Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Flatman AND Nancy tagged me. These questions required some thought! Who knew??
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.
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!
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.
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
Q: How many days a week do you run?

A: 3 or 4 (just like Nancy!)
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.
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!!
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.
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.


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...