think that may be the best part about treadmills… you don’t have to wear 12 layers for your run during the winter!

Hi! I am not a runner… so my answers would be complete guesses. Not even going to try! Lol I am on a mission to be more active, eat healthier, and the bonus result… to lose weight! Just started following your blog last week and want to say thank you! It is fun, informative, and motivating. Just got back from my walk. : )

Hey Traci! Thank you thank you thank you for your sweet comment! Great job getting your walk on today and keep me updated on how you are doing! Have an amazing Sunday!

Thanks you for the encouragement! It is a gorgeous Sunday. I have cut out diet sodas and caffeine for the most part. Loving water now… and down 10 lbs since January 1st. Yes, I am a big girl. Wish me luck. I need to stay focused!!!

You are doing AWESOME!! Quitting diet soda is HARD… you are amazing!

Aww thanks. You have made my day even sweeter. I am in awe of your long runs! Maybe someday…. : )

Ok I will give this a shot one teacher to another giving quizzes is more fun than taking them.
1. C 2. C 3. A. 4. B. 5. B. 6. C 7. B 8. D. 9. B. 10. C

my favourite running pants for outside are some gray lululemon tights. sooo comfortable! for summer/spring i have a pair of plain black spandex shorts by everlast :)

1. b
2. d
3. a
4. b
5. c
6. d
7. b
8. d
9. c
10. b

I am a runner, and my answers are complete guesses!
My favorite, favorite shorts are Athleta Hana shorts, I have them in a few pairs. My favorite color are my red ones…favorite shorts, favorite color. Lucky treat today, I actually got to run in my shorts, in Janurary, in N.J.!

1. c
2. c
3. c
4. d
5. b
6. a
7. b
8. c
9. b
10. b

This quiz is awesome! I took mental note of what I thought the answers might be.. I look forward to the results!

Soo I’m prob. way off but here are my answers: b, a, a, c, b, c, b, d, c, b

And I’m routing for the PATRIOTS!!! :D

We are watching football today, but the real excitement in our house was over the return of hockey. My hubs was SO excited to put our daughter into her jersey for the first time today!

Rooting for the 49ers, too!! :)
Annnd my guesses:

1. b
2. d
3. b
4. c
5. c
6. d
7. d
8. a
9. b
10. c

Yay for finding the shoes! I love it when stuff like that happens. Our house is so small that I have no idea how I lose things in the first place, but I do.

Here are my quiz answers. Just curious, will I be getting a sticker if I get them all right?
1. b
2. a
3. a
4. a
5. c
6. c
7. d
8. c
9. a
10. d

I’m watching your 49ers right now!! LOVE football sundays!!

I’d fail that quiz like nobodies business..I’m so curious to know all the answers though!

Hi!! I probably failed but I try! Here are mine: b, a,a,c,d,c,d,d,c,c.
I really want to write you to say that I’m from Spain and I follow your blog for a casuality! Thank you for all your posts, they make me increase my motivation in my running, and your easy vocabulary and expressions helps me to improve my english day by day! (sorry for mistakes…!)
Have a nice day :)

Judging from other people’s answers, clearly I have been missing out on the amazing world that is lulu? (Sigh) If only I were rich. I guess I’ll stick with my nike (whatever the popular ones are I don’t even know the name) shorts that I got 90% off at Ross. If anyone has hand me down lulu’s though I’ll take them :-)

There’s a lightening deal on amazon for women’s new balance trail running shoes. I don’t know how you feel about new balance, but I figured I’d pass on the info since I know you’re in the market for trail shoes.

You are the best! Thank you Rachel!

I love finding something you think is gone forever! I just recently found my iPod which I thought was permanently misplaced. It fell between the seat of my car without me knowing it and the other day I stopped at a stop sign and it slid out from under there! Very cool.

JANAE! I just have to tell you I ran the Tinkerbell Half Marathon today! My very first! I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea after my injury but the doctor told me it would be okay if I didn’t push it too hard and if anything hurt to stop (finally a doctor who understands runners do not want to hear they can’t run, especially a race they paid a lot of \$ for). I finished the whole way with no pain (during the race, now is a different story). You must come to Anaheim and do a Disney race!

Ahhhhhhhh congratulations! I am so so happy you were able to run it and pain free! So awesome:) take plenty of time to recover! I want to run a Disney race sooooo bad!

I have a question about Hansons Marathon Method… Do you honestly think it would be a good plan for a first time marathoner? I have been running about a year and have done 2 1/2 marathons so far. I am interested in this program, but am wondering if it would be good for my first one???

I’m a runner, but sadly I don’t know any of those answers! Oh well….I’ve just started following your blog a few weeks ago. LOVE IT! I have two small children and you are definitely motivation to run with my kids, too. Even though its tough pushing a double stroller.

My favorite base layer shorts are purple under armour shorts. Check them out: http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/womens-ua-sonic-25-printed-shorty/pid1235145-684

:-)

Oh my goodness… I NEED those. They are only 30 bucks too! Super cute. Pushing a double stroller?!? You are my hero!

