Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tagged by the number 11

I've been tagged.. Thanks joyRuN!  Like you said, at least it's content for the blog...

Here's 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!

(Ack! #6!)

OK, getting started.  11 random things.

1.  I love coffee.  We (Mrs. Raul and myself) used to have "big mug day" on the weekends.  (The mugs being 16-20 ounces).  Since Mini-Raul was born, every day has become big mug day, out of necessity.  I'll have a mug with breakfast, a 24 ounce "to go" mug to get to work, and a few cups at work.  When I get home, probably another brew then.

2. The other morning, I had 80 ounces of coffee.

3.  Mini-Raul drinks coffee.  I honestly can't remember when he didn't.  I think he probably started at around 6 months.  2 years later, and he's still doing it.   I guess this isn't about myself.  Ah, but I'm his parent, and condone the behavior, so now it's about me.

4. The last concert I saw was They Might Be Giants.  I think that was 3 months ago.. time to go to another concert..

5. The next set of books I'm reading are the Bourne series.

6. In high school, I could bench press more than I weighed.  I have no idea what I can bench press now.

7. I have currently given up on Facebook.  I don't know if I'll reactivate my account.  I do miss some social context about what's going on in my little circles, though.

8. I used to have shoulder length hair.  I'm down to whatever the smallest guard is on my trimmer now. lol

9. I hit my 25% this morning.

10.  I really like the P90X videos.  I haven't done many of the weight ones, as I really don't have any dumbbells/bands or a pullup bar, but the cardio/core/yoga ones, I really like.

11.   I'm glad I'm blogging again.

And, to the questions posed by nurse joyRuN:

  1. What are your go-to excuses?   I probably need a rest day.
  2. What’s your favorite WOD or running workout (distance/tempo/speedwork)?  I love a distance workout.  I'm only just getting back into the long distances, but I love it when my mind goes in all sorts of weird places when I'm alone on my long run.  What I like even more is when it stops, and my mind is just clear, and it's me and the road.
  3. Do you track your dietary intake?   Yes.  A necessary evil as part of Weight Watchers.  I'm trying the TrainingPeaks thing, but not sure if I can stick with it.  But calculating the WW points is within my daily tolerances.
  4. What’s your favorite healthy meal?  Anything involving me grilling.  Grilled chicken, grilled tofu, grilled veggies, etc.
  5. What’s your favorite cheat meal?  Bar food.  Loaded cheese fries and a burger, or something to that effect.  Plus some beer to wash it down, and some more beer just to have.
  6. Any nagging injuries that worry you?  My left knee. Something isn't quite right, but it's getting better.
  7. What book would you recommend?  I just finished 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'.  I recommend the first book in the series, but you can take or leave the next two.  They're good, but not as good as the first.
  8. Have you ever been hospitalized?  If so, how were your nurses?  Thankfully, no.  I think nurses are often overlooked and deserve more credit and praise than they get, though.  
  9. What look is more appealing to you? Designer well put together chic or a fit body dressed in workout clothes?  The latter.  I don't know chic, anyways.
  10. What’s your resting heart rate?  61 this morning.
  11. If you had no financial/physical limitations whatsoever, what would you do?  Quit my job.  Volunteer at the zoo to build things (railings, paths, etc).  I'm not the guy to take over the animal care, but I can do some reasonable damage with a saw and a drill. I'd also like to be an usher at the baseball stadium.

So, 11 new questions:

1.  Favorite obscure movie? (And why..)
2.  Favorite kitchen appliance?  (And why..)
3.  Favorite Olympic sport?
4.  What method(s) do you use to make time for yourself?
5.  Favorite alcoholic beverage (if beer, be specific. :) )
6.  Why do you blog?
7.  What is one place you've always wanted to travel to, but haven't made it there yet?
8.  What's your take on reality TV?
9.  Favorite band?
10. Mac or PC?
11. Favorite season to work out in?

11 Tagees chosen at random from my reader:

1. AKA Alice
2. Lauren
3. MCM Mama
4. Lily On The Road
5. Carly
6. Sassy Molassy
7. Amanda
8. Aron
9. Mrs. Busy Girl
10. Sun Runner
11. Nancy

Phew.. That was a lot of work.  Alright all, keep on rockin!


joyRuN said...

Dood - I hope the 11 bloggers you tagged can read that tiny print! ;)

Saturday's are my "big mug day". I'm too busy during the week to properly finish a cup of coffee, so I take full advantage on Saturday when we have nowhere to be. I dunno that I hit 80oz even then though!

I'm very glad about your #11 random too :)

raulgonemobile said...

Whoa. That is tiny. Way to preview the post, self.

Carolina John said...

I also drink 4 cups of coffee in the morning and at least 3 in the afternoon. Sometimes more with dinner. As IT folks, I think we use coffee and nicotine instead of blood.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i'm really awful at doing these, but I'll try!! :)

always so interesting to find out odd and random things about people

Carly said...

Loved the facts....thanks for the tag. Now I have something to blog about.