Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tag you are it, no tag back

I have been tagged twice for this 11 Random Things post that has been floating around bloggyland. 
I was first tagged by Kerri over at Mom vs Marathon and I thought well maybe I will do this if I have the time. I have sure enjoyed reading other peoples response. Then I was tagged by Heather at Will Run for Coffee and I thought, well crap now I feel like I have to do this as two awesome people tagged me. So here I go:

Here are the rules:
  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.
11 Random Things about Me:
  1. I would rather sleep in an extra 20 minutes then spend time doing my hair. Now that I cut it short I miss the extra sleep.
  2. I am a planner, but some days I just want to get in the car and drive to wherever it will take us.
  3. I have two dogs that are 10 and 9 years old, yet they still act like puppies. I am pretty sure they will be around for at least 5 more years.
  4.  I have a Spin bike and enjoy riding it. Some days I think I should get a real bike, then I remember I am afraid of falling off one or getting hit by a car.
  5. I once dyed my hair with Kool-Aid.
  6. We used to wear colored wigs to go out dancing in, this was before Katy Perry made it fashionable again to have brightly colored hair. My favorite was the electric blue one.
  7. I hate mushrooms - enough said.
  8. I have short commute for work and have for the past 8 years. I don't think I could ever go back to a commute that is over 30 minutes. I don't know how people do it everyday.
  9. I want to move some where warm, I am over this fall like weather year round. Washington is pretty, but I like it hot.
  10. I think heated seats for cars is one of the best inventions ever.
  11. I hate shopping for clothing. I used to love it, then I gained weight and lost weight now I hate it. I wish I had someone to just fill my closet with nice clothing so I didn't have to think about it.
11 Questions from Kerri over at Mom vs Marathon
  1. Why do you blog? I started to keep me motivated for my first half, I continue as it helps hold me accountable to for my goals.
  2. What is your favorite childhood board game? Connect 4
  3. Coffee with or without cream? With Cream
  4. Tell us about your favorite vacation ever. Our Honeymoon - Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas
  5. What is your favorite movie quote? That is a tough one - I have to many
  6. Best bling from a race: Seattle Half - I love it because I really had to work for it in the wet weather conditions.
  7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?  San Diego
  8. Why would you live there?  I just really enjoy it there
  9. The one song that gets you superpumped to run is: MIA Paper Planes
  10. What did you have for dinner last night? Smoothie and 2 eggs
  11. Why did you start running? Sounded like a good idea and I thought it would be something my husband and I could do together. He was a runner in HS and just an all around natural runner.
11 Questions from Heather at Will Run for Coffee 
  1. If you listen to music while you run, what's your "power song"? Kayne West Stronger
  2. Which race has been your favorite so far?   I love the Seattle St. Patrick's day run, this year will be my 5th year running it.
  3. What's your favorite training plan? I use SmartCoach and then modify it for my needs
  4. What's your go to post run fuel/food?  Long runs at home - usually a smoothie. Races - I go for the bagel and chocolate milk
  5. Do you reward yourself after a big event?  I eat whatever I want :)
  6. If yes to #5, what do you do to reward yourself?   Whatever my body will tolerate. I usually want some greasy fast food, but often my stomach can't handle it so I go with  Panera soup and bread.
  7. Have you motivated others to run? In real life, I am not sure. I know I have a few friends online that I believe I have motivated to run.
  8. Who motivated YOU to run? My husband
  9. Is running part of a bigger journey for you, or is it just something you do?   My initial journey is to lose weight, running has become a part of that.
  10. What's your favorite time of year to run?  May, I love running in the early mornings in May.
  11. Is running a solitary event for you, or do you share it with others? I run alone. During my first half training my husband ran the long runs with me, but for the most part I run alone.
11 People I have Tagged
My last 11 commenter's. If you already did it you are off the hook. If not get to talking about yourself.
  1. pensive pumpkin
  2. Slow is the New Fast
  3. My Story . . . Chapter 2
  4. Mommy Run Fast
  5. Gourmet Runner
  6. Running....My life and this family (Team Orange) ..... with the SWEET tooth God has given ME!
  7. Let's Move It Momma's
  8. Princess Goddess Mommy
  9. Nette On Her Way.......
  10. On the Road to the Skinny Me
  11. TurtleLisa is...
 Here are your 11 Questions:
  1. Favorite Color?
  2. If you had to give up one food for the rest of your life what would it be? It has to be something you currently like?
  3. What kind of car do you drive?
  4. Coffee, Tea, or neither?
  5. Favorite Season?
  6. Brag about yourself what is your favorite feature about yourself?
  7. Ladybugs or bumblebees?
  8. Breakfast foods - are you a bacon and eggs person, or pancakes kid of person?
  9. What age did you go through your awkward phase?
  10. If you could be one person, for 24 hours who would you want to be?
  11. Toilet Paper over or under?
This has been fun, but really time consuming. I hope you all enjoyed it and will participate if you were tagged. If you weren't tagged feel free to jump in on the fun. :)


  1. Thanks for playing along!!!!!! My husband was a cross country kid in HS, too. Running is so easy for him. I have to really work at it. We reward ourselves with food after a big event, too! Last time it was fries from Five Guys. lol All I could think about the entire way home from that race was FRIES. When I got a few miles from home, I stopped in and bought 2 large portions and shared them with my whole family. I was a woman on a mission. lol

  2. Thanks for the tag! I really want to see some picture of you in a brightly colored wig or will kool-aid dyed hair now!

    1. ha! I will have to see if I have any scanned. Oh I know I have me in one from New Years 2000 in a white bob wig on my FB.

  3. Ah, you got me :) I'll play, just give me time to post and thing about how I wanna talk about MYSELF!!!

  4. I just posted last night my 11 things! OMG, I just cut my hair off, too. Bad decision. I thought it would be easier. It's not. I agree, post a pic of that wig!

  5. These posts are so much fun! I'm a lone runner too. Even if Allan and I run "together" we don't run with each other.

  6. Fun to read more about you. I'm definitely a lone runner. I like to clear my head during runs and when I run with someone I can't do that. I see so many people during the day, the me-time during a run is something I appreciate. Besides that when I want to run, I go. I don't have to wait for someone or make appointments when to run.