I have to tell you I am SO digging your blog – lol. I have just started one myself – mostly focusing on my journey to get my family on a healthier track – that includes my husband and two crazy boys under 7. I also recently started a love for running, which is something I NEVER thought I’d say. I love your comment about grammar typos on your blog, that’s my biggest fear and the main reason I haven’t even shared my blog yet with family and friends. My husband assures me noone cares if you can’t spell in the blogging world :) http://www.colorushealthy.com

1. C 2%
2. A 690
3. B 300
4. A 900,000
5. B 2
6. A 1810
7. C \$123
8. D 4:55
9. B 800 meters
10. B 35

Here are my guesses:
1. C
2. D
3. A
4. C
5. C
6. C
7. B
8. C
9. B
10. B

I know exactly what you mean. About two weeks ago I put on a sweater that I haven’t wore in a very long time and found inside the sleeves a shirt that had been “missing” for a year. I did a happy dance all day long.

C,D,B,C,B,B,B,D,C,B are my guesses! Do you think you’ll ever go back to teaching? I know how much you loved it!

Yay Niners! We’re going to the SHIP!!! :)

Ms Janea just so you know I took this quiz like a real student. I sat down with pad and paper, thought them through, didn’t cheat!, and made sure my hubby sitting next to me wasn’t peeking at my answers! (Even though his eyes are glued to the Patriots game ;)
1. b
2. c
3. b
4. c
5. c
6. c
7. c
8. a
9. b
10. b
Fun!!

Just found you vai blog hopping!
Yea, I’m so inspired… to push myself, be my best again… I’m sort of in a non-training slump!
You are fabulous!

Am I awful that I am not commenting on the guessing but am instead commenting on how on earth your store sells chocolate covered pretzel thins and mine doesn’t?! I didn’t even know they existed! The Buffalo flavored ones are completely addicting but I may have a new favorite flavor now.

1. B
2. D.
3. B
4. C
5. Sneakers, or pairs? Sneakers, D. Pairs, B.
6. B
7. B (+ lots of blood, sweat, & tears)
8. C
9. C
10. B

I have a crummy old, waistband-elastic-broken pair of Reebok shorts that are the most comfortable things ever and may have to be pried out of my cold, dead hands. However, in terms of rehab, recoup, and recovery – my CWX shorts/capris/tights take the cake. They may be a tad squeezy, but they help my legs stay fresh and healthy. Love ’em.

My favorite shorts are black and from Dicks. Also I’m waiting for my brooks pureflows to come in the mail and I can’t wait!!! I tried them on at the store and thy were amazing!
1)c 2) d 3) b 4) c 5) b 6) c 7) b 8) c 9)c 10)b.
I’m probably mostly wrong but it was a fun quiz!

a, a, b, b, c, b, b, b, d,a, b

?????

My favorite running shorts have to be the Nike shorts that have a think band and really soft fabric. The band says “Just do it” Sooo comfy!

No idea, but these are interesting questions. Here are my guesses:

1. What percent of the US population has run a marathon?

(b) .5%

2. Total number of US marathons held annually?

(c) 320

3. Total fee for the New York City Marathon?

(c) \$150

4. How many US females finished a road race in 2011?

(c) 3 million

5. Average number of sneakers a marathon runner goes through during training?

(b) 2

6. Average number of calories a woman burns during a marathon?

(b) 2,100

7. Average cost to run a marathon?

(c) \$123

8. Average amount of time per mile for the fastest marathon ran?

(d) 4:55 minutes

9. At the 1960 Rome Olympics what was the longest distance that women were allowed to run?

(b) 800 meters

10. Average age of Female 1/2 marathon finishers in 2011?

(b) 35

My favorite running shorts are of course Brooks, I have a few different pairs so it’s really hard to narrow it down farther than that.

Of course I’m watching (or watched) football today! Both games! It’s going to be a good super bowl. I’m bummed the Seahawks didn’t make it to this week, but I was glad when former BYU player Pitta’s team won, because any former Cougar always gets my vote (the female football player kind, not Demi Moore or something).

I don’t even know where to start with answering these, but I can’t wait to see the answers! Thoroughly impressed with those who offered answers to these all. Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Um, those pretzels crisps look insanely wonderful.

1. C
2. D
3. B
4. C
5. A
6. B
7. D
8. B
9. D
10. B

I’m actually in the market for some new running pants. Kill me but I hate running in shorts for some reason it it’s just irritating. So I run in my sweatpants until I can get some bright running pants.
Watched both games today, and boy was it a good day to live in California! Excited for a Harbowl in two weeks! Snacks today consisted of tri tip bites… and they were delicious!

1c, 2b, 3a, 4c, 5b, 6d, 7b, 8b, 9d, 10c.
Totally guessing.
I love running in my grey compression shorts or my black running skirt. And my purple racer back tank top. So much easier to move in shorts and a tank top!

I love the feeling of finding something that I totally thought was gone forever!! Especially if it was something I truly loved (like a favorite clothing item!!) Yay for that…I would wear them everyday too if my favorite shorts had been missing for 6 months!

Hi! I haven’t been around..long story..but boy is she getting big! My favorite shorts are Nike, I don’t own anything Lulu yet.

My guesses:

1. b (I think it was a for a very long time though)
2. d
3. a
4. b
5. b
6. c
7. d
8. c (probably the only answer I actually know)
9. b
10. b

GO NINERS!!! I am SO excited! I never thought I would be rooting for the 49ers but I absolutely have no choice as Colin Kaepernick is my city’s pride and joy, Go Pack! SO excited. Oh, did I say how excited I was?! In case you can’t tell by the excessive use of exclamation points…