Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Random 11

So I was tagged in the latest blogger craze by both Adena at she said I needed a goal and Karen at Working it out both of these lovely ladies have great blogs and if you don't already read them you really should. Thank you both and now  without further ado...

The rules of this post: (disclaimer I did not make them so don’t yell at me for them being difficult)

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 (FB page or other Social site) 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 people!

I changed this up a little since I was tagged twice. I answered both questions but only did the other stuff once.

11 Random things about me:

1. I never went to any high school dances, I couldn'tt wait to be done with school.

2. Both of my pinky fingers are crooked...they look like they have been broken, but they have always been that way.

3. I just don’t know what I’m going to do when my son goes off to the Marines. I will miss him and Im starting to get really nervous about this whole thing.
4. I’ve never broken a bone...knock on wood, crossing my fingers.

5. I keep thinking I’m going to try internet dating again... so I sign up but it takes so much work I just don’t end up doing it....I find that training  seems to get in the way of any other social life. :)

6. I am always cold at work. I wear a sweater year round and have a heater on my desk that is often on. I don’t however really own a “big” coat. And frequently don’t even wear one. Today it was around 27 degrees and I had a long sleeve t-shirt and a sweater on when I went to work

7. In high school I used to fall all the time...I would trip on little rocks and my own feet. Thank goodness that changed, again knock on wood, fingers crossed.

8. My blog is something I don’t really share with people in my everyday life. It feels kind of “private” like a diary I share with all of you. :)  My boys know about it, but have no interest and it’s only in like the last 1or so that I shared it with my parents. Other than that most of my friends and family do not know about it.

9. I have always had a really good immunity systems and it’s very rare for me to be sick. I hardly ever get colds, knock on wood, fingers crossed, and I almost never call in sick. I bet I’ve only had 3 sick days in the last 10 years.

10. Back in the late 70’s or early 80’s I spent about a week in a rented storage garage sticking these pom-pom things in a Styrofoam horses butt for one of the Broncos, (for some reason Randy Gradishar comes to mind) to sell and raise money for SIDS.

11. I feel like I’m getting meaner and less tolerant of a lot of things as with every passing year. If I live to long I think I might be a real bitch. :)

My questions from Adena:
1.      What is your favourite ‘weird’ food to eat?
Weird? Nothing I eat is weird...

2. If you could have any job/career at all, what would it be?
I have no idea.....I think that’s how I ended up doing what I do, accounts rec/payable and whatever else they throw at me. I just kind of fell into it after high school.  I don’t mind the work, but I do get a little bored with the routine. So if I could have a dream job it would involve something with less routine, maybe something where I move around, so I don’t work with the same people all the time.

3. Do you know how I can get my safari address bar back permanently?
 What’s a safari bar?

4. What is your best race memory?
The finish of my first ½ marathon. I trained for and ran this race on my own. I was still pretty new to all of this, I didn’t really know anyone who was doing this. The race was hard, I walked a lot and while I never thought I wouldn’t finish I had some rough moments. My mom had said that she thought she would see me along the course and when I didn’t see her I was kind of disappointed. And then I got to the finish line and I was trying to “sprint” to the finish and then I saw my parents and I was out of breath and starting to cry and hyperventilating all at the same time. It was a pretty emotional and almost a little scary, when I couldn’t catch my breath.

5. What is your favourite song right now?
Not sure if I would call it my favorite song, I don’t know if I actually have just one right now but this one always makes me happy and makes me dance in my seat...I’m a little embarrassed to admit this ..... Shufflin by LMFAO

6. What is your favourite training/racing gadget?
I don’t have a bunch of gadgets...not that I don’t love them but see # above...but I love my Garmin and hope to be able to update it in the near future.

7. Do you prefer to train with a team, or alone?  Why?
I don’t train with a team but I do love to workout with others. I love the social aspect and also I think that when I’m riding or running with someone I often push myself much harder than I do on my own.

8. What is in your fridge right now?
Lasagna! I made it yesterday to bake today. We are having my parents over for dinner (Happy Birthday Dad!) and I can’t wait. It’s been forever since I made it so I hope it’s good! Update...it was good. :)

9. Favourite TV show? (if you watch TV)
Two Broke Girls or Chopped

10. Favourite book? Oh gosh...I read quite a bit but off the top of my head I cannot think of one I would call my favorite. I did just finish the Hunger Game series  and I really enjoyed them.

11. Do you have any pets?  If so what, name, age.
 We are currently without any. After losing Duke a couple of months ago we are undecided as to if we want another...ok the boys want one, I’m not sure.

Questions from Karen
1.What was your favorite vacation of all time?
I cant think of a bad one! But I really enjoyed the vacation the boys and I went on to Puerto Vallarta a couple of years ago. They had a great time and it was so fun to experience it with them. I hope our upcoming trip to Cancun is just as good.

2.Snacks: Sweet or Salty?
Could be either...or both

3.What were you doing around this time ten years ago?
I wasnt in a very good place 10 years ago. I was just divorced and having a really hard time emotionally. I was struggling to figure out how I would support myself and my boys and feeling very betrayed with no self esteem. Mostly I was just trying to get through the days.

4.Hit play on your Ipod (iphone, cassette, 8-track, whatever).
What is the first song to come up? Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams

5.What was your favorite memory of 2011?
2011 was a good year. I have many tri related great memories and many good family memories also. I believe one of the best has to be the Rugged Maniac with my son Josh. It was just so great to be out there with him. I only wish my youngest son would have done it with us.

