There are a few memes circulating the interweb that keep cropping up in my sight. They are a bunch of questions that prompt short but revealing insight into who you are. They are fun to read, especially of my friends ... though I equally read strangers' answers. Many are questions that don't come up in regular, everyday conversation ... like, "What was your dream job as a kid?" and "Do You Like the Smell of Play-Doh?" and an addition from the rerun of How I Met Your Mother that I'm watching, "What color is your pony?"
Since I couldn't come up with anything worthwhile to write today, I thought I'd lean on these random reveals as a post. Lame, yes? Are you going to continue to read anyway? Yes. So, boiled down to only a few facts, this is me:
Childhood Sports Hero: Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, Rebecca Lobo. I wore his jersey (three sized too small, for the majority of 5th grade).
Year You Became a Runner: January 4, 2006.
Year You Became a Triathlete: March 2010
Most Memorable Moment in Sports: Watching the '95 Uconn Women's Basketball team beat #1-ranked Tennessee at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT. My parents had season tickets and I vividly remember what it was like to be amongst that crowd of fans.
First Car: 1994 Jeep Cherokee (my dad's)
Favorite Movies: Many - Shawshank Redemption, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Usual Suspects, and new adds Mean Girls and Pitch Perfect
Favorite Food: Salad
Hated Foods: Veal, Olives
Spicy or Not Spicy: Spicy (more/better)
Favorite Race: WDW Goofy Challenge
My First Marathon Was...: A line in the sand. Stepped over and never looked back.
Next Run/Tri Race: Great Wall of China Marathon / Wildflower Olympic Tri
Favorite Book: Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series (okay, that's 7 books...)
Favorite Book about Sports: A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington
Life Needs Less: Egos
Life Needs More: Hugs
Most Valued Personality Traits: Goofiness, Generosity, Kindness
Bucket List Item: Overnight camp on the beach. Road trip without a set plan. Take 3 months off of work to bike across America.
Goals for 2013: Spend Dec 31, 2013 among friends, looking back on the year with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment in whatever forms they take.
What Color Is Your Pony: Disco Ball Silver