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Lucky me, I was tagged twice yesterday because apparently I’m just THAT cool.
Emz wanted to know:
What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2010?
DUH! Wanna see my medal again?
Running goals for 2011?
One thousand miles. I will end 2010 with over 700 miles, so 1,000 isn’t that much of a stretch. I would also like to work on speed in the shorter distances and knock a few more minutes off my half-mary PR.
What’s your favorite race?
Hands down — Nashville’s CMM. It was crazy crowded and hilly, but the course support and spectatorship were awesome, and Nashville is just a great city.
Favorite Holiday Guilty Pleasure?
CHESS SQUARES. I could single-handedly eat a freakin’ pan of those things if I didn’t control myself. Do they have a jillion calories? Yes, they do. Do I care? I most certainly do not. I have them once a year, and I savor every bite!
Most embarassing running moment?
I had to think on this one. Surprisingly, I couldn’t come up with anything that has happened during a run. I was like, “Come on, Pam, as much as you embarass yourself, SURELY something has happened while you were wearing running shoes.” But, nope. Couldn’t come up with anything. BUT I did come up with something running RELATED. I used to attend a step aerobics class, and the instructor and I were training for the Clarksville Half Marathon (this was last year, so it was my first) at the same time. She ended up moving off for a few months and didn’t run it. When I bumped into her in town after she moved back, she asked me how it went and what my time was. When I told her, she laughed at me. Yep. Out loud and right in my face. Looking back on it now, it just makes me wish I’d grabbed her by her cute little blonde pigtails and slammed her face into the pavement a time or two, but then it made me feel about this big.
And Funderson wants to know:
What races do you plan to complete in 2011?
That seems to be the million-dollar question these days! As I’ve said, I want to work on shorter distances and speed. There is a Cupid’s Chase 5K in Murray, KY on 2/12 that I’d like to do. And there’s a Chickasaw Chase 10 miler in the Chickasaw State park on January 8th. And I will probably repeat the Johnsonville Charge and Race on the Trace 5-milers in January and February. For my spring half marathon, there are two I haven’t chosen between yet. They’re both close and relatively inexpensive, so I would do them both, but they are only a week apart. I will either be doing the Murray Half Marathon or the Andrew Jackson Half Marathon. I’m leaning more toward the Andrew Jackson. In the fall, I plan on running the inaugural Rock n Roll St. Louis half marathon.
Notice how there are no more marathons on that schedule? ONE AND DONE, BABY.
What is your #1 indispensable running accessory? #2?
Numero uno is definitely my Garmin Forerunner 305. Second would be my iPod.
Do you send Christmas/Holiday cards? Why or why not?
I do not. Because I am lazy.
What do you mostly think about when training?
I’m still pretty new to the sport, so I’m not to the “mindless running” level yet. A lot of you guys talk about how you just let your mind wander and don’t even realize you’re running. Yeah. I’m so not there. I still have to stay mentally present and concentrate on form, breathing, and pace.
Is your sweetheart supportive of your extracurricular active activities? How?
As much as he can be, yes. He always tells me he’s proud of me and never complains about the money that gets sunk into it. Which is more than I can say for myself.
What’s your proudest moment of 2010?
Here, let me show you again.