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.