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Sunday, January 29, 2012

TAGGED -- 11 Random Things . . .

I am a bit behind here.  This Streaking into the New Year is taking up a little time, not only with the running, but with the sleeping that I do related to my runs.

I did run today, day 41 of my running streak.  I planned to take it easy the next three days with 5 miles today, Monday and Tuesday.  But when I set out today (up a hill – go figure!) my legs felt like lead and I decided to cut it short and run 2.04 miles this afternoon.  Then I came home and took a THREE HOUR nap . . . a THREE HOUR nap.

Now onto some more fun stuff.  I’ve been tagged by the lovely Giraffy from 365 Days of Awesome.  I’ve read this 11 Random Things post on many blogs.  Now it’s my turn.

1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

11 Random Things About Me: (Warning I’m not very exciting : )

  1. I drink 2 cups of coffee every single day.
  2. I wear a woman’s size 12 shoe U.S. size (44 Euro, 9 1/2 U.K.)
  3. I love, love, love music. 
  4. I really like raw spinach, rice, fish, green beans, sourdough bread, eggs, chorizo, and especially cheese.
  5. If I could I would run in the mountains every single day, I WOULD.
  6. I wear very little make-up, and only when I go to work or some special event.  And even then I only wear lipstick and mascara (I’m sure you’re really all VERY interested in this fact : )
  7. I like wine, but I really hate liquor (ie. whiskey, scotch, gin).  Right now, I like Sauvignon Blanc (for a long while my favorite was Pinot Noir, but then that became too sweet for me, but I still really like saying “Pinot Noir.”).
  8. I write fiction and have pursued literary agents for my novels for quite some time, but have recently set that dream aside since our 3 young sons have their passions, and also since trail running has become my main passion.
  9. I really like people.  Scratch that, I love people, which is a big change from my youth when I didn’t much care for people.   In fact, I pretty much hated them back then. 
  10. I’m not afraid of snakes.  I’ve had at least 2 rattlers coil up on me (preparing to strike).  And I’m still not afraid (but I am cautious).
  11. I do not like rodents.  In fact, they REALLY freak me out.

Now, Giraffy’s questions...
1. Do you cross train? Yes.  I love to swim.  And I love the elliptical.  Plus I strength train often.
2. What's your FAVORITE thing about running? Remaining in the moment. 
3. And your LEAST favorite? That is a very difficult question to answer.  I LOVE running.  I guess this is an unfair answer, but I would have to say, it’s the cost of races.  I am poor.
4. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what is it? CHEESE
5. What came first, chicken or the egg? The egg.
6. You're stuck on a deserted island - what three books do you wish you had with you? Brothers Karamozov, Black Boy, The Holy Bible.
7. How much time do you spend getting ready before leaving your house for a normal day of work/school/whatever you do? About 10 minutes. Sad smile
8. Do you love the treadmill as much as I do? I HATE the treadmill.
9. My birthday is coming up (in 6 months)... want to come have a party? Yes, indeedy. 
10. What should I get The H for his birthday (next week)?  A home baked birthday cake and a big smack on the lips (again, I’m poor LOL).
11. Have you joined Team Gab yet? No.  Sorry I haven’t.   Not sure how to.  But I will click on this link after posting. 

My new questions:

  1. Short shorts or long shorts?
  2. How do you recover from a tough long run?
  3. Favorite brand running shoe?
  4. Longest distance ever run?
  5. What would you do if a rattlesnake coiled up to strike a couple feet from you?
  6. For women – do you wear make-up?  For men – do you remove hair from anywhere other than your face?
  7. Do/did your parents, guardians, siblings, children run?
  8. How many days is your longest running streak?
  9. Would you rather run in extreme heat or extreme cold?
  10. If you had to watch the same movie ten times in a row, what would it be?
  11. Vanilla or Chocolate ice cream?

Okay, now my eleven tags (the hardest part):

  1. Life as a Convert
  2. Quadrathron
  3. The Trail Vagabond
  4. The Running Fat Guy
  5. The Running Green Girl
  6. Running Girl Hits the Trails
  7. Running is a Journey
  8. See Kate Run
  9. Tales From the Back of the Pack
  10. One Crazy Penguin
  11. Scott on the Trail


  1. Oh, a 3 hour nap sounds grand. I cant remember the last time I even dozed during the day.

    #6 - I only wear mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow and lip gloss :)

    10-11 Funny that you dont mind snakes but do mind rodents.. I myself mind both of them very much.

  2. I would gladly feed a rodent to a snake Khourt! LOL.

  3. Thanks for the tag...it posts tomorrow!

    1. Stuart you are such an inspiration. Thanks for reading. I'm glad you don't mind the tag. Like I replied to Green Girl, this was a hard one for me to do myself.

  4. I'm glad you don't mind Green Girl. This was a hard tag for me! And thanks for reading.

    1. Yup, no problem. I went ahead and broke all the rules by not tagging anyone. Heh.

      I wanted to be a fiction writer, too. I used to write short stories all the time.