Friday, April 24, 2009

Tagged

Before my injury I signed up for an expensive (80$) half marathon. Once I realized I wasn't going to be able to do it I emailed whoever and asked them if they would defer it to next year, which as we all know they never do - at least the larger races. To my surprise they accepted my offer and told me to keep this email as proof for next year yada, yada, yada. So fast forward a couple of months later (now that it's two weeks out) I decided I should maybe volunteer for the half since a) they allowed me to defer and b) I have never actually volunteered for a race before but love to participate in them. So I emailed the volunteer coordinator and asked if he still have positions open for the half-marathon. In the meantime later that day, I officially signed up to volunteer. He finally emailed me back and said they are full for the half, but If I want to help with the full let him know. Oh yeah, and the volunteers are given windbreakers for volunteering (I'm assuming required to wear on the course, but keep them as well - I didn't know volunteers got loot) only they may be out of windbreakers. So, I don't really want to volunteer for the full unless I can do it for like the first half or something. Plus, if they are out of windbreakers doesn't that mean they are full for volunteers. Was he just trying to 'help me out' by allowing me to volunteer? Plus, now that I know there were windbreakers involved (that mind you, are probably going to be kind of ugly and I might not end up wearing it anyways) and I might not get one - I'm irritated. I'm selfish like that I guess. I suppose I'll wait to get my orders and see what they have in store for me. In the meantime - I was tagged by Jocelyn. The rules are: 1. Fill it out 2. Change one question with one of your own 3. Add an additional question 4. Tag 3 other people to do the same 1. What are your current obsessions? Running...and reading blogs 2. Which item from your closet are you wearing most often? Flip-flops 3. Last thing you bought for myself? These awesome running shorts - highly recommended. Spendy, but well worth it. I bought two pairs and am so glad I did. Quickly became my new favorite running gear. 4. What’s for dinner? New wine bar restaurant. review to come later. 5. Say something to the person who tagged you: I have loved following you on your marathon journey. I was there just last year. It will get easier and you will get faster with time - I promise. You are going to do great!! 6. What is one item you could not live without? Running shoes 7. Vacation spots you must visit before you die? Australia & Bora Bora 8. What is your most immediate short term goal: Write a paper today 9. What are you reading right now? Textbooks - gross 10. What is the last movie you saw and enjoyed? Baby Mama - funny 11. What’s your guilty pleasure? "Homemade" rocky road ice cream: Tillamook chocolate ice cream, cool whip, walnuts. put in bowl. Devour. 12. What’s your favorite smell? My husband 13. Best thing you ate or drank lately? Chicken sandwich for dinner last night 14. Favorite Quote? "Successful people do what unsuccessful people don't" 16. Whats one thing you can't go a day with out doing? Pooping 17. What do you have an addiction to? good black coffee (and by good I mean NOT Starbucks) 18. Whats your favorite holiday? 4th of July 19. How many pairs of shoes (not just running) do you have?? Around 50 20. Tell us one random thing about you. I use to smoke a pack a day until about four years ago. When I quit - I started running. Tagged these three awesome biatches: Missy Choloe Amy

9 comments:

Chloe said...

That is awesome they let you defer to next year! And yes, volunteers get all kinds of free loot! IMFL? Oh yeah - bags, poloshirts, hats!!

Thanks for the tag - :)

Jess said...

That's nice that they let you defer. Like you said, not all races will allow you to do that.

Jamie said...

that's nice they let you defer. I would totally react the same way about volunteering :) Love your answers!

the gazelle said...

I also quit smoking about 3 years ago - and then I started running, too....I've never volunteered at a race, but am thinking I should (and not for the loot - well, okay, not ONLY for the loot).

joyRuN said...

Awesome that they let you defer!

And come to think of it, I'm with you on #16!

seejessrun said...

I love reading these things. You have a ton of shoes!

Kristen said...

I have always wanted to volunteer! Can't wait to read about what you get to do.

That is really nice you were able to defer.

Alisa said...

As for your vacation spots, I've been to both and they are both FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Loved your items. I used to smoke too. Funny how fitness changes that. LOVE the homemade rocky road. Thanks for the tag too..I'm on it.