As you may know, the Husband and I coach the Girls on the Run non-profit organization twice a week.  We help 15 third to fifth graders build confidence, self-esteem, and important healthy emotional skills while they train to run a 5K.


Although GOTR has a really well-planned curriculum that each coach follows to the letter, you have the freedom to do certain things in the way that works best with your group. 


We’ve been having some very minor issues with teasing/cliques so today I paired each girl up with a running buddy that they don’t normally hang out with.  Every time they ran a lap, they drew a new card with a question on it to discuss.  When they got back to the coach handing out the lap counters and questions, the girl had to tell the coach the other girl’s answer!  It really got the girls talking and a few pairs of girls told me they didn’t know they had so much in common before today.


Wanna play along with me?  I know we’re not running laps, but we can still exchange info!


I would definitely be on the women’s soccer team.  They seem tough but fun.


Well, if I was principal of adult world, I would make the work-week 2 days long and the weekends 5 days long.


Sure!  Once I gave a speech in front of 6 MILLION people. 🙂


I would leave a nice waitress a $100 tip.


Play = running.  Watch = Uhhhh. I could go without sports on TV, to be honest.


My favorite season is spring because of all the flowers and sunshine.


When I grow up, I want to be responsible with my money. 🙂


I would love to meet… Perez Hilton!  Sounds weird but I admire him as a blogger for changing his blog’s tune to be less bullying, and he’s an awesomely successful blogger.  I’m sure he has some sweet tips!


I am certified and have dove loads of times, but not recently! I would NEVER skydive though.


What about you?  Answers the cards in the comments section!  Let’s see how much we all have in common.  🙂


Question refresher:


  • 1) Olympic sports?
  • 2) New school rule?
  • 3) Public speaking?
  • 4) $100 to give away?
  • 5) Favorite sport to play and watch
  • 6) Favorite season?
  • 7) What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • 8)  Meet anyone in the world?
  • 9) Would you scuba dive?


  • michelle March 3, 2011, 8:03 pm

    Great idea!! You are such a positive influence on the girls!! For me- sport- gymnastics… it’s awesome! School rule- healthy food- no HFCS! Yes, I’d give a speech- I love public speaking. I’d give $100 to my church. I love Spring, I don’t know what I want to do when I grow up (ha ha ha), I’d like to meet Tara Brach, and I love scuba diving- it’s amazing and I do it as much as I can. 🙂

  • Kira March 3, 2011, 8:06 pm

    1.Definitely snowboarding for winter olympics
    2.Well I was principal for the day in elementary school but if I was principal now I would make attendance not mandatory (in college)
    3. I have given speeches in front of people, i love public speaking!
    4. I would give it to an animal clinic, even if I only saved one from being euthanize.
    5. Favorite to play: field hockey to watch: snowboarding
    6. Spring b/c winter will be over!
    7. I want to be a child’s rights activist (ever since I was 10!)
    8. Marian Wright Edelman, such an inspiration. She has given her life to change children’s lives.
    9. I already have!

    • caitie March 4, 2011, 7:30 am

      Kira- was attendance mandatory at your college? The only classes I had that it was required were labs. I think its good to not be required to attend, because then the ones that are there actually want to be!

      • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:37 pm

        Some of my classes were mandatory! It was horrible.

  • Courtney March 3, 2011, 8:14 pm

    If I were in the olympics, I would run the mile in track and field! I ran it in middle school and high school, and it was my favorite! It would be so cool to run a mile in like 4 minutes, ha.
    If I were a principal… I would let kids talk in the cafeteria! At my elementary school, we had this stupid stop light. Green meant you could talk freely, yellow meant whisper, and red meant absolutely no talking. It was almost always on red! And you had to stand against the wall at recess if you still talked. What a drag!
    My favorite season is summer, of course, because it gets SO COLD in Ohio!
    I really want to be a registered dietician, a chef, or a detective after college. =)

  • Julie @ Shining From Within March 3, 2011, 8:15 pm

    1) I’d love to do anything with running or maybe ice skating
    2) School = 1 day a week. For 2 hours 😉
    3) I HATE public speaking but I’ve spoken infront of classmates before.
    4) I’d give 100$ to a no kill animal shelter.
    5) I love to run and football is fun to watch :D. I love watching the Olympics and World Cup though.
    6) LOVE SUMMER! Beach, sun, tan, boooyaaa.
    7) I want to be the best version of myself when I grow up.
    8) Hmm… maybe meet some of my favorite bloggers 😀
    9) I’d love to scuba dive and sky dive! One day…

