Sweet, sweet Alma tagged me with a 'Getting to Know You' questionaire! YAY!
1. What is your favorite time of day to run? Why?
I love to run right after work. It doubles as my decompress & exercise time. I am NOT a morning person and really hate running in the mornings - even if I eat I feel sick the rest of the day. :(
2. If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
If it had to be a job, probably something related to crafts or knitting. I'd like to collate craft ideas and write a blog or something (ala Pioneer Woman with cooking). I get so many comments on the projects I take on - but there are secrets! I want to share them! It's not as hard as it looks!
3. Do you have a guilty food pleasure? (i.e what is your favorite empty calorie food)
I have two vices - ice cream & beer/wine. Put ice cream near me and it just apparates into my belly. There's no stopping me. (Thing I am most looking forward to on our cruise? Soft serve machine!)
Being in the Seattle area spoils me with micro-brews and wines. When I was 21, I wouldn't even go near 'bad' beer like Bud Light or Coors. I was a strict Mac & Jacks or Manny's girl. Now I enjoy the bad stuff when tailgating, but love love love a northwest crafted beer or wine. My favorite wine? Chateau Ste. Michelle's Cellermaster's Reisling. NOM NOM NOM.
4. How and/or why did you start running?
My sister mentioned she was joining a Couch-to-5k class and asked if I wanted to join. I declined, knowing that I had never run in my ENTIRE life. Then, it turned into a competitive thing. Why had I given up on never running? What if I actually liked it? I took my first class, repeated the entire 6 week class, and then headed off on my own last spring.
5. Do you have any special Christmas time traditions?
We gave up on eating Christmas dinner years ago - we always had 'noshing' foods around and were all stuffed by the time dinner rolled around. (Plus, my grandma hated cooking on Christmas day!) Now, we have our big dinner on New Year's day. I personally LOVE kicking off the new year with my closest family around me.
6. What race/event are you most looking forward to in 2011?
All that's on my calendar right now is the Seattle RnR Half in June. I'd like to do a few 5k's this spring (where I will PR!) and a 10k. I always forget to sign up for races...need to be more committed this year!
Mom Vs Marathon (Kerrie!)
The Running Diva (Michelle!)
Impossible Is Nothing (stacie!)