Friday, January 22, 2010

Running, random and rambles......

After two annoying days off from running, I decided to go on a long 7 mile run last night. I have to say, I FELT GREAT! I was actually running a 9 minute mile pace, and it was really easy. I think it was the fact that I took 2 days off, but I could have easily gone faster! I love these kind of runs!! It might have helped that it was really warm last night, and I was wearing my old, comfy shoes.

I wish I could say the same for today....I am really exhausted! Not sure if it is because I didn't drink enough water, get enough sleep or what, but I am seriously dragging today! My triple grande, nonfat, no foam, light chocolate mocha just isn't helping me out!

Top Pot Doughnuts have the best chocolate in their mochas!

Also, a few days ago Zoë at Run, Zoë, Run awarded me the Beautiful Blogger Award (thanks!!). You are supposed to mention 7 things about yourself that people might not know, so here goes:

1.  I LOVE to read. My current favorites that I read in 2009 were:
  • Time Travelers Wife
  •  Middlesex
  •  Lovely Bones
  • My Sister's Keeper
  • Sarah's Key
  • If you have any suggestions, please let me know! I am always looking for new titles to read!! 
2.  I am completely obsessed with the Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse series (movies and True  Blood series included). I cant help it, and no, I am not ashamed! v--v

3.  My ONLY allergy is to chlorine. Sooo annoying, especially because I love to swim.

4.  Most of my favorite foods are from Greece:
  • gyros
  • hummus
  • souvlaki
  • horiatiki salad
  • feta
  • galaktoboureko
  • tzatziki
  • avgolemono and lentil soups
  • baklava, the list goes on....
5.  The only sports that I lettered in high school were cheerleading and dance team. I was very athletic growing up and played almost every sport (soccer, basketball, softball, plus countless others while very young) but stopped before or during high school. I would run about 20 miles or more per week, but it was only to workout, not competitively.

6. I absolutely LOVE watching football (Go LOFA!!) and I am a season ticket holder to the Sounders FC (our new pro soccer team). I also had a partial season ticket package to the Sonics during their last season (it was really fun, and I miss them!)

7. I have a mini dachshund named Chloe. She resembles a rat-cow:

I am supposed to name 7 people to pass this on to, but I know for a fact that I have only a few people following me and most have either already done this post or don't have a blog. I would LOVE to hear from you guys on your 7 random facts! Even if you don't follow me, post a comment :)

That's it for today! I cant wait to get off of work and run a few tonight. Possibly trading in my bad Kayano's for a new pair. Ill keep you posted....

PS: If we were doing 8 facts about ourselves, my last one would be that I am team Conan! I have been watching him since middle school, and I am very sad he is going off the air. Everyone watch tonight if you haven't been...he is hilarious!

Image via facebook


  1. Hey Sarah! I'm sad about Conan, too. :( I started watching him in high school. Me and my friend would stay up late during the summer to watch. Will be a little sad tonight. Hopefully someone else with common sense (and a sense of humor), will pick him up soon (if they haven't already; I haven't checked the news today).

    And that's the cutest rat-cow I've ever seen!

    PS: Thanks for your comment today and the follow! Isn't Switzerland amazing? I stayed with a family that lived in Neuchatel. We went a lot of places, but my faves were when we visited grandparents in Bern, and then we stayed at the family cabin in Murren. We went hiking in the Alps and it was a total Sound of Music moment!

  2. Great list. I love when long runs feel GREAT! I did the 7 things last week and I LOVE LOVE Zoe.

  3. I did the 7 last week too! I can't wait for the weather to clear up so I can enjoy my long runs outside again :-)