Hey y’all remember me? Yeah its been super quiet over here lately, sorry about that. I have had some issues with redesign, nothing bad at all just learning a lot, some family stuff, spending quality time with my sweet old gal….you can hear about that later, spring illness and well a fabulous trip to the beach with my college friends. Did I mention my hard drive kind of petered out about 2 weeks too and its been slower than a modem? Well thanks to amazing Mr RWFR my computer is back better than ever and life has settled a bit. I was nominated for a Liebster Award and thought perfect time to get to know me some more.
Thanks to Heather at run, heather, run 26.2 or bust for nominating me in a Leibster Award. The Leibster award is a fun way for Bloggers to get to know each other. The nominating blog will set some questions up they would like answered from some of their favorite bloggers – typically ones with 200 followers or less.
1. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be and why?
I really want to visit the United Kingdom… London, Scotland and Ireland. I am half Scots Irish heritage and the rugged landscapes, bustling cities and lovely accents have me wanting to see where “my people” came from! I have distant cousins in Ireland that want to meet me and I would LOVE to meet them too. They still own the same home and table that my ancestor had his last meal in Ireland before he set out to America during the potato famine and started his life here in Atlanta.
2. What is the one thing you cannot run without?
My IPOD or IPHONE. I need my interval apps and music makes a HUGE difference. Plus at races I don’ t want to bother or throw people off with beeping.
3. What is your favorite theme park ride or attraction and why?
Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World is the best. I prefer the logs to the ones at Disneyland so it edges that ride out. The ride is quintessential Disney and hits on so many GREAT ride features. It tells a story from Atlanta author Joel Chandler Harris by the way of Brer Rabbit and gang. It starts out as a nice little float among the Happy Place and briar patch where Harris’s characters stories happened. There are a few log ride drops that are fun and then the BIG one at the end adds thrill….not to scary for me, but my heart still beats as we aer going up the hill. The view before you drop is amazing too and you MIGHT get wet, which always makes everyone in our family laugh.
4. What one book could you read over and over again?
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Its really an amazing story, though a long book.
5. What is the one “dream” race you hope to run one day and why?
Dublin Half Marathon – I just REALLY want to go to Ireland someday AND if I did ANY race for Charity, THIS would be the one. London, Cape Cod, Prince Edward Island, Space Coast, NYC or Chicago sound fun too!
6. Name something non-running related on your bucket list and tell my why it’s there!
Alaska cruise with Canadian Rockies Railroad trip.. The scenery just looks amazing.
7. If you could have a role in any movie, what movie would it be and why?
How about the New Star Wars moving coming out next December. I would prefer to be in the Rebel Alliance of course and would be MUCH better comic relief as a sidekick than JarJar – OK I guess that is not so hard now is it. As a lifelong fan of the franchise, I am so excited about the new movie and the original cast coming back.
8. What sport or recreational activity have you always wanted to try, but haven’t?
Curling! Just looks fun.
9. What is one of the goals that you recently accomplished and what is its significance?
Running the Georgia Publix Half Marathon. My first non-Disney half marathon since 2000! The hills on the course have scared me as you know I shy away from them. I went in the race afraid and ended up having a blast and overcoming doubt at the end when my calves cramped up. It was truly the most emotional finish I have experienced. Finishing that race showed me I don’t need to be afraid of a race course and that I can have fun on a non flat, no character, outside of Disney race. It also once again showed me when adversity hits during a race, listen to your body and well just dig deep within to get to the finish line.
10. What has been the best race you’ve run in terms of fun, course design, crowds, bling, and overall experience?
Hands down the Peachtree Road Race held every July 4th in Atlanta. YES its hilly and hot, but its a tradition and the course goes through areas of town I grew up in so lots of memories. Its fun seeing friends along the streets of Atlanta cheering you on too – I see people I went to High School with, grew up with, hung out after college with and all kinds of friends. The worlds largest 10k at 60,000 runners its estimated there are twice as many spectators and they are on BOTH sides of the street all 6.2 miles! They just added bling as an option, I got it last year but passed this year…the coveted finisher shirt is a badge of pride and YES you have to finish to get your shirt.
NOW at this point I am supposed to nominate other bloggers..BUT since I have been here before just asking my readers to tell me…
What is the best race you have run OR what is our dream race?
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