  • Ashley March 3, 2011, 8:17 pm

    * 1) I always admired and wanted to be a gymnast
    * 2) In high school, the strange tardy rules..In college, the weird housing rules.
    * 3) Sure, I’ve done it before I can do it again 😀
    * 4) I’d probably give it to my favorite charity.
    * 5) I love to run, and I like watching soccer.
    * 6) Autumn, such pretty colors!
    * 7) Ummm a power ranger.
    * 8) I have no idea.
    * 9) I think I’d rather sky dive, I’m scared of sharks.

    • Ashley March 3, 2011, 8:18 pm

      change number 8 (which turned into a cool smiley?) I’d love to meet Eve Ensler. Shes so inspirational as a feminist and some aspiring to change the views of beauty.

  • Rachel March 3, 2011, 8:18 pm

    1. trampoline gymnastics!
    2. no homework 😉
    3. i actually love public speaking. weird, i know. but i like being the center of attention, so there ya go!
    4. i’d probably give $100 to my church, or to
    5. i was a cheerleader all through high school & i am that annoying person who insists that it is a sport! i was in the best shape of my life when i cheered & we did compete. so for me, that counts. sport to watch? if i must, i cheer on my hometown hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings 🙂
    6. summer, definitely summer!
    7. can i stil say supermodel? no? probably a buyer for a luxury department store
    8. Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue magazine
    9. hells no! i’m very claustrophbic & the thought of scuba diving freaks. me. out!

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:38 pm

      Cheerleading is definitely a sport.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 3, 2011, 8:27 pm

    That is such a great idea!!! No matter what the organization is, you will always have girls being clique’y at that age!!

    1. gynmnastics – I always love watching it.
    2. School from 8:30-11:30 each day. Afternoons off.
    3. Sure!
    4. $100 to a charity or someone nice in need
    5. Play – does running count? Watch – gymnastics, football
    7. You! 🙂
    8. I’m not a scuba diver.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 3, 2011, 8:27 pm

    That is such a great idea!!! No matter what the organization is, you will always have girls being clique’y at that age!!

    1. gynmnastics – I always love watching it.
    2. School from 8:30-11:30 each day. Afternoons off.
    3. Sure!
    4. $100 to a charity or someone nice in need
    5. Play – does running count? Watch – gymnastics, football
    7. You! 🙂
    8. I’m not a scuba diver.

  • Christina March 3, 2011, 8:31 pm

    * 1) Olympic sports? Figure Skating, I competed until 1/2 way through university and miss it like woah.
    * 2) New school rule? Every Friday afternoon we’d do something social and fun like sports, arts, cooking and eating together etc. I’d also mix the groups up socially well so students get to know new people.
    * 3) Public speaking? No problemo! I had to do a lot of presentations in university so I’m comfortable presenting.
    * 4) $100 to give away? I’d give it to a social agency who provides food to the hungry.
    * 5) Favorite sport to play and watch. Baseball and figure skating.
    * 6) Favorite season? Spring/Summer
    * 7) What do you want to be when you grow up? A Ritz-Carlton travel blogger lol or an Olympic organizer.
    * 8) Meet anyone in the world?
    * 9) Would you scuba dive?

  • Amanda March 3, 2011, 8:32 pm

    •1) hmmm…totally gymnastics!
    •2) well since Im finishing up college I would make a rule “act your age or get out”. Amazed at the rudeness I have witnessed from students towards professors during my current second round of college.
    •3) I hate public speaking -I get all red and stumble over my words.
    •4 I would give it to my friend, to give to her friend who just lost all of her belongings and her young daughters belongings in a house fire.
    •5) play – run for sure watch – hockey
    •6) Fall – pretty and perfect for running!
    •7) not work 2 jobs, go to school full time and try to have a life —work only please!
    •8) I have no idea…is that weird?! I admire people but Im not sure who I would want to read. Maybe Florence Nightengale
    •9) I think I would…I have never tried so I might be scared!

