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Saturday, January 31, 2009

January Totals and My Interview

Today, I ran 3 miles with Jerry, and we finished in 29:02. The advantage of the cooler weather is that the running feels a bit easier and we're able to go a touch faster. So, with the 3 miles in the books, it brings January to a close with 60 total miles. Not a lot, but I actually feel good about the number. Sure, last January I ran 95 miles, but things are a great deal different this year, and while the mileage isn't high, the running has been consistent, and that's what matters most to me right now.

Now, on to the interview! Stacy had posted her own interview last week and I signed up to continue the game, so she sent me my interview questions this morning. The questions are hers, the answers are mine. If you want to play along after you read, follow the end directions and you too can be interviewed!

1. If you couldn't be a teacher, what career would you choose?
Believe it or not, I never really set out to be a college professor; it just sort of happened. What I really wanted to be was a writer, and that's still the career I would choose if I could figure out how to make a living at it.

2. In regards to running, what's your favorite distance to train for?
The half marathon. I like that long runs don't exceed 13 or 14 miles, and I can run 25-35 miles in a week. That kind of mileage makes me feel like I'm working hard and challenging myself, but it doesn't exhaust me like marathon training does.

3. If you could compare yourself to one celebrity, who would it be, and why?
That's a toughie. I guess in terms of appearance I probably most resemble Ellen Paige (from "Juno"), but I really don't know what her personality is like in real life, so I'm not sure if that's an accurate representation of me.

4. If you could choose any dream vacation (money not an issue), where would you go, who would you take with you, and what would you do?
There are many, many places I would love to travel to, but my "dream vacation" would be Tahiti, in one of those resorts that have the huts out on the water. I would take just Jerry. And I think I would love to just lay on the beach.

5. What do you look forward to the most about becoming a mother?
Having a minion to do my bidding and tell lies to.

Kidding. Kind of.

This is actually harder to answer than I thought it would be. There are many things I'm looking forward to, and many things I'm terrified of, but I think the primary thing I'm excited about is having "my" family. I grew up in a dysfunctional household, and while I love my family, I don't often feel like we're that close, so I've always looked forward to having a family that was "mine," and marrying Jerry was the start of that; having a baby will help make that feel even more complete.

To play along:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

35 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I wouldn't mind being interviewed, but can't promise that I'll follow up on the invitation to interview others. I see it as a way to help me with content for a post, but I typically don't 'tag' others. If that's a sticking point...don't interview me.

p.s. i with i could figure out how to make my minions do my bidding. lol.

MCM Mama said...

Good job with the running this month. Any sort of consistent exercise during the first trimester is awesome!

I'm a big fan of the half, even though I've only actually run one race that length.

I'd be up for being interviewed.

Erin said...

What the hell, shoot me some questions.

Ryan said...

Yeah shoot me some questions. I will answer as dishonetly as possible.

AKA Alice said...

Oh! Interview Me! Since I'm not running this week, I'll need something to blog about :-)

I love the 1/2 too...for me it's the perfect distance to train for (even w/those minions biting at my ankles!)

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Interview Me! This lack of running leaves me with nothing to blog about:)

Great run. How cold is it?? 70? :P I'm so jealous of your 'cold' weather!!

The Running Knitter said...

I'd be up for an interview too!

Mel said...

That is a really cool idea. I love the interview. Boy you are going to be busy coming up with questions for everyone. You can add me to the list.

Crystal said...

Good questions and good answers. These things are neat cuz you get to find out a little about people.

Jamoosh said...

Me too! Me too! Crap, I did not follow instructions. Give me another chance.

Interview Me

D10 said...

Great interview Jess! You should write a book. You know all of us bloggers would buy it!!!

Shannon said...

Since you never post on MY blog (LOL), Interview me and I'll get JESS over my way. (((tongue in cheek)))

Mendy said...

Cool interview. Sounds like your pregnancy is coming along well. Your pics are great! You look terrific and I can't tell you're pregnant at all.

ws said...

interview me...then I might have something to write. thanks.

Christine said...

Interview me!!!! haha I can't believe how much running you can still do while puking all day etc. I would just lay on the couch all day! Keep it up though.you are one tough mama!

kelsalynn said...

I agree with your "why" behind having a kid- to have "your" family. Mine growing up was dysfunctional too, so I know what it feels like to have the need to do better.

All of my past shoes have been blue so I'm pumped about the red. And I saw your new shoes from a post awhile back too and they're hot! I definitely like the yellow- as long as it's not pink!

Margo said...

Me! Me! Lord knows I need to blog with more frequency. ;-)

Marcy said...

60 is awesome! I don't think I even broke 20 :-X

J~Mom said...

Cool reading your answers! Interview me!

inmytummy said...

I would like to be interviewed. Sounds like a fun thing to write about.

I agree with you about half as well. A full marathon is not particularly fun to train for.

Marlene said...

I would love to stay in one of those huts in Hawaii!

Please interview me. :)

Carly said...

Great post! Yeah, you totally look like Ellen Paige.

Mel said...

beeblebrox13@hotmail.com

Jess said...

Fun interview. I'll play along. Interview me.

Adam said...

I ran 13.1 this weekend and was thinking about how it was a really good distance. I'm not sure I have a fav for mileage, but if I did, 13 would be in the running.

Heather said...

That's a great month, especially for being prego. Nice consistent running!

aron said...

great job on january!! thats awesome especially being pregnant. great interview too :)

Steve Stenzel said...

I completely agree with #2.

And your first reaction to #5 is perfect! Ha!!

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a great January!

I know you're pretty busy, and I'm way late to the game, but interview me (when you get a chance.) :o)

chia said...

*tee hee* wish I caught this earlier. I wanna interview :-) I'm crap at coming up with things to talk about lately!

Amanda said...

If you're not interviewed-out by this point, you can interview me. I've been lacking blog-inspiration the past week. Ahhh, dreaming of a hut in Tahiti on this cold dreary morning.

kelsey said...

Hey there! I'm a new reader/subscriber, and your blog is AWESOME! I started running December 28th, and I'm loving every stride. I'm also a teacher, and think I'll probably end up teaching at the university level.

Anyway, your blog is a great inspiration, and if you still want to continue the interview game, I'd be happy to participate! :D

Cheers!
Kelsey
twitter/kelsnotchels
kelsey@kelseytoney.com

sRod said...

Not too shabby a month for being preggers. Keep it up!

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