Running …

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12 things

I enjoyed doing “11 things” so much last year that I thought I would extend it to this year and call it “12 things.” I will refrain from making any “rules” about it other than posting on the 12th day each month.

While I want to be random or do ones with themes, I can’t promise that I won’t talk about running. Simply put, 12 things will be whatever I want it to be – a list of 12 things. For my second 12 things list this year (my first was going to be my last), I give you this, in no particular order.

1. While I like upsets and good stories, I’ll be rooting for the Patriots this weekend. Please don’t think that means I hate Jesus.

2. I am about 2 months away from being able to get rid of my Blackberry. It was a cool phone initially, but I have grown to really despise a lot of things on it.

3. I started the 100 push-ups program again. Don’t ask how many times this is.

4. My son told me the other day that his poop looked like a Christmas tree. I should have taken a picture … because it did look like a Christmas tree.

5. I’ve had three salads this week.

6. I’m hooked on Words with Friends, so it may be a good thing that I only have a Blackberry right now.

7. Rumor has it that Dave Matthews Band and Steve Lillywhite are in the studio together again. This could go two ways — the best album ever, or no album at all. There will likely be no in between.

8. “The Big Bang Theory” makes me wish I knew more about science.

9. For those who you complaining about the lack of cold and snow this winter, please don’t complain if we get the biggest snow storm ever in the next month.

10. I keep thinking about shaving my beard, then I remember how much I hate shaving. I haven’t even trimmed it in nearly 3 weeks.

11. I usually delete the Runner’s World quote of the week, but I keep thinking about this week’s quote from Desiree Davila and how it can apply to me: “Running is just you, the work you put in, and the clock. You can’t cheat yourself. If you don’t put in the miles, you can’t go to the starting line thinking you’re going to pull a miracle out of nowhere. You get out exactly as much as you put in.”

12. I need more 12 things ideas …

Category: Things (lists)
  • poiseinparma says:

    Number 8 made me laugh out loud. It's one of my more recent discoveries but do feel very much like Penny when my husband laughs at what I swear is an inside joke because it's uber science related. That's what I get for being married to a rocket scientist.

    January 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm
  • Michelle (Twitter: @RunAttitude) says:

    I'm so with you on #1 and 2 — I'm a huge Pats fan! And I literally did a happy dance when I could finally replace my blackberry!

    January 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm
  • Steve (Twitter: @SteveGrayFTW) says:

    The last one is cheating! :P

    I have no regrets about ditching my Blackberry…I don't think you will either
    My recent post Things I’m Loving Right Now

    January 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm
  • Amanda Loudin says:

    You've clearly damned yourself to hell on number 1! YES to number 9. One thing I hate about the midAtlantic. And I do like that quote from D.D. Trials will be fun.

    Finally–you're running the Cleveland marathon? I am going to do the 1/2. Grew up in that area and family is still there. So I'll meet you there, which is funny, since we live close here and you'd think a race around here would be the way it would go!

    January 13, 2012 at 9:13 am
    • David H. (Twitter: @RunningBecause) says:

      Yup, I'm doing the Cleveland Marathon. I hope there will be a bigmeet-up of bloggers/tweeters/dailymilers/#runchat participants.

      January 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm
  • Tanya (Twitter: @NutritionNerd) says:

    Good choice rooting for the Pats this weekend! I have a friend on the Broncos D….but I was born and raised in Massachusetts, so Patriots all the way!

    January 13, 2012 at 10:44 am
  • Tanya (Twitter: @NutritionNerd) says:

    Oh and here are a list of some "12 Things" themes to consider: 12 favorite posts since starting your blog, 12 best #runchat tweets you've come across, 12 races you would participate in given unlimited $ and time to travel to and train for them, and 12 best frozen yogurt combinations at Sweet Frog!!
    My recent post How to Conquer the Treadmill

    January 13, 2012 at 10:49 am
    • David H. (Twitter: @RunningBecause) says:

      Love these ideas. I'll definitely have to use some of these throughoutthe year.

      January 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm
  • Mary Carter Stallings says:

    #1 made me snort. I can't wait to gt rid of my blackberry. Love Words with Friends. That quote is fantastic!!

    January 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm
  • Steena says:

    I'm glad you didn't take a picture of the christmas tree poop to be honest.
    I whined and complained about a lack of snow for a month, and not a PEEP out of me on my 30 minute drive home yesterday, I'll go ahead and pat myself on the back.
    That's a darn good quote.
    What if you made this a baker's dozen, then what?

    January 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm
  • James says:

    I too hate shaving, but my wife hates the beard. I've often said. I like not shaving (and the rebellious joy I get from it) more than I dislike shaving…. if that makes any sense.

    100 pushups. I too am doing this. Do you follow the hundred website? they have a 7 week plan. I'm going to loosely follow it and take longer than 7 weeks. my ultimate goal is to accomplish it in 90 days. but the training program on there seems good to follow.

    Yes, we will find one another at soon coming Mountain Junkie event!

    January 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

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