  • Amber March 3, 2011, 8:34 pm

    Awesome questions!!
    1. Gymnastics- I would love to be that flexible!
    2. More snack time!!
    3. Definitely would and definitely speak from time to time.
    4. I would give it to one of my patients that I know is in need of a good meal or cocktail.
    5. I love to cycle and run. I <3 college football!!!!
    6. I love fall. All the colors changing. The weather cooling down in the evenings.
    7. I love working with people! So, working at a hospital with patients and other people is perfect for me.
    8. I would love to meet some of my dead ancestors. I would love to see where I came from.
    9. Hell no! There is no way I could scuba dive. But, I have sky dived once and would definitely do it again!

  • Laura March 3, 2011, 8:34 pm

    1. I would figure skate. So beautiful!
    2. No busy work, weekly field trips
    3. Thats not too bad
    4. I would give $100 to my church’s benevolance fund
    5. Play- Rock climbing Watch- Swimming, football, skating
    6. Fall! I miss it already
    7. A political analyst
    8. Pass

  • lisa M March 3, 2011, 8:34 pm

    •1) Olympic sports? Rhymtic Gymnastics
    •2) New school rule? I would says that everyone has the ability to go to school and get a degree regardsless of ability to pay a completely unreasonable amount of money for it.
    •3) Public speaking? While it is not my favorite thing I do it
    •4) $100 to give away? I would give it to my church
    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch play i have no idea and watch football
    •6) Favorite season? Spring! Hurry up and get here
    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up? I wish I knew
    •8) Meet anyone in the world? I have no idea
    •9) Would you scuba dive? I really never put any thought to it

  • Amanda@RunningOnCoffee March 3, 2011, 8:37 pm

    hold up– when did Perez change his blogging tone!? I’m so out of the loop.

    * 1) Olympic sports? skiing!
    * 2) New school rule? this one’s hard. and i work in a school.
    * 3) Public speaking? not a fan, but I’ve had to do it.
    * 4) $100 to give away? charity…or I’d buy glasses for one of the students I work with who really needs them but doesn’t have the means.
    * 5) Favorite sport to play and watch? play=run, watch=any kind of skiing or snowboarding, and actually i enjoyed watching the NY marathon on tv this past fall. I was glued to the tv for the world cup & most of the olympics.
    * 6) Favorite season? spring and fall.
    * 7) What do you want to be when you grow up? happy with my job
    * 8) Meet anyone in the world? don’t know
    * 9) Would you scuba dive? I like snorkeling…but not sure about scuba- I’m afraid of “the bends”.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 3, 2011, 8:38 pm

    ooh fun!!

    1) Olympic sports? Snowboarding! (Although first I’d need to learn how!)
    2) New school rule? Afternoons off… or nap time!
    3) Public speaking? Sure! Not so sure I could do 6 million people though – you amaze me Caitlin!
    4) $100 to give away? I think I’d treat a bunch of friends to lunch.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch: Play – running, or anything on the beach, volleyball I guess! Watch – basketball.
    6) Favorite season? Summa!!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? When I was a kid I thought I wanted to be a baker!
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Hmmm… I’d LOVE to meet Mark Salling!!!
    9) Would you scuba dive? I think so, but I’d have to figure out that whole breathing with an oxygen tank thing.. it’s probably not as difficult as I imagine but it’d probably take me some getting used to!

  • VeggieGirl March 3, 2011, 8:38 pm

    1) How about ballroom dancing? 😀
    2) Classes only meet 2 days a week
    3) I’m much better at public speaking nowadays. I’m actually going to be presenting a research paper I wrote last year, to a live panel at the end of the month!
    4) I would invest it
    5) Sport to play = lacrosse; sport to watch = MEN’S soccer (I watch the players 😉 )
    6) Autumn
    7) Broadcast journalist
    8) Johnny Depp
    9) No way. I have a strong fear of dying underwater or suffocating

  • MathTeachD March 3, 2011, 8:40 pm

    What an awesome idea!

  • Freya March 3, 2011, 8:42 pm

    What a cute idea!
    1) Olympic sports? Equestrian!! Or something awesome, like bob sleigh or diving or GYMNASTICS! Oh how I wish I was a gymnast,
    2) New school rule? No science practicals. i hated them!
    3) Public speaking? Yes 🙂
    4) $100 to give away? I’d give it to the Brooke Hospital for Animals <- amazing chairty.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Play – riding and running. Watch – riding and….boy watching 🙂
    6) Favorite season? Spring! Not too hot, not too cold
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Happy.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Uuhh….Arnold Schwarzengger 😀
    9) Would you scuba dive? YES!

