Saturday, February 11, 2012

Randomness Over 9(ish) Miles

Yep, it's been going around...the flu, head colds, and the 11 random things tag... I was due.

Maggie @ Run Happy (who is too darn adorable and a newly-wed to boot!) tagged me with the ubiquitous 11 random things meme, and since I haven't had much in the way of blah-blah-blah blog fodder recently, I'm in.

For those of you who are not in the loop, here are the rules
The Random Eleven Rules
  1. Post these rules
  2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
  3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
  4. Tag 11 people (can't be the person who tagged you)
  5. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag
  6. Go to their blog and tell them you've tagged them (Tag! You're it!)
11 Random Things About Me
Since I ran about 9ish miles this morning, I had some time to think about lots of random things, so what follows are a compendium of randomness from this morning.
Lisa was wearing a fabulous pink tutu!
  1. I love it when I accidentally run into other bloggers. This morning I saw Lisa during my run. She was running in a Half Marathon at Mission Bay and I was on about Mile 6 of my long run. That we happened to be at the same place, at the same time, was truly random. I had just left a SDTC water station, and was making sure I avoided runners who were in the race  and as I looked over my left shoulder, there was Lisa...She looked fabulous, so I took a picture! 
  2. I make a regular habit of doing accidentally embarrassing things. all know how the herd wears some super-brite-neon-dayglo-lime-green on race days. This is how we find each other. What you may not know is that I also have a lime green iPod Shuffle, and a lime green iPhone case. In my last post, I wrote about how Irene's hubbs Michael and I were joking about whether or not my underwear matched. What I didn't write about is that this whole line of conversation was started by a guy from the track club who I know, but you know, I really don't know. He looked at all the green and, trying to be funny, he said something like, "Oh look at all the green, do your underwear match?" I paused, because what I WANTED to say was "I don't wear underwear" because isn't that what you all do in these situations? Double-down? But since I didn't know the other guy that well, in a moment of mature filtering, I didn't say THAT to him. Fast forward to this week, and I'm running and I pass a guy who I THINK is the same guy from last week and he's wearing a super-brite-neon-dayglo-yellow shirt, so (OF COURSE), I ask him if his underwear match...turns out it wasn't the guy from last week...uh yeah...duh.
  3. So, no, I don't wear underwear under my compression shorts when I run.
  4. One of the great things about running around East Mission Bay is that there are plenty of restrooms if one is needed. I didn't need one this morning, but the strangest place I ever peed during a long ride was behing a bush, a bush that we eventually renamed as "Cindi's Bush." I know, not that interesting, but it is random.
  5. I've sorta gotten used to using porta-pottys
  6. I'm always surprised by the random stuff I see when I run. Recently I seem to notice a lot of ponytail holders. I'm always tempted to pick these up because I never seem to be able to find one at home when I need one.
  7. this day, I think the most random object I've ever seen on a race was the broken bong in Ocean Beach. I've never seen one since.
  8. My favorite breakfast is a bagel thin, whipped cream cheese, and an egg while. I make a sandwich out of it. YUM!
  9. I don't really like the competition shows, but I am currently intrigued by The Voice
  10. The last TV show I watched was the "Encore" performance of SMASH, but I only watched it a second time because Saturday night TV is dreadful.
  11. Tomorrow we were planning to go skiing for the first time this season...then Turbo was hanging out with his crew today, and now his hand is all swollen...maybe just a sprain? srain? fracture? We'll see in the am, but until then, no skiing for us. Ah Boys!
11 Questions from Maggie

1. What’s your favorite TV show? 
I am eagerly awaiting the return of Mad Men, but until then, my default fave show is The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

2. If you could have lunch with an actor/actress of any era, who would it be and why?
That's a tough one. I always think that Lauren Bacall or Katherine Hepburn would have been fun to chat with for a bit. I think they'd both be heffers.

3. If you could tightrope walk across anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Tightrope? Yikes! I guess across the Grand Canyon because I think there are things you'd see from that perspective that are unlike anything other than that, but how scary!

4. What do you do for a living?
I teach adults to read and write at a community college. Then in my spare time, I do professional development with high school teachers, so that fewer adults end up in my courses.

5. Do you crave sweet or salty foods?

6. Can you remember your last dream?  What was it?
I'm not sure, but I think it had something to do with being behind on several projects.

7. How big is your bed?
California King

8. What was the last thing you ate?
Risotto (I made it with shrimp and wild mushrooms)

9. Who was your last phone call or text from?

10. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
To be two places at once.

11. What are three things you can't live without?
Running, The Herd, My family (and you all thought I'd say wine...or mimosas)

My 11 Random Questions
These are the questions I asked myself to come up with my randoms, so I'm subjecting the following people to my randomness.
  1. Who was the last person you randomly ran into at a race or during a long run?
  2. What was the last embarrassing thing you did?
  3. Do you wear underwear when you run? why or why not?
  4. Where is the strangest place you've ended up having to pee during a long run, ride, or race.
  5. Which color porta potty do you prefer?
  6. What was the last random object you saw on your last run?
  7. What was the most random object you've ever seen on a long run?
  8. What is your favorite breakfast?
  9. The Voice or American Idol?
  10. What was the last TV show you watched?
  11. What are you doing tomorrow?
So Now I'm tagging:
  1. Keith
  2. Irene
  3. Petra
  4. Diana
  5. Lily
  6. Carly
  7. Al
  8. Michelle
  9. Lisa
  10. Jill
  11. Glenn


  1. I'm cracking up over your "close up" of Lisa. Too Funny...PS, I want some neon lime green togs...

  2. I've always gotten out of these because I was never "officially" tagged by I am some thinking to do!

  3. I'm not sure what it says that I'm number 1 on the Hefferblog tag list. My wife laughed. So even though I've done it before, I'll do it again, because you ask so nice and I like the questions. As my wife says, there is no shortage of random things about me.

  4. Thanks for the tag, I think. This requires some thought and blog time. The thought is not an issue, it's blog time. :) I'll see what I can muster in the next week, or month...

    Hubs told me about the underwear conversation and the other guy. ;) I'll bet that guy you didn't know will ALWAYS remember that!

  5. DARN YOU! I was just going to post my response to this meme tomorrow and I was going to tag you! LOL!

  6. Oh yay, TAGGED!! (heavy sarcasm being expressed! :)) This is going to take me some time to think....I honestly can't recall anything interesting I've found running.

    Funny you asked random guy about his undies....I bet he thought you were hitting on him!!!

  7. Blogged the 11 things. And other stuff as a bonus.

  8. This is the like the bird flu. Nice listing!