Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Since I'm done with exams, my life feels like a 24hr weekend. It's pretty great:
- I had time to go to the gym twice yesterday.
- I went to bed at 5am
- I woke up at half past noon, and didn't have to be anywhere.
I've been tagged by Stacie at Impossible is Nothing, and I'm really, really excited because I've never been tagged before!
1. What was your toughest race?
I would say it was my first ever race, the Running Factory's Spring Thaw in 2008. It was raining and I didn't know what to wear or what to eat. It was cold, very early and my friends were all drunk! I dragged them out after they'd slept about 2 hours and we got on the bus for an hour-long journey to the start. I was very very nervous, and started closer to the front than I should have (my friend is a college track runner - finished in 20 mins!). I was okay with my time since it was an automatic PR, but I felt sick and swore I would never do it again (and believed it). However, it's a race I've done twice in a row, and I know I'll do it again in 2011 - where I'll be in a different age group, since I'm 20 now! :)
2. What are your goals for 2011?
To do lots of races, and NOT get injured.
Spring Thaw, March
London HM, May
Trot to the Beach, June
I also want to add a 7th country to my list of places I've run - I'm looking to go on an internship in either Brazil or Uganda :)
That's about it so far for next year :)
3. If you could live anywhere where would it be?
I would live in the Mediterranean! I went camping in Cyprus, and we went hiking in the mountains for 3 days. We camped on the beach, in NOVEMBER, and the weather was perfect. The sea is blue, the stars are clear..... I would love to live in Cyprus.
4. What is my guilty pleasure tv show?
Hahahaha.... well, at the moment I'm trying to watch all of Smallville - I'm at season 3! I know the plot is ridiculous, the acting is lame and the stunts are bad, but it's like crack... can't stop. This is the reason I went to bed at 5am actually!
I also like Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, House, How I Met Your Mother.....
5. How do I keep my sense of balance?
Even though I'm in school to become a social worker, I find I love spending time alone. Running, reading, watching TV & knitting... just being alone helps me feel balanced and relaxed.
Working up a good sweat makes me feel that I've done something worthwhile with my day - which is why I love running/going to the gym early in the morning - I've already done more in a day before most people wake up :)
I'm not sure who actually reads my blog - I don't get many comments - so I won't tag anyone :(
But feel free to answer the questions if you're bored :D