  • Becca@Start Over From Scratch March 3, 2011, 8:45 pm

    •1) Olympic sports? Gymnastics, I would have loved to be part of the magnificent 7
    •2) New school rule? Take home food from culinary school…too much goes to waste and gets thrown away
    •3) Public speaking? I used to hate it, I still get really nervous but I’m usually talking about food now so I don’t mind it
    •4) $100 to give away? Help a friend in need
    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch? I used to play softball, I would love to join an adult league and I LOVE college football! GO NOLES!!!
    •6) Favorite season? Fall, I love the colors
    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up? A mix of samantha brown and anthony bourdain
    •8) Meet anyone in the world? Bill Clinton…I have had a crush on him since I was 10
    •9) Would you scuba dive? Nope! Deathly afraid of sharks!

  • Dorry March 3, 2011, 8:50 pm

    I love this idea for the girls – fun questions. I actually met Perez Hilton a couple of years ago in Austin during SXSW. He’s outrageous! And awesome.

  • claire March 3, 2011, 8:52 pm

    1. Gymnastics…I always LOVE watching that and wish I could do it!
    2. Um…????? I was always a rule follower, so didn’t really have much problem with them. But I would change rule in my current program…you don’t have to go to conference when you are post-call from ICU.
    3. Yep…I’ve done many presentations before.
    4. I’d either give it to my church or to the children’s hospital.
    5. Play – racquetball or softball Watch – gymnastics/football/baseball, I really like watching them!
    6. Spring…but we don’t get much of it here.
    7. I’m doing what I want to do…pediatrician! LOVE it…though I would add wife and mommy in there.
    8. Hmmm…never good with these questions!
    9. I’d scuba but probably not very far down!

  • Kelly March 3, 2011, 8:54 pm

    Thats a great idea to do with the girls. You come up with such good ideas, the girls must love you 🙂

    I went scuba diving once in Australia but I am not certified here so I can never go. I want to get certified some day but it’s so expensive and time consuming!

  • Emily G March 3, 2011, 8:54 pm

    1)Alpine skiing – probably Slalom
    2)Allowed to eat in class.
    3)I love public speaking.
    4)I’d send $100 to the local legal services organization.
    5)Love to “play” cycling and watch volleyball.
    7)I want to be creative when I grow up.
    8)I want to meet Rob Lowe.
    9)No to scuba.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 3, 2011, 8:56 pm

    1. gymnastics…I think they are incredible!
    2. dress codes in public schools. I hate them not expressing themselves, but I think it can be a problem and the ones that can’t afford the fancier expensive clothes would fit in more.
    3. I am ok with it, but I could be better.
    4. I would give the money to a family in need. It makes me so sad.
    5. I never really played sports, but I would think tennis. As for watching I can at least follow baseball and while I don’t watch it on tv, I like going to the games
    6. I LOVE fall!
    7. A cookbook author
    8. I would like to meet Jamie Oliver. I love what he does and I think he is adorable!
    9. I would love to scuba dive! Never done it before.

    Out of curiosity, do these girls sign up because they want to or is it something that their parents want them to do. I’m just curious how they get in to something like this.

    • Becca March 3, 2011, 9:09 pm

      A quick thing about uniforms– I went to a performing arts boarding high school, and we had uniforms, just light blue collared shirts and navy blue bottoms. It seems really strange for what was basically a commune of young artists in the woods, but essentially the simple uniform just became a very easy base for our creativity. I can’t recall anyone complaining about it, I never found myself feeling undermined by anyone else’s outfits, and my “style” (not that I really had one) never felt hampered by the uniform. I think that basic uniforms like this (add sweaters, shirts over/under, fun boots, hair pieces, etc) are a totally workable option– self-expression totally unhampered.

      • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 3, 2011, 9:31 pm

        That’s exactly how I think it should be! It’s nice to know there are schools out there that do this!

        • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:41 pm

          Uniforms are a good idea, I agree…. I think it helps even things out in school.

