Thursday, July 28, 2005

Stephanie tagged me, so here goes...

I like Stephanie's blog.

Q: What are you training for now? (Oh! The timing!)
A: The
Las Vegas Marathon (December) and the Royal Victoria Half Marathon (October). If those don't work out, the Connemara Marathon in March, in Ireland. Plus, if I can't do Vegas, I still have an entry for the Seattle marathon, which I might just change to a half.

Q: If you are raising money for a cause, what is it and why is that cause important to you?
Um, I'm not. I should be, but I'm not. AIDS research, poverty relief. Science education for girls. Actually science education for everybody.

Q: What is the furthest distance you've run in your training and what is the furthest distance you will run before your event?
A: 10 miles. If I stick to my schedule, I should do three 2o-milers.

Q:What is your favorite flavor of gu? (or other sports gel)
A: So far I've only tried Road Runner Sports own brand vanilla. It has the texture you'd expect to get if you blended a selection of body fluids with a bunch of sugar. I'm open to something new.

Q: How many days a week do you run?
A: Five, all being well. My natural instinct is to do everything to excess. If five days is good, why, seven must be even better. Three miles are good? Watch me do five! See last couple entries for information on how that all turned out. :-)

Q: Are you injured in any way right now? If so,what are you doing about it?
A: Why, yes, I am! My therapy so far consists of bitching on the Internet and wearing a big ol boot. I have a podiatrist appt on Tuesday.

Q:What is one item of running clothing/gear (shoes don't count) you can't run without?
A: Running bra. Bandanna on warm days: I sweat so much that putting sunscreen on my forehead blinds me when it melts. Plus I think it makes me look like a pirate.

Q: Do you have a talisman you are planning on taking to your event? If so, tell us!
A: My boyfriend gave me a lovely necklace for my birthday. In one way it's too fancy to run with, but it's light and when I'm tired it makes me feel good to put my hand to my throat and touch it.

Q: Share one thing about yourself we don't know.
My first job involved copyediting Doctor Who books and soft porn. Not as glamorous as it sounds.

Now I tag Jeff, Sarah, dark o'clock, and Trisha.


UMaine Cooperative Extension said...

You use sun screen in Seattle? The year I lived in WA (near Chehalis)it rained evryday from November 1st to March 1st). I didn't realize the sun shone up there.

Connemara sounds nice. We were in the UK last year and our kids were disappointed that we didn't make it to Ireland. My wife's family is from Ireland - Gildea's and McCarthy's.

Forget Vegas, go for Connemara.

Unknown said...

get thee behind me, marc!

don't you know that vegas is the location of the rbf fest? a running blog supported race? tsk, tsk!

we want her at vegas. we NEED her at vegas! we'll cheer for her and support her at vegas!

don't listen to him, r!


Riona said...

Hey Marc - it's odd, since February, I've run in the rain exactly three times: not because I avoided it, but it just never rained this year. Seattle's been very uncharacteristically dry - though coming from Ireland it never seemed very wet to me.

Jeff - so there. Can't wait to meet RBF!

UMaine Cooperative Extension said...

Sorry Jeff, I'm a little out of touch with respect to the rbf (?) and such. Besides, isn't Vegas really hot? That's the place in the desert, right? Perhaps the rbf fest should be moved to Connemara - you know, cool Irish mist and all.

Riona - Oddly enough I had the opposite experience. After living in the UK for 5 years, I thought I was prepared for WA..

Anonymous said...

It was be incredible to do the Connemara Marathon in Ireland. I've always wanted to visit Ireland and what better excuse than to run a marathon there!

Good luck with everything. I hope your injury heals quickly.

P.S. I understand that you are hosting this week's "Rundown". If it's not too late, can you include I set a 5K PR last week. If it's too late then I understand.

Either way, thanks for doing the Rundown and keeping it alive.

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