Monday, April 13, 2009

I Was Tagged!!

Preface: Sorry about the layout of this blog - I had some spacing issues and it's annoying...

Teacherwoman at Dare To Tri tagged me to fill out this survey and I've been working on it for a couple days now, so here goes:
The rules are:

1. Fill it out
2. Change one question with one of your own
3. Add an additional question
4. Send it to 3 people.

1. What are your current obsessions? Training for my upcoming half marathon (6 days away!!!), training for my upcoming triathlon, and blogging (I have 3 blogs: Journey To A Better Me where I track my training progress, Everyday Life... where I blog about my life outside of training *family, friends, work, etc*, and The Bung Blog where my bestie & I get a little silly. ;)

2. Which item from your closet are you wearing most often? I'm currently obsessed with my Champion running skirt - comfy AND equipped with a pocket for my keys, etc when I'm out and about. :)
3. Last thing you bought for myself? I had a small shopping outing last weekend where I purchased a pair of running shorts from Target, some lotion from Bath & Body Works (thank you mail out coupons!), and a case of powerbars, a case of power gels, and a 6 pack of 5 Hour Energy from GNC (thanks to my 20% Gold Card discount).

4. What’s for dinner? Good question. Crap, I forgot to put something out to thaw... Most likely, some kind of meat on the grill (probably chicken or KC strip), a grilled veggie (prob peppers or asperagus...most likely asperagus cuz it's Rylie FAVE), and salad - a staple in our house. I cut up a huge salad every weekend and it lasts all week. We take it in lunches and have it with dinner almost every night. YUMMM!!

5. Say something to the person who tagged you: Her blog is very motivational and inspirational and she leaves comments on my blog that always brighten my day! :)

6. What is one item you could not live without? My cell phone. I don't even like talking on the phone that much, but it's my connection to the outside world. I'd be lost without texting!

7. Vacation spots you must visit before you die? Australia, Italy, Greece, Fiji

8. Three things to do before you die:
*This is tough...*

1 - Complete a Half Iron Man (getting mighty ambitious here)
2 - Complete a Full Marathon (dreaming BIG)
3 - Travel to at least ONE of the places mentioned in #7

9. What are you reading right now? LOL, I normally read a LOT...but ever since Harper was born (almost 8 months ago), I just haven't had much time. I'm currently in the middle of 4 books, lol.

1 - My Custom Van (and 50 other mind blowing essays that will blow your mind all over your face) by Michael Ian Black. If you ever watched "The State" on MTV during the 90's, Michael Ian Black was one of the comedians on this show - hilarious!

2 - Multiple Bles8ings by Jon & Kate Gosselin. If you watch Jon & Kate Plus Eight, then you are familiar with this family of 10. I am fascinated by their life and love watching their show with Rylie. My sister's boyfriend got me this book for Christmas and Rylie and I have been reading it together.

3 - Mr Playboy: Huge Hefner and the American Dream by Steven Watts. I'm also obsessed with Hugh Hefner and basically just fascinated by his lifestyle. I preordered this book MONTHS before it came out...and then it arrive right after Harper was born, so I've barely had time to get into it. I really hope by summer time I can pick up on reading again.

4 - Through the Storm by Lynne Spears. Okay, I'm busted. I love reading about drama and scandal. I don't have much exciting stuff in my own I'm all over the celebrity scoop. I actually thought Lynne's book would be more exciting than it is, but she states in the beginning that it's not a "tell all." I'm about half way through it and it's actually a lot more boring than I was expecting. Meh...guess I'll just have to wait for Britney's book to come out. LOL

10. What is the last movie you saw and enjoyed? The last movie I saw in the theaters was Slumdog Millionaire - amazing film! The last movie I watched at all was Seven Pounds at home yesterday - extrordinary!!!!

11. What’s your guilty pleasure? Oh wow....FOOD (I love it all and don't know when to stop), chocolate, booze - I admit it, I love to drink!, celebrity gossip (, us weekly, etc), and reality tv. Please don't judge me!