  • Carly March 3, 2011, 8:56 pm

    1) Luge! The Olympics were in my hometown last year, it was amazing!
    2) No bullying seems so easy…
    3) I love public speaking!!
    4) I work for a non-profit and would likely give it to them. It’s cool to know exactly how the money is spent.
    5) Baseball to both!
    6) Summer!
    7) A good person.
    8) Wayne Gretzky. (I’m Canadian, he’s a hero!)
    9) Not today. Water is my biggest fear. Maybe one day I’ll conquer it!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life March 3, 2011, 8:58 pm

    1. Gymnastics. Those girls are so graceful.
    2. Less homework. It’s funny because I’m actually a teacher, and that’s what I’d want for my students.
    3. I would do it. In college we had to take a public speaking course.
    4. I would donate the money to the humane society.
    5. I love to run for play, and I like to watch the X-Games. Is that a sport?
    6. I love Spring and Fall. The transition months are so pretty.
    7. When I grow up I want to be someone my students look up to.
    8. I want to meet Margaret Atwood. I love all of her writing.
    9. I’d try scuba diving it seems like fun.

    Thanks for letting me share!

    • christine March 3, 2011, 9:02 pm

      Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favorite Atwood books! Love it!

      • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:41 pm

        I love M. Atwood too! All of her books are awesome.

  • Caroline March 3, 2011, 9:00 pm

    1) Speed skating
    2) No gossiping… it sucked when I was younger and it’s not any better in the workplace.
    3) No. 20 doesn’t scare me, but 6 million would!
    4) I know people pay it forward at Starbucks, but I’d use $100 to pay it forward to a couple people at the gas station.
    5) To play tennis, to watch hockey
    6) Fall
    7) A songwriter
    8) Billy Joel – I think he’s the greatest living musician
    9) No.No.NO. I haaaate fish and have no desire to scuba or snorkel.

  • Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel March 3, 2011, 9:01 pm

    My husband’s a dive instructor, and I actually spent the morning today at the University of Pennsylvania Hyperbaric Therapy Dive Medicine Clinic, to find out whether I can SCUBA dive with asthma!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} March 3, 2011, 9:02 pm

    1) Olympic sports? gymnastics
    2) New school rule? mandatory nap time everyday at 1pm
    3) Public speaking? sure…
    4) $100 to give away? tip a breakfast waitress!
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Basketball
    6) Favorite season? summer summer summer time!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? a writer!
    8) Meet anyone in the world? I don’t know…I’m not super celeb crazy
    9) Would you scuba dive? I’ve done it.

  • Charlie March 3, 2011, 9:02 pm

    1) Olympic sports? Gymnastics. I’m not flexible at all but would love to be ;).
    2) New school rule? More field trips. Less homework :P.
    3) Public speaking? Yes. Oral presentations were in front of 40 and I was good at them.
    4) $100 to give away? I would give to the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec. They give free breakfast to children on school days!
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch. To play I love ski. To watch none – I watch hockey because I have to when I’m with my boyfriend :P.
    6) Favorite season? Spring. Because it means winter is over. And I love to hear the birds sing :).
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Want to be a psychologist. And more responsible with money too!
    8) Meet anyone in the world? No idea.
    9) Would you scuba dive? YES!!!

  • Becca March 3, 2011, 9:02 pm

    1) Luge or curling… one of those great obscure winter sports. I mean, luge is just sledding really fast right? Fun fact: my dad got to the Olympic trials for sailing. Random, but cool!

    2) No more standardized tests!!

    3) Sure! I tend to get really enthusiastic about sharing things I’m passionate about with large groups of people.

    4) I would go to Fractured Atlas and donate the $100 to a theatre company or artist who has a project that I’m really jazzed about.

    5) I’m not a super sporty girl, but I used to do gymnastics. I also like skiing (though I do it rarely). I like to watch basketball– it reminds me of watching the women’s college basketball team with my dad and eating nachos 🙂

    6) I used to say spring because it’s such a relief after winter, but truth be told, there’s not much better than fall air and colors.

    7) I want to be someone’s hero. 🙂

    8) Meryl Streep is a cliched answer, but I think she’s brilliant.

    9) I would love to!!

    Ooh, that was fun! Great idea for the GOTR girls.

    • Jen March 3, 2011, 9:49 pm

      Yay curling!

  • Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt March 3, 2011, 9:06 pm

    What an awesome idea!!!

    1) Olympic sports?- I wold definitely be an ice skater!
    2) New school rule?- Start later and end earlier.
    3) Public speaking?- Sure. With a little practice and self confidence anything is possible.
    4) $100 to give away?- I would send my friend (a wonderful mother) to a spa for a massage.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch?- To play is volleyball. To watch is basketball.
    6) Favorite season? FALL! I look good in fall colors. 🙂
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? A cartoon voice.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? OH! I wold love to meet Gwen Stefani.
    9) Would you scuba dive? I sure would!

