Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Random Blabbings

I was tagged by Kim, so I am supposed to write about 6 things I value. I am instead just going to blab on about a few random things

1. First off, I want to clarify about my book I am writing. Its a "Learn at Home" instructional book for my local school board for students that need to learn by correspondence. So as much as I would like to write a book about my lasse fair lifestyle, I am writing a book instructing students through mole calculations. Yes I am the Stephen King of the chemists. LOL.

2. My sister hates when I brag about her, but I can't help it. My sister went down to the States on a track scholarship, and eventually shifted to triathlons which she excelled at and became a professional triathlete (she had several sponsors). She is a gifted athlete, and although she is not competing now, she qualified for Iron Man Kona (and finished in just over 10 hours -which she thought was horrible?!), and has a personal best of a 1:18 half and runs a 16 minute 5K. Of course this begs the question, what the heck happened with my genes?!! LOL Seriously though as kids when we would get up to swim in the early morning she was always dragging me out of bed (I am the older of the two). Not a morning person even then! Long and short my baby sis is my inspiration for running.

3. I have an unhealthy obsession with my bathroom scale. Denise just wrote a post about this and I can totally relate. What's funny about my scale is that it is circa 1940's from a old high school science lab. It was going to be thrown out, but I saved it. Think analog avocado green- real sexy. It weighs me a bit heavier, but I like that, because when I am out visiting, I may just use your bathroom scale and get a pleasant surprise.

4. Despite my obsession with the scale, I also have a compulsive snacking habit. I love guacamole and tortilla chips. Yummy.

5. Hubs and I are constantly asked when we are going to have a family. I want to have a family, but its also hard to imagine fitting everything in. I love how we can pick up and go, and that I can enter races or go places on a whim. I guess in short I'm a little selfish about my time. I really admire all of you moms and dads that manage to juggle young kids and still find time for yourself and your health. As an interesting side note, my chiropractor told me one of his patients qualified for Boston WHILE she was 5 months pregnant. Is that crazy or what?!? I know more and more running while pregnant is safe, but this seems extreme.

On the running front, my 14K for Monday ended up being 10. I dropped my Garmin and it popped off of my band. Thankfully Hubs fixed it, but we had to shorten the run. I ran 6K yesterday, and I will run again tomorrow, likely 12-14K. Focusing on less distance with a steady pace to keep the fitness level up for the race.

Thats about it for now, if you would like to be tagged, consider yourself tagged.

Thanks for reading!


joyRuN said...

Stephen King, eh? Why do I get the feeling that your chem book is going to be far more interesting than what I had to wade through in high school?

Have a great run tomorrow :)

Melanie said...

great list Marci! Interesting that both you and your sis are such great athletes! And i love guacamole too :)

*aron* said...

i feel you on #5... i get that ALL the time too!

Blyfinn said...

Glad to hear that Garmin is okay. Your sister sounds like an excellent athlete. I can tell that you are proud of her.

BeachRunner said...

Great random bits. All I have right now is: Way to go sis and hubs. Oh, and good job saving the old green scale from the trash heap.

Vava said...

I can relate on the talented sibiling front. My younger brother has perfect pitch, and I do not. As musicians growing up he was always ahead of me! But at least I'm taller... That's a talent, right?

Marlene said...

I love reading random facts! Thanks for sharing.

Too cool about your sister!

I totally share your bathroom scale habit AND snack habit (unfortunately!)

I also share similar sentiments re: having kids. I keep telling people I'm too selfish... like you, we love being able to pick up and go, register for races, not having to worry about childcare. I figure we'll know when the time is right.

Julianne said...

I really enjoyed getting to know you better! I totally agree with you about kids. When would I have time to run if I had kids?!!?? Oh and you have every right to be proud of your sister! I would be, too. :-)

Laura said...

I think it's funny that you describe your scale as avocado-colored, and then talk about how you eat too much guacamole :)

Also, my first reaction to the pregnant BQ is, did she still get to go to Boston that year or did she have to wait? :)