I wasn’t going to do one of these. Really. But I’ve enjoyed reading these on other blogs, and after Leslie pointed out that I (and anyone else who has not done this yet) live in loserville, I figured it was about time. Yes, I’m giving into peer pressure. If you haven’t done this yet, you should! Here we go…
(A) Age: 25
(B) Bed Size: Queen
(C) Chore You Dislike: Cleaning the toilet, vacuuming, folding laundry, washing dishes by hand… was I supposed to choose just one? Anything bathroom related is probably the worst
(D) Dog: Bailey! She’s a 1 year, 4 month old puppy. We think she’s part chocolate lab / part boxer, but she might have greyhound and others mixed in too. I would love to adopt a dachshund friend for Bailey, but my husband thinks she is plenty for us to handle. He’s probably right.
(E) Essential Start To Your Day: Brushing my teeth… and greeting my Bailey. She’s always so excited when we wake up in the morning!
(F) Favorite Color: Burgundy
(G) Gold or Silver: Silver
(H) Height: Almost 5’2″
(I) Instruments You Play(ed): I played the piano from fifth grade through high school graduation. I played the french horn from sixth grade through my first year of college. I played the mellophone in marching band in high school. Any other mellophones out there??
(J) Job Title: Human Resources
(K) Kids: Some day
(L) Live: Houston, TX (grew up in Ohio, have also lived in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota)
(M) Mom’s Name: Marj
(N) Nicknames: Jess or Jessi
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays: None
(P) Pet Peeves: Being poked and drivers who cut me off
(Q) Quote from a Movie: I am not one of those people who can remember movie quotes…
(R) Right or Left Handed: Right
(S) Siblings: Two younger sisters
(T) Time You Wake Up: Usually around 6:15 AM during the week
(U) Underwear: Yes?
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: Most? No, just kidding (kinda) … mushrooms and cauliflower are my least favorites. Yes, I’m a bad vegetarian.
What Makes You Run Late: I’m usually good about being on time, but unexpected issues that come up with the dog or husband might make me late. That or bad directions to the place I’m trying to get to!
(X) X-Rays You’ve Had Done: My teeth and left knee (when I injured my IT band)
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Tofu pot pie and Hungry Girl soy burritos are the two dishes I make most often
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Otters and monkeys
What do I have in common with you??
Tomorrow morning Maggie and I will be running 12 miles for the first time. I am nervous but excited at the same time! I think about how tired I feel after running 10 miles (which we’ve done twice now) and try to imagine running 2 more after that. I’m going to need to get over that mental hump before tomorrow morning.
During our 10 miles last weekend I tried taking a Gu before the run and one at 5 miles. I felt like it worked really well for me. Tomorrow I am trying a new “fuel strategy” – I will eat a Clif Bar before the run and I will take a Gu at 5 miles and a Gu at 10 miles. If it works out, that is what I will do for our half marathon, which is just two weeks away! Eeek!!
What are your running plans for this weekend?