  • jen @ taste life March 3, 2011, 9:06 pm

    1)I used to ride horses and thought it would be neat to compete in the equestrian part of the Olympics
    2)Hmmm…something to do with dealing with bullying problems and/or making all the kids be part of a peer mediation group (the place where I work trains middle school kids on conflict resolution and anti-bullying, and I can see they need lots of help!)
    3)I’d like to be less nervous about public speaking. I do give presentations at work sometimes!
    4)I’d buy someone’s groceries – preferably someone who had a bunch of kids
    5)Hiking, don’t like to watch sports
    7)Probably spring, used to be fall
    8)Eddie Vedder
    9)I love snorkeling, but scuba diving totally freaks me out

  • christine March 3, 2011, 9:06 pm

    1. Beach volleyball
    2. Less standardized testing!!!!!
    3. Don’t love it
    4. Planned Parenthood- they do great things and are in danger of getting a lot of funding cut
    5. Softball to play, hockey to watch
    6. Summer- hate heat but love having time off
    7.A doctor or a novelist
    8. Hilary Clinton
    9. Nope! I’m not scared of much, but I have asthma and am scared of suffocating

    This was fun! I need to do something like this as an ice breaker for the beginning of the school year.

  • Erica March 3, 2011, 9:08 pm

    This is so much fun!

    1) I love cross-country skiing!
    2) I would get rid of standardized tests.
    3) Yes, I love it! I used to be so afraid but now it’s completely natural, which is great because it’s going to be a big part of my job as a research scientist and professor.
    4) I like your idea of a really good tip for an awesome service provider, like a massage therapist or hair stylist. THey make me feel wonderful, and I like to give good tips to reflect that.
    5) I love running but the sport that turned me onto fitness was ultimate frisbee – a very great community of players in every town I’ve lived in! I dont’ watch a ton of sports on TV but I do like football when I have to … and the Olympics!
    6) Fall. Hands down. Pumpkin oatmeal ?? C’mon!
    7) A teacher. Which is essentially what I’m going to be after I get my PhD 🙂
    8) Sooo tough – but I think it’d be Meredith Vierra
    9) I’m slightly claustrophobic, but I did go snorkeling once and I think Scuba would be awesome!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 3, 2011, 9:08 pm

    That is such a great idea! I think these low-pressure interactions could help break down those social barriers among tweens.

    My answers:

    1) Olympic sports? — gymnastics, track and field, men’s figure skating
    2) New school rule? — no throwing things!
    3) Public speaking? — I’m opening an event in a couple of months (50+ people)… ahhhhh!!
    4) $100 to give away? — pet shelter
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch — running!! I watch running, too! (Ironmans, marathons, track and field)
    6) Favorite season? — Fall!!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? — a PhD
    8) Meet anyone in the world? — hmm, not sure!
    9) Would you scuba dive? — not really; I’d get anxious/panic

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In March 3, 2011, 9:10 pm

    1. Olympics = gymnastics or diving
    2. School? Nap time!
    3. Of course! If I had something good to say:)
    4. I’d put it away to buy my boyfriend a new laptop
    5. Sports to play = running. To watch = college football on TV, baseball in person
    6. Spring and Fall!
    7. I want to be a good mom.
    8. Anyone in the world? That’s really hard. Uhhh…Oprah?
    9. Scuba diving sounds fun, but scary!

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:43 pm

      Oprah! I forgot about her. I’d want to meet her too.

  • kristen March 3, 2011, 9:10 pm

    THis was a great idea- especially for a group of girls!
    •1) Olympic sports? swimming
    •2) New school rule? more recess/physically activities
    •3) Public speaking? I would, but I would sweat the whole time. I get nervous, but it never stops me
    •4) $100 to give away? March for Babies (organization for premature babies)
    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Love to play all sports but Ive never played golf. Watch: baseball, especially the cardinals!
    •6) Favorite season? Summer!
    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up? A happy married mother. With a heathy/happy family
    •8) Meet anyone in the world? The president
    •9) Would you scuba dive? I would love to learn!

  • Canaan Rice March 3, 2011, 9:10 pm

    What an AMAZING organization. I just went to the website to see how I could get involved.

    I just found your blog through a friend and really enjoy it.

