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Good morning…. I’ve switched from 9-hour workdays to 8-hour workdays, which means I get an entire extra glorious hour of sleep.  Maggie woke up after 1/2 hour later than my alarm clock normally goes off and sat her fat butt on my face.  I just love that weinerdoodle, even when she’s annoying the hell out of me.

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Breakfast was a-ma-zing.  I’m starting to appreciate homecooked meals in advance, but I know I’ll eat every meal out on the honeymoon.

 

I had a glorious bowl of oatmeal.

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My oatmeal contained:

 

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: sprinkle of Grape Nuts, 2 tbsp. hazelnuts, and 6 juicy blackberries.
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It was literally perfection in a bowl.

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Yum!

 

Reader Poll

 

So, last night… I was thinking that you guys know SO much about me, but I know very little about the vast majority of readers (unless you are the small % that have a blog, too!). 

 

I urge everyone, both frequent commenters and lurkers, to take this little reader poll!   I would really love to learn more about you all, so pleaseeee answer the following questions in the comment space.

 

  • Name
  • Age
  • What form of exercise do you prefer?
  • What is your favorite food/meal?
  • What are your fitness goals?
  • What’s on your workout playlist right now?
  • Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?
  • Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?
  • What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
  • How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
  • What’s the longest distance you have ever run?

 

I’ll go first!

 

  • Caitlin
  • 24
  • Running!
  • Yogurt and Granola
  • Run a 22-minute 5k, set a new PR for a Half Marathon, and maybe one day run a marathon.
  • Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, The Veronicas, David Guetta, Bob Sinclar
  • All the money I would ever need.  I think reading minds would be terrible.
  • Summer forever! I love the heat and the sun.
  • We are exchanging the gift of a beautiful wedding. πŸ™‚
  • In five years, I would like to have an interesting career (not sure what that entails).  Ideally, Future Husband would be an acupuncturist who is raking in the $$.  We would live in a nice house that we own in Charlotte, North Carolina.  And I would get pregnant with twins — a boy and a girl.  But I would still go jogging everyday. :)  Oh, and Obama will have just been re-elected because he did an awesome job for his first term and the economy no longer sucks.
  • 14 miles

 

Can’t wait to read your responses! :)  Have a good day!

{ 132 comments }

 

  • Robin December 17, 2008, 6:44 am

    Sure I’ll go.

    Robin

    26

    Running!

    Favourite food ever? Probably fresh figs, though I get them so rarely I’ll have to say roasted carrots.

    Fitness goals are just to stay happy and healthy, and maybe do another marathon in a year or so.

    Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor

    Be able to read minds! I’ve never had any money and it’s looking like I probably never will, so I’ve come to terms with that.

    Summer forever! I’m a California gal living in Scotland, so I miss my sunshine.

    Just to see my family who live back in the states would be present enough for me.

    In five years time I just hope that I’m not as overwhelmed and stressed by life as I am now.

    Longest distance is 26.2 miles. Twice.

  • VeggieGirl December 17, 2008, 6:47 am

    Name: VeggieGirl πŸ˜‰

    Age: 20

    What form of exercise do you prefer?: strength-training

    What is your favorite food/meal?: My “B-S-Cubed” dish (black beans, sweet potato, spinach, salsa)

    What are your fitness goals?: gain muscle mass

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: lots of hip-hop/dance music

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?: $$$ – I’d be afraid to hear some people’s thoughts, haha.

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: Winter I guess – both have such brutal temperatures!!

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: All I want for the holidays is for at least 10 dogs to be adopted this year from my local animal protective league.

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?: As FANTASTIC as it is now!! I love my life.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: 5K

  • Anonymous December 17, 2008, 6:50 am

    HEY!

    Name- Erika

    Age- 20

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Treadmill, Zumba, Kickboxing, Spin

    What is your favorite food/meal?- Oatmeal! Pasta, all the italian goods!

    What are your fitness goals? Stay fit, healthy and maybe to gain a few pounds πŸ™‚

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?- Im with u!..Britney all the way, Circus, Womanizer, also Christina, some oldies, country rap,,i like everything!

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Prob the money because I wouldnt have to worry about security and reading peoples minds could become a problem! haha

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?—def summer

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? For everyone to be together and happy πŸ™‚

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? graduated, teaching elementary school, and hopefully with prince charming lol.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? about 2.8 miles :/

  • Rebecca December 17, 2008, 6:50 am

    Name – Rebecca
    Age – 25

    What form of exercise do you prefer? – running

    What is your favorite food/meal? – sweet potato fries, no question

    What are your fitness goals? – to get more toned

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? – I’m a weirdo and don’t listen to anything when I work out.

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? – $$

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? – neither, I say spring.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? – A new suit

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? – I want to be working at an awesome law firm or a prosecutor, married, with kids soon to come.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? – 28 miles

  • Meghann December 17, 2008, 6:50 am

    * Meghann
    * 23
    * Running… duh!
    * I love breakfast cereals, I know I’m boring but I really go to bed looking forward to the cereal I get to start my day off with the next day.
    * To eventually run a full marathon and develop my muscles more
    * Christmas Songs
    * Money. After reading Twilight I’m realizing more and more how much I do not want to be able to read other people’s minds.
    * Can’t it be spring/fall forever?
    * An HRM
    * In 5 years I hope to be a marketing manager, the economy to be better, and perhaps be married with the love of my life.
    * 13.1 Miles

  • Megan December 17, 2008, 6:51 am

    Hey I’m a lurker…but since I recently de-lurked on Meghnn’s blog I Figured it was time to do the same here too –

    Name – Meg
    Age – 23
    What form of exercise do you prefer? – Running and Horsebackriding

    What is your favorite food/meal? My dad’s chinese cooking, its amazing

    What are your fitness goals? Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon in March! Woo hoo

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? – Fall out Boy, Britney, Garth Brooks, Christmas music

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? The money…anyone watch True Blood? reading minds would be awful

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer forever….but I would miss snow on the holidays

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
    Just looking forward to family time

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
    Just done with my darn PhD….which is hopefully only 3 1/2 more years

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?
    11 miles

  • haya December 17, 2008, 6:51 am

    haya
    25 (at least for another week and a half!)
    running and biking
    favorite meal is definitely breakfast – maybe homemade crepes with fresh fruit and ice cream
    to be faster at the long distances, though my current winter training goal is to increase strength
    some feist
    all the money i’d ever need. i feel like reading minds could be dangerous
    summer forever!
    well i’ve sadly accidentally ruined most of my surprises so i know what i’m getting. but since this is my first christmas away from my family, i hope that i’ll get warmth and love from the people i’ll be spending my holiday with (boyfriend’s parents/family)
    settled and happy
    26.2 miles! (but just once so far)

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina December 17, 2008, 6:54 am

    Sabrina

    25

    Not sure, love too many!

    Favorite meal: christmas eve meal!

    fitness goals- lose weight. get rid of wedding dress boob chub.

    love lockdown

    all the money in the world, because i think reading minds would make me sad.

    i would HATE it if the seasons didnt change. every season has a reason to celebrate and makes life feel glorious.

    hoping to receive a little break from the madness and stresses of life. a weekend of pure love and family time!

    in five years i would like to have babies and live very comfortably so i can go and see my dad in rhodey whenever i want and fly to italy and jordan to see my grandparents and aunts and uncles on the fly. i would also like to be as fit as i was/am prebabies.

    longest distance (pre-half marathon injury): 10 or 11 miles.

  • Rachel December 17, 2008, 7:01 am

    Rachel
    25
    running
    oatmeal, cheese, ice cream, salads
    improve my time on my next half marathon
    anything pop
    all the money I ever need
    summer forever! I hate winter!
    new furniture, tv, accessories for our basement
    still happily married, have one child, and hopefully another on the way, living somewhere warmer
    14 miles

  • girlrunningaround December 17, 2008, 7:02 am

    Jill

    24

    Running

    Pasta

    Run a half marathon

    Hits of 2004 (embarassing, I know)

    Money. I don’t want to know what people are thinking most of the time.

    SUMMER over winter! It’s so cold here right now! But I love fall the most.

    Safe traveling for my honeymoon!

    In 5 years I would like to own a home and be settled in a career that makes me happy to go to work everyday.

    I’m not sure…probably around 8 miles, but I’m hoping to break that real soon!

  • Erica December 17, 2008, 7:04 am

    You know I love those pups!

    Name: Erica

    Age: 26

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Group exercise! Body Step, kick boxing, body pump!

    What is your favorite food/meal?
    Chips and salsa πŸ˜‰

    What are your fitness goals?
    To stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight

    What's on your workout playlist right now?
    A big variety- pop, rap, R&B and some Christmas music!

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?
    $$ I think reading minds could be a negative rather than a positive!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?
    Summer! No question!

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
    Just want to spend time with family!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
    hmmm πŸ˜‰

    What's the longest distance you have ever run?
    10 miles!

  • Megan December 17, 2008, 7:05 am

    Megan

    25

    running, swimming, and biking

    squash!

    run a marathon in feb and do a HIM tri next summer

    a little of everything…country, rap, brittany, rhianna, etc

    money!

    summer forever

    just to spend the time with my extended family that i don’t see that often

    in 5 years i’d like to be married. with kids. living in a nice house πŸ™‚

    15 miles

  • Annie December 17, 2008, 7:06 am

    Me too!

    Annie

    22

    Running!

    Stuffed Peppers. Yumm.

    My fitness goals. My most recent was to keep up with your “make abs fun” and I have! I’m obsessed with planks. After doing my exercises last night I got up and said to my boyfriend “Oh my god! My abs feel stronger!!” Other than that, I want to run more races!

    Lately it’s been Britney. Her new cd is rockin!

    Read minds. Money isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

    Winter is my favorite time of year. I think the snow is cozy.

    A Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer!!

    I am happy with my life right now! But I won’t lie, in 5 years, I’m hoping for an engagment ring! πŸ˜‰

    The longest distance I ever ran was my first 5K in September! No walking! I was so proud of myself.

    That was fun. Have a good day, Caitlin!

