I think every other blog I read has already gotten tagged with the Stylish Blogger Award and posted their 7 random facts. I was beginning to feel a little left out about not being tagged (unless you count JohnP, who tagged all 5 of his readers), and then Alex from Tales of an Iron Housewife tagged me and called me inspirational :)
Thanks Alex, you're super inspirational yourself!! She tagged me about a week ago, but I'm not that interesting and it took me a loonnggg time to think of 7 things to share about myself. and apparently I have men on the brain.
1) I dated an Olympic Rower from Serbia. The men's crew team at my college consisted almost entirely of Serbians and Croatians and and a few Polish dudes and they were all sick athletes. Pretty much the only Americans were on the novice team. My ex rowed in the 2004 Summer games in Athens.
He's the stud in the back ;)
2) Sticking with the rowing theme, I competed in the Empire State Games (competition between the 6 regions of NY in a variety of sports) for Long Island in Rowing. Even though I was a much better runner than rower, rowing had less competition and some local rowers I knew asked me to be in their 4 man boat. I competed in 2004 and this year the state is canceling the games due to lack of funding, sad : /.
3) Back to the men w/ accents thing, I'm a sucker for them (Matt knows this). Before I met Matt I my dates were from, Israel, Australia, England, Serbia, Croatia,Venezuela and Norway (I'm pretty sure I got them all.) That is what happens when you attend two DII schools that recruit abroad. My top celebrity crushes are:
Mexican Actor Gael Garcia Bernal
French Actor Olivier Martinez (who's dating Halle Berry)
I figured I'd give the girls something to look at this time ;)
4) Lifeguarding is kind of a Family Business.
My Dad, Sister, Brother and I all work at the same beach :D
5) I've been known to run around town dressed like a golfer. . .
Knee sock <3 ing
This was not Halloween. It was sometime in July.
6) I ran in the NCAA DII XC Championship Race (and came in like 170th out of 180). This was my first year of college and we qualified as a team, the race was run in the snow (they did clear a small path, but the men raced first so it was more like mud, I passed a few lost shoes along the way).
I'm somewhere in the back of the pack, you can't see me, I'm too slow :)
(Thanks Chad for helping me out with the pic)
7) Gahhh the above took a lot out of me. I'm 99% sure I'm registering for a Half-Ironman in September.
I'm taking the easy way out and tagging all my followers, you're all awesome (and I think most of you have done this already anyway)