12. What’s your favorite smell? Oh kids after a bath, fresh cut grass, lilacs...

13.If cost wasn't an issue and you could run any race in the world what would it be? I would love to run the Athens Marathon or do the LavaMan Iron Man in Hawaii.

14. Do you have a goal that you are trying accomplish before 2009 is over? I'm well on track with my '09 goals: my first half marathon (just 6 days away!!) and my first olympic tri (June 28th).

15. Describe one of your happiest moments. This is easy - the day I married Randy in Key Largo and the days my beautiful girls Rylie and Harper were born:

16. What was your best Halloween costume? Again, don't judge me! In '98, the girls I work with and I dressed as the Spice Girls for a costume contest. We got 1st place at the mall and 3rd place at the club we went to that night. In the end, we all spent WAAAAAY more on our costumes than what we won, but we had a great time. Oh, and I was SCARY SPICE!!! Do you know how much I had to TAN for that?? Hahahaha!

17. What do you have an addiction to? Chocolate. And wine.

18. What do you do that you would be embarassed for others to know about? It's what I don't do that I'm embarrassed about.....but I'll admit it: I hardly EVER do the dishes! My sweet, wonderful husband does them pretty much EVER DAY. I *might* do them once every other month. Oops!!
19. What is one totally irrational fear you have? I have MAJOR anxiety about bad things happening to my family. I worry that Rylie will get kidnapped or that they will get in wrecks. It's so bad that Randy no longer allows me to watch the news because it always ends up with me crying, losing sleep, and/or having to take a xanax. Srsly....

20. Do you have a favorite training tip? Rest days are just as important as training days. Your body NEEDS them and without them, you are doing more harm than good. So don't forget to take AT LEAST one day off a week!!

21. (My added question) What's your most embarrassing moment? Randy and I were at a club one summer night back in '04. It was extremely hot and they had those huge turbo fans going that you often see at the gym. Well, there was one strategically placed on the floor and angled up. I was walking along in a skirt - a pleated skirt - and with a drink in each hand. Suddenly the fan caught my skirt and blew it STRAIGHT UP. There was nothing "Marilyn Monroe" about this. It was me in a tiny miniskirt that was literally blown straight up around my midsection as I stood there in shock while both hands were full with beverages and there was nothing I could do. LUCKILY I was smart enough to not wear a thong that night. I mean, I know myself and alcohol, so I figured I better play it safe (let's face it, I've seen all the celeb mess-ups and didn't want that to be ME). So there I was, in my lacy boy shorts completely exposed. I finally yelled at Randy, who was waaaay in front of me, to come help me out. He took one of the drinks and I got the skirt under control. I then casually walked up to the table of guys who were sitting in the nearby booth with their mouths gaping open, watching the entire thing. I proceeded to shake all of their hands and tell them I would be signing autographs momentarily. I mean, how else do you recover from that?? I have not worn a skirt to a bar/club since.

Ok, I tag:


Melanie said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll work on it over the next few days! Great pics, and your kids are beautiful! You'll do awesome in your HM this weekend!! :)

Mel (TMOTR) said...

FUN!! I am totally on it. Pretty girls!!

How cool would it be to run in Athens... I hear you about not reading with little ones, of course I don't even start books. LOL.

Anxiety and fear about your family are not irrational and I dont watch the news because it is just depressing.

Thanks for the comment, you are too funny. I guess I didn't realize I was doing the "I ran up hill both ways in the hail with no shoes, etc.." Have a good night..

teacherwoman said...

Oh Ashley! Thanks for playing along! I think you and I have more in common than I thought! LOL. I too don't really care to chat on the phone, but can't really go anywhere without it! And.... it is a goal of mine to complete a Half Ironman before I turn 30... December of 2010. I best get crackin' huh?

SuperDave said...

Good pics!
You have beautiful little girls.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I loved this post! I hope the calf is feeling better.

IzzyBubbles said...

This was great - really enjoyed reading it!! The skirt story is HILARIOUS!!