I Get To Play Too! {Revised}

Just when I thought no one would invite me to play along Tasha at Healthy Diva tagged me!  So here’s the gist of the latest blogging world equivalent to a chain letter:

There are rules to this fun game that are as follows:
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. 

I’m going to do rules 1-3.  4-6 have been done to death by almost everyone else out there.  I don’t really want to nominate 11 people who have already posted this and I never have been good at forwarding on letters/emails/etc that are in this vein.  I’m sure that my luck is horrible and I will never become rich, but so be it…

11 Random Things:

1.  Apparently I cannot follow directions.  That or I can’t read.  I’m amazed that no one called me on missing this section yesterday

2.  I am a pack rat.  So it’s probably a good thing that Colin is a purger.

3.  If I went back to school I would study to be an archivist.

4.  I’m scared of ladybugs.  

5.  I love kids toys, but find that I tolerate Lego only this much more than trains.  It’s not so much the building that bothers me, but the constant hovering and “helping” from a certain almost-5 year old that does me in…

6.  I could not live without pasta.

7.  Favourite boozie drinks: Crown Royal and Coke, Strongbow, and frozen Bellinis.

8.  I picked out my wedding ring.  Colin got to decide how big the diamond would be.  

9.  I still have my first stuffed animal.  It’s a rabbit that my dad bought for me the day I was born.  Her name is Bunna and she sits on my bedside table.

10.  We have a giant pine cone that we got off of the side of the road in California.  I’m sure with the creepy-crawlies that came out of it there was no way we were supposed to bring it back across the border.  But it’s over a foot tall!  

11.  I’ll take CFL over NFL any day.  And I don’t even watch the Superbowl anymore because the half-time shows aren’t that good and we don’t get the commercials up here until after the game is over.

Here are the questions Tasha asked:

1. What is your favorite recovery drink?  Depends.  I usually have Nuun after a run – mainly because I have some left in my bottle.  I’ll drink chocolate milk if I can have it super cold, but we don’t have it in the house very often because Spud would want to drink it all.  I’ve been known to have a glass of Coke after really long runs.  The last time I did that it was with my sausage and egg breakfast at the pub with my running group.

2. Love the treadmill or hate it?  I’ve never been on one.  Fear it.

3. Name your favorite cross training exercise/routine.  Cross train?  What?  I’ve dabbled with core work and weights, but haven’t fully committed to it yet.  Really should get on that.

4. Favorite book read within the last year?  Running Through The Wall: Personal Encounters with the Ultramarathon by Neal Jamison.  If you felt like running barefoot after reading Born to Run then reading Jamison’s book will make you want to run forever.  

5. What type of dessert do you like to indulge yourself in?  I’m a sucker for pretty much anything.  Chocolate cake (specifically the one my mum still makes for my birthday), Colin’s homemade apple pie, Swedish Berries, and Hot Tamales are all favourites.  And, yes, candy can be considered a dessert.  I’m fairly equal opportunity where diz is concerned.

6. What motivates you to get through a tough workout?  If I’m honest there are some days where I’m not motivated.  Usually it’s that I know that I’ll feel good if I do it.

7. Favorite race ran?  New Year’s Day Fat Ass 50.  You can read my report here.

8. If you had to eat fast food, which would you prefer? In-N-Out Burger, hands down.  Unfortunately/thankfully the closest one is in Redding, CA, which is 1170km south of where I live.  I should admit that, prior to having Spud, Colin and I camped out way down the coast with the sole intention of driving inland to get a burger.  1 sketchy campsite, no A/C, and the hottest day they’d had in years led to an excellent lunch!

9. Favorite childhood memory?  Going to the same place for summer vacation every year.  We’ve gone to Tofino, BC, every summer (I missed 2 times – when Spud was born and last year) since I was 12.  There’s a lot of outdoorsy stuff to do, but once you’ve done it a couple of times you don’t really need to again – unless you love it, of course.  Eventually our days looked like this: wake up, coffee/tea while shell-hunting on beach, brekkie, read/go into town (all 3 stop signs) after fog rolls in, lunch, read, play cards, walk on beach/people watch after fog burns off, dinner, read, bed, repeat.

10. Runner’s World or Running Times or both?  RW sometimes, but it’s expensive.  We don’t get the cheap deal up here.  Usually Canadian Running.


3 responses

  1. I have never had In-N-Out before. I don't think we have any in WA. I am going to have to try it sometime.

    I also liked Born to Run- it was a great read.

    February 3, 2012 at 4:30 am

  2. Come visit…In N Out is only 10 minutes away 🙂

    February 3, 2012 at 6:22 am

  3. Nice to learn more about you. I've also never been on a tread mill and I've been running for 30.5 years now. Luckily our weather allows me to run outside all year round.

    February 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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