Monday, 12 December 2011

21 Random Things

Johann at Run Tall, Walk Tall and Stefano at Run With The Black Knight both did posts sharing 21 random things about themselves and Stefano tagged anyone who wanted to play.  So here goes!

1.  I'm extremely thankful for Will and my peaceful, happy existence.
2.  Running is my passion.  I ran my first road race at the age of 8 and the bug just never let go. 
3.  I'm not a big fan of sweet things at all.  Dark chocolate -> yes please!  But brightly coloured sweets, milk chocolate and sweet tarts and ice cream?  No thanks.  Just not a fan. 
4.  I'm not a very good loser and tend to get just a tad too competitive when playing board games.

Tanya and me, the two undefeated "30 Seconds" champions, in action.

5.  I love travelling to races and dream about running the world!  So far I've only run in Africa, Europe and the US - so many places to see and so little time!
6.  Love taking long baths.  Showers?  Not so much.
7.  I heart protein!  Most girls crave carbs, but I'll choose protein over carbs any day.
8.  Not a fan of spicy food.  I want to taste each bite and enjoy it, not fight the tears and wipe my brow each time I swallow.
9.  I don't like ice in my drinks.
10.  My body doesn't handle heat very well.  At all.  Want me cranky in ten seconds flat?  Ask me to sit in a hot car, with no air con, wearing long sleeved pants.  Just ask Will ;).
11.  I love sleeping and need about nine hours a night.  Weekend afternoon naps = my happy place :) !
12.  I've been gifted with the talent of shopping 'till Will drops ;) .
13.  Rafting the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe was one of the funnest things I've ever done.  Our raft overturned on one of the biggest rapids and we ended up tumbling through it with only our life jackets on - loved every minute!!

The Vic Falls in Zimbabwe.  Stunning.

14.  I love sushi!  Tried it for the very first time at the ripe age of 30 and can't believe what I've been missing out on for all those years.
15.  Blue (in all shades and varieties) and silver are my favourite colours.  Practically my whole cupboard is blue.
16.  I hate maths.  Always have.  Stunk at it too :) .  (And still do.)
17.  I love animals.  Especially cats.

Grieta, the self-appointed and undisputed queen of Dad's household.

18.  Watermelon and mangoes are my favourite foods ever.  (Is finding a batch of ripe, juicy mangoes in a fruit store supposed to make you squeal with delight?)
19.  I don't like conflict at all and will go to great lengths to avoid it.
20.  Military-style, push-ups-lunges-and-burpees-till-you-drop-type workouts, complete with shouting, general-like instructors, are my favourite.
21.  Africa is in my blood.  When that aeroplane lands after a magical overseas adventure I always get exactly the same feeling deep down in my heart: It's good to be home!

I tag Staci at She Runs In Sandals to play!  Hope you all have an awesome week!


  1. This is great! Thanks for the shout out as well. it's amazing how similar and different we all are. your 8, 9, 10 could have been written by me about me but 11 is totally the opposite of me. :) Love it!

  2. Rafting the Zambezi sounds awesome!

    I think you'd like this prowler workout I did last week. :D

  3. Ooooh what a sweet kitty! They are so precious when they are snuggled up sleeping.

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  5. Thanks for the kind mention. Beautiful post. We have many things in common: #3, #5, #6 (but thermal baths), #8, #9, #10, #11, #13 is my impossible dream, #17 and last but not least a trip to SA is my possible dream.


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