  • Erin December 17, 2008, 7:10 am

    Name: Erin

    Age: 20

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Running

    What is your favorite food/meal? PB and banana sandwich

    What are your fitness goals? To run a marathon in the spring

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? I cannot listen to music when I am running, but otherwise I live red hot chili peppers, guster and jack johnson

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? I would want the money, reading minds would be creepy

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer. I am already sick of the cold and snow

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
    Money or gift cards

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
    Have a career that I enjoy and be happy πŸ™‚

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 18 miles

  • K December 17, 2008, 7:10 am

    Name: K πŸ˜‰
    Age: 21
    What form of exercise do you prefer? sports or yoga
    What is your favorite food/meal? pita and hummus
    What are your fitness goals? I’m taking time off but I want to get back into yoga and get my flexibility back
    What’s on your workout playlist right now? A lot of weird euro-techno songs from my old coach
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? All the money I ever need
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Could I pick fall? I guess summer
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? There really isn’t anything I’m dying for, besides my camera, so I would just like to see my friends and family
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? To be graduated from college, FINALLY, and having a job I love
    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 5 miles

  • Caitlin December 17, 2008, 7:11 am

    robin – way to go on TWO marathons! and i hope you get to see your family soon enough. πŸ™‚

    rebecca- DANG! 28 miles?!?!

    megan – you are doing the disney princess marathon? do you live in orlando, too???

    sabrina – haha “boob flub” i hate that, too!

    annie – glad to see you are keeping up with the december challenge!! that is awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Allison December 17, 2008, 7:11 am

    *Name Allison
    *Age 20
    *What form of exercise do you prefer? RUNNING!
    *What is your favorite food/meal? Breakfast.
    *What are your fitness goals? Training for a spring 1/2 marathon.
    *What’s on your workout playlist right now? Kanye, M.I.A., The Ting Tings
    *Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money…I don’t think I’d want to know what people are always thinking!
    *Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Fall πŸ™‚ I live in Wisconsin, and our falls are BEAUTIFUL with colorful leaves and sunny days with cool, crisp air (perfect for running!)
    *What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? A polar HR monitor.
    *How would you like your life to be in 5 years? In medical school and married to my boyfriend of 5 years.
    *What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 6.2

  • Kristen December 17, 2008, 7:12 am

    Hi Caitlin, lurker here! but I’ll bite! πŸ™‚

    -Kristen
    -23
    -spinning, yoga, weight lifting
    -oatmeal, pumpkin pie, sweet potatos
    -probably be super buff. maybe lose a few lbs on the way…. πŸ˜›
    -lots of hiphop, but I’m loving “that’s not my name” by the ting tings. it gets me super pumped!
    -money for sure. I don’t think reading minds is what it’s cracked up to be!
    -winter (I’m canadian!)
    -a heart rate moniter. the 4th twilight book (can’t wait!)
    -hopefully I’ll be done my PhD by then!
    -umm.. in km. probably 5… :S darn my bad knees!

  • Tami December 17, 2008, 7:13 am

    Tami
    34
    running but weight lifting is a CLOSE second
    fresh baked whoopee pies
    stay fit

    i just put the old school song, it takes two by rob base and dj e-z rock, it’s great to run to

    money

    summer, considering it’s snowing here in NH right now.

    i received it already, $ for personal training

    i hope to have a great part time job, two nights a week, so i can still stay home while my kids are at school.

    14 miles is my longest run

  • Kristina December 17, 2008, 7:13 am

    This is my first time ever commenting on any blog! I’m pretty nervous! πŸ™‚

    Name: Kristina

    Age: 20

    What form of exercise do you prefer?: Elliptical, treadmill, the occasional run and strength training.

    What is your favorite food/meal?: Hmm, right now I’d have to say it’s my soy yogurt and cereal mixes in the morning, along with my cup of coffee.

    What are your fitness goals?: I’d like to gain some muscle mass more than anything right now.

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: Lady Gaga as of right now. I love her songs.

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?: Definitely read minds!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: I’d have to say summer. Where I live, summer is always the best!

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: Just being around my family right now would be enough for me. Although I really do want a Wii..

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?: I would like to have graduated from college, be married and just be happy with life!

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: 8 miles!

  • hk December 17, 2008, 7:15 am

    fun!! love your little pupper πŸ™‚

    Hope

    21

    running

    Hope to run another 1/2 marathon, get into yoga, and start rock climbing πŸ™‚

    Lots of Brittany, taylor swift, and some dixie chicks

    Mmmm, tough, money doesn’t hurt, but reading minds is pretty cool, too!

    Forever summer, (but I’m a skier and love the snow)

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
    Garmin forerunner watch, clothes, netflix subscription

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
    Married to the boy (woah, can’t belive I said that!), teaching elementary school, and happy with my friends, family, and fitness πŸ™‚

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?
    15 miles

  • Keiko December 17, 2008, 7:15 am

    I am a lurker! You got me!

    Keiko

    23

    Swimming, yoga, light running

    I love omelets. Yesterday I made one with scallops, sundried-tomatoes, portabello, and french sea salt. mmm…

    I want to one day participate in a triathalon…

    I listen to the Indie Soup Runner podcast. Great for workouts. I highly recommend it, and it’s free on iTunes.

    Money. I’m crazy enough without knowing what everyone is thinking.

    Summer. Just not in New York City.

    I want an Omega juicer. It’s the only thing I really asked for, so I think I’ll get it too.

    I want to be a woman I’m proud to be. Not have to worry financially, healthy, with someone I love, doing what I love, and just content.

    I don’t run too much because my legs get really itchy… I’d say 7 miles?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 17, 2008, 7:16 am

    kristen- thanks for delurking. i feel you on the knee pain πŸ™

    kristina – i want a Wii TOO!

  • Julie December 17, 2008, 7:16 am

    Name – Julie

    Age – 26

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Running

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? new Britney, Lady gaga, Brandy, The Veronicas, new Kanye, “Sasha Fierce”

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? $$$ Reading minds is potentially dangerous.

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer! I hate the cold.

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? I’d Like to be married with a house, maybe entertaining the thought of having children and working as a personal trainer.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 6.5 miles

  • Rebecca December 17, 2008, 7:16 am

    It was when I was training for a marathon!

  • Exa December 17, 2008, 7:17 am

    β€’ Name: Exa (after my grandmother)
    β€’ Age: 24
    β€’ What form of exercise do you prefer? Running; swimming, but I love it so much that I don’t like to think of it as β€œexercise.”
    β€’ What is your favorite food/meal? Oatmeal w/ cranberries; yogurt of all kinds.
    β€’ What are your fitness goals? Run five miles in under 40 minutes and not feel like I’m dying; be able to do 50 real pushups in a row.
    β€’ What’s on your workout playlist right now? Fun rock like Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes, or my other mix with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, and Kanye.
    β€’ Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? I think reading minds would be the worst thing in the world, so I’d take the money….but even that would have serious disadvantages.
    β€’ Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? FALL. Growing up in New England, I would have said winter, but living out here in Chicago has changed by perspective.
    β€’ What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? I have everything I could need. Just being with my family and boyfriend will be enough.
    β€’ How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Hopefully I will have finished defending my dissertation (PhD in American History) and have a job at a small college in New England, while boyfriend/life partner(maybe husband by then) has finished law school and has a great gig in international law that allows me to travel with him when I’m not teaching!
    β€’ What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 10 miles. My knees can’t take much more, even though I love it.

  • Danielle J December 17, 2008, 7:18 am

    * Danielle
    * 21
    * What form of exercise do you prefer? I love spinning, kickboxing.. all of those fun cardio classes πŸ™‚
    * What is your favorite food/meal? Love veggie stirfrys w/ salmon, oo and big salads with tons of fun add-ins πŸ™‚
    * What are your fitness goals? increase stamina
    * What’s on your workout playlist right now? britney (of course! πŸ˜‰ ), rihanna, and a lot of 90s jams
    * Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? read minds
    * Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? summer!
    * What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? much needed family bonding πŸ™‚ (lame, right?!?)
    * How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Hopefully with a law degree, a serious relationship and surrounded by family and friends.
    * What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 7 miles

  • jenngirl December 17, 2008, 7:19 am

    fun!

    Jenny
    20

    Spinning

    Peanut butter and bananas

    Keep working on maitaining my health, and I’d really like to run a 5k in the near future πŸ™‚

    Pokerface-Lady Gaga, lots of Kings of Leon

    Totally the $$$, I don’t care what people think, haha!

    Winter, even though I hate cold, you can always put more clothes on, as for summer, the same mindset does not really apply to taking clothes off πŸ˜‰

    A kitten! But realistically, Ray-Ban wayfarers.

    A continuation in the same direction I’m moving right now!

    5k-reeeeally slowly πŸ™‚

  • Amanda December 17, 2008, 7:20 am

    Great idea, Caitlin!

    *Name: Amanda M. (figured I’d add the last initial to distinguish myself πŸ™‚ )

    *Age: 22

    *What form of exercise do you prefer?: running, but I’m a little burnt out after my half … so I’m back to the machines for a little!

    *What is your favorite food/meal?: either home-made pizza or ice cream πŸ™‚

    *What are your fitness goals?: to do another half this year, and just focus on being healthy instead of skinny

    *What’s on your workout playlist right now?: britney, kanye, xmas music

    *Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?: MONEY! i just keep thinking about “What Women Want” .. it would be TMI

    *Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: summer .. this cold here in PA is killing me!

    *What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: a gift card to Sephora so I can splurge without feeling guilty!

    *How would you like your life to be in 5 years?: married to my boyfriend, making good $$ at my job, thinking about kids, happy and healthy!

    *What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: 13.1!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! December 17, 2008, 7:21 am

    coco
    almost 28
    What form of exercise do you prefer? spin, jogging, yoga
    What is your favorite food/meal? pumpkin, oatmeal, fage, corn
    What are your fitness goals? to be healthy and fit
    What’s on your workout playlist right now? essential mix China of Paul something πŸ˜‰
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? none of them is in my wishes.
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? summer
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? love/care
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? have a lot of kids
    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 6 miles

    fun poll!!!

  • Danielle December 17, 2008, 7:22 am

    Yum, breakfast looks divine! I love blackberries πŸ™‚

    Danielle
    20
    Yoga & Pilates
    Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
    To become a "runner"
    Michael Sembello, Maniac (latest)
    I'd have to agree with you, I'd rather the money. Reading minds could get scary and upsetting!
    Being a northeasterner, I don't know if I could ever chose amongst extremes… I think it's the constant changing of seasons that makes me appreciate each one.
    I am hoping to recieve or rather have as much quality time with friends and family as possible. I missed them! and I leave again soon!
    In five years I hope to be on my way to the altar, have a job that I enjoy, and live in my own apartment or with roommates who will hopefully be some of my best college friends.
    The longest distance I've ever run has been 5 miles… but I'm working on it πŸ™‚

  • Danielle December 17, 2008, 7:23 am

    That was fun! Thanks Cait πŸ™‚

  • leslie December 17, 2008, 7:25 am

    First of all, you’re adorable – I love Maggie the wienerdoodle.

