Sunday, December 26, 2010


I’ve been tagged by fellow runner Stephanie. You'll find her running around the Mitten State in hot pursuit of a BQ marathon this year, and if you’ve been following her blog you know she’s thisclose. Just read her recap from this year’s Chicago Marathon and you’ll know she’s one tough cookie. No pit stops allowed when every second counts!

Here are the 5 questions I was tagged with:

1)What are you most fond of accomplishing in 2010?

All the races I was able to run with Emily. Being able to combine two things I really love has been pretty awesome.

I'm especially fond of the most recent Christmas one. It's the first race I've repeated with her. It was fun to look back and compare how much we’ve both changed in the past year.

2) What are your running goals for 2011?

Break 1:40 for a half-marathon, then see how low I can go from there. I’d also like to break 20 minutes for a 5k, but I say that every year. Maybe being able to finish in under 21 minutes again would be more reasonable.

3) What is your favorite race?

Hmm, that’s a toughie. I’d say the Philadelphia Marathon. Over the years, I’ve run thousands of miles through the streets of that city. I love the familiarity and energy of a hometown race. It’s where I got both of my BQ times, in years when I wasn’t expecting to even come close.

The Camp Pendelton Mud Run for it’s uniqueness, and of course the Boston Marathon come in as close seconds.

4) What is your favorite holiday guilty pleasure?

All the sweets, but especially chocolates. They just go down so easy.

5) What was your most embarrassing running moment?

The soapy shorts incident.

During the Silver Comet half marathon in 2009, it became apparent the rinse cycle on our washing machine wasn’t quite doing the job. It was raining that day, and around mile four I noticed some white fuzz on my capris. It looked like shaving cream. I wiped it off with my hand, but it came back even thicker. WTH? My pants were washing themselves. I wasn’t the only one who noticed because I got cat-calls from spectators that my pants were foaming!

Lesson learned: Use less detergent and always select the second rinse cycle when washing tech fabrics.

I won’t put my running pals on the spot, but I’d love to hear some of your responses to these questions too. And to add, what race would you never want to run again?

1 comment:

  1. Haha, the soapy pants thing is pretty funny!

    My worst race was the GA Marathon. I did it the inaugural year and it was like 95 degrees out and they ran out of water. I've done the half every since and I'm not going to say that I'll never do the full again, but that one does come to mind. Favorite race is the Peachtree City Classic 15K.