Wednesday, February 22, 2012

11 Things...

So, I've now been tagged by two people for this post, so I took that as a sign to go ahead and get it done!! (Thanks Jill, a.k.a. Tribirdie and Laura, of WifeMotherAthlete, for the tags!) Here we go!

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:

  1. I met my best friend at the Governor's Honors Program in Georgia in 1991. We were roommates and friends from the moment she walked into the room. Even though we have never lived in the same town, she is still my closest friend.
  2. When I was pregnant with Noah, I might have had a minor addiction to strawberry Pop-Tarts and McDonalds double cheeseburgers.
  3. I always thought I would be a mother to a girl and am still surprised that I never had a daughter.
  4. I really don't mind doing laundry as long as I don't have to fold it. (There might be a pile of clean clothes at the foot of my bed that has been there since last week.)
  5. If I don't write something down, I will most likely forget it.
  6. I have a KitchenAid mixer that I love. She is red and her name is Ruby.
  7. I make my decaf coffee each morning from freshly ground beans in a French press. I love the ritual of it just as much as I love the taste of coffee.
  8. The PTA terrifies me.
  9. I love the mountains - they just speak to me. If I had to pick a place to go, I would choose a place with mountains any day of the week. 
  10. Sometimes my kids really annoy me, and then I feel guilty about that.
  11. One summer during college I worked as a driver at Interlochen Arts Camp. I got to drive some of the artists to and from the airport, including the Indigo Girls and Johnny Mathis. What a fun summer.
and here are Jill's questions for me. (I actually got tagged from Laura first, so technically I should answer her's, but I'm just going with my flow...LM forgive me!!)

1.  Do you consider yourself a person who uses time efficiently? 
Yes and no. I always say I get the most done when I have a lot to do. If I don't have a lot going on, I have a tendency to get a little lax with my time.

2.  Would YOU wear a Rev3 Sparkly Suit?? (you know you would!!)
I would and I have! The first time I wore it I rocked out my mile time trial in the pool. I'm not quite ready to brave it out on the interwebs like many of my teamies, but that is a whole other post!

3.  What was your Best Moment in Sports?
I can remember distinctly in the second half of the 10K of my first olympic distance tri, I had a sudden realization that, yes, I am an athlete. I started to get choked up. It was definitely a defining moment for me as an athlete.

4.  What do you think of "Shock and Awe"?
As I just had to google this, I don't think I have any really cohesive opinions. My first instinct is to think there must be a better way, but I would have to do a lot more thinking to be sure.

5.  What one thing would you like to change about yourself?
I have a tendency to be a little harsh, on myself and on others. I wish I could soften this part of me.

6.  What one thing do you love about yourself?
I am very optimistic. I am full of faith in all the goodness of life and even though that sometimes leads to disappointment, I wouldn't change that.

7.  Why is Rev3 Running Across America? (yes, shameless promotion plug)
Because it is about darn time we start doing something to fight cancer, and if we can do it even $1 and 1 mile at a time, it is worth it!

8.  What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars? (you can't say "invest half"; okay you can, just also say what you'd do second.)
Pay off my mortgage, so my husband wouldn't worry about money so much.

9.  Which is better, Long Run? Long Bike? or Long Book?
Long run definitely beats long ride, but long book is a long love of mine!!

10.  What is your current "favorite" song?
"I Like to Dance" by Hot Chelle Rae

11.  If you had the chance to implement one change in America what would it be?
I would love to see politicians that really care about implementing change in America instead of just spending millions upon millions of dollars to promote themselves in a shameless race of ambition and pride. It makes me so frustrated to think of all the money that is poured into tv ads and travel and who knows what else, when money like that could really make a positive impact on Americans who have real needs, like being able to put food on their tables and keeping their children in good schools.

and now for my 11 questions!

1. What is the thing in your life you are most proud of?
2. What is your biggest regret?
3. If you had to eat just one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4. Do you give up things for Lent? If so, what are you giving up this year and why?
5. What is your perfect evening?
6. Do you have siblings? If so, do you buy into the whole birth order thing?
7. What is your favorite thing to cook?
8. In what kind of social situation do you feel most comfortable?
9. In what kind of social situation do you feel most awkward. 
10. If you could go back to college, would you?
11. What quality do you possess that makes you a good friend?

and the people I'm sure to check these out! Most are local athletes with new blogs!!
3. Annie at Skinny Pants
4. Debbie at Fit Food for Family
5. Molly at Molly's Musings
6. Debbie at Mommy's Tri-ing
7. Erin at SeeErinTri
9. Debbie from Yoga in the Snow (man, I know a lot of Debs, Deborahs, and Debbies!!)
10. Emily from The Bucket (this is my awesome sister, btw!!)
11. Mark from TriDadofFive (can't remember if you have been tagged or not!)

Whew! Can't wait to read everyone's answers!!


  1. Great List! I love the mountains too. Can't get enough, crappy weather and all.

  2. I love the part when you "first became an athlete" in the second half of the run in your Oly race.... Ugggg. That made me smile.


  3. that took WAYYYYYY longer than planned. but, it is done and done!


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