Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Versatile Blogger

Melissa at Double Jogger Diaries tagged me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am supposed to say 7 random things about myself and then tag other people. It's really hard for me to come up with 7 things as I've been blogging now for six years and I think this blog is an open book, but here we go...

1. I have never had a manicure (although I got fake nails put on for my wedding - I looked like a tool), pedicure, or message. I am kind of repulsed by the thought of others touching me.

2. I miss my long hair insanely. But then I see a picture of Michelle Williams or Stephanie Gosk (NBC reporter) and I think, "yeah, I kind of like my short hair."

3. I'm not going to lie, I pretty much dread every workout. It's a real struggle to get out the door most days. Honestly, I don't love to run, bike (especially biking), swim, or weight lift. I like them enough to take the first step. But I know I will always feel better after a workout.

4. In all my years of running, I've only had one small blister (first marathon) and never had any black toenails or lost a toenail. I have, however, had three broken bones (foot, shin, finger) from running.

5. I studied engineering because, well how should I put this delicately, I dated guys who I thought weren't exactly going to be able to support a family. (This was before Dave.) I thought I was going to have to be the breadwinner (turns out, I was wrong about those guys). I always thought I would get married later in life and would establish myself as a career woman. But, instead, I got married straight out of college and married a wonderfully smart guy who can support me and a future family if we decide to have one. If I were to go back and select a college major all over again, though, I would still choose engineering. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of it.

6. I have never slept in the buff. I have never sat around or walked around the house naked. Shoot, if I could shower with clothes on I would. I can't stand to not be clothed.

7. The most beautiful beach I've ever been to in the world was Orange Beach, Alabama. And I've been to beaches in Hawaii, Bahamas, and Mexico. Surprising, huh?

Okay, I'm supposed to tag bloggers and whatnot. But, I'm not going to. If you want to play along, please feel free and do so. And tomorrow, one of the most awesome videos ever.


SSB said...

Orange Beach is awesome. A lot of the beaches down there really are nice. There's a lot to be said for sugar white soft sand and long open beaches. If only the water were crystal clear like hawaii!

Melissa C said...

Thanks for playing along! In college, I was totally like you in terms of engineering. I dated some real tools looking back! It is so awesome that Ryan fully supports me staying home with the kids. I am glad I took the path I did b/c it lead to Ryan, but I still think of going back to school and getting another degree just for fun. I can't be a part time engineer and have my summers free with the kids, which I love, but wouldn't mind bringing in some income.

I am the opposite of you and the blisters. I can't do any major race longer than 10 miles without coming away with horrible blisters. I even told Ryan just last night that the stupid 80s pogo ball thing gave me blisters (this came from me trying to describe a bosu ball to him, he thought I meant a balance board). I am OK with most of my training runs, though. Something just happens when I race, perhaps it is my race pace for that long. I don't know.

I don't like being naked either, and it really bothers me when the kids sit down on the carpet naked (b/c they lack the balance to be able to put on underwear standing up very well). You shouldn't sit on anything naked, except a clean toilet seat.

Susan DeBruin said...

LOL, I love your #1 random thing! I'm not a big fan of long nails on anybody. They just make me think "you must do nothing all day, every day that you can have nails that long and they don't break off..." or "wow I wonder how many germs you've accumulated under those things" but I'm kind of judgey like that... ;)

Katie said...

manicures creep me out!