6.Google “(Your first name) needs”. What comes up? (Mine is ‘Karen needs facebook’ followed by ‘Karen needs a lobotomy fund’. LOL)
Julie needs Paper pleasing ideas----  What? It seems everything it brings up has to do with someone doing this game.

7.What is your favorite running or triathlon related product?
Right now the absolute best thing I have is  the stick massage thing....I LOVE IT! I do believe I will be investing in another one that is just a little longer.

8.If you could only do one race, which one would it be?
Ever? Or just in a year...really I dont have race that I feel like I have to do but one that looks like it would be a ton of fun is the Miami Man Tri. Ive read race reports and had a friend that did it and I just love all the fun touches.

9.Do you prefer to train alone or in groups?
I answered this one above.

10.What is the one race you wouldn’t mind doing over and over again?
I really enjoyed the Iron Girl races that Ive done. They just do a really nice job of making everything special. Unfortunately it doesnt always fit into my schedule.

11.What accomplishment makes you the most proud?
Other then raising what are so far two really great boys? I would have to say that Im quite proud of the way I set my mind to doing these races find a plan and while I may not hit all the workouts I do stick to them pretty good and finish the races that Ive set out to do. Its not something I would ever have guessed I would do.

 My questions to those of you who were tagged: And anyone who would like to answer them in the comments. :)
1.      Name 1 blogger would like to meet.
2.      Do you log your workouts? If so where or how?
3.      What is your favorite thing to do on a Friday or Saturday night?
4.      What are you addicted to?
5.      Do you share your blog with everyone?
6.      Tell me one way you are different then you were 10 years ago.
7.      Hot, medium, or mild, how spicy do you like your food?
8.      I’ve met people who barley break a bead when they workout and I’m always amazed at this! Which are you sweater or not?
9.      I’m thinking of doing a marathon, tell me which one you would do if you were going to do one and why? Or tell me about your favorite one you have done.
10.     Music or no music when you work out?
11.     I need a book for my trip to Mexico to read on the beach. What would you suggest?

Now for the final part to tag people. I will try to pick people that have not already done it, however that doesn't guarantee that you haven't been tagged. So if you have already been tagged...do with it as you please. I just look at this an opportunity to share some blogs that others might not have checked out yet!  

1. Jim at 50 after 40
2. Julie at Adventure is out there
4. Andrea at Bluegrass Tri Chick
5. Matt at Go, Smitty, Go!
6. Kevin at Half Tri-ing
7. Jen at Jen gets moving
8. Heather at Just A Colorado Gal
9. Katie from Will Race for Carbs
10. Michael At Slowly Tri-ing
11. Meg at Junk Food Runner


Matthew Smith said...

Never broken a bone? That's amazing! Don't start any time soon because it's not too much fun.

Thank????for tagging me...I guess. :) haha.

Have a great week!

Terzah said...

Not a lot of my "real life" friends and family read (or know about) my blog either. My mom sometimes dips into it, but I think mostly she thinks it's boring. :^)

Random thoughts on your answers:
I'm going to check out that LMFAO song.

I bet your trip to Cancun will be great! Jealous!

I got no results for "Terzah needs."

For a first marathon for you....do you want to stay local or would you travel? I'd do a big fun one like Disney or Chicago for the first one if you can. If you want local....I've done part of the Colfax course and liked it, and I've done Boulder (hot, but the dirt roads are easy on the knees).

Jill said...

Oh my gosh, Googling your name followed by "needs" is hysterical! Good one!

My daughter started my blog for me and now thinks it's retarded. Yay for 21-year olds! :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Fun to read, thanks for sharing

Christi said...

I am a total clutz. During basic training we had to march to the mess hall the same way each time. I was in the exact same position in formation as well. And Damn if I didn't trip over the same door stop every single day!

adena said...

I love your answers and feel like I got a bonus with you answering two sets of questions. I realize that we have alot in common. 10 years ago, what a mess, better these days tho.

I googled 'adena needs' and nothing but it's a lie, I need loads of things!! haha

Thanks for playing along!

adena said...

ps - everyone knows about my blog, but most of my friends and family could care less. I have another blog that is private and alot more whiny, way more dirt there. haha

Tara said...

I love LMFAO. I will play Sexy and I Know It and Party Rock Anthem over, and over, and over.....it's ridiculous, but whatever gets me through a workout.

I'm getting ready to start The Hunger Games. I've heard so many good things about the books!

Aimee said...

Yay..I love these posts! I've never broken a bone either (knock on wood) and I hope I never will!

Julie Arts said...

Sweet AND salty all the way!!!

Loved reading all your stuff :D

Bluegrass Tri Chick said...

Awesome! These are a great way to get to know everyone. Thanks for the tag! I posted it last night

Deb said...

I've never broken a bone either. It's amazing how many bruises I can give myself by being clumsy though...

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Yay, I finally got to read this! I'm back...I think. I loved reading your random facts. You know, I never went to a dance in High School either. I like to tell people it was because my dad was a preacher and I was from that footloose town, but really it is because nobody ever asked me! Oh well, I'm over it. I am going to google Katie needs right after this because that sounds hilarious. And I will do this for my next post but I think everyone has already been tagged so I might just do the random facts part.

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