I am way excited about an email I got last night! My friend Terzah is going to be driving to my house (from Boulder, Colorado) on her way to the Top of Utah Marathon in September. We will drive together to Logan, UT, stay in a hotel and then run the marathon the next morning. This is supposed to be a beautiful, awesome course (all gentle down hill) and I am really looking forward to running it. I am hoping that Jenny will be injury free and will come with us too since Jenny and I started talking about running this race together last year. A marathon and a girls' weekend? Yay!!!! Anyone else out there planning on running TOU this fall?? How about the Salt Lake City Marathon in April?
I got this fun idea from T over at Racing With Babes. Here is the Erin ABC's. :)
(A) Age: I am 33... will be 34 in March. Yay for birthdays!
(B) Bed Size: King! Josh teases me though that we could make do with a twin because I sleep all snuggled up to him and we only use a little piece of the bed most of the time. What can I say? I am a snuggler. And I love him. And he's warm. :)
(C) Chore You Hate: Cooking. I don't mind cleaning, but I have no patience for cooking.
(D) Dogs? Yup. We have one little dog, Rocko, who is inside, and one crazy black lab, Jazz, who lives outside (because of her commitment to regularly finding and rolling in disgusting, smelly, nasty stuff). Jazz is a great running partner though.
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Loaded oatmeal!
(F) Favorite Color: Green - the more obnoxious the shade, the better
(G) Gold or Silver? I dont' wear much jewelry, but my wedding ring is white gold and I LOVE it, and my favorite Africa necklace is silver.
(H) Height: 5ft 4 3/4 inches to be exact. Just not quite 5'5"
(I) Instruments You Play: Violin
(J) Job Title: Special Needs Adoption Coordinator, Mom, "Domestic Engineer"
(K) Kids: 12 - 3 I gave birth to, 9 we adopted. Merc 15, Nate 14, Ryan 13, Des 12, Shane 11, Ben 10, Amanda 9, Maggie 9, Belane 7, Marcus 6, Solomon 5, Noah 2
(L) Live: Wyoming!! (I was born and raised in NY though).
(M) Mom's Name: Pam
(N) Nicknames: My Dad has called me "Fur" since I was little. In college I was "Small Fry". Josh calls me "babe". Kids call me Mom, Mommy, Ma, Mama, and some friends call me "Er".
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? I had major surgery after I got squished by a horse and had internal injuries. Other than that, just for the births of my three bio sons. There were A LOT of ER visits though...
(P) Pet Peeve: when people lie and when people smoke in their cars with their kids in there!
(Q) Quote from a Movie: hmmmm, about a thousand of them from Princess Bride and the Toy Story movies... my Dad and I have a bunch from My Blue Heaven and all sorts of movies from when I was younger...Lately the kids and I have a bunch from Despicable Me... heck my family can communicate almost entirely from movie quotes. Way too hard of a question!
(R) Right or Left Handed? Right.
(S) Siblings: One younger sister and one younger brother.
(T) Time You Wake Up? 5am if I am running outside, 6am every other day.
(U) Underwear: Not when I run :)
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: I HATE PEAS. I make faces and pick them out of everything like I am five years old. Bleck.
(W) What Makes You Run Late: I don't run late... I am almost always on time, 12 kids and all. Every once and awhile if we are headed to Salt Lake for appointments and the weather is REALLY bad it slows us down and makes us a little late. I hate being late for anything.
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: My whole body after the horse squishing incident. I have never had a broken bone besides my big toe.
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: I make pretty rockin' enchilladas and I am good at baking (brownies, cookies, cake, etc.) when I have time.
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Elephants are my favorite!
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