Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I banged myself up pretty badly on my fall at Phoneline trail, so between my knee and my stitched up wound (and all of my other scrapes and bruises), I haven't felt much like running. I've been resting on the beaches in Mexico with Cracker (we named our crazy little new dog) and Kenny and his family. :)
Got my stitches out today. I'll be off in just a little bit for a short run, then back out to the trails tomorrow morning...

BTW, peroxide DOES get blood out of clothing. AND trail running shoes.

On Wednesday, I was tagged by Angie, a blogger who lives here in Tucson. The rules:

• Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
• Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
• Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
• Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog.

Well, here it is:
1. I read all sorts of survival/outdoors/true story books (Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Angels in the Wilderness, The Climb, No Shortcuts to the Top, Shattered Air, Eiger Dreams, High Exposure, Death in Grand Canyon, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Under the Banner of Heaven, and on and on and on). I can’t remember the last time I read fiction. I think I learn and grow a lot by reading what gets others through difficult experiences. Also, I learn about how to avoid and deal with the things that come with being in the wilderness.

2. I love documentaries. I do watch regular movies, too, but I just love a true story in any form (yeah, another form of #1). Last one I watched was ‘God Grew Tired of Us’, which was amazing. Put it in your Netflix queue if you get a chance. It made me think about the things I take for granted in life.

3. I’m definitely an accountant through and through. I like all of my clothes facing the same way in my closet. I usually make plans for the coming weekend before Wednesday (no calling me at the last minute – I’m usually booked!) My husband knows what time he needs to get up by my routine in the morning. A structured schedule suits me best. I’ve even considered planning my 2009 races! That’s why my husband is so good for me – he is fairly unstructured and teaches me to lighten up and be spontaneous! I continue to mellow along all of these lines as I get older.

4. I have chocolate (preferably dark) in some form everyday. Lately, I’m addicted to dark chocolate covered edamame from Trader Joe’s. The edamame is crunchy (dried). I justify this because the edamame has both fiber and protein, and with the antioxidants from the chocolate, it is a perfect snack!

5. I love buying clothes (especially for running!), and that hasn’t always been that way. My husband talked me into throwing out my junior high clothes about 5 years ago. When I was a child, my mother sometimes made my clothes or we wore hand-me-downs from other friends and relatives. I continued to buy used clothing (which I still do on occasion – nothing wrong with a bargain!) and deny myself new clothes on a regular basis into my adulthood. When I started running, clothes started fitting better and I really enjoy outfitting myself in things that make me feel good. I always felt geeky and awkward as a child and enjoy being a woman today, of which clothes are only one thing, I realize.

Unfortunately, I don't know many other bloggers, and the ones I read regularly have already been tagged by others!

I can't wait to get back to running.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I love the documentaries and non-fiction too!