Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7 things...

Karen over at Running Over the Hill recently nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award which is incredibly flattering. If you aren't familiar with her blog, head on over.  I'm always in awe of Karen's commitment to strength training, her outlook on life, and her ability to always keep it honest. She just recently signed up for her first Disney race and I can't wait to see how it goes. She is going to have a blast.
Rules of the Award:
Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Nominate another person.

Without further ado, 7 things you don't know about me that don't involve running!
1. I love taking pictures in those odd cutout things. I can't explain it. They are super silly, but I love them. They Jayhawk doesn't share my enthusiasm, but humors me.
This is just a selection.
2. I'm ordained! I originally got ordained to officiate my brother's wedding, but it was really fun and I would gladly do it again. I really want to officiate a running wedding.
3. I'm not short. I'm 5'9 and I've been this tall since the 6th or 7th grade. I was the girl that was taller than most of the boys and was always in the back row of the class photo. In fact, there was a several year span when people thought my brother (2 years my senior) and I were twins (now he's much taller than me).

4. My guilty pleasure/comfort food when I am sick is spaghetti o's. They cure everything from colds to hangovers. When I'm feeling super healthy, I get the ones with added calcium. Yep, I'm a real foodie.

5. I'm allergic to giraffes.  Nope, not kidding. Much itching, eye watering, and sneezing followed this photo. Alas, I can never have a pet giraffe.
6. I never sneeze only once at a time, usually 3-4 minimum which makes it very hard to breath. My current record is 13 times in a row. It really tends to confuse people when it happens in public. They think I'm either having a weird coughing fit or a seizure. The Jayhawk is use to it and waits for the ok before he says bless you.

7. One of my favorite books is Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. It's both inspirational and a great reminder that there are people working hard to do good in the world.

I nominate Tina from Gotta Run Now.  I am always impressed by Tina's solid training weeks in the Texas heat and her 39 mile 50k!

Ok, everyone share one random non-running fact about themselves.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, yeah, my 39 mile 50k... Ha, ha! Thanks for the nomination! You fit right in as the girl with the pearl earring!

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    1. You are welcome! You're 39 miler is an awesome story!

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  2. I've never heard of anyone being allergic to giraffes! Are you allergic to other animals like cats and dogs or just giraffes?

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    1. I'm not allergic to dogs or cats, but I am allergic to horses. I guess their dander is similar.

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  3. Congrats on your nomination! I'm so sorry to hear about your giraffe allergy. I'd like to think that maybe a pygmy giraffe would make a good pet... A random fact about me: I really love orchids and have been collecting different varieties lately. I live about half an hour from a huge (covers acres) orchid greenhouse so luckily I have a good selection to choose from.

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    1. Thanks Beth! A pygmy giraffe would be awesome!

      You would love the Atlanta Botanical gardens. They have a whole Orchid house and every winter they do a special installation called Orchid days. They even sell off extras later in the spring.

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  4. Spaghetti-O's, now that is weird. :) One non-running fact about me is that I have lived in 7 different towns and the town I am living in now is the largest at a population of 23,000.

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    1. Ha. no judging Speedypants. I grew up in a town of less than 6,000, so this big city thing is still a bit new to me!

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  5. Your 7 things - awesome! That's so cool you are ordained :) Your cut out pictures are really cute lol I love spaghettio's too :) I love all your answers, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks for nominating me Karen! I'm glad I'm not the only one who like Spaghetti o's!

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  6. I sneeze like that too! And people never know when you are going to stop so they can say "bless you!" They learn though, ha ha.

    I so wish spaghettios were vegan so I could eat them! :)

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    1. My brother and my dad sneeze like that too!

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  7. i would die if i had to eat spaghettios :):) random fact: i was born 6 weeks early and weighed 4 lbs. when I was born.

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    1. Oh, my! You were teeny-tiny. I was the opposite, almost 3 weeks late and nearly 9lbs. No surprise, I am the youngest.

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  8. I love those cut out things too!

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