    Name: Leslie

    Age: 23

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Running!

    What is your favorite food/meal? Greek yogurt w/ pom seeds and Kashi GoLean Crunch. I’m obsessed with this like you and your yogurt/granola. πŸ™‚

    What are your fitness goals? To run my first half in April!

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? I almost never listen to music when I work out. Is that crazy?

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money – I want to keep some people’s thoughts a mystery!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? 100% summer. I hate the cold.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? My friends decided this year that we would take ourselves out for a big fancy meal rather than giving gifts. So I’m just hoping for some yummy food, good wine, and good company, which shouldn’t be too hard!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Employed at a job I love, being a published writer, running long distances, and maybe living abroad again. But mostly, just being happy and healthy.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 7 miles. But my current short term goal is to make that number 10!

  • Krista December 17, 2008, 7:26 am

    Here ya go!!

    Krista

    34 (almost 35…eeekk!!)

    running

    Fave food-chocolate

    Fitness goal-5K

    I watch Much Music while on the treadmill

    Def $$…I don’t want to know what people really think!

    SUMMER all the way!!

    wish list-HRM

    5yrs-pretty much the same, but I do hope my kids are good teenagers (EEKK!!)

    most I’ve run-10K

    This was fun! Hope you enjoy the comments!! πŸ™‚

  • Audrey December 17, 2008, 7:28 am

    Audrey
    24
    running
    hmm toughie..probably granny smith apples with chunky pb
    running a 1/2 marathon in may
    CIRCUS, tom petty, kanye, led zeppelin..i have music ADD
    definitely money people are far too odd for me to want to know what they are thinking
    well i live in boston so…summer please
    a new hair straightener
    enjoying my life..healthy & happy
    10.3 miles

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 17, 2008, 7:29 am

    Ashley

    24

    Elliptical with a good TV show. Someday that will read running!

    Just one food? Eee. Peanut butter.

    I’m all about toning. When it gets warmer here, It will be starting to run.

    I don’t have a workout playlist – I just Shuffle!

    Money – I already read to much into what people say and do. I don’t need the confirmation.

    Can I choose spring instead?

    Massive gift card to Whole Foods.

    In a fulfilling and interesting career (don’t know what that is yet either!), happily married, living in an apartment that has a full-size refrigerater, happy and healthy!

    Oh man…3.3 miles?

  • Mrs. LC December 17, 2008, 7:30 am

    Name: Lindsey

    Age: 21

    Fav. Exercise: I need variety! πŸ™‚

    Fav. Food/ Meal: soup or salad with a piece of hot crusty bread is an ultimate comfort food to me. I also love Italian food. And chocolate. πŸ™‚

    Fitness goals: improve running distance and time, and get to a place where I know my body is the healthiest and most fit it can be.

    Workout playlist: In progress lol

    $$ vs. mind reading: $$$ all the way! Can this start soon? haha

    Winter vs. Summer: I really love all seasons (which is why I want to move out of FL!)

    Hoping to receive for holidays: I know my family will get gifts, but honestly all I want is a job. I feel like so many of my daily stresses will be over once I get something, anything!

    Life in 5 years: I really have no clue where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing. Life is very transitory currently. I do hope that in 5 years I’ll finally find whatever that career is that will excite me and reignite the passion in me I used to have for my old career track.

    Furthest distance ran: 5K πŸ™‚

    **This was fun! I may be stealing this idea in the future! πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey December 17, 2008, 7:31 am

    Lindsey

    26 (27 in a few short weeks…Good Lord, I am getting OLD)

    What form of exercise do you prefer? team sports!!!!!!!

    What is your favorite food/meal? People always think I’m weird for saying this, but I seriously can’t control myself around Malt-O-Meal Dyno Bites (they’re the generic version of Cocoa Pebbles)

    What are your fitness goals? To not look at exercise as a chore

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? Now this is REALLY strange, but I like tv theme songs like the one from Cops and Magnum PI…they’re really fun for running

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money, definitely. I don’t want to know what some people are thinking!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? I’m going to rebel and say FALL.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? A Kitchen Aid stand mixer I think my mom is going to get for me!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Hopefully my BF and I will have tied the knot by then (and have had our first child) =)

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 13.1 verrrrry hilly miles

  • Lindsey December 17, 2008, 7:32 am

    Two Lindsey’s in a row, that rocks!

  • JulyBug December 17, 2008, 7:34 am

    JulyBug

    24

    Running…yay!

    Macaroni and cheese

    To qualify for the Boston Marathon is my latest

    The Thermals, Kanye, lots of 80s stuff like β€˜Footloose’

    Money. Reading minds could get loud.

    Winter forever. Though my birthday is in the summer so that may be tough. Are we talking weather or actual months that constitute that season?

    An ice cream maker!

    Happy and thats about all I know. And with an additional pet.

    26.2

  • mel December 17, 2008, 7:35 am

    Hey!!
    Melissa
    22
    – my fitness goals are to tone up a little more!
    – fav food- Almond butter/banana or chocolate! (or both together!!)
    – I don’t love summer or winter temps- I LOVE fall and spring!
    – I’d take the money! I dont want to read people’s minds b/c I’d worry to much about what they think about me!When you don’t know, you don’t care! haha
    – I’ve already gotten my X mas presents b/c my family is going to the beach (which is what I’m most excited about! Being together b/c I haven’t seen them in months!)
    – In five years I’ll be out of law school with hopefully a good job; married (this august!! yeah); Perhaps thinking about babies soon; have a doggie!!; and most importantly hopefully happy and healthy and a great person

    Have a great day Caitlin! I’m off to take my last final! (or fail it! haha)

  • Amy December 17, 2008, 7:38 am

    Excellent idea, Caitlin!

    Name: Amy

    Age: 26

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Running, yoga, or pilates

    What is your favorite food/meal? Angel hair pasta with marinara sauce and a big salad w/ Newman’s light balsamic

    What are your fitness goals? To do more strength work and increase my 5K speed

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? Lots of Kelly Clarkson, Britney’s new CD, some country

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money. I think sometimes I wouldn’t want to know what others are thinking!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?

    Summer. I’m a New England girl but HATE winter and snow. I’d be happy with just summer year round.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Also a Keurig mini coffee maker.

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? I’d like to have finished nursing school and be working as a RN or NP. I would also like to have completed a marathon and hopefully have a nice boyfriend. πŸ™‚

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? I’m not sure mile-wise because I typically run by time. The longest I have run is probably 90 minutes way back when I did cross country in high school.

  • Kristin December 17, 2008, 7:41 am

    Kristin

    19

    Running and strength training!

    Sushi!

    To run a 1/2 marathon, get back into Martial Arts and use 15-20lbs for my strength training

    The Offspring, Weezer, Social Distortion, Tech N9ne… and Britney Spears (I have a bit of an eclecticg taste!)

    All the money I’d ever need. It would make life much simpler!

    SUMMER. I loooove the warmth!

    A Polar F4 heart rate monitor!

    I’d like to have duel jobs- personal training and something in the culinary world!

    10 miles… I’m hoping to get to 13in 2009!

  • Sarah December 17, 2008, 7:43 am

    Sarah

    26

    Running, walking

    Breakfasts like oatmeal, waffles, etc. and all with peanut butter!

    To maintain fitness level and keep adding muscle/toning.

    Maroon 5, Godsmack, Goo Goo Dolls, lots of hard rock…

    Money…I would hate to know other peoples thoughts, haha.

    SUMMER FOREVER!

    Just some quality time with family & friends.

    I would like to start having children by then, hopefully, and also have found a career that suits my interests.

    13.1 miles

  • Kyle and Darci December 17, 2008, 7:44 am

    Darci

    24

    Cardio/Running (just starting to run)

    almost any kind of fruit & ice cream

    lose 26 more lbs, tone, & run a 5K

    need to get mine together still

    all the money you will ever need

    Def. Summer!!!

    gorilla pod for my camera & good times with my family & friends

    dh successful restaurant owner & stay @ home mom

    1.75 miles…remember i'm new!

  • Quinn December 17, 2008, 7:45 am

    Quinn

    26

    Elliptical

    Artichokes

    Fitness Goals are to tone up for the wedding, but to be happy and healthy in my own skin – which I am and would like to continue as I age.

    Rihanna’s Rehab and The Veronicas Untouched

    I would rather the money so that I would be able to live comfortably, and spend time donating my time to charity. I wouldn’t read minds. People are entitled to their own thoughts, and it wouldn’t be right to fanagle my way in there.

    I am a seasons girl, so I would hate one or the other, but I am partial to the rays of sunshine from the summer, so if I were forced, summer.

    My Christmas wish is for everyone in my life to be happy and healthy, but for something tangible, I would love a new armchair for my living room and/or a new handbag.

    In five years I’d like to be ahead in my career, and just starting a family – possibly in a more northern locale.

    Longest distance? Maybe 8 miles? It used to be my standard loop around DC. I’d like to aim for a marathon at some point in my life though.

    Fun survey!

  • Trojan December 17, 2008, 7:48 am

    Name -Barbara

    Age-34

    What form of exercise do you prefer?- Spin classes and running

    What is your favorite food/meal?- PB and J with honey and Carrot Cake

    What are your fitness goals? to keep under 15% BF

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? I don’t have an ipod!(gasp)

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Read Minds

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? Good will and time with friends and family..maybe something from Sephora:)

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Fit, Happy and not single

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run: I have run 2 1/2 marathons..but did do the Koman 60 mile walk.

  • Caitlin December 17, 2008, 7:50 am

    Name-Caitlin πŸ™‚
    Age-21
    What form of exercise do you prefer?-treadmill, exercise tv programs
    What is your favorite food/meal? seafood or cereal..what an odd combo!
    What are your fitness goals? work out atleast 4x per week
    What’s on your workout playlist right now? a Ciara cd
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? money..reading minds would not be good imo!
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? how about 1/2 spring and 1/2 fall? haha
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? snow!!
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? happy and healthy
    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? oh no I am not a runner..maybe this can be another fitness goal of mine!

