Friday, November 4, 2016

5 Things About Me

I think I've only done those random questionnaires once, so get ready for some trivia.  The Friday Five theme is About Me :)


1) I hated running in high school and college.  I mean hated it.  I would do the bare minimum training wise getting ready for my seasons and work on the technical and tactical aspects of my sport instead.

2) The Massachusetts town I grew up in is right at the mid-point of the Boston Marathon.  My JV soccer field is between mile 13 and 14 on the course, so I see it every year when I'm watching Boston.


3) I'm a history nut.  Give me history anything, and I'll watch or read.  I rarely read a novel set in modern times.  Historical novels and mysteries are my thing.


4) I'm a Disney nut, but then y'all probably figured that out.  I even wrote my high school history thesis on Walt.  I was in heaven when I was at the Disney Family Museum last year.

5) I've lived in 4 states, one is a repeat, and will be moving to my 5th state in December.


Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.

30 comments:

  1. I want to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum so bad! It's definitely on my must do list! Too funny about running...I was the same way! "Those college girls" ran THREE whole miles for cross country. THAT was insane to me! Hahah!

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    1. If you go, save at least half a day for the museum. We were there for 3 hours, before they closed, and could've taken more time to get through it all.

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  2. I used to hate running a ton too! I don't know what changed...

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    1. I know for me I control everything so I can make it as fun as I want.

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  3. I hated running when I was younger too. Like I dreaded when they made us run the mile for the physical fitness thing in high school.

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    1. I had to do that in 6th grade, then moved. Didn't have to do it in gym class again.

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  4. I so used to hate running too! Who would have thought I'd be where I am now. Funny! have a great weekend

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    1. I know! If I knew I'd have done 4 half marathons by 30, I would've been shocked.

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  5. That is very cool you grew up near the Boston Marathon course. :) Do you like real life historical crime/mysteries? If so, what interests you?

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    1. Modern crime novels haven't really interested me. I love shows like NCIS, but the most current novels/mysteries I've read are in the 1930s.

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  6. Love that you wrote your high school thesis on Walt! What specifically did you write about him? Very cool that you grew up at the midpoint of the Boston Marathon course, and hurray for living in state #5! I hated running when I was younger, too.

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    1. I wrote about Walt's innovations and how he pushed the boundaries in entertainment. He was the first in so many aspects.

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  7. I'm currently living in my 5th state too! I moved around a lot in my 20s and thought I was done when I got to state #4 but life happened and here we are in state #5. Where are you moving to? Hope you have a great move!

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    1. Colorado. I moved around growing up with my parents' careers, then moved for my career. And I'm moving again for my career.

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  8. Same here, I played soccer from 3rd grade through high school and absolutely hated running.
    Do you have a favorite historical era? I've always been partial to the '20s.

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    1. Right now I'm reading books in the Victorian era, but found a series in the 1820s, and also love a series in the 1930s. All of which are in Britain.

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  9. I'm a Disney nut too (it was part of my 5 things too!)

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    1. It's fun isn't it? I even run to Disney songs.

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  10. What has been your favorite historical novel?

    Did you ever spectate Boston marathon from there?

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    1. I've read so many novels. I have a tab above for my "bookshelf" with a lot of recommendations. I'm always looking for books to read.

      And we did spectate a couple times after moving to Boston. We could park at the high school and walk across the fields to the course.

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  11. I find it entertaining how many of us hated running when we were younger and now love it! Tastes change, I guess (and not just with food)

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    1. It wasn't presented as anything fun for me. Now I control it, and no one's yelling at me, i can just do it for fun.

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  12. I rarely read a novel in current times. There's something about a good historical setting.

    Where are you off to in December? Did I miss that somewhere?

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    1. I announced it a couple weeks ago. I'm moving up to Boulder for the next step in my career.

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  13. Growing up, I hated running too! Who says people can't change?

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    1. I know. Now I'm always looks for fun races, and itching to run.

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  14. Ha- you and I sound a lot alike, except I'm working on state number six (with a possible seventh coming soon!)

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    1. It's not easy moving, but I'm excited for the next adventure.

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  15. I never liked running in High School either. I did run track, but I was a sprinter, and thought the mile was way long and a 5k never crossed my mine back then.

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    1. A 5k was sooooo long! Ha! I banged that out just yesterday.

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