Friday, December 9, 2011

Random Friday Facts

1. I wear flip flops year-round, while living in New England. I swear my feet are claustrophobic.

2. My hair is insanely curly, and I have to straighten it every day. When I'm training for triathlon, I base my swim days around the days that I have to wash my hair. Sexy, no?

3. I'm the oldest of 3 girls. My middle sister is a speedster, and has run a 3:09 marathon. Still trying to figure out how to siphon the fast gene out of her. Someday.

4. I don't listen to music when I run. I had a short stint w/ the iPod Shuffle, but I found myself singing WAY too loudly, and throwing dance moves in the middle of runs. Twas bad.

5. I'll take running in the cold any day over running in the heat. The heat/humidity and I do NOT get along; I fall apart. I've been referred to as "Melty Meaghan" by running friends. Safe to say Badwater is out of the question for me.

6. They say dogs are reflective of their owner - I have a pug. Hmmmm.

7. How I Met Your Mother is probably my most favorite show on TV right now. Until the Bachelor starts again. I know, I know.. It's awful, yet I'm completely addicted.

8. Just booked a vacation that leaves on Marathon Monday. Pretty sure somewhere in my sub-conscious, it was done on purpose. I will qualify for that damn race someday. And then maybe not run it, just to give it the proverbial middle finger.

9. I have the biggest sweet tooth on the planet. To me, dinner is solely a vehicle to get to dessert. I could live on dark chocolate, oatmeal (with lots of brown sugar!) and coffee alone. With that said, I can't have it in my house, bc I have zero self control.

10. Although I run almost everyday, I hate spending money on running clothes. My running wardrobe is embarrassingly tiny.

Other RFFs:
-Katie @ Run This Amazing Day

Let me know if you did an RFF and I'll put your link here!

Happy Friday, and happy training!


  1. I hear ya! my sister is super fast and it drives me crazy I am not, too!
    and I have toy poodles, so what does that mean?

  2. I love number eight--you show that race! : )

    Hmm, I don't think I'll invite you down for a run in Maryland in July. You would definitely hate it. And I won't come visit you in winter, wearing flip-flops. How do you do that?

  3. Just found your blog via runthisamazingday, so Hi! :)

    #5- I think that must be inherent in New Englanders, same here.

    And I went ahead and linked you RFF in mine, hope you don't mind!

  4. whoop whoop, love me some RFF!

    i have two goldens, what does that say? :)

  5. I always wanted curly hair! And you straighten yours, how come? I guess we all want what we don't have, huh??

    I also LOVE HIMYM - the cast is a frickin' riot, love it!!

  6. Love random facts! If I wasn't a wuss I would wear flip flops year round. I have curly hair that I straighten as well. I love HIMYM and sweets too. And I really hope my dogs don't in any way reflect on me. And man, your sister is fast!!!!!!!

  7. I love it....go give Boston the finger! Ha! Say it with me girl...."Embrace the curl"!!! I used to straighten mine but I needed those 2 hours back!

  8. Loved reading up on you :-)
    I used to wear flip flops almost exclusively, but then I ended up with horrible foot problems so now I'm barefoot as often as possible or in my Frees. I need to find a good "old lady" flip flop with more support, I guess :-(

  9. I love my flip flops as well and I sing out loud when I have my shuffle as well. It kind of reminds me of Pheobe from friends who runs so that it's fun.

  10. I'm a run with music person only when I run alone...but if I'm with others, I love not having any music! Great random facts (and where is your trip? sounds great!)