  • amy. December 17, 2008, 7:55 am

    Okay πŸ™‚ Sure thing!

    Age: 21

    What form of exercise do you prefer? elliptical & strength training

    What is your favorite food/meal? anything with peanut butter πŸ™‚

    What are your fitness goals? to get more toned! and stay healthy.

    What's on your workout playlist right now? the beatles, and all classic rock! the rolling stones, too.

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? reading minds would scare me, but money doesn't fix anything either, so im unsure !

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? winter forever, as long as there was sun occassionally πŸ™‚

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? good times with my friends over christmas break and a break from stress!!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Free of my eating disorder, in graduate school, or beginning a career that i love! and dear god, please a boyfriend of some sort !!

    What's the longest distance you have ever run? like, 3 miles? maybe?! hehe, im not a runner although i try.

    fun post idea πŸ™‚
    love your pooch. and breakfast <3

  • Hilary December 17, 2008, 7:57 am

    Hilary

    22

    Running!!

    I think fave meal would be sushi and a salad with ginger dressing

    I want to run a marathon at some point in the future.

    slower meditative music (i.e. fix you by coldplay) or NPR podcasts (This American Life, Sound Opinions)

    All the money! reading minds would be frightening.

    Definitely summer..I’m a Miami girl that is now up in NC…winter and I don’t get along.

    I want a cute teapot and to bake cookies with my mom

    I want to be a happy lawyer working for the government and making people’s lives better and having a pretty little house with my boyfriend

    14 miles

  • bitesoflife December 17, 2008, 7:57 am

    Name: Mel
    Age: 24
    What form of exercise do you prefer: I’m really beginning to like the treadclimber
    What is your favorite food/meal? Hands down, Italian
    What are your fitness goals? Lose that last 5 lbs or at least maintain
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer please!
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? A HRM for some extra motivation
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Good career, still with my boy and happy!

  • Megan December 17, 2008, 7:57 am

    Caitlin –

    No, not from Orlando. I’m from upstate NY and go to grad school in Hershey PA (at Penn State med school campus). My best friend and I are taking a long weekend in disney and running the princess 1/2 as our first half marathon. I’ve been thinking of doing one for a few years, and the idea of a tiara medal finally pushed me over the edge haha!

    Meg

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 17, 2008, 8:01 am

    leslie – your holiday dinner with friends sounds really fun!

    lindsey #2 – i love my kitchen aid mixer and you will, too!

    darci – 1.75 miles is pretty good for a new runner!!

  • ely7 December 17, 2008, 8:15 am

    Ida
    -27
    -Running:)
    -Salmon, any fruit and ice cream
    -Run faster and stay injury free
    – I don’t listen to music while I work out but love Justin T
    – I’ll take the $
    -Summer, i like lots of sun light
    – Just looking forward to time off work
    I hope to own a house with a yard
    26.2

  • Katy December 17, 2008, 8:18 am

    Katy

    28

    Spinning or Aerobics

    Favorite meal? Used to be a BLT with extra mayo … now that grosses me out. πŸ™‚ Maybe oatmeal?

    Goals: Olympic distance triathlon, run a 5K

    Playlist: lots of pop, Top 40 … Britney, Rihanna, anything with a good beat!

    Money

    Summer … that’s why I’m in Florida!

    Holidays: time! More time to do all the things on my to-do list.

    5 years: kids, maybe? Accomplish more fitness goals, have Jillian Michaels’ arms … you know, attainable things. πŸ™‚

    I’m only up to 5 miles as my longest, and it was SLOW! But I’m working on it.

  • Katie December 17, 2008, 8:22 am

    Fun poll!

    Katie

    21

    I love to run, but I’ve been only able to use the bike because of an injury.

    Right now I’m enjoying a lot of soups and TOFU. I’m excited to make my boyfriend his first Gliding Calm tofu tonight!

    Originally, I’d planned to run the 2009 NYC marathon, but a stress fracture in my femur kind of crushed that. So i really just want to stay healthy and when I’m ready, run a few smaller races.

    The Hold Steady, Timbaland, Britney

    I used to want to read minds, but I think I’d go crazy! I don’t want to have an absurd amount of money, but not having to worry about it would be nice, too.

    Mild summer forever… I don’t do well with weather!

    A heart rate monitor

    The Collegiate American Dream: have a place of my own, no debts, a job I like, and someone I love to share it with.

    About 4.5 miles… I really wasn’t far on my path to becoming a marathon runner!

  • Lacey Nicole December 17, 2008, 8:28 am

    Name: Lacey
    Age: 25
    Exercise: Running or Basketball
    Favorite food/meal?: Breakfast foods, definitely.
    Fitness goals:: Marathon! And sub-19 5k.
    Workout playlist: T.I., Dropkick Murphys, Linkin Park, AQUA (yeah I know).
    Money or Mind reader: Money, no question.
    Summer forever.
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: I want to be surprised!
    5 years?: Living with (married!) to my boyfriend, A Marathoner, At the end of school for Ph.d.
    What’s the longest distance you have ever run: 13.1

  • Rae December 17, 2008, 8:29 am

    Ohhh, fun!! Ill play!

    Name: Rae

    Age: 26

    What form of exercise do you prefer?: running, biking, swimming

    What is your favorite food/meal?: oatmeal. what I can I say. not original in this group πŸ™‚

    What are your fitness goals?:I’m trying to qualify for long course world championships for triathlon. woohoo!!

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: cheesy pop…gotta love it!

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?: Read minds. That would be so neat

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: Summer! Tri season is the best!!

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: a new bike seat and running shoes.

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?: married with a few lil turds!! Should happen, Im getting married ni August!

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: 26.2

  • talieworld December 17, 2008, 8:29 am

    Yay! This looks fun:

    Natalie

    18

    Cardio dance classes,pilates

    Favorite food: pancakes! πŸ™‚

    Fitness goals: Lose a few pounds, tone up, increase flexibility, run a 10K

    Playlist: Of course Britney :), Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers

    I’ve actually always wanted to read minds! Mainly just to understand guys better lol. But now that I think of it that might make life complicated so I’ll take the money.

    Summer! Although I must say I love my New England snow days :).

    For Christmas I want a CHI straightener, books 2-4 in the Twilight series, and clothes.

    In five years I’ll be out of college, and hopefully launching my dance career, going on auditions,possibly dancing for Disney.

    Longest distance: 5 miles

  • Tina December 17, 2008, 8:30 am

    Tina

    28

    Running (or Body Pump)!

    Wine and cheese! πŸ™‚

    Run a half marathon in May

    A lot of classic rock

    Money

    Summer! Winter is awful!

    Pug! Actually, a hair dryer.

    Owning a pug and house.

    9.5 miles

  • carolinebee December 17, 2008, 8:31 am

    Caroline
    22
    Dancin’!
    STEAK!
    Tone my arms
    Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Steve Aoki
    $$
    Summer!
    A frackin’ job πŸ˜€
    A nurse- with a boy
    mm..maybe a mile?? (i can power-walk like a motha!)

  • Kristie Lynn December 17, 2008, 8:35 am

    Ooo, fun idea!

    -Kristie
    -21
    -Running
    -Shrimp Scampi
    -Lower my body fat %
    -The Killers, Snow Patrol, Sara Bareilles, Barenaked Ladies
    -All the money I would ever need, DUH! πŸ™‚
    -Summer forever… Michigan summers are great (and the winters are freeeezing)!
    -$$ for wedding
    -It would be sweet if (then) husband and I were finishing up our PhDs, but I’d be happy if I were in a happy job and in a city I love.
    -11 miles… on a treadmill. It was sick.

  • Kristin December 17, 2008, 8:35 am

    Name: Kristin

    Age: 27

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Running and spinning

    What is your favorite food/meal?
    sushi ( I could eat it every day)

    What are your fitness goals? To fit in intense workouts 4-5 times a week

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? everything from gospel to rap

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? money please!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? summer, I am a teacher so that would be great! =)Spring is the best though.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? some new boots

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? In a city I love, a teaching job that fulfills me, my daughter happily attending kindergarten, and a baby on the way!

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 13.1

  • Anonymous December 17, 2008, 8:41 am

    Jolene

    26

    Treadmill (speed walking on highest incline) or swimming or dancing

    Pasta

    To learn to run

    I don’t have one right now, because I have been working out in the pool

    All the money I would ever need

    Summer

    Books

    Have a kid or two, and a masters degree

    Not very far … I can’t run, I don’t know why, I just am terrible at it.

  • tfh December 17, 2008, 8:42 am

    You want twins? Eeeeek! I can’t imagine handling two babies at once! Explain yourself, woman! πŸ˜‰

    Me: Diana/26/running/too hard!/goal: marathon/running podcasts and Wait!Wait! don’t tell me/$$$/summer!/massage gift certificates/house, financially secure, kids/13.1 miles.

  • Michelle December 17, 2008, 8:47 am

    Hi Caitlin! I’m Michelle, another reader that never comments lol. LOVE your blog πŸ™‚ Congrats on the upcoming wedding!!

    Name: Michelle

    Age: 21

    What form of exercise do you prefer?: Elliptical machine, power walking on an incline on the treadmill, light outdoor jogging, swimming, hiking

    What is your favorite food/meal?:
    Toughie, I have so many!! Baked ziti is probably my favorite, closely followed by cheesecake, and oatmeal with melty peanut butter mmm.

    What are your fitness goals?:
    To restart my strength training to the extent I was doing it last summer (3-4 times a week) and increase my stamina when jogging.

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: Dance Floor Anthem by Good Charlotte, Disturbia by Rhianna, Whatever You Like by T Pain i think?, Single Ladies by Beyonce

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?: Money. I dont’ want to know exactly what people think…it takes away the surprise of life.

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: Neither, autumn haha.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: A Sigg water bottle, new running sneaks, winter PJs, heart rate monitor!!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?: Happy. Good career, hopefully as a guidance counselor, in a good relationship (possibly with the current boy?? πŸ˜‰

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: Not far at all. I like the idea of running, but I haven’t ever properly trained myself to have much endurance so probably only a mile or two. But I’m working on it πŸ™‚

  • Lora December 17, 2008, 8:54 am

    Lora
    21
    Running/ Swimming
    Fav Food: Cereal
    Goals: continue running in Chicago winter by joining a gym in January, because I want to run a half marathon in March.

    playlist: jack’s mannequin gets me through long hard runs…also Kings of Leon is awesome and Bob Dylans Hurricane is 8 minutes so that knocks out a 1/3 of a 5 k πŸ™‚

    Id want to read minds, because then I could read the mind of someone in the stock market and get all the money anyways…kill two birds with one stone πŸ™‚

    SUMMMER — I dare people to come to Chicago in the winter. It cancels all fitness activity unless you join a gym and even the transit there sucks.

