Sunday, June 29, 2008

TAG (from Wee!)

IF YOU READ THIS, YOU ARE NEXT!

Spread the blogger love and enjoy:

10 Years ago I was…
About to enter my senior year of high school, carefree, rowing, playing the violin, and knowing exactly what I was going to do with my life. (Play violin professionally, for all those wondering…)

5 Years ago I was…
Driving from Quantico, Virginia to Twentynine Palms, California with Nathaniel. On the way we stopped in Waukesha, Wisconsin (his hometown) and then got married in St. Paul, Minnesota. Totally planned, of course. We got married on the 30th of June, honeymooned for two days in Stillwater, MN, and managed to drive from Minnesota to California in roughly two days. Well, two and a half. Let’s just say that my new husband discovered that he had a lead foot. It was an incredible adventure, but I found that after 14 hours straight (one day) in the car, that I’m not a very good conversationalist. So he kept driving… And we didn't speak for the final 3 hours of day 2. As it turns out, silence is golden. For the record, I had no clue what I was going to do with my life…

1 Year ago I was…
Sick as a dog while visiting my folks in Minnesota. A sinus infection knocked me flat on my back, and I took 3 weeks off from training. My July and August races were not fun, as I was still hacking up green stuff. Nice. However, I was prepping for Clearwater 70.3 Worlds later on that season (thank goodness it was November)… And still, I had even less of an idea of what I was going to do with my life…

5 things on my to-do-list today..
Change the bed sheets
Complete workouts (swim and run)
Watch Iron Chef (I’m a sucker, I know)
Spend time with Nathaniel
Try to make peace between the House Monster and the Meat Puppet

5 snacks I enjoy...
Cereal and milk…
Pretzels and peanut butter
Frozen fruit – either blueberries or raspberries
Tomato Basil Wheat Thins with Fat Free Cottage Cheese
Carrots and salsa

If I were a billionaire I would…
Pay off our debts and my family’s debts
Volunteer and help organizations that work with underprivileged children, animals, or developmentally disabled individuals.
Hire a housecleaner (as our place - more often than not -looks as though a tornado has blown through. Or my personal favorite: like the closet has thrown up)
Bike across Europe with Nathaniel (travel more!)
Invest/Save/Donate…

6 people I want to have lunch with tomorrow…
Nathaniel, my Grandpa Joe (whom I never met, but who spent 6 years in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II), JK Rowling (author of Harry Potter), Jane Austen (Author of “Pride & Prejudice”, “Sense and Sensibility”, and many other novels), Amelia Earhart, George Mallory.

5 places I have lived
St. Paul, Minnesota
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Madison, Wisconsin
Havelock, North Carolina
Pensacola, Florida

5 jobs I have had
Lifeguard (best summer job ever!)
Violin Teacher
Fundraiser for UW-Madison
Personal Trainer
YMCA Fitness Director

Okay Wee!, this was a fun list. What's next?

More importantly, what's on your list?

17 comments:

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary!

BreeWee said...

yay, Happy anniversary! Oh my, a violin chick... band camp?

Beth said...

Happy anniversary to you two!!! Hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

OH see... I didn't know about the VIOLIN! Ok, ok....interesting. You do have a big intellectual side, I love it! Happy Anniversary! Jen H. :)

Mel said...

WOW from playing the violin to doing Ironmans...BIG change ;) Happy Anniversary!!!!

Chad Holderbaum said...

Marit. I opened up my latest issue of Triathlete magazine and there you were! Gatorade Athlete of the month. Way to go! I'm so excited to hear you signed up for IM CDA. You're only going to bounce back stronger and you better believe that every female on that starting line better watch out for Marit!

Wes said...

Great list! Hmmmm. I haven't gotten my Triathlete mag, yet. Whats up with that, I wonder??

Glad to hear the little Meat Puppet is settling in, and also that I am not the only one going through much soreness with the new ISM saddle :-O

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary, Marit!!

Loved hearing about your past! Good luck w/meat puppet and house monster...

Katie Weaver-Jongerius said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I'm glad to hear Anabelle is getting comfortable in her home!

Wingman said...

Congratulations!!! You're officially the first person I kind of know (or at leaset commented on my blog) whose been in Triathlete, I was super psyched when I read the article.

Bob Mitera said...

Hey! Happy anniversary! When in Prague check out the Hotel Mitera :)

TriGirl Kate O said...

Happy Anniversary! 10 yrs ago you were in high school?! Ugh, that makes me feel old. Do you still get time to play the violin?

Cy said...

You're such a STAR. So many talents...and a fun personality to boot!

Happy Annniversary! So fun :-)

Steve Stenzel said...

Hey, I just saw your write-up in Triathlete!! Sweet!!!!

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