Sunday, December 12, 2010


Jamoosh, a shameless Houstonian late night fast-running beer connoisseur, tagged me to respond to a list of survey questions. I'm doing it now, because you don't want to be on this guy's bad side:

1. What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2010?
This was fun to think about, unlike item #5. The honorable mention is that my parents bought HJG a tricycle for his birthday and he would have nothing to do with it. Mrs. and I helped him learn to ride and now he loves it. So, helping him learn to ride his trike. The most proud accomplishment this year also features my 3 YO. More often than not on our walks these days, he breaks into an 11 minute mile stride and calls over his shoulder, "I'm running daddy! I'm running!" Yes toddler yes, but 35 yards does not a marathon make. Nevertheless, this is clear evidence that we are raising him in a healthy environment of physical fitness. Now in 2011, my inner Santini says, we need to work on his slight pronation problem, get in some speed work (ladders?), and get the nutrition plan nailed down once and for all.
2. What are your running goals for 2011?
Healthy regular non-competitive running for enjoyment and exercise. Some of my regular races. Running with a partner/group(s), some trail running. Lose 10 more lbs.
3. What is your favorite race?
The Moon Valley Grasshopper Bridge 5K. My first race ever and I've been progressively faster 3 years in a row. About 2,000 people line up for this and many are fast, most are mid-pack. Beautiful weather, great organization, easy in and out (twss).
4. What is your favorite holiday guilty pleasure?
For food: Trader Joes chile Thai Lime Cashews. Hell, any cashews! Otherwise, staying up late with wifey and watching classic movies.
5. What was your most embarrassing running moment?
Took wrong turn in SYTO 5K 2010 and ended up running almost 4 miles extra before finding the course again. It was a group of friends so I didn't say anything. Will definitely redeem myself at the FYTO 5K 2011.

Tagging..... Suzanne, Andrew, and Feet Meet Street (Nitmos?!! You read this far??).

Thanks LML.


ShutUpandRun said...

You have an inner Santini? I just keep learning more and more about you as time goes by.

Julie said...

The 5K used to be my favorite race too:) I have taken a wrong turn on a 5K race once:( I would of placed for women if I would of stayed on course. I was following the group in front of me....there was about 30 of us. We all ended up running 5 miles instead of 3.2miles. Yea, that sucked:) Great post, thanks for sharing.

Suzanne said...

Awesome post! :)

Jamoosh said...

About time you got this posted. Thought I might have to come out there!


Nitmos said...

Mmmm, I love me some cashews too. I especially love to go the grocers and get a TON of cashews, mark them as spanish peanuts and then go to the self-scan check-out line. Instant bargain!

RunningLaur said...

OMG I must get my hand on some of those cashews!
And I may know some people who can get you out on trails in 2011.... ;)