Monday, July 18, 2011

Q&A Part 1.... and Tag your it to 5 of YOU!

So here is part one of the Q&A that Chris from the Manly Runner
tagged me on.  I give to you, PART 1 of my answers and 5 blogs that I am tagging.  TAG YOU'RE IT!!! Copy and paste the Q& A logo and let the
questions begin! 

1.  Amanda from Runninghood - because I love her blog.
2.  Julia from Pain, Pride, Perseverance - because she is just always so  upbeat and positive! 
3.  Marie from Morecheese - love how she writes.   
4.  RockStarTRi- because he is a fellow Long Islander
5.  Rachel from RunningforTrevor- because I value why and how she started running and enjoy reading her blog.

What is the hardest thing you've ever done in life? Or one of them!
Love these things! :) And the happiest thing. :)
It's difficult to say the hardest thing because when you are going through situations they all seem pretty hard at the time.  I think though, if I look back, my miscarriage after years of infertility was the hardest.  The hardest thing about it was not allowing it to define who I was.  I did let it take control of me   for a bit and getting out of that was really very difficult for me.  It was a very hard time in my life.  I remember waking up after having to have had the DNC and asking the nurses "how is the baby"...I knew at that moment that this was going to be a difficult road.  It was hard, it was scary but I made it through
and I'm stronger for it. 
The happiest thing in my life was seeing my daughters face when she saw her new baby brother.  Just experiencing her seeing him and holding him for the first time was priceless.  Bliss.
Lol at Amanda, and how about what is the hardest thing about a Tri for you and why (besides hitting    the confirm button ..jk)

Very funny Christy…they should make the first damn confirm the only damn confirm button!!  Hardest part with Tri, considering I haven't officially raced in one yet-ahem- see here for the big loser moment, is the bike.  I have a few fears when it comes to the bike that I need to get over.  I almost feel like a good hearty fall would do me good.  When I find myself going over a certain speed, I hit the breaks.  Yes, I am one of those.  I can't help it.  Friends assure me that I will get over this with time...we shall see.  Any other advice to get over the fear of falling and breaking into little pieces would be much appreciated.   
Julia said...
ohhh! how fun! what is your greatest accomplishment? Or what is something you are most proud of?
Greatest accomplishment- Presently, it is graduating and landing a great job that I love in a great district that is close to home.  It is very difficult to get a teaching job where I live and each day I go to work I appreciate what I have and love what I do.  I love my students and take what I do seriously.  I am in the process of moving on to what I think will be more of a physical accomplishment.  Hampton Marathon baby!  Its huge for me that I commited to this marathon and I'm sticking with it.  HUGE.  I was the girl that used to complain to my gym teacher about my asthma when we had to do the mile in elementary.  I mean I really thought it was nuts that he was asking us to do that during the school day!  So to say this marathon will be an accomplishment is a bit of an understatement!   

Most Proud of-  My children.  I am so proud of who they are becoming and  who they already are. 
Nikki said...
Oh, those are all good questions. How about, What is something you have never done  that
you would like to do someday?

Hm.  I do have a bucket list...and its long.  The first thing that pops on my mind that I would enjoy right now would be to go sailing.  I think it would be beautiful, relaxing, and fun.  Let's add in that I would want it to be perfect weather and somewhere exotic.  Okay...yeah that's good. 

XLMIC said...
How many siblings do you have?

I have three siblings.  Rocky, Danny and Maria (with an A)

How many kids do you want?
I have two and I think I am good. ;)

Do you wish you were stinkin' rich? And if you were, how would
 your life be different?

Stinkin' Rich?  Sure.  I mean, I probably would put most of it in the bank and save it for my children to go to college or something.  I'm a saver...can't help it.  But I can spend a penny or two soooo...if I was ‘stinkin’ rich….I would :
·         Buy a house on the water
·         Buy a house upstate
·         Get a boat
·         Pay off my house and heck...why not my families too.
·         Get someone to clean the above mentioned houses.
·         Buy a Jeep Wrangler lol
·         Get a new wardrobe
·         Get a personal trainer

Aside from all the fun stuff, I think my life would change mostly with my job.  I would never leave it totally but I definitely would work part time.  I would love to be able to stay home more with the kids while also having a job I love. 

Were you popular in high school?
I was the quiet girl but at the same time had friends from every group- dirtbags, jocks, geeks you name it.  I don't think I would have defined myself as popular.  I only found out people went to parties and hung out and drank in high school, years later when Scott told me.  Apparently, Scott was popular in high school. lol. Me, not so much. I was volunteering at the Nursing home while my hubs was out with his friends probably drinking in a parking lot somewhere. 

Are you aging well?
I would like to think so.

What is the one thing you know you should change in your life but you are
just having the hardest time with changing it?  
Ugh.  I know the answer to this...Shall I be honest?  I wish I could walk away and totally let go of people that don't respect my friendship, my family or don't treat me the way I know I should be treated.  When I mean walk away...I mean not let it take room up in my life anymore...with thoughts, regret and anger.  I want to learn that I can forgive and forget and  that it doesn't mean having to try to still be friends or tolerate anyones bullshit.
Chris at the Manly Runner said...
I can't wait to tag XLMIC on my next post. She is a piece of work, eh?

1) Where do you think you will be living in 20 years?
With you and Kovas. 

2) If you had to travel across country in a car and could only bring one CD, what       would it be?
I think it would be a homemade CD with a mixture of songs like:
Counting Crows
Dave Matthews
Sara bareilles
A little bit of everything…love my music.

3) What is #1 on your Bucket List?
Well first let me just preface that order had no relevance.  On that note…number one was
1-      Road trip by myself….

RockStarTri said...
How much did Chris pay you to post this? If not money, would he let you wear
the toga?  I hear Kovas lent him a thermojock to wear underneath it.

I think when I move with them both in twenty years we will all be
wearing a toga with a thermojock. 

As a graduate of a certain school district that included Mt Pleasant Elem,

Great Hollow MS, and SHS East, which athletic lesson is the hardest to learn?

Hm.  Did we go to school together?  Was I popular?  Were you my
friend?  Should I be nervous?????Hardest athletic lesson learned-
DO NOT untie your shoe laces on the shoe event during field day.
July 12, 2011 10:34 PM


  1. Love reading more about you!! So glad you tagged me. I am excited to do it! I will post tomorrow or maybe right now. hmmmm. Sorry to hear that you had to go through a miscarriage. I can't imagine. Love all your answers here. I think that what you said about not letting others have power over you or something along those lines...being able to truly walk away from people that don't treat you the way you relate to this! Off to husband is like "get off the computer and come to bed please!" Again, great reading more about you.

  2. So fun to learn more about you! Thank you so much for the tag. I completely admire you and am so sorry to hear about the miscarriage.

    Have a great day!

  3. Thanks so much for the tag! your comment next to my name was too sweet and made my day. I also loved reading your answers to the questions and think you are incredibly strong and inspiring. SO EXCITED for your marathon...seriously will be an amazing experience! I was that same girl in elementary school :) have a great day!

  4. I'm in. I was going to answer questions that I made up originally but decided to go mainstream.

  5. I call a foul on the CD question. You have to pick and original CD by ONE artist.

    And yes, you can come live with Kovas and me in 20 years. By then he should have 8 kids and we will be creating our own commune.

  6. Just saw that I was tagged! Thanks, mon! Excited to do this!


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