February 3, 2012

Yo Momma answers questions

First off, I love group sports. These tagging games are like the group sport of running/fitness bloggers. Up the field, cross, assist, shoot, goal! (cue the crowd going wild and peppy band music)

Thanks, Kendra @ Mama Loves Medals and Cori @ Read.Write.Run.Mom., for tagging me!

Here are the rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people. (or probably bad things start to happen)

I'm sure to not follow the rules correctly, but you can give me a red card for violence and swearing, non of which I plan to do. Maybe. 

Here are my 11 randomnesses:

1. In third grade, I was the first person in my class to win the Warm Fuzzy award for being a nice person. I still have the hand-colored certificate in my memory book. Still trying to be as nice as that third grade little girl. She set a high bar.

2. I force my husband to cook when guests come over to the house. I'm not a bad cook (wait maybe I am), just not a confident cook. 

3. I was taken in by the Chinese police in Beijing. They took our passports away, and for one long night, I was pretty sure I would never see my family again. Things got better in the morning.

4. A lot of my high school memories are gone. If you knew me in high school and say "remember when...," I will most likely not remember. This could also apply to last week.

5. I played soccer on my brother's team in high school (no girls' team) and outscored him. 

6. My two-year-old twins are fraternal, but they each weighed exactly 4.25 lbs at birth. And when one runs into something, the other one acts like he got hurt. 

7. My parents moved a lot, and by my freshman year of high school, I had been to twelve schools.

8. We have purchased two houses in our married life. One sold in the bubble (good), and one sold after the bust (really bad). I have no desire to buy a house again, for now.

9. My grandma taught me how to crochet when I was 9, and I just rediscovered it last year. I also have her old sewing machine, which I use to make an occasional craftiness.

10. I went to Disney World for my first time as an adult, and I'm pretty sure I loved it more than my kids did.

11. I'm a secret shopper who is bad at keeping secrets. 

Kendra's questions:

1. What's your favorite hobby? 
Reading, running (of course!), and crocheting

2. If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Rice, but I would try to sneak toppings on it.

3. Who would you have lunch with out of anyone, dead or alive? 

Even though sometimes I'm mad at her, it might be Oprah. Even though I feel like I might get excommunicated because I didn't pick Jesus first. Can we do a group lunch?

4. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging to track our family life for out-of-town relatives. That is on hiatus for this running blog.

5. Favorite place in the entire world?

I pretty much am obsessed with any part of Asia. I hate to positively stereotype a whole continent, but there is no part of Asia that is not freaking amazing.

6. How do you like your eggs? 
Over medium, combined with grits and a healthy glob of butter. In the South, we mash it all together to make a bowl of dreamy gruel. Seriously, love. We have this about once a week for dinner. Not joking.

7. What's the craziest thing you've ever done?

We would cruise down Broad Street when I was in high school. My friend had a giant bag of gum balls that we would tarnish (maybe or maybe not by putting them in dirty underwears) and give them to boys who thought themselves superbly cute. I think those are my feminist (or mean) roots. That seems really far from the Warm Fuzzy award winner.

8. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do with the money?

Set aside college funds for the kids. This could seriously be the only way we pay for them to go to college.

9. Celebrity you most admire?

Madonna scares me with how she looks younger every year. I guess that could pass for admiration. And I think Maya Rudolph is the funniest person alive. 

10. Favorite season?

Anytime when it is warm enough to be outside playing at a park. Hate driving in snow/ice.

11. Dream job?

Diplomat, and I'm jealous of my friends who actually have this job. If you ever read this, Andi, know that I want your life. 

Cori's questions: 

1. How long have you been a runner?
For a little over a year. 

2. What was your motivation to start?

My friend invited me to run the Country Music Half in Nashville. I had just moved to a new town and had no life, so I thought it sounded like a great way to pass the time. Didn't know that one day my family and I would curse (sometimes) how much time it takes to be a runner.

3. What do you like best about being a blogger?
Having a family blog was fun for documenting memories (I made books of my posts), but run-blogging is awesome for the community of runners and the support and inspiration they offer. 

4. How do you find a balance between your work/running/life? My work is my four kids. So life and work are one. I just thank the heavens that I have a gym with babysitting nearby. 

5. What is the most important lesson you have learned about yourself since becoming a runner?

That it's never too late to start something totally new, and that I was in a really easy comfort zone with exercise before running. Now I feel like I push the limits with every training plan.

6. Do you have any tattoos?

No, but I've always wanted a small black triangle. Don't ask.

7. If you could have dinner with one person (living or dead) who would you choose?

Had this question above, but this time around, I'm picking my sister. And we would go to her place, LA. Dang, I miss her.

8. What is one race you dream about running in?

Boston, just because it feels impossible to get in, and if I did, I would probably soil myself. 

9. What is your guilty pleasure?

Definitely trashy TV. Bachelor, yes. Jersey Shore, pleading the fifth. Grey's Anatomy, so educational. I like watching reruns during the twins' nap because I never am able to catch the show on air. 

10.Do you like your name? 

At one point I wanted to change to my middle name, Dione. But I never fought hard enough for it, and Lisa is so much easier for people to spell. Just in this post, I spelled my middle name incorrectly and had to change it. 

11. Have you ever lost a significant amount of weight?

Just after having babies. Also I had a really awkward phase in 5th and 6th grade, but I somehow grew out of it. 

This next part is tricky because I only know a tiny amount of bloggers. 

My tagees

1. Finding My Happy Pace
2. Squat Like a Lady
3. Tales from an Average Runner
4. Marathons & Medical School
5. Run With Kate: Tales of a SoCal Veg Runner
6. Neon Blonde Runner
7. Chasing Imperfection
8. Corrie Anne
9. Another Piece of Chocolate
10. crazy running girl
11. Life as a Running Mom

Questions I'd love to know about you:

1. What is your favorite team sport and why?
2. Best book you read recently? Why?
3. Would you ever eat in bed? Why?
4. Best thing about your life is...?
5. Who motivates you to keep your health in check?
6. What is your best tip for healthy but cheap eating?
7. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
8. What was your first job?
9. Favorite work out song?
10. What is your most embarrassing moment? Details, please!
11. How would you describe your sense of humor?


  1. Ahhh this game is so fun! I LOVE reading everyone's answers. :)
    And I think I would choose Oprah over Jesus too...a group lunch with both would be the best lunch ever though!

  2. That Chinese incident would have scarred me for life! Scary!

    About the Oak Barrel Half, it was really hilly. Really. But it was superbly organized and had great support, even though you were up in the hills for a lot of it. If it were closer to me, I'd definitely run it again. I did a race report on it... http://mcmmamaruns.com/2010/04/05/state-9-rainy-and-hilly/

    1. Thanks! I will pass along the word on the hills. This could end some friendships.:)

  3. Thanks for tagging me! Can't wait to answer these :)

    I love your middle name!! And your craziest thing you ever did story is hilarious... :)

  4. Took me a second to understand the gumball thing - so bad! (but funny, kids are ridiculous), but at least you stuck it to the ego kids as opposed to picking on the lesser liked.

    Yeah, I'll come right out and say it, I love Jersey Shore. In fact, yesterday I could not get a Snooki phrase out of my head - it kept repeating like some kind of whack short-circuit (last episode, kind of cracked me up, she said "I legit peed myself" and for whatever reason, it was like some kind of effed up mantra in my brain).


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