Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy T’Giving…and You Might Learn Something New About Me!

Ken and I started our Thanksgiving the best way – by doing a double date 10 mile trail run with our friends, Tom and Joie (sorry, for whatever reason I have no pictures of them. Maybe they are my imaginary friends because I don’t have any friends).

It was windy and the trails were very icy and snow packed in places, but I couldn’t have been happier.

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Longs Peak.

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No-shave November and his woman who has a large as shit hamstring:

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Happiness is new trail shoes.

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So, I stole this off of HRG’s blog, but I thought it was  fun little survey. I love these because I always learn things about other people I didn't know.

Four names that people call me other than my real name:

1. Hon (Ken calls me this always. I hate it when he calls me “Beth.” I feel like I’m in trouble).

2. Mommy (my 17 year old calls me this when he needs something).

3. Bitch (other drivers on the road call me this)

4. Bethie (best friend Erika calls me this)

Four jobs I’ve had:

1.  Cashier – 7-11 (don’t be jealous. It’s really fun to come home smelling like a big bite)

2.  Black Jack dealer (perhaps the coolest job I’ve ever had)

3.  Waitress (too many times to count)

4. House cleaner

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:

1.  Forrest Gump

2.  Airplane

3. Christmas Vacation

4.  Christmas Shoe

Four books I’d recommend:

1.  Gap Creek

2.  Finding Ultra

3.  The Tender Bar

4.  Power of Now

Four places I’ve lived:

1. Chicago, IL (I was born there. Lived there until I was 5)

2. Athens, Greece

3. Paris (France, not Texas)

4. Columbia, MD

Four places I’ve visited:

1. Costa Rica

2. Loch Ness (northern part of Scotland where the monster is)

3. Jerusalem

4. Istanbul 

Four things I prefer not to eat:

1. Dog food  

2. Dog poop

3. Jelly donuts

4.  Bleach

Four of my favorite foods:

1.  My mom’s chicken and dumplings

2.  Avocados

3.  Chipotle bowl

4. Eggs Benedict

Four TV shows I watch

1.  Biggest Loser

2.  True Detective

3.  Walking Dead

4.  Survivor

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:

1.  Christmas with Antoni, our exchange student

2.  Doing my first ultra (maybe?)

3.  Teaching a parenting class at the YWCA

4.  Playing Cards Against Humanity because I never have

Four things I’m always saying:

1.  I farted

2.  I’m cold

3. At the end of the day…(just kidding, I hate that expression)

4.  Please put your damn dishes in the dishwasher


Your turn. Consider yourself tagged and let me know a bit more about you (in the comments or leave a link to your blog post).

Have an incredible Thanksgiving!

She clearly had too much turkey. Why can't dogs pace themselves?




  1. I love Gap Creek! Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I also love Gap Creek. In fact, I JUST finished The Road From Gap Creek. Not as good, but still liked it.

  3. If she didn't barf, she paced herself. Heidi!!
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  4. Born and partially raised in Chicago? That explains a lot. In a good way. You've got that down to earth midwesterness about you....

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Don't worry, Heidi, I feel the same ;)
    I've never seen Forrest Gump - I feel like that's a crime! Also, I laughed out loud when I saw your nickname given to you by other drivers.

  6. Beautiful pictures of your run and giant hamstring. Surprisingly we don't share any nicknames. People on the road usually just sigh and lay their heads on the steering wheel, disappointed in society for only ever giving me one practical (well, since I passed).

    1. *this is why I ride a bike/rollerblade/run/walk/fart as much as possible.

  7. Is wine a food? it is made from grapes!!!

  8. Lived in Chicago once for a year. What a year. What a city. Love Chicago.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving! Toronto, Ontario born and raised and haven't left yet, ha ha. Here's my list of questions/ answers

  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Since you tagged me here goes:

  11. Happy thanksgiving from sunny scotland! If you're back in Loch Ness you should come and do our Loch ness Marathon- most beautiful marathon in the world! But a bitch to run!!

    1. Ok now I've just added a new race to my bucket list!!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! Great hamstring! Here's a link to my blog answering the 4-things:

  13. I can totally see you as a blackjack dealer! Hey we watch Survivor too! Who are you rooting for this season? Now that Josh is gone, I am rooting for Reed. And Keith, even though he is a mess.

    1. Hmmm..I liked Jeremy, sorry he was voted out. Yes, I'm thinking Reed as well although I'm not too excited about any of them at this point.

  14. I did this! It was fun. Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. I've been enjoying that survey on other blogs - so fun! My old boss use to always say "At the end of the day" and we would totally make fun of her for it!

    Four things people call me:
    1 - E
    2 - ET
    4 - Hon - I agree with you here - if my hubby calls me "Elena" it's weird!

    Have a great weekend!

  16. Love the survey! I'm also dying to play Cards against seems like a game I would love.

  17. Played Cards Against Humanity for the first time on Thanksgiving. Hilarious!! For mature audiences only! We played with our grown kids. Had a blast! Definitely not a game for modest people!

  18. I blogged it.

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