Friday, January 27, 2012

Q & A - all about me!

I think this is my fist time doing one of these Q&A type posts.  I was tagged by June, so I figured what the heck!

Favorite time of the day?
Usually early morning. I usually dread waking up at 4:15 – 4:30 to run, but then thoroughly enjoy the peace and quiet as I run through my neighborhood with just me and the stars.

What is your favorite meal to make?
Make? As in cooking?  I don’t enjoy cooking, so I’ll have to say anything that can be made in the crockpot – usually stew, chili and sometimes chicken.

Glass 1/2 full or glass 1/2 empty?
Depends on what’s going on. I am definitely a glass ½ full kinda girl a majority of the time.  But, I'll admit that I sometimes get in a funk and the positivity goes out the window.

Last picture taken on your phone?
I used my crappy cell phone to take this pic.  It's the view right outside my office.  It was such a pretty day today, but the phone didn't really capture that.

If money was no issue how many races would you try to do in a year? per month all in different parts of the world…and I’d vary the distances - I’d do some 5ks, 10ks, a couple of ½ marathons and a marathon on two.

Car, Truck, Van, or SUV?
SUV..I purchased my 1st American made car after my 1st kiddo was born in 2004. It’s a Chevy and while I am happy it’s continuing to get me where I need to go, I will not buy American again. Too many issues.

Do you take part in any water sports ?
I swim (sort of), but that’s about it. I used to surf in my college and before kids, but heading to the coast seems to get harder between work, training and kids activities.  I haven't been on a long board in probably 7 or 8 years. I’ve water skied a few times, but that was in high school. I love to snorkel and would love to take scuba lessons at some point.

If you're walking down the street and find a $100.00 bill what do you do with it?
First, I’d see if anyone around me dropped it and then I might hang out for a bit to see if anyone came back looking for it. If no one claimed it, I might just have to get a cute new running skirt or go to DSW!

Favorite non sports related thing to do?
Hang out with the Hubby & kids or go to the movies.  I am a movie junkie, but rarely have time to go anymore!

Have Pets? What kind?
No pets at the moment. We lost our fur baby, Jake, in October. He was with us for almost 14 years. We will be getting a German Shorthair puppy in just a couple of months though.

Last movie you went to a theater to see?
Kids movie – Beauty and the Beast (in 3D)...this is my favorite princess movie, so I didn't mind seeing it again.
Grown-up movie – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I loved the movie! I was a bit skeptical, because I enjoyed the book and really loved the Swedish version of the movie. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the American version. I think the casting of Noomi Rapace was awesome in the original, but I have to say I think Rooney Mara was spot on in the role! She look and acted more like what I pictured in my head as I was reading the series.

Now....I would like to see anyone who has not posted a Q&A in the past week or so to  answer the above questions.  And, I am tagging a couple of my fellow Texas runners to do this as well - Tara (Texas Runner Girl), Stephanie (Running with Lumpy), and Laura (Mommy, Run Fast!).


Tara @ said...

Damn... thought I would make it through this latest craze :)

I want to see Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but haven't been able to convince the hubs, or the in-laws to babysit. I'm working on it though.

Is it weird that I'm looking at your picture from your office picture and trying to figure out where you are?

Kathy said...

LOL - keep the trivia coming ... I tagged you for 11 random facts and 11 questions. check my 1/26 post for the details!!

Cindy said...

wow good for you for getting up that early to run! i am an early morning worker outer but i'm normally around 5-ish. it's hard to get out of bed then but i loooove getting it done early and it fires me up for the rest of the day!

Terri said...

This was fun to read! I'm a early morning person and like running early for the same reasons.

Jill said...

Yay, a girl who doesn't cook, kudos to us! :)

Love reading these, really great to get to know fellow bloggers better!

Laura said...

Thanks for the tag! I just realized I was tagged for the 11 things post too, so maybe I'll find a way to combine the two...
I'm impressed that you're such an early riser! I'm not a morning person, but can make myself get up if I have no other time in the day to workout. I like to cook, but have many days where I am so thankful for the crockpot!