    I want the 3 and 4th twilight books and Weeds season three, and The DArk KNight, and urban outfitters gift card πŸ™‚

    5 years: I want to have traveled through Europe and be living in NYC and writing in coffee shops.

    I ran 10 miles on my own, not in a race and did 1 hr 30 min!

  • sara December 17, 2008, 9:02 am

    Name
    Sara

    Age
    20

    What form of exercise do you prefer?
    any form, running, spinning, lifting weights, playing squash, zumba, hiking……. i really love it all!!!!! im trying to focus on running right now (really just starting out though)

    What is your favorite food/meal?
    so hard!! oatmeal, carrots, fresh fruit.

    What are your fitness goals?
    run a 5k then a 10k then a half-marathon in 2009. gain a little more muscle mass and not lose any more weight.

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?
    britney spears, the veronicas, chris brown, rihanna

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?
    have all the money i need

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?
    summer forever. i hate running in the cold

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
    my own treadmill!! (since i find it really hard to fit going to the gym in my schedule right now). I’ve asked for it so hopefully ill get it.

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
    successful lawyer and fast runner.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?
    only like 3-4 miles (im new to running but working hard to improve πŸ™‚ )

    i love your blog caitlin!!!!!

  • Chez December 17, 2008, 9:02 am

    * Chez
    * 26 yrs
    * Love pilates classes, but have trouble fitting them in. I kind of like weight lifting (depends on the day), and I'm trying to get into yoga & running.
    * I love ice cream (who doesn't?) but for the past year or so I've been totally into r.f. cheese on whole grain wheat thins!
    * Fitness goals: run a 5K (without walking!), improve at yoga (especially balancing poses!) and lose about 25 lbs.
    * Right now, I'm listening to the Couch-to-5K podcasts while I run. The music isn't the best, but it keeps me from having to watch the clock while I run, which makes it so much easier! I totally recommend them: http://www.ullreys.com/robert/Podcasts/page6/page6.html
    * I think I'd rather have the money – it would probably be very sad to read some people's minds. And if I didn't "need" to work, I could spend all my time volunteering at church and other causes I believe in!
    * I live in super hot Austin, TX, so I think I'd prefer winter – summers can be pretty unbearable!
    * I'm mostly excited about my husband's gift – he's getting a gps for his mountain bike, and he has no idea! I can't wait to see his face!!
    * Stay at home mom, husband's insurance agency a success, volunteering at church, being active with my (future) kids!
    * I just did three minutes straight last night on the C25K plan – I know it's not much, but for me that's pretty good!!

  • Angie Eats Peace December 17, 2008, 9:07 am

    Name: Angie

    Age: 25

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Running and yoga

    What is your favorite food/meal? Chips and guacamole, I could eat everyday.

    What are your fitness goals? To run a marathon, do yoga at least 1x/week and lose these last 10 stubborn lbs.

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? Tons! I have a playlis tag specifically in my blog. I try to create a new one each month.

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money! I definitely do not want to know what some people are thinking!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer!

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? An ipod.

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Healthy, motivated, accomplished in my goals, but with new ones set.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 18, but soon to be 20 this weekend, eek.

  • Amy December 17, 2008, 9:15 am

    Amy
    24
    Running
    apples and peppermint patties
    Structure my workouts better, train for a second marathon
    M.I.A., Aretha franklin, beyonce, moby, dave Matthews, bruce springsteen, and more
    Money money money! Definitely not mind reading!
    Summer, but I love that I get all the seasons in NJ/DC.
    New perfume and bras, haha
    I hope to have graduated from law school and living in nyc or Philly
    26.2 miles

  • Jamie and Craig December 17, 2008, 9:19 am

    Name Jamie
    Age 28
    What form of exercise do you prefer? running
    What is your favorite food/meal? CHIPS AND SALSA
    What are your fitness goals? Be fit and healthy and happy!
    What’s on your workout playlist right now? Akon, Katie Perry, Britney, etc.
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? all the money. sometimes I don’t want to know what people are thinking!
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? SUMMER
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? Happiness! I Want my friends and family to be happy. Cheesey I know!
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Maybe have a kid and more money!
    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? Not sure… but minute wise about 30 min straight… working on it!

  • Halie December 17, 2008, 9:24 am

    I love the blackberries! Yum!

    Great reader poll! I am excited to read them too!

    ahem..Here I go:

    Name: Halie

    Age: 21

    What form of exercise do you prefer?: Running or Belly Dance

    What is your favorite food/meal?: Peanut Butter and Banana

    What are your fitness goals?: Become a stronger runner

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: I don’t listen to music while I workout πŸ™‚

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?:I’d rather have the money!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: I love all seasons! But if I had to choose, I’d choose winter

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: Nothing

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?: I would like to be even happier then I am now!

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: About 10K

  • Anonymous December 17, 2008, 9:32 am

    Name Lara

    Age 29

    What form of exercise do you prefer? soccer/cycling/running

    What is your favorite food/meal? sushi!

    What are your fitness goals? Increased agility

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? Kanye, Brit, Robyn

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Florida Winter or Chicago Summer =)

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? QT with my honey

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 15 miles?

  • Jess December 17, 2008, 9:33 am

    * Name Jess
    * Age 22
    * What form of exercise do you prefer? Running
    * What is your favorite food/meal? Hmm that’s a tough one…probably whole wheat pasta and marinara
    * What are your fitness goals? PR in my marathon in March and increase my speed on all distances
    * What’s on your workout playlist right now? Lots of country my college roommate downloaded for me
    * Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money so I can spend less time working and more time running and entering races haha
    * Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summmmer!!Cold weather stinks!
    * What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? My only surprise this year is from the BF so I hope it’s something thoughtful…my parents are getting me a new digital camera
    * How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Happy, still running, hopefully racing lots, with support from good friends and family
    * What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 26.2

  • Elina December 17, 2008, 9:34 am

    Elina
    26
    I think lifting is my favorite, but I definitely mix it up with running, spinning, etc.
    Chocolate!!!
    Get a new 5K pr, run a 10K and one day a 1/2 marathon (maybe). I don’t think I’ll ever run a full marathon though.
    Yes, Britney πŸ™‚
    All the money I need – definitely! Reading minds doesn’t buy you stuff πŸ˜€
    Summer forever. It’s only December and I’m already over winter.
    A new camera and an HRM
    I want to really enjoy my job and I’ll probably have a kid in 5 years. That will be different πŸ™‚
    8 miles

  • Melissa December 17, 2008, 9:35 am

    Melissa
    28
    Running or ballet classes
    Bread pudding with caramel sauce
    Goal- to feel really strong
    Sara Barielle, Colbie Callet
    Money!
    Summer
    I really want a pony… JK. I would like some new kitchen supplies.
    Happy, healthy, no longer SINGLE, with children.
    7 miles (I plan to make this number much larger this year though)

  • ML Welz December 17, 2008, 9:42 am

    Age 27

    What form of exercise do you prefer? pilates, run/jogging and recently have sampled some yoga

    What is your favorite food/meal? Macaroni and cheese… even though I don’t eat it as much as I’d want to!

    What are your fitness goals?
    I want to be more healthy. To be more aware of what foods I put into my mouth. I need to lose 45 pounds. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which would explain the 45 pound weight gain in about 1.5 year time frame. Frustrating!

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? Mostly the most recent pop music

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?
    Read minds…. its more useful.

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? How about Fall forever… winter is too cold and summer is waayyyy too hot.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
    Nothing.. I pretty much have everything I need.

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
    I would like to have my house finished with remodeling and I would like to have a family.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?
    2 miles

  • therunningaddict December 17, 2008, 9:44 am

    Okay I will go too:
    – Name: Moran
    – Age: 20
    – Exercise: Running
    – Hummus, dulce de leche and Mexican food
    – Fitness goals: Run a half marathon
    – On my playlist: tons of reggaeton, Blue (a very nice British band), Ministry of Sound, Britney and Kate Ryan
    – Money or mind reading: tricky….but money wins
    – Winter or summer: SUMMER!!!!!!
    – Holiday gift: I already got my iPhone so nothing really comes to mind ATM
    – In 5 years: a successful board member of a large cooperation; married and in the process of expanding my family.
    – Longest distance I ran: I am ashamed to say this, but 9 KM

  • Bridget December 17, 2008, 9:46 am

    *Bridget
    * 25
    * dancing! and running
    * chocolate
    * run a marathon, practice more yoga
    * pretty much the same stuff that was on there three years ago, I need an update!
    * I would take the money.
    * Summer!
    * I would just like my house to sell and to find a new house where I’m moving!
    * Settled, less stressful, job I love
    * 13.1 miles!

  • Aimee December 17, 2008, 10:01 am

    Wow, lots of comments!

    Name: Aimee

    Age: 26

    What form of exercise do you prefer?: riding my road bike outside in the spring

    What is your favorite food/meal?: Anything that I don’t have to cook myself. Usually breakfast foods are my favorite.

    What are your fitness goals?: I would love to be able to run a marathon, and improve on my time from last year’s half marathon

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: the same songs from a year ago, because I haven’t downloaded i-tunes onto our new laptop!

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?: Money, some things are better left unknown, plus I would not want other people to know my thoughts, so why should I know theirs

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: Summer, I love the sunshine

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: I keep telling my husband all I want this year is a job I actually like.

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?: have a job that I love waking up to, be a wonderful mother, and build an even stronger relationship with my husband.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: 13.1

  • Samantha December 17, 2008, 10:02 am

    -Samantha

    -20

    -running

    -cookies if that counts? πŸ˜›

    -run regularly and build up longer distances

    -mickey avalon and MGMT

    -money, I wouldn’t want to know peoples thoughts, i think it would be hard to live like that

    -summer, I live in California but of the year though so it basically is

    -I really don’t want anything honestly. I’m happy to spend time with my family.

    -I will have graduated college, hopefully have a job, live in another country, not sure about everything else, we’ll see what happens!

    -8-9 miles

  • Kayla December 17, 2008, 10:07 am

    Kayla

    26

    I prefer a mixture… I get bored easily! Actually, I know I like strength training way more than most chicks.

    Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Popcorn, Juicy-Sweet-Very Ripe Fruit

    To do less intense workouts and be kinder to my body. (I have the exact opposite problem than most in this country!)

    Such a strange mixture of songs – hip-hop, classic rock, alternative, rap…

    I’d rather have all the money I need. I don’t think I’d like what I’d be able to read in some people’s minds… πŸ™‚

    Summer!!! The winters where I live are HARSH.

    Nothing specific this year.

    To be on a more satisfying, stimulating career path, married with at least one child (I do want to have twins like you Caitlin!) and to relax more and let things be!

    5 miles. I don’t shoot for super-long distances. I get bored easily and I get more than enough out of my workouts without tacking on a huge number of miles.

  • Amisha December 17, 2008, 10:11 am

    Amisha

    29

    Running, of course followed by step aerobics

    Favorite food = pizza

    Fitness goal is to build muscle and lower body fat. Also, run faster.

    A lot of Timbaland. His last CD rocked.

    All the money in the world. Then I could hire people to do the second thing!!

    Summer FOREVER.

    A Wii fit to go with the Wii I just ordered.

    Married, at least 1 kid, breaking100K salary!

    13.1 Miles

  • The Running Veggie December 17, 2008, 10:20 am

    Leada

    18

    I know running is my favorite form of exercise, but I’m not currently doing it right now.

    Oh no! That’s a hard question. I love oatmeal, but I also love yogurt and baked tofu.

    My ultimate goal is to get back into running after winter, but cross train as well so I don’t burn out again and push myself too hard.

    It all depends on my mood, but Love Song by Sara Bareilles is usually there.

    Money probably. Reading minds would probably get old quickly.

    Summer, most definitely.

    I have absolutely no idea.

    Grad school. I’m not sure where yet, but it’s definitely happening.

    Nine miles.

  • angelcubbie December 17, 2008, 10:20 am

    Ashley

    21

    Running

    Apples, love the crispness! And maybe frozen yogurt, or birthday cake (for the frosting)

    I’d like to run a 10 minute mile marathon

    ACDC, Aerosmith, Nickelback, Rhianna, a lot more

    All the money I would ever need, I also think reading minds would be terrible

    Old me would have said winter forever, but running in the rain sucks, so summer forever

    A new car, (well, a new car for me, a used one in general) because I really need one!

    I’d like to have my BA in English and be working on my doctorate which personal training to put me through school

    26.2 miles (San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon)

  • Cate December 17, 2008, 10:24 am

    Hey great idea, this is my first post! Love the blog:)

    Cate
    Age- 21

    What form of exercise do you prefer? Running<3

    What is your favorite food/meal?- apples and peanut butter, ice cream!

    What are your fitness goals? i'd like to run a marathon in the not so distant future and just gain more muscle

    What's on your workout playlist right now?- the most random stuff everrr

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? def the money

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?—i'm gonna go with summer…ahh the beach!

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? new running shoes and just a nice chance to take a break and enjoy time with fam and friends:)

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? done with grad school working as a speech pathologist, hopefully meet my prince charming

    What's the longest distance you have ever run? 13.1 miles

  • just me December 17, 2008, 10:25 am

    dang…you got lots of comments!

    -Melissa
    -23
    -Lovvvvve running
    -I love chocolate, but I love anything with sauces and veggies!
    -I want to try for a marathon again someday, but first a 1/2 marathon to get me there!
    -Nickelback: Gotta be Somebody
    -All the money I’ll ever need…i’m pretty sure sometimes I wouldn’t want to know what others think of me!
    -Summer Forever! I HATE COLD!
    -I need gift certificates for REI for raingear!
    -I want to be happy, completely healthy and researching!
    -15 miles

  • kirsten December 17, 2008, 10:28 am

    Name: Kirsten
    Age: 23
    What form of exercise do you prefer?: running or spinning
    What is your favorite food/meal?: I love mexican and greek
    What are your fitness goals?: to tone my whole body and maybe lose a few pounds
    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: the new Britney, new Pink and Kings of Leon
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?: Read minds, I would use the ability to win lots of money playing poker
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: Of these two options I would say summer but I prefer both spring and fall over summer and winter.
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: money!
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?:I would like to be married, have a successful business and maybe start thinking about having kids.
    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 8 miles πŸ™‚

  • Sara December 17, 2008, 10:40 am

    Sara
    20
    – A mixture of swimming, running, yoga
    – I love grilled tuna and steamed veggies!
    – I want to be able to run an entire 10k (I’m still new to running)
    – The new Kanye West CD
    – I am pretty nosy, so I’d love to be able to read minds.
    – As much as I love snowfall and cute scarfs, give me eternal summer!
    – I would love to get some winter running gear so I keep on plugging along.
    – Hopefully out of law school, working and settled. Engaged?
    – Longest consecutive run is probably just around 5mi, but I am training!

  • Leslie December 17, 2008, 10:49 am

    Hahaha, I just found your blog recently but I haven’t commented yet, so I’ll join in!

    *Leslie
    *24
    *Running!
    *Hard to pick, but probably sushi or anything involving vegetables and hummus
    *Fitness goals are to run a marathon and lose the final 25 pounds to hit my goal
    *Britney Spears, some country, some Kanye West… wow, that’s an odd variety.
    *All the money I would ever need, I think reading minds would just stress me out for some reason, cause what if I couldn’t stop?
    *Summer for sure!
    *For everyone to be happy and feel loved!
    *I would like to be more successful in my career and even happier than I am now! πŸ™‚
    *13.1 miles! Here’s hoping for more in my future…

  • eatingbender December 17, 2008, 10:53 am

    Name: Jenn

    Age: 21

    Exercise: Golf!

    Favorite Food: Bread

    Fitness Goal: Keep a workout journal

    Workout playlist: Britney Spears!!

    Money or minds: Money because I think knowing what people are thinking all the time would be scary!

    Winter or summer: winter

    Holiday gift: A job! Haha

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? I just want to be as happy as I am now.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 5 miles

    Good questions, Caitlin!

  • april December 17, 2008, 11:05 am

    April

    18

    I like weight training!

    My two favorite foods are oatmeal and peanut butter.

    To get better at cardio!

    I’ve got all my country on my workout playlist πŸ™‚ but don’t worry, its only the upbeat songs πŸ˜‰

    I would rather be able to read minds..interesting!

    I love winter!

    I hope to just be in the company of all my loved ones.

    In five years I see myself studying to be a midwife, have my own house, and maybe a husband πŸ™‚

    Haha i don’t really run..does the mile i had in PE freshman year count??

  • sloank December 17, 2008, 11:08 am

    Katie
    24
    Running and spinning

    Tie between greek yogurt and sushi!

    Fitness goals are to run a marathon!

    Girl Talk, its all remixes of some awesome songs.. check them out!

    Well I’d love to have a lot of money to do what I really want to do (open a bakery) reading minds might be kind of sad!

    WINTER! I love the winter!! I’m one of those weird people who is happier when it rains/snows!

    I’d love a vacation!!

    In five years I hope I’ve completed grad school, learned to relax and appreciate life, and make a good family for myself (with friends, children, whatever!!)

    Longest distance is 10 miles.

  • Laura December 17, 2008, 11:17 am

    Name: Laura
    Age: 24
    What form of exercise do you prefer? Hot yoga & power walking
    What is your favorite food/meal? Chicken parmesan
    What are your fitness goals? Exercise daily instead of just 3x/week…
    What's on your workout playlist right now? iTrain workouts… love them!
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money, definitely
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer forever… there is a reason I moved from Philly to Atlanta!
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? I wanted diamond earrings but I just lost my job last week, which has already taught me that material things DON'T matter!
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Hopefully married and thinking about having children
    What's the longest distance you have ever run? 10 miles… the Philadelphia 10 miler

  • Sarah December 17, 2008, 11:18 am

    I’ve been trying to comment on the blogs I read (stalk?) so I’ll play along. HI! By the way.

    *Sarah
    *24
    *Running
    *Cappelini with lentil tomato sauce…and cucumbers with salt and pepper…and chocolate stout cake
    *I want to go sub-19:00 in a 5K again! I’ve been injured for a year or so and used to be in that shape. I want to get back there.
    *Ratatat, Death Cab for Cutie, Atmosphere, Ben Lee singing “What Would Jay-Z Do?”
    *Um…money…
    *WINTER. I am a cold weather gal all the way.
    *I already got a laptop for Christmas. I would love a raise from work, but I don’t think that will happen.
    *I would like to be more secure financially and emotionally…and I want a dog!
    *15 or so miles

  • natalie December 17, 2008, 11:29 am

    I’m a lurker…and I love reading your blog and “the inner workings..” because I think if I lived in FL we’d be friends πŸ™‚

    * Natalie
    * 22
    * running, hands down
    * Ahh that’s hard, but it would definitely be a breakfast food
    * maintain the shape that I’m in (I’m not training for anything right now, but I run 10-13 miles every weekend, in addition to running shorter distances throughout the week, just to prove to myself that I can do it)
    * I haven’t been listening to music lately while I’ve been running, just use the time to chill and think
    * money. i don’t want to read minds at all!!!
    * SUMMER, i’m always cold!
    * nothing specific, I’m just excited to spend my first Christmas with my HUSBAND
    * hubby out of PT school and practicing in a clinic, me promoted at work and (maybe) done with or in the process of getting my MBA, starting to think about children…
    * longest distance is 13.6

    I never comment when people have these delurk posts, you just got lucky today πŸ™‚

  • sarah December 17, 2008, 12:30 pm

    Sarah

    Age 28

    Running, of course.

    Fave food: Anything involving peanut butter!

    I would like some day to qualify for the Boston marathon, but right now my goals are to crack 3:50

    Current playlist favorites: She & Him, Sigur Ros, the Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, Priscilla Ahn
    On the trashy side — Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Christina Aguilera

    Minds! I think you could probably make all the money you wanted with real mindreading, but not read minds with money.

    OMG, SUMMER.

    Holiday gift . . . Boots would be awesome.

    In 5 years — I would love to be a new mom balancing my baby-time with my (hopefully flexible!) career in pediatric endocrinology.

    What's the longest distance you have ever run? 26.2 , 3 times.

  • Rose December 17, 2008, 12:34 pm

    How fun is this? I’ll answer as much as I can.

