Sunday, February 26, 2012

11 Random Things

I saw the physical therapist on Friday. He said I need to limit my physical activity to just pilates and swimming (no more elliptical) for the next two months. He said my knees looked really bad and that, while I will probably be able to run again, I will have a very short-lived ability to do so before I have to "retire" from running. He also said that I will have to do a lot less pavement running once I am able to start again. The physical therapy exercises are painful and tedious, but I am trying to keep up my spirits, and I am hoping for the best.

And here is a picture of me walking the dog. Because I haven't taken any others.

On a more fun note, Heidi at The Balance Project tagged me in her 11 things post, so here it is!

  1. Post these rules.
  2. Post 11 random things about yourself.
  3. Answer the questions the person who tagged you set for you in their post.
  4. Tag 11 new people to participate.
  5. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  6. Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them.
11 Random Things: 
1. I am scared to have the blinds open at night.
2. The things I miss most from before I became gluten-free are donuts, real pizza, poptarts, goldfish crackers, and cookie dough ice cream.
3. I have tiny fingers. My ring size is 3.5 (the average for women is about a 6).
4. I take gummy vitamins. It is the only way I can convince myself to take them. 
5. When I was younger, I had a phobia of storms (still don't like them).
6. I have a very specific morning routine, and if it gets messed up, it tends to throw off my whole day.
7. One of my biggest pet peeves is letting food go to waste.
8. When I was little, I would only eat lasagna if my parents pretended I was Garfield the cat.
9. I like all animals, but I especially like dogs, horses, and guinea pigs. Also, I laugh every time I see a chicken. They are just so ridiculous.
10. I used to play soccer when I was in elementary school but quit because I thought the socks were "too itchy".
11. I know most girls like shopping, but I hate it. I don't like spending money, and I don't like the tedious process of trying to find something that I like, as well as something that fits. I am just too picky.
1. Favourite TV show? I am a loyal follower of the show "Fringe", which is kind of like Xfiles meets CSI. Love it!
2. Real book or e-book? I really like actual books, but e-books are just so much cheaper! 
3. Where have you traveled? Aside from one trip in high school where I got to visit London, France, and parts of Italy, I haven't gone too far away from home. I'd love to see the Western US one day and go back to Europe!
4. Favourite way to sweat? Running, of course, but for now I guess it is pilates haha. 
5. Favourite magazine? I am not too big on magazines (too expensive) but I guess I'd have to say Cosmo, because I got a year free subscription last year. Off of a tampon box, oddly enough.
6. Favourite dessert? It really depends on my mood. One of my all-time favorites is gluten-free carrot cake from The World's Best Carrot Cake. Other favorites include candy and pretty much any type of cookie. 
7. What’s your ideal way to spend a Saturday? I like to spend Saturdays relaxing or doing something that I enjoy (as opposed to homework). 
8. Favourite hot beverage? Coffee! I have also recently developed a love for chai tea lattes. 
9. Early or late riser? Early... I like to be productive in the mornings.
10. Can’t live without beauty product? Under-eye concealer. Otherwise, I look like I've been in a bar fight.
11. What’s the name of the first blog you ever read? Skinny Runner. That girl is hilarious. Or it may have been Breakfast With Tiffany... I can't remember!

I am too tired to tag 11 people (it is midnight here as I am typing this), so feel free to complete this if you'd like!

My Questions: 
1. Chocolate or vanilla?
2. What is one thing on your bucket list?
3. What is your favorite genre of movie?
4. What kind of car do you drive?
5. What is your favorite season?
6. If you had to pick a last meal, what would it be?
7. What was your favorite subject in school?
8. How did you meet your significant other (if you have one)? 

9. Cats or Dogs?
10. How much TV do you watch per day?
11. What is your favorite fast food restaurant? 


  1. I love #8 about being Garfield- that totally sounds like younger me. ha.