Monday, August 17, 2009

Doing much better!

Wow, the difference between now and about 10 days ago is like night and day. I feel like a different person. And for all the people who left comments of love and support, I simply cannot convey to you how much your words mean to me. My running motivation is back with a vengeance; I made it 14 miles Saturday and then came back for another 9.5 Sunday. It's quite an upswing...I'd have to check, but I think I averaged 20-25 miles per week for the past several, and then last week I ran 45. I think enough of my fitness from May remains that moving back up into the 40s won't kill me. I'm used to caution (which I think has kept me virtually injury-free), so this climb seems precipitous, but in truth I think I'm all right.

So, I wanted to put that happy update first, because I will now do this silly survey. Or, at least I will until work picks up for the day.

MIROLOGY

***FOODOLOGY***

What is your salad dressing of choice?
Newman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar.

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Olive Garden.

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
Pasta!

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Cheese, pineapple, green peppers, Roma tomatoes (not all at the same time!).

What do you like to put on your toast?
Butter.

***TECHNOLOGY***

How many televisions are in your house?
Just one. Used more for video games and movies than actual television.

What color is your cell phone?
Blue.

Do you have an iPod?
Yep.

***BIOLOGY***

Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Righty.

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Wisdom teeth.

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Lugging groceries up the stairs to the apt.

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
No, but I have fainted.

***BULLOLOGY***

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Eeek...no way!

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I actually like mine just fine.

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Can I sub in Mark for this one and keep the cash?

***FAVORITOLOGY***

Season?
Spring or autumn.

Holiday?
Thanksgiving.

Day of the week?
Friday!!

Month?
April, May, or October.

***CURRENTOLOGY***

Missing someone?
Yes.

Mood?
Calm, hopeful.

What are you listening to?
My space heater. Yes, I know it's August. Tell that to my employer. They keep it COLD in here!

Current worry?
The trial.

***RANDOMOLOGY***

First place you went this morning?
Laundry room to find clean clothes.

What's the last movie you saw?
Bonus features from the Watchmen movie: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood. In the theater, The Ugly Truth.

When was your last run-in with the cops?
I wouldn't exactly call it a run-in, but my last interaction was when I reported my assault in December.

Last person you talked to?
Mark.

Last person you hugged?
Mark.

Do you always answer your phone?
Most of the time.

It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
Probably someone I don't know!

If you could change your eye color what would it be?
Grey (not gray).

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
Huh?

Do you own a digital camera?
Yes.

Have you ever had a pet fish?
Yes. Black mollies, among others. They were named Molly and Black. I wrote a story about them in second grade.

Favorite Christmas song(s)?
Happy Xmas (War Is Over!), What Child Is This?, O Holy Night

What's on your wish list for your birthday?
Uhhh. Well, it's far off, so nothing specific, but probably books and running gear!

Can you do push-ups?
The wimpy kind, but I'm working on it!

Can you do the splits?
Eeeek! Not a chance.

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
A little of both.

Do you have any saved texts?
I think? I don't know how to save or delete them, so whichever my phone defaults to, that's what I do.

Have you ever been in a car accident?
Yes, but luckily none involving injuries.

Do you have an accent?
Yes, especially when excited and/or emotional.

What is the last movie to make you cry?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Plans tonight?
Group run and grocery shopping.

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Yes.

Name three things you bought yesterday.
Didn't buy anything yesterday. Most recently, from Bloomingfoods: bread, chocolate soymilk, hummus.

Have you ever been given roses?
Yes.

Met someone who changed your life?
Yes.

Name two people who might complete this?
Dunno!

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
You know, I really have no idea.

Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
Yes. We got married.

Do you have any tattoos/piercings?
Nope.

Does anyone love you?
Yes.

Would you be a pirate?
Not a real one, but Johnny Depp style, heck yeah!

What songs do you sing in the shower?
A very random assortment.

Ever had someone sing to you?
Yep.

Do you like to cuddle?
Oh yes!

Have you held hands with anyone today?
Nope.

Who was the last person you took a picture of?
I think it was Michelle at the Red Eye Relay.

Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
Some of both!

Do you like pulpy orange juice?
Ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

What is something your friends make fun of you for?
Running and/or reading too much.
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