    Rose

    24

    Running, for sure!

    cantaloupe, when in season!

    Run a 1/2 marathon

    Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and an assortment of Techno – strange variety, I know.

    All the money I’d ever need. Reading minds would stress me out.

    Summer Forever! Don’t have to worry about bad road conditions.

    An HRM!

    In 5 years, I want my life to include a backyard and a porch.

    12 miles…about three years ago.

  • Jill December 17, 2008, 12:34 pm

    Jill

    23

    I prefer biking, elliptical, stair master, pilates, dance…I like a variety!

    What is your favorite food/meal?

    I really want to focus on toning!

    Britney, Christina, Fergie…lots of pop!

    I would def. want all the money!

    Summer…I hate snow!!

    I am really just excited to go home and spend some quality time with my fam. πŸ™‚

    In 5 years I hope to be happily married, finished with grad schools, enjoying a fabulous career and thinking about starting a family!

    Maybe like 2 miles (AT MOST!) I have knock-knees and running really bothers them!!

  • Katie December 17, 2008, 12:45 pm

    Katie
    23
    Running!
    Apples
    Run a 10K and beyond!
    Christmas Music:)
    Money would be awesome
    Summer, I live in Michigan and do mostly treadmill running for way too long!
    Garmin Forerunner 50
    Happy and more fit!
    5 miles

  • Meg December 17, 2008, 12:45 pm

    Fun poll!

    Megan
    31
    Exercise:Dancing/Pilates
    Food:Oatmeal
    Goals: Tone up abs
    Playlist: I tend to watch TV while I workout.
    $ or read minds: $$$
    Winter or Summer: SUMMER
    What I want for Christmas: My grandmother to feel better, and healing for my friend who lost her father yesterday.
    In 5 years: Hope to have a little one within the next 5 years.
    Farthest I have ran: 1 mile in grade school. I don’t really like running for exercise. I envy those who do…I just can’t get into it!

  • Carrie H December 17, 2008, 1:17 pm

    Okay …

    I’m Carrie, 24, and I love to run! But here in Wyoming, it’s a little cold for that. We’ve barely been above zero in the past few days. My goal is to run my first half marathon in April, though. I love baked tofu, yogurt, lentils, oatmeal … too many to list! On my mp3 player is Spoon, Neil Young, Kasey Chambers, old Outkast, Hank III. And I’d rather have the money, too. I don’t want to know what people are thinking anyway.
    I like a mix of summer and winter, though the cold here stumping my running outside (I’m still going on a treadmill) is getting old. I want some time with my busy law student husband for Christmas and the farthest I’ve run is 10 miles, so far.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Anonymous December 17, 2008, 1:20 pm

    Stephanie

    29

    Running!

    Im not going to lie….probably pizza or nachos =)

    To run a faster marathon!

    I do not listen to music when I workout (focus on breathing) but I LOVE Guns n Roses, Pearl Jam, etc etc

    $$…Id be too scared to read people’s minds! lol

    I love ALL seasons. But summer probably the least! =)

    Well, for material things, I want a massage =) The REAL things I want are a secret =)

    In 5 years I hope to have kids, a successful law practice and just be HAPPY

    26.2 miles (3 times and going on 4…)

  • anne December 17, 2008, 1:31 pm

    Anne

    25

    Riding my road bike and Yoga/Pilates

    Favorite meal is breakfast: oatmeal and coffee lover too!

    Learn to run well!

    Huge variety on playlist

    Show me the money!

    summer forever

    Christmas wishes: some new clothes

    5 years hopefully have a new job as a stay at home mom!

    longest distance is maybe 5 miles?

  • andrea December 17, 2008, 1:41 pm

    Andrea

    32

    Elliptical or Treadmill

    Fav. food is Mexican fav. meal is breakfast

    To loose seven pounds and tone up
    a little bit of everything

    Money

    Summer

    An engagement ring

    Married, teaching and perhaps starting a family.

    3 miles

  • Kaye December 17, 2008, 1:50 pm

    I’m Kaye! It’s pronounced like the letter!

    23

    I love to dance. It’s the only thing that doesn’t seem like exercise to me. I really like Carmen Electra’s striptease video, I’m ashamed to admit. I also like doing basic gym workouts with my bf when he’s pumping iron like a madman! I don’t workout alot, that’s why I like reading your blog as motivation to do it regularly!

    I love ruby red and japanese grapefruit. I could eat them all day! I also LOVE caprese salad. In the summer, when real roma tomatoes are ripe and fresh, I have caprese salad atleast once a day. Once a week or so otherwise. Oh! And I can’t forget sashimi!!

    I desperately want to be in the best shape possibly now. As soon as possible. Even though I’ve put it off for so long, I know that it’s the best way to stay healthy and active and prevent disease later on in life.

    80’s dance!!!! Cher and Tina Turner! Pretty much all DIVAS!
    I love M.I.A., my Tamil ‘sista’.
    I also enjoy Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, John Legend, Blackstar and stupid hip hop music. I can’t help myself.
    One of my all time favorites though: ABBA!!!!!

    $$$! I don’t need to hear what people think. It can really bog a person down. I imagine it could be so depressing.

    I choose summer! I’m from Southern California, born and raised. I couldn’t live in cold. I can barely do the rain we’re having now. I don’t really have warm clothes.

    I don’t really care what people get me, I like getting presents; big or small! It truly is the thought that counts!

    In five years, I will be done with school. Not having to worry about my financial situation any longer would be the absolute best! A steady job and marriage is all I need.

    This is embarrassing, but probably only 5 or 6 miles. And I barely made it!

  • Natalie Rae December 17, 2008, 2:17 pm

    Name~ Natalie
    Age~ 25
    What form of exercise do you prefer? Cardio and weights
    What is your favorite food/meal? Sushi, any fish, pumpkin, and ginger
    What are your fitness goals? Increase muscle mass and to get lean and mean πŸ™‚
    What's on your workout playlist right now? I don't have an Ipod πŸ™
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? I think it would be dangerous to read minds- Money please*
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer- Love the sun!
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? A digital camera and/or Ipod
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? All of my debit paid off, more education completed, live abroad at one point, more secure finances, & commitment with someone- sharing fun and love
    What's the longest distance you have ever run? A 1/2 marathon

  • Annie Shin December 17, 2008, 2:30 pm

    Annie

    20

    Swimming, running and biking

    hamburgers!!

    to do a half marathon

    twilight soundtrack and a bunch of 90s music

    Have all the money I need so I dont have to stress about bills!

    winter, I love snowboarding

    gift cards to whole foods

    Have my career, live in a condo with my boyfriend and my dog, being 30 lbs lighter and more fit.

    I am a sprinter, so the longest I have ever run was 2 miles. My best time for a mile, when i was 13 (yes, i was the most fit at that time) was 8 minutes!

  • Allie December 17, 2008, 2:37 pm

    Allie

    26

    Running

    I love ham, homemade tuna salad, pears, pineapple and carrots

    My fitness goals are to decrease body weight, increase running times, and run my first half marathon in April 2009.

    Britney Spears, Madonna, Lady GaGa, Veruca Salt, Limp Bizkit, Theory of a Deadman, Whitney Houston, the list could go on…..

    All the money. I would not want to know what people are thinking all the time. Ever watch True Blood? Prime example.

    How about Fall forever?

    Some new running gear, a new camera, lots of laughs

    Like it is now, with more money and maybe a house cleaner! Oh and better shoes!

    5.5 miles

  • Susan December 17, 2008, 2:40 pm

    – Susan

    – 24

    – Running!

    – Ice cream (that’s totally a meal)

    – Qualify for Boston

    – I don’t listen to music when I run!

    – I’d take all the money…sometimes it’s better not to know what people are thinking.

    – Summer…I’m tired of the cold already.

    – Warm running tights top my list.

    – I hope to know what I want to do (career-wise)…even after two bachelors degrees, I’m still not sure! And I’d like to be an awesome blogger like you! πŸ™‚

    – 26.2 (twice!)

  • Claire December 17, 2008, 2:41 pm

    * Claire
    * 25
    * cybex elliptical
    * I love eggs but I think my favorite is roasted veggies.
    * To be able to continue working out when I begin crazy residency…that’ll be tough but I gotta stay healthy for those kids I’ll be doctoring!
    * Yeah….don’t have one.
    * All the money I’ll ever NEED? Sure…but honestly, probably neither.
    * Ugh…neither…can I take spring?
    * An omlette pan!
    * Done with residency, married, a kid, living happily with my family somewhere with everyone healthY!
    * Not far…5 miles

  • Jill Will Run December 17, 2008, 3:12 pm

    – Jill
    – 30
    – Running and Yoga
    – Whole wheat bread, eggplant, apples & broccoli
    – To keep running forever
    – Rock Lobster by the B-52's
    – Money
    – Summer
    – I KNOW I'm getting a Garmin Forerunner 305.
    – I have no clue what I want to do in the future, I really need to set some goals!
    – 26.2

  • Brandy December 17, 2008, 4:05 pm

    Name: Brandy
    Age : 25
    What form of exercise do you prefer? I love the prector amt machine that thing kicks my butt!
    What is your favorite food/meal? I love salad
    What are your fitness goals? Tone up and more endurance
    What’s on your workout playlist right now? A little of that a little of this….r$b, gospel, christian, hip hop
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money, reading minds would be scary!
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? For my Dad to actually attend xmas eve service at church.
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Hopefully married, buying a home and maybe a cute bundle of joy!
    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 1.5 miles

  • Ash December 17, 2008, 4:28 pm

    Age: 20, only a few days away from 21 though!

    What form of exercise do you prefer?: any form of cardio and running.

    What is your favorite food/meal?: right now, I’m loving oatmeal with vanilla yogurt, cottage cheese, pumpkin, flax, and kashi go lean on top! as for my all time fav…apples!

    What are your fitness goals?: I am a recovering/recovered anorexic who is trying to learn the right way to eat/workout and tone.

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: honestly…alot of rap and hip hop! it’s the only time I can bring myself to listen to it!

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?: the money…then I could buy a machine to help me read minds!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?: this is hard…I’d go with summer since I’m very cold natured.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?: I have no idea what santa will bring me…I asked for a food processor!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?: As blessed as it is now and hopefully I’ll have my degree in kinesiology/be married!

