‘Fess It Up Friday

22 Jul

So, I missed this last week. My bad. I was quite sad about not posting a ‘Fess It Up Friday because these are typically my favorite posts to write. I must harbor some kind of exhibitionist tendencies.

1) I really, really want to sign up for the Crystal City Twilighter 5K tomorrow night but it would be a bad idea for several reasons:

  • It would be my first 5K
  • I don’t run fast and 5Ks are fast. The people who run them are speedy
  • It will be a bazillion and one degrees
  • Because it will be a bazillion and one degrees I might have to crawl to the finish
  • The race fee is $40. That seems high for a 5K
  • I have a previous engagement that I am supposed to attend, but if I time everything right I could probably pull it off


  • I haven’t raced in over a month
  • I really want to try the 5K distance
  • Katie is running it and she is awesome. It would be like celebrity sighting. An Ironman celebrity sighting
  • I would get another cool race shirt
  • If I don’t race soon, I might start challenging strangers on the road to races

This is obviously a life or death situation. I have to register soon if I want to run it. Maybe I should go make a pro/con list.

2) I have a ridiculous scar on my chin. It doesn’t happen much anymore, but when I was younger people would come up to me and go “Woah, what happened?”

I was nine, we were in New Zealand, out on a boat to watch dolphins. I wasn’t holding on to anything, because I was a complete genius at nine years old (just like I am now). We hit a wave, I toppled forward, sliced my chin open on the metal thingy (that is the proper name for it!) that they tie the rope around and then put my two top front teeth through my lip. We were an hour from land and my mom had to use a random person’s bottle of Gatorade to try to stop the bleeding.

I had nine stitches, was given enough pills to kill a horse, bandaged up and sent on my merry way. The end.

3) Yesterday, in zillion degree heat, I went to Starbucks and ordered a soy misto. Then I went back to my ice box of an office and drank it. It was delicious.

4) I was extremely rude to someone the other day. It was one of those days where every single person stopped to ask how tall I was. This one lady had no idea she would  be the straw that broke the camel’s back. She was rather large and wearing a fanny pack and stopped me while I was striding down the street, and said “My goodness, you are really very tall.” I turned to her and said, “Well, you are really very fat.”

I felt somewhat badly afterward, but seriously people, it’s not unusual to see tall women these days. Get over it.

5) I will never understand why people think Matthew Mcconaughey is hot. I feel like he never grew out of the frat boy stage.

6) I take walk breaks when I run. There I admitted it. For some reason I feel like this is often a dirty little secret for runners. But honestly, I would never make it through my long runs or tough runs without walk breaks. Judge me if you must but I will continue to take them!

7) I cannot remember the last time I paid full-price for an article of clothing. My entire wardrobe comes either from the sale rack or the thrift store. Also, I have a LOT of clothes. As in they take up an entire walk-in closet, a dresser and some boxes under the bed.

8 ) Marathon training is leading to mindless consumption of the following: cereal, especially Puffins, waffles, pretzels, froyo, more froyo, and peanut butter. I should probably eat some broccoli or an apple or something.

9) I’m not sure I really like Google+. Maybe I just haven’t spent enough time with it, but it feels like I’m cheating on Facebook and Twitter. Plus you have to be invited to join. What is this? Skull and Bones?

Go Like Stuff

Take five seconds and head on over to digitalrunning.com and “like” my column. I’m trying to win their competition so I can pretend to be famous.

Take another five seconds and go like my newly created Facebook page. If you do, you’ll be able to watch the ridiculous video of me jumping out of an airplane (later today, I’m lazy and have to load it) because I cannot figure out how to load it onto the blog. Plus it will make me feel like I have friends. Everyone knows it’s not your real friends that count, it’s your Facebook friends.

Please do not stop reading my blog because of that video, I was so terrified I’m amazed as I was able to retain my grasp on the English language.


How are you surviving this vicious heat wave? Sprinklers? Ice baths? Living inside your freezer?

Anyone else have a ridiculous scar with a story behind it? Do share!


7 Responses to “‘Fess It Up Friday”

  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic) July 22, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    You are my hero for #4. Why don’t strangers just STFU?

    • feetoffancy July 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

      Sometimes you just snap. I don’t go around asking others how much they weight or how short they are, so why don’t they just back off!

  2. Jonathan Hill July 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    I’d say go for it tomorrow if you’re still on the fence…I believe registration will be available at the race, and considering the heat there aren’t going to be very many people giving an all-out effort. This is definitely NOT a PR race :). Still should be fun though!

    • feetoffancy July 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

      That’s probably the best strategy. My long run has been moved to Sunday morning so I’ll wait and see how I feel tomorrow and then make a decision.

      Nice to know there will be friends to race with no matter what!

  3. Carly D. @ CarlyBananas July 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    I have said some really snappy things to tourists/awful people on Metro. I usually feel bad for 5 minutes until I realize they had to say or do something pretty bad to get me to call them and awful name & tell them I hope they fall on the tracks and die later (really, that might have been dramatic but the woman pushed me on escalator and I tripped – I figured she must have been in a huge rush for her train – but no. She just had escalator rage and was strolling on the platform completely not upset about making me fall. So I screamed at her. yep. She deserved it!)

    • feetoffancy July 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

      That woman totally deserved it! Seriously, she pushed you down the escalator and didn’t even apologize? What is wrong with people?

  4. katie July 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    “you are really very fat.” BWAHAHAHA. love it.

    sorry I missed you on friday night. it was WAY TOO HOT.

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