Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Toosdae ?'s

Yesterday was Patriot's Day in Massachusetts which meant I had the day off from work!! It was also the big Boston Marathon, which made for lots of extra people in the city and even though I am sick, I took a short walk up the street to see what it was all about. It was a beautifully day-perfect weather in fact-and it was fun to be in the crowd. Look at the picture below-can you see the guy dressed up in white? He was "blessing" people as they ran by. It was pretty funny...

1. What is the most physically demanding thing you have ever done?

2. Have you ever trained for a big event? It doesn't have to be a physical event, just something you needed to be very prepared for.

3. Have you ever won a medal (or a plaque)? What for, and what place?

1. The first thing that comes into mind is running stairs during volleyball in high school. It was hell. Our football field was at the bottom of a huge hill and we had to run up and down the steep steps a bazillion times to train. It's the only time I can remember throwing up b/c of physical activity.

2. I haven't trained, but I've studied. In Florida there is a test you have to take in order to continue your college education, and if you don't pass it, you have to wait. It had been a LONG time since I did some of the math required, so I had to really hunker down and study.

3. I have actually won a few, but they weren't medals-they were ribbons. Mostly for art or jewelry that I made-and they were usually first place.


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...



yes, i won a medal on a ribbon for coming in last place in trivia on a cruise! does that count???

smiles, bee

Ivanhoe said...

1. Training for a mile run test in a law enforcement school . Needless to say I could not do it under required 7 minutes so I dropped out.
2. Only finals & graduation studying.
3. I cannot recall winning anything...:o(

Brian in Mpls said...

1.) I do it everynight....and train like hell for it.

2.) My whole like is a study experiment although what for is harder to pin down.

3.) I got a blue ribbon in cute

Suzie said...

1.) Penn Relays Marathon in Philly...my first marathon and painful...more recently the Tour de Cape 100 mile bike race

2.) Training now for race across Florida 170 mike bike race Nov 08 and 1/2 Ironman May 09(1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13 mile run and hopefully a full Ironman Oct 09(2.5 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26 mile run)

3.) Naples Half Marathon my first medal - but then everyone gets a medal!

Rocketstar said...

major landscaping work, a lot of it. It gets to every muscle in your body.

Jamie said...

You seem to be turning into quite the Bostonian. It's nice to share the stories and pictures.

1. Six mile walk. Surprisingly easy and I kept up the walking at least a couple of miles a day until an injury made that difficult.

2. Studied rather than trained to learn new skills or for test taking.

3. Scholarships and one little contest with a pie.

Asara Dragoness said...

1. I'd have to say giving birth.. or trying to, with Andy. Getting to the point where they said, ok, he's not coming out this way, we have to go get him. It was something like 22 hours, and it felt like waaaaay longer than that.

2. I guess I would have to say the recitals and plays I have been in. Never major parts, but they still took a lot of practice!

3. I won a couple of medals in a kickboxing competition, I think I got a first place and a second place. I also have one or two plaques & trophies from choir and academic awards from high school. Oh, and every five years of dance class they gave out trophies.. I have two :)

Mo said...

1. Getting up off the couch last night to go to bed.

2. Does lifting the turkey into the oven for Thanksgiving count?

3. Yes, actually. It was a non-sports thingy (I know you're surprised!) but still, it meant a lot to me.

Clancy in Idaho said...

1- Drug-free childbirth. Very exhausting... and my labors are short! I can't imagine Asara's 22 hour ordeal!

2- Again, drug-free childbirth... had to prepare mentally, emotionally and physically.

3- Won a ribbon for the long jump in Jr. High! YAY! First place, too!

Linda said...

1. Getting out of bed every single morning when I have to go to work!

2. I was going to take the physical exam to be a Police Officer and I went out and ran the track every night but at the last minute decided I was too old to go out chasing crooks and walking a beat!

3. Does my plaque for "Employee of the Year" count??

GMadrid said...

1. Picking corn as a 15 year old at 4 am.

2. Nope.

3. I think I did in Elementary school, but not really.

Mags said...

Bee: I KNEW it had to be on a cruise! :)

Ivanhoe: I'm sorry you had to drop out.

Brian: You did, indeed win a blue ribbon for cute. :)

Suzie: Quite an impressive list! Thanks for sharing it.

Rocket: Ugh. I hate landscaping. I know how physical that is!

Jamie: Scholarships are a great prize!!

Asara: It's a good thing your kids are so dang cute-22 hours?!?!?!

Mo: Lifting a turkey...hmm...yeah, ok, I'll allow it. :)

Clancy: Yes, I can see why you'd need to train for drug free childbirth. I hear it's not fun.

Linda: Yes. I think your employee of the year award is a fantastic answer for #3!

Greg: If I hadn't been shown the field, I still wouldn't believe the corn. :)

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

1. What is the most physically demanding thing you have ever done?

My job can be very physically (and mentally) demanding sometimes. There's been times that I have been physically threatened by some of the kids-many bigger than I am.

2. Have you ever trained for a big event? It doesn't have to be a physical event, just something you needed to be very prepared for.

This one time at band camp...no seriously, I did color guard for two years in high school and those two week marathon practice sessions (twice a day four days a week, and once a day on Fridays) was hard! Fun, but at times stressful and frustrating.

3. Have you ever won a medal (or a plaque)? What for, and what place?

A few in 4-H and I won a scholarship through my Elementary School and through my College.

Josh said...

1. Having my gallbladder attack. That counts as physically demanding, right?

2. In football offseason we had to run laps backwards... Killed the hamstrings.

3. I'm pretty good with a bow staff, so yeah.

FRIGGA said...

Better late then never, right?

1. The MOST? That would have to be the first week of Soccer in High school. Every year the first week would be in 100+ degree weather, running and sprinting and running and sprinting. And then some more running. For 2+ hours every day for 7 straight days.

2. Other than soccer, I'd say I've "trained" for major tests.

3. Hmmm, I have dozens of trophies from soccer, I have a few plaques for school and work achievments and a few medals for both soccer and school, but my favorite medal is the one I got as a child on a ski trip. Riding up the T-Bar with my overweight father, well our weights didn't balance, he fell and tore his rotator cuff - Our family made medals for everyone for that trip and I got a medal for best T-Bar rider ;-0

Happy *late* Toosdae!! :)

Travis said...

1. Re-hab both knees without surgery.

2. Yes I have...I played football.

3. I lettered in football, was a captain of my HS team, and got a plaque when I was named to the all conference defensive team.

Danielle A. said...

I'm a bit delayed...

1. Even though in drum corps and winterguard we did 12 hour all-day practices that were quite tiring and physically taxing... I would have to say that hiking up and down Mt. Washington wins.

2. Yep. There's lots and lots of preparing the shows for Winterguard, Drum Corps, and Marching Band. We performed the shows for competition, so we had to be pretty darn good.

3. I also actually have won a few, but I think I'm proudest of the Sabre Achievement Award I got when I was in Winterguard. You see, you have to be a good dancer to be good at sabre - and I have never viewed myself as a graceful anything.