We're back home, and now my Mom is here visiting, which is nice since she hasn't been up here since winter. So I'm snagging a few minutes to answer some of the questions asked in my last post.
Erin from See Mom Run Far asked:
What food(s) are your biggest temptations? If chocolate is staring me in the face, I have to take a nibble. Pizza often calls to me, and if we're out somewhere and Mike gets fries with his meal, a few of them some how manage to make it onto my plate.
If you could run any race anywhere, what would it be? I would love to run a marathon in Ireland, I just think that would be so cool.
Would you rather run a flat marathon in crazy heat, or one that was all uphill? I can deal wtih hills pretty well, but I think 26.2 miles of them would be extreme. I'd rather load my hat and sports bra up with ice and run through the heat.
Who is your favorite blogger from Wyoming?? Well, she has 12 kids and is running the NYC Marathon, and I'm looking forward to meeting her, so that would be you Erin!
AJH from Age Groups Rock also asked:
What is your guiltiest food or drink pleasure? I'm happy to expand on my answer above....drink wise, I love wine, or a margarita. When I was waitressing I came across the best taste combo ever, chocolate mousse with a glass of red wine. Heaven.
So what is your favorite terrain to run on? Is there a terrain you hate? I really enjoy running on the paved paths of my neighborhood, and I love to run in the Adirondacks. Every once in a while I'll do a trail run, but I'm so clumsy that half the time I'm watching the ground for roots or rocks and I don't enjoy it as much as I could.
Raquelita from Historiadora on the Run asked:
When and why did you decide to become a runner? I had to run in high school when I played field hockey, but I didn't run on a regular basis until after I graduated from college. I was trying to drop some weight, and soon enough, I was hooked. After several years of running for fun and health, I did a Turkey Trot, then 10k's, 15k's, a half marathon, then a full.
What is your favorite pizza topping? Mushrooms and Onions, I kind of have a thing for onions, I put them on everything.
Suzy from Running On My Time asked:
What are you looking forward to most about doing a tri? I'm looking forward to the challenge of three different sports in one race, it's a whole new type of race for me, one that I never thought I would do. I'm also secretly happy that this race is All Women, it lowers the intimidation factor a bit.
Are you afraid of any animals? Geese scare the heck out of me. If I come across them on the path, I run the other way, even if I have Frank the dog with me.
Run or bike? Definitely run. Before my tri training started, I liked to take leisurely bike rides, which I'll continue to do for cross training.
Baby Weight My Fat Ass asked:
What's the hardest part of training for you? Fitting it in around everyone's schedules. On Sunday's I look at my week and figure out when I can work out, it's usually when the kids are at school or summer camp.
Kristen from Run For Wine asked:
What did you do before you had children? Before Luke and Eliza came on the scene, I was an Account Exec (which is a fancy word for working in Advertising Sales) at a newspaper in NYC. I worked with a fabulous group of people, and handled national retail accounts, as well as small Mom and Pop shops. Mike and I took advantage of our time there, we worked hard and played hard, we traveled, explored the city, went to concerts and games, stayed out until 4 a.m. We waited through 31.5 hours of labor for Luke to be born, but when I held him for the first time, I realized I had been waiting for much longer than that.
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