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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good to be Versatile


So, Anne at Asthma and the Gift of Running passed along this "Versatile Blogger" award to me. I don't know what I did to make her want to send it my way, but, hey, why not? Anne has a very inspiring story so I'm flattered that she thinks I'm worthy of any kind of award.

And since I don't have a Monday night run to blog about, I figured I'd do the award's spiel.

But first, why don't I have a Monday night run to blog about? Well, after Sunday's run my hamstrings felt a little tight. And then on Monday, after sitting at my desk for a few hours, I realized how painful my right hip/buttock area felt. I did some stretching and got up to walk around. It aches a little bit while walking and even more when I go to sit down. I'm terrified I've aggravated my piriformis muscle. And since I have three other runs scheduled this week I thought it was better to sit my aching butt down on the couch and rest instead of running.

Therefore, in order to cheer us all up, here are seven fun thing about myself:

1. When I was in high school my dream job was to become an FBI criminal profiler. I read/watched Silence of the Lambs one too many times, methinks.

2. I have my Master's of Library Science and yet I've never worked in a library. Unless you count that summer I spent sitting at the reference desk in a law library goofing off online.

3. My college honors thesis was about the differences between male and female serial killers.

4. I eat the same thing for breakfast almost every weekday morning. A whole wheat English muffin, crunchy peanut butter, and dried cranberries. Sometimes I go wild and leave off the cranberries!

5. When typing out my blog URL I sometimes unconsciously add a "g" to eri-thon. Yeah, I'm not sure I want to know what that would bring up.

6. My favorite tv show is Mythbusters. I don't really watch anything else religiously.

7. I'm going on vacation to Savannah, GA in June. My mom and I are staying in a condo in the Historic District that has been featured on HGTV. I'm really excited!

Now it's my turn to pass on this "award". So, let's see....I bequeath it to....


Hope you enjoyed learning a few non-running related tidbits about me!

P.S. Don't forget that they Ultimate Runner book giveaway is still going on. Check it out!


Lacey Nicole said...

no kidding! that was a great list of interesting things. a thesis on male v female serial killers, huh!! have you read malcolm gladwell's book What The Dog Saw? i loved it. it's a lot of little chapters and a couple of them have to do with FBI profiling.

hooray i've been bestowed upon! thank you! :)

and stretch out those glutes!!! you have a foam roller?? i find it helps a lot. tight glutes= bad news :(

Jamie said...

Great list!

Anonymous said...

Oh, no... :-( Hopefully it's just a fluke and your pirformis will be back to 100% in no time. A little rest should do the trick!

omg - criminal profiler? You're officially a bad ass!

And that makes me feel better you're a repeat offender with breakfast, too. I've had the time breakfast almost every morning for over a YEAR. Yeah. Need to get out more!

Anne said...

First, I hope your piriformis does not give you more trouble.

Second, loved your list :) One thing we don't have in common :) I took a forensic psychology course during my BA and I hated it! I would get queezy reading about what serial killers did and trying to figure out hints about who they are. Ugh...

d.a.r. said...

Okay your thesis sounds completely fascinating!! I wanted to be in the FBI for the longest time, too. If I could guarantee where I would get to live, I would probably still be interested but I have heard too many icky stories about being sent off to gawd knows where..ha!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Thank you for the award! You're so sweet. And I never thought about adding a "g" to your URl. Now I have that Sisquo song in my head!

kristen said...

....what about jepoardy?

kilax said...

Thanks for the tag! If I can come up with 7 things, I will list them. I am so bad at stuff like this!

Do you feel 100% better this week?

It's not too late to work for the FBI :) Their pyshical test is pretty intense but I bet you could do it!

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