Thursday, April 30, 2009

Crazy 8's

I was tagged by RunningLaur at When I get a little, run run run.... about (over) a week ago for Crazy 8's. I feel terrible it has taken me so long to finally participate. Just a little note about RunningLaur. She recently warmed my heart by taking a nice trail run and saying it was because of following my blog and seeing how fun it looked. I'm so happy I have inspired one person to get off the pavement and onto the trail. ;)

Anyway. Back to the Crazy 8 thing. I'm changing the last question and making up one of my own.

8 things I'm looking forward to:

1. Mother's Day. Sara is treating me to a pedicure and lunch!
2. Saturday. I'm volunteering at Miwok and I will get to see some elite athletes and some friends.
3. Sunday. I will be enjoying a trail run with Christy.
4. May 17th. Big Basin 25k.
5. May 27th. My birthday. I can't wait to turn 45 and get it over with!
6. August 28th. Our next trip to Yosemite when I WILL go to the top of Half Dome.
7. July 26th. San Francisco Half Marathon. I'll get to meet Penny, RBR, Aron and I'm sure many more blogger buddies.
8. September 13th. Our annual vacation to Jamaica baby!

8 things I did yesterday:

1. Laundry
2. Went on a 7 mile trail run.
3. Went to the grocery store.
4. Made dinner.
5. Baked a dessert.
6. Watched Giants game on TV.
7. Updated my blog.
8. Cleaned dishes.

8 things I wish I could do/want to do:

1. Reach the top shelf in a grocery store. Or in my house for that matter.
2. Always wear my hair in a ponytail or a baseball cap.
3. Wear high heels or cute sandals without my feet screaming at me for days on end afterwards.
4. Sleep through the night. Any night!
5. Live on baked goods or sugar coated jelly type candies.
6. Hire a housekeeper.
7. Live on a farm with one of every four-legged animal there is.
8. Rescue every dog and cat on death row at a shelter. All shelters if I could.

8 things I am afraid of:

1. Becoming injured and then being told I can never run again.
2. Icebergs.
3. Empty pools.
4. Spiders. Any size. Hair or not.
5. Someone I love dying.
6. One of my animals dying.
7. Earthquakes.
8. Heights.

8 people I tag:

1. Marcy
2. Missy
3. Penny
4. RBR
5. Aron
6. Victoria
7. Abby
8. Stephanie

Have fun!

Until later.............


Missy said...

DayUM, I gotta get on the ball here! So funny, my husband, 6'5" ALWAYS gets asked to help get things from the top shelf at the grocery store. Little ladies just come up to about his belt line, look up, excuse me SIR (SIR it's a southern thing), could you get that box of cereal for me please? hahaha.

Great list.

RunningLaur said...

Yay! I like that it took you a while to do the meme, it spreads out the fun.

You have so many exciting things coming up, it's fun to see them all in a list like that.

I'd adopt every shelter pet ever too.

AKA Alice said...

Turning 45 was no big deal...put me into the next age group, so now my results are lots better (I can run faster than SOME of those 49 year old biatches after all ! LOL)

If you figure out the sleep through the night thing, let me know :-)

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you about the beautiful scenery totally beating out the perk of public transportation!

I love the 8 things questionaire. It is so fun to learn new things about friends. I must say my favorite was this:

8. Rescue every dog and cat on death row at a shelter. All shelters if I could.

I just cry when I think about all of those poor animals that just get abandoned and don't have a loving home to go to. I always tell Jason that when we can have a pet one day, IT WILL be from a shelter and I want the ugliest one that has been passed by day after day :)

I also agree with you about the fear of not being able to run due to an injury. I have had that scare a couple times and it was the most miserable feeling!!

Judi said...

i wear my hair up in a pony tail every day too. :)

Victoria said...

Oh exciting! I got tagged!

See you tomorrow!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

"Reach the top shelf in a grocery store. Or in my house for that matter."


René said...


Anonymous said...

Woohoo, almost everything you look forward to is running related - how COOL!

Southbay Girl said...

OH shit! I promise I'll do this tomorrow-sunday-before I get back to work!!!

I cant WAIT for San Fran! I of course want to meet up with you before that and run a trail race!!

There were alot of your 8's that I would or probably will say....

REI today was a madhouse!

How's Boomer??

Serious Running: Chris Barber said...

If we are able to inspire one runner to leave the roads and head to the trail less taken...well, the trail run less taken, then it is all worth while now isn't it. That's who we do it for. Spread the trail running love all over the world!