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: only a 5k but that was a few years ago…not sure I could do that today. πŸ™

  • Alyssa December 17, 2008, 4:36 pm

    Alyssa

    20

    Any type of aerobics video or belly dancing

    I love pulling a part leftover chicken and sticking it in a pan on the stove with some bbq sauce and then sticking it all in a tortilla with some salsa, mmm…cake and ice cream are also favorites

    Stay healthy and happy

    I usually don’t listen to music when working out

    Money

    Summer

    I’m hoping my dad will get a new job soon because he was laid off about five weeks ago.

    I hope to have a stable job and be in a healthy/loving relationship with someone and enjoy living more!

    I’m not a runner!

  • ash December 17, 2008, 6:12 pm

    * Name ashleigh
    * Age 15
    * What form of exercise do you prefer? dancing
    * What is your favorite food/meal?pasta
    * What are your fitness goals?running 10k’s
    * What’s on your workout playlist right now?anything Jonas brothers
    * Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?read minds
    * Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?winter i just love rain
    * What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?heart rate moniter
    * How would you like your life to be in 5 years?living in America and going to school there (i live in Australia)
    * What’s the longest distance you have ever run?LOL around the block so far!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 17, 2008, 6:38 pm

    i read every single one of these and they were AWESOME!

  • Anonymous December 17, 2008, 7:53 pm

    I Dont know if its too late for this, but I really wanted to participate!
    * Name Tahlia
    * Age 20
    * What form of exercise do you prefer? Horse riding and dance
    * What is your favorite food/meal? Salt and Pepper squid! and most seafood
    * What are your fitness goals? To up my current riding level
    * What’s on your workout playlist right now? Britney, MGMT, Lady Gaga, Random Electro House music
    * Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money! (so i dont have to worry!)
    * Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? SUMMER (im aussie!)
    * What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? just to be with family and friends is all I want.
    * How would you like your life to be in 5 years? hopefully doing my pHD at uni
    * What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 10km

  • Tracy December 17, 2008, 8:00 pm

    Tracy (tra for short)
    23
    Running!
    peaches and blue berries
    HIp hop r and b
    $$ so i can always have running gear
    SUMMER FOREVER
    running shoes(newtons) superfeet and vibram five fingers
    no injuries and to be the bombest personal trainer
    6.57 miles.

  • Lindsay December 17, 2008, 8:37 pm

    * Lindsay
    * 29 on the 8th!
    * Running
    * Eggplant Parmesan
    * To get faster in running but I'm quite comfortable with my pace currently which is why I'm NOT getting faster! HA!
    * I listen to a lot of alternative & rap music. The beats help me keep on beat.
    * Tough question: I think money.
    * Winter.
    * Runner's World magazine subscription
    * The same as now; happy, healthy and quite content.
    * 26.2 miles on the 6th! First one too; race report over on my blog.

  • Wendy December 17, 2008, 8:49 pm

    Name: Wendy

    Age: 33

    What form of exercise do you prefer?: Running and biking (on and off-road)

    What is your favorite food/meal?
    Breakfast is my favorite meal, it gets you fueled for the day. My favorite food is sushi!!

    What are your fitness goals?
    To tone up my overall fitness and core strength along with a solid diet that keeps me fueled.

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?: Heart, Madonna and the classis Disco tunes!!

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?
    That’s easy, the cash!! And then you really wouldn’t want to read people’s minds, because they would be after you for the money regardless of what they thought about you!!

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Hands down, the summer!!

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? To have peace and to be blessed with good family gatherings for the holidays. Well, ok and a couple of cool running outfits would be nice too!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years A less hectic and more settled regimen. I currently work 60 plus hours per week and go to grad school, plus try to run 35-40 miles per week.
    I would like to be spending more time with my family and spend more time doing fun and fit activities.
    I love my job/company/boss, I would just like to see some more “me” time.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?: A marathon!! And i am planning another one in May, can’t wait!!

  • All Vegged Out December 17, 2008, 9:14 pm

    Name – Rebeca (Beck)

    Age – 21

    What form of exercise do you prefer? – Elliptical

    What is your favorite food/meal? – Scrambled Eggs

    What are your fitness goals? – I want to do a tri, one day

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?- Ozomatli, T.I., Rihanna, oh and ‘Do the Hustle’

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?Β Mmm read minds… then you can access bank account numbers and ATM pin #s

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?- SUMMER!

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? – checks πŸ˜€ oh and a new job!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?- Married, Done with school, Happy

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? – 7-8 miles, I’m working my way up

    I love your blog Caitlin!!

  • Heather December 17, 2008, 9:22 pm

    Fun! Hope I am not too late.

    Heather

    28

    Running and Yoga

    Bananas, Yogurt

    I would love to run a 10 and maybe even a half marathon.

    Single Ladies

    If I could read minds, I bet that would bring some money.

    I can’t pick! I need all the seasons.

    A gym membership.

    Just like it is now, but I think I’d like to be married and have some kids.

    8.5 miles

    Hangry Pants Heather

  • Laurel December 17, 2008, 10:09 pm

    Age 18 (as of 2 days ago!

    What form of exercise do you prefer? running! and i also love playing sports

    What is your favorite food/meal? 2 favorite foods: PEANUT BUTTER and roasted brussel sprouts (weird, i know)
    What are your fitness goals?
    lose a few pounds but mostly TONE up

    What’s on your workout playlist right now? a very odd mix: lil wayne, britney, lady gaga (the usual workout stuff) along with missy higgins, glen hansard, and red hot chilis

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds?
    probably money, though i would like to have earned all the money i will never need. i dont think i want to read minds though…

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? SUMMER. as a high school student, that is not even a question

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
    a college acceptance letter from yale πŸ™‚

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
    in 5 years, i will be JUST out of college, hopefully in california pursuing acting or writing!

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run?
    9 miles, man it was awesome

  • Cat Cat December 18, 2008, 12:18 am

    Name – Kristin

    Age – 24

    What form of exercise do you prefer? – Elliptical, Walking, Hiking

    What is your favorite food/meal? – Real Mexican food, guacamole

    What are your fitness goals? – I have not been healthy for a very long time so right now just to enjoy working out but one day I would like to climb Mt Kilimanjaro

    What’s on your workout playlist right now?- Changes all the time, right now it is mostly punk music, like mxpx and new found glory from my high school days

    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money

    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?- SUMMER, I have S.A.D.

    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? –
    Sounds weird… but I really like making jewelry and I would like new stones and beads to work with. They can be expensive!

    How would you like your life to be in 5 years?-
    Married, with at least one child and living in Africa taking care of elephants and feeding children and taking amazing documentary photos. I have many interests.

    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? – ummm under a mile actually running. Maybe 3 light jogging.

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 18, 2008, 5:01 am

    laural – happy belated birthday!!

    Cat Cat – “taking care of baby elephants” awww that sounds so fun!!! πŸ™‚ you do have a lot of interests, pretty cool!

  • Lida December 18, 2008, 6:03 am

    sorry! I know this is super late but…
    * Lida
    * 16
    * swimming, running, hiking, biking
    * Tie between Japanese and Middle Eastern food… actually, any ethnic food.
    * To get a 1:22 on my 100 breast, to run further than I have before. Eventually to do a triathlon.
    * I don’t listen to music when I work out
    * Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? I’d rather read minds, but it would probably get in trouble.

    * Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever?
    fall forever
    * What are you hoping to receive for the holidays?
    the Peanut Butter and Co gift set!
    * How would you like your life to be in 5 years?
    Graduating from an awesome liberal arts college with tons of friends and new knowledge…
    * What’s the longest distance you have ever run?
    Not very far… 6-7 miles?

  • Justine December 18, 2008, 7:38 am

    Wow, you got a ton of responses! I missed out due to stupid exams and flying home! But I’ll participate now πŸ™‚

    Name: Justine
    Age: 23
    What form of exercise do you prefer? Running!
    What is your favorite food/meal? Oatmeal. My day is not complete without it in the morning!
    What are your fitness goals? Right now my goal is to run a 1/2 marathon in March. Little nervous since I’ve never considered myself a true runner and used to DESPISE running, but I think I can do it!
    What’s on your workout playlist right now? I actually don’t have much music on my iPod at all right now since my computer crashed last year…I just haven’t updated it. I’ve been listening to podcasts and podiobooks while running instead!
    Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? Money, please!
    Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer forever. However not a Houston summer. They can be somewhat unbearable at times!
    What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? Some running gear and a bike! I really wanted a bike this summer instead of driving and it would help me get to school quicker than taking the bus!
    How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Married to boyfriend (we’ve been together almost 7 years, so it better be coming soon!), working as a genetic counselor, maybe have a kid on the way, still running, and HAPPY. Not sure where I wanna live. Somewhere with some scenery would be nice. Colorado always seemed like it’d be fun!
    What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 8 miles. Then my shins started hating me, so lately they’ve all been short. But the shin is better so I’m slowly working my way back up. Hopefully to 13.1 in March!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 18, 2008, 7:42 am

    justine – good luck on your half! i know you can do it.

  • Elsa December 18, 2008, 9:55 am

    β€’ Name : Elsa
    β€’ Age : 29
    β€’ What form of exercise do you prefer? Running and strength training
    β€’ What is your favorite food/meal? I love anything with cheese! So bad!
    β€’ What are your fitness goals? To improve my running speed. Possibly thinking of doing a triathlon
    β€’ What’s on your workout playlist right now? Britney Spears’ Circus as of lately
    β€’ Would you rather have all the money you will ever need or be able to read minds? All the money… sounds greedy I know but it is the truth
    β€’ Would you rather it be winter forever or summer forever? Summer! Laying poolside is one of my favorite things to do
    β€’ What are you hoping to receive for the holidays? A good hear rate monitor
    β€’ How would you like your life to be in 5 years? Starting a family, healthy and happy.
    β€’ What’s the longest distance you have ever run? 26.2 Chicago Marathon 2007

  • sara December 19, 2008, 10:51 pm

    a little late, but gonna get this in anyway πŸ™‚

    sara (duh)
    29 (eeek)
    running!
    food: ice cream, meal: sushi
    fitness goals: qualify for Boston, run a sub-44 minute 10k, complete an ultramarathon
    hhhm, lots of stuff
    all the money i’d ever need, although the ability to read minds would be handy at work!
    neither …
    hhhm, just happiness and joy for the season
    in 5 years, i would like to be married, possibly pregnant or with a kid, and working on my master’s degree πŸ™‚ and still running, of course!
    26.2 miles (six times!)

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