Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tag!

Flatman AND Nancy tagged me. These questions required some thought! Who knew??
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Q: What are you training for now?

A: Army 10 Miler & the Marine Corps Marathon. The only goal is to FINISH, I'm not going for any PRs this year.
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Q: If you are raising money for a cause, what is it and why is that cause important to you?

A: I'm not fundraising at the moment but I have been known to do so in the past. Right now I have been supporting others. I think that the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Hero for a Day Ride benefiting Food and Friends in Washington, D.C. are great charities. Check them out!
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Q: What is the furthest distance you've run in your training and what is the furthest distance you will run before your event?

A: The longest run I have ever done in my training is 20 miles two years ago while training for the DC Marathon. Because of my current health, my coach and I are focusing on time and not miles right now. I expect that my furthest distance before the Marine Corps this year will be about 4-4.5 hours and whatever distance that ends up being.
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Q:What is your favorite flavor of gu? (or other sports gel)

A: Vanilla Bean Gu and Cliff Sonic Strawberry are my gels of choice
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Q: How many days a week do you run?

A: 3 or 4 (just like Nancy!)
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Q: Are you injured in any way right now? If so,what are you doing about it?

A: No, but I am in the midst of low dose Interferon chemotherapy for malignant melanoma (skin cancer) right now so I am often battling chemo-induced fatigue. I just take my workouts one day at a time and do what my body will allow. I have over done it on occasion so far but I am learning to moderate better each week.
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Q:What is one item of running clothing/gear (shoes don't count) you can't run without?

A: I can't run without a good sports bra (Champion Drylite) and I love my water bottle belt!!
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Q: Do you have a talisman you are planning on taking to your event? If so, tell us!

A: I'll be wearing the LiveSTRONG bracelet that I have been wearing since Spring 2004. This particular bracelet will be "retired" on the last day that I have my low dose chemo next spring 2006.
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Q: Share one thing about yourself we don't know.

A: I am a voracious reader and I love going to book stores. I could easily spend a full day curled up on the couch reading all day. When I was a very little girl (4-5-6) my parents would go to the book store at least once a week and I always got a Dr. Suess book. My sisters "ate" my first edition Dr. Suess series (baby slobber is like acid!! LOL) but I have been slowly rebuilding my collection over the last 10 years.

5 comments:

Flatman said...

Wow...I like your sidebar idea of posting your workouts for the week and your mileages for the month!!! Can I copy you???

I too have not taken off my Livestrong bracelet since I put it on way over a year ago. IT is definitely going to my marathon with me!!!

nancytoby said...

Ooh, I like the sidebar too.... Great responses!!!

surferchickHG said...

I think i remember eating those books, they tasted like green eggs and ham. Ha, kidding.

I wish i could say i still have the same Livestrong bracelet that you gave me years ago, but mine broke!!! However, i do have it's replacement still, the one you sent me shortly after your Hawaii trip. Although mine resides on my ankle, as i believe i have the smallest wrists known to man. It's almost a part of me now, a reminder of how to live my life everyday, and a reminder of the best big sister in the whole wide world! Love ya!

Flatman said...

Oh great, my eyes are leaking now...

Thanks a lot surferchick/little sister...

Holly said...

My eye's are leaking now too ... I love you too Sister!

Flatman feel free to copy me .. I am flattered and I owe you for copying you earlier...