  • Christie March 3, 2011, 9:12 pm

    1- Figure skating
    2- Leave early every Friday
    3- I speak to groups of people all day at work so it’s no prob for me
    4- I’d give the money to a family who needed it
    5- I’m not a big sports player. Um, does kick ball count!? I used to love that!
    6- Hands down — FALL
    7- Happy 🙂
    8- this question is hard. prob some of my fav bloggers.
    9- Definitely

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:49 pm

      I heart kickball!

  • Cyclist Kate March 3, 2011, 9:14 pm

    1) Olympic sports? Ice hockey! I played for years and loved it.
    2) New school rule? Um, everybody has to have good manners–that means please and thank you and no talking on cell phones when you’re interacting with another person (ahem, barista 😉
    3) Public speaking? Heck yeah! I did speech competitions growing up, and while I’m out of practice, I think public speaking is a great skill to have.
    4) $100 to give away? I’m like you–nice tip.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch: I think hockey. Haven’t played in years but would get back into it if there were a team nearby. Don’t care for watching sports on TV, though.
    6) Favorite season? Spring and fall tie. Love that sense of relief from the cold of winter and the heat of summer!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Therapist.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Gosh, I don’t know. Everybody has his lesson to teach.
    9) Would you scuba dive? Yep. It would scare the bejeezus out of me, but it would be good for me (and I’d love to see what’s down there!).

  • Jess March 3, 2011, 9:17 pm

    What a great way to get girls to be nicer 🙂
    * 1) swimming. Gotta love those swimmers’ arms (and the guys aren’t so bad, either)
    * 2) HEALTHY lunches, only. No more frito pies. SRSLY.
    * 3) Eeek. Not my forte.
    * 4) I’d buy $100 worth of supplies for a homeless man or woman. (I love that you’d give it to a waitress! As a former waitress — age 12 to 23! — thanks!)
    * 5) Play: tennis, Watch: Basketball
    * 6) Summer! BBQs, swimming in the greenbelt, brunch outside…. sigh!
    * 7) Someone who makes a difference for girls like me.
    * 8) Tina Fey, she seems like she would be a lot of fun.
    * 9) No! Panic Attacks!

  • Gracie (complicated day) March 3, 2011, 9:18 pm

    * 1) Olympic sports? Ski jumping: it’s like flying!
    * 2) New school rule? Grammatical errors are more costly to your grade than any other type of error.
    * 3) Public speaking? I love public speaking!
    * 4) $100 to give away? A poor college student who is trying to work through school.
    * 5) Favorite sport to play and watch: Football and football. Tackle, obviously.
    * 6) Favorite season? Fall!
    * 7) What do you want to be when you grow up? An editor.
    * 8) Meet anyone in the world? Ryan Hall.
    * 9) Would you scuba dive? If I could swim, I suppose I would.

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:51 pm

      I would love to meet Ryan Hall too!

  • Steph @ Epicurious Runner March 3, 2011, 9:18 pm

    1) Diving or the Uneven bars.
    2) 3 day weekend every week!
    3) Errr, public speaking freaks me out!
    4) $100 to an animal shelter
    5) Favorite sport to play – running and softball. To Watch – Football
    6) Favorite season? Summer!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Happy
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Harrison Ford 😛
    9) Would you scuba dive? I am certified! I haven’t been recently, but my dad and I used to go every summer in Maine, I miss it!

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life March 3, 2011, 9:18 pm

    1) My Olympic sport would have to be horseback riding.
    2) My new “adult world” rule would be that minimum wage would be $50 an hour.
    3) I would not like to give a speech infront of 20 people, I have terrible stage freight… However I once made up a song and recited it shamelessly(with hand moves) infront of at least 100 people when I was a camp counselor.
    4) I would give $100 to my mom to put towards a visit to me, she never gets a vacation!
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch is horseback riding, although I prefer to play rather than watch.
    6) Favorite season is definitely spring!
    7) When I grow up I want to be financially stable and saving for my future.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? There are too many for me to pick just one!
    9) I’m undecided about scuba diving, I’m really afraid of water, but I’ve been snorkeling and I was fine, so I think I would be ok with scuba diving, sky diving will never happen though!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 3, 2011, 9:21 pm

    1) Yikes I don’t know. Is it sad I never really watch the Olympics?
    2) 3-Day Weekends!!
    3) 20 people isn’t too bad. I did a speech in front of my entire class before. As long as I’m prepared, I’m good.
    4) hmm I would give it to my friend who is planning a surprise party for her husband but is having trouble finding the cash.
    5) Play: eh, don’t really care. Watch: Celtics!
    6) Sooo hard. It used to be Fall but I think it’s Summer. I just love the warmth. Can’t get enough
    7) Author
    8) hmmmm I feel like it should be someone important and influential but I just am unsure right now.
    9) Probably but I want to try snorkeling first!

