Thursday, October 15, 2009

These are addictive

I absolutely love surveys. They're so fun! Here's another one!

1. If you won the lottery, what would be your one random, off-the-wall purchase?
Same answer as my sister, Lisa. A Steinway Baby Grand Piano.

2. What is popular now that you just don’t get?
Strange sunglasses, and girls in Arizona that wear Ugg October...when it's in the 90's (I have seen this 2 times in the past week on the U of A campus. I don't get it...)

3. What would your last meal, you know, if you were ever about to be executed and you got to choose that sort of thing?
I would start with a bowl of shrimp cocktail. With a yummy, spicy cocktail sauce.
I would also have edamame
Dinner would be sushi roll after sushi roll after sushi roll. With TONS of wasabi.
I would drink a glass of Cabernet with dinner. Probably 2.
Desert would be a giant slice of my Mom's chocolate pie.

Pretty simple, but so delicious.

4. When is it okay to start listening to Christmas music?
Well, to the public: Thanksgiving.

However, deep down inside--Christmas music will be heard from our house well before. Probably after Halloween. Ryan and I love Christmas.

5. How do you feel about facial hair on men?
Absolutely not. You should ask Ryan sometime about my adversity to facial hair. Let's just say the threat lays STRONG that if he ever tries growing facial hair--it will be not be present in the morning when he wakes up.

6. McDonald’s or Burger King?
Neither. I am actually kind of a pain in the ass about this. I refuse to eat at McDonalds OR Burger King. Even if it's "convenient" on a long road trip--I will go without food, and buy trailmix and hopefully an apple at a gas station down the road. Those restaurants serve Cat food, fried in fat and grease.

7. What kind of soap do you use?

8. What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?
Jerry McGuire (I know, weird)
Waiting for Guffman
The Sound of Music

9. Favorite beverage?
Water with lime (non-alcoholic)
Cabernet Savignon

10. What do you want for Christmas?
A new hair straightener
A sweet heart rate monitor/GPS

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Race

Sunday I did the "Tucson Get Moving 10 Miler". It was the first long distance race I have done in awhile. Definitely the longest since the 26.2 marathon I did 2 years ago in October! I signed up for this race about 3 weeks ago!--so was a little nervous I wouldn't be ready...but I trained hard.

It has been nice and cool (in the 80's) here in the desert lately. However, it decided to be miserable and hot that morning. Race start was 8:00am--and it was definitely 80 by that point. Yuck--I hate running in the heat.

Overall, the race was a really fun time! My average pace was 8:38/mile. 8 seconds slower than my top goal--but...I'm okay with it!

Ryan was the sweetest husband in the world--and came to the race with me, supported me, cheered me on, hugged my nasty/sweaty-self at the end of the race, and even snapped some pictures!

This sure made me want to do another marathon :)