First I would like to report that my day of rest yesterday was so worth it. I woke up today feeling great. I took advantage of a free hour this morning and went for a 6 mile run outdoors. It was only 20 degrees out but it just felt fantastic to be running outside again. I set out without a mileage goal. I figured I would do my easy 3 mile loop but I felt so good I decided to just keep going. I have to remind myself that taking a day off should not be perceived as a set back. Rest is necessary and important. I need to continue to trust the cues that my body sends me.
I have seen this floating around the blog world so I thought, “hey why not!”
A. Age: 37
B. Bed size: Queen size bed for my husband and I. We have never even contemplated getting a King.
C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning the bathroom
D. Dogs: None. No pets actually.
E. Essential start to your day: A big hug for my son.
F. Favorite color: I don’t really have a favorite color. I prefer earthy tones. If I had to choose I would probably say green.
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H. Height: I always thought that I was 5’3″ but last year at a routine physical I was measured and told that I am actually 5’2″.
I. Instruments you play(ed): For some reason we had an organ and I took organ lessons as a child. In middle school and junior high I played the clarinet and tried the saxophone for a little while. Now I am usually the tambourine player when my 4 year old son wants to have a band.
J. Job title: Registered Nurse
K. Kids: One
L. Live: I live in Western Massachusetts.
M. Mom’s name: Lois
N. Nicknames: Aim
O. Overnight hospital stays: I suppose the fact that I work nights at the hospital doesn’t count! I have only had two overnight hospital stays. When I was 17 years old I had my tonsils out. More recently I had a C-section when my son was born and I had to spend 4 long nights in the hospital.
P. Pet peeves: Texting while driving; when people say “I says” or “I goes”; people who speak loudly to non-English speakers.
Q. Quote from a movie: I’m so bad at remembering quotes but this is one of my all time favorite movies. From Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Dean Proffitt: “What could I possibly give you… ever… that you don’t already have?” Joanna: “A little girl.”
R. Righty or lefty: Righty
S. Siblings: Nicole (35 years old)
T. Time you wake up: Well this is probably the most difficult question for me to answer. If I am not working then I am up anywhere from 5:30 to 6:30 am depending on when my son wakes up. On nights that I work this answer will vary depending on when I go to sleep.
U. Underwear: odd question…of course I wear them and that’s all I will say about that!
V. Vegetables you dont’ like: I have a confession to make. I did not eat any vegetables until I was about 23 years old. I now eat almost every veggie that comes my way. I will try anything.
W. What makes you run late: I am always early. I joke that I have to “try” to be on time.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Lots of dental X-rays; a chest X-ray for Peace Corps medical clearance
Y. Yummy food you make: I think that I make really good rice and beans. Thanks to the blog world I have made so many tasty dishes in the last couple of years.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: The zoo just isn’t my thing. I hate the idea of the animals being all caged up. I did enjoy seeing elephants when on safari in South Africa. They are such fascinating animals.
So there you have it. A little bit about me.