Jess sent me these interview questions earlier this week. If you’d like to participate, see the instructions below.
1. What is the greatest challenge about fitting training in with the rest of your life?
My weight. This may seem unusual, but I struggle to lose/maintain my weight while training for long distances. It seems I still have to figure out how much to eat (and what to eat) to adequately fuel my body without using the training as an excuse to pig out. I have deep-rooted food issues and this is an ongoing battle for me.
2. If you could only choose one distance to race from here on out, what would you choose and why?
I would have to say marathon. If I only had the time/energy/resources to complete one marathon per year as opposed to, say, four half marathons or five 10K’s, I would still go for the marathon. I’ve only run one so far and I’m not done yet.
3. If you could live anywhere, and cost of living and job availability weren’t issues, where would you want to live?
I would love to live in New York City, but only temporarily. Long-term, I can only imagine living right where I am now in Greater Toronto suburbia. I love that I’m close enough to the big city to enjoy its conveniences, but far enough away to avoid its inconveniences. Plus, I couldn’t stand to be away from my family.
4. What’s the best part about your typical day?
During the week it would have to be the short time in the evening before bed when hubby and I can finally unwind together. Before that, we always seem to be rushing around. On the weekend, I love waking up in the morning and hanging out before starting our day, especially if we don’t have much going on and we can just take it easy.
5. If you could only accomplish one thing in the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Motherhood. I’m not ready for children just yet, but I have always pictured myself as a mom. I have a wonderful relationship with my parents and I look forward to giving them grand-children to love… although my mom is not ready to be a grandma just yet. 😉
(Great questions, Jess!)
To play along:
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
In honour of Foto Friday, this is me straddling the Prime Meridien at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England in 2007. This was one of the coolest parts of the trip.
Have a great weekend!