  • Heather March 3, 2011, 9:21 pm

    •1) Olympic sports? Gymnastis. I suck at it but it looks fun
    •2) New school rule? I agree with 2 day week!
    •3) Public speaking? yup i am a ham!
    •4) $100 to give away? Samaritans purse charity
    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch: play-vball watch-football
    •6) Favorite season? spring and fall…I know thats two!
    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up? someone who makes a difference.
    •8) Meet anyone in the world? Drew Brees 🙂 obsessed.
    •9) Would you scuba dive? no I am a CHICKEN!

  • Lisa March 3, 2011, 9:21 pm

    1) Olympic sport? I would love to be a downhill skier!
    2) New school rule? Lunch is 1 1/2 hours long. Lunch is important!
    3) Public speaking? Ugh – I’d do it, but not happily.
    4) $100 to give away? I love the idea of giving it to a good server! Servers deserve it!
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch Play = running, watch = basketball.
    6) Favorite season? Summer! I love to go swimming.
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? I would like Alex Trebek’s job.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Haruki Murakami (my favorite author!)
    9) Would you scuba dive? Heck no, I’m too nervous about the air supply. Also no way to sky diving or bungee jumping – roller coasters are enough of a thrill ride for me.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 3, 2011, 9:22 pm

    1) Olympic sports? I want to luge. Like sledding on speed.
    2) New school rule? I would ban vending machine junk. Made me gain weight as a kid and there are much better options.
    3) Public speaking? I do it every week so why not.
    4) $100 to give away? I’d anonymously give it to my friend who is struggling with money but doesn’t like to ask for help.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Play: I’m not a team sports persons so, volleyball maybe? Watch FOOTBALL!!!! Both american and soccer 🙂
    6) Favorite season? Spring. I love the flowers and thought of warmer weather.
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a mom.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Hmmmm…lots of people. Right now, Billy Graham.
    9) Would you scuba dive? Heck ya!!! Cool fishes would be worth the claustrophobia.

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:53 pm

      You are so sweet to want to help your friend <3

  • Tricia K March 3, 2011, 9:23 pm

    1) Olympic sports? Softball. My absolute favorite sport to play.
    2) New school rule? Uniforms! I work in a school and grew up in catholic school. Uniforms really ARE helpful.
    3) Public speaking? As long as I know what I’m talking about, I’m okay with it. I’m better on my own than in a group though.
    4) $100 to give away? St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital OR maybe getting a bunch of homeless people some yummy food
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch – play – softball; watch – PHILLIES baseball 🙂
    6) Favorite season? Spring/Fall
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m a school psychologist and enjoy it mostly every day!
    8)  Meet anyone in the world? An ex-president maybe… Or Mark Wahlberg. Just saying!
    9) Would you scuba dive? I think I would, but I’d definitely be scurred!

  • Emma March 3, 2011, 9:28 pm

    1) Olympic sports? Totally women’s soccer!! Played soccer in high school & always daydreamed of playing on that kind of level.
    2) New school rule? Nap & snack time for adults & kids. Who isn’t in a better mood after a nap & snack?
    3) Public speaking? It use to be one of my worst fears! After being forced to do it in college and a previous job I am more comfortable…or at least I can get through it without my voice shaking the entire time.
    4) $100 to give away? This young mom I saw in the grocery line putting back food because she didn’t have enough money.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Soccer – play & Baseball – watch
    6) Favorite season? Spring, everything is blossoming and beautiful. And it’s the farthest away from winter…hate the cold!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Still searching for my career niche. Something in the wellness field, but mainly a good person, friend & family member.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? I always draw a blank on these, maybe Michelle Obama? hmm
    9) Would you scuba dive? Yes! Although swimming in the ocean kind of scares me I am always up for a challenge.

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 3:55 pm

      Oh Michelle Obama is a good one! I would love to meet her, too!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales March 3, 2011, 9:29 pm

    What a fun idea, and such a good way to get the girls talking!

    1) Olympic sports? Gymnastics, all the way! My favorite sport to watch during the Olympics
    2) New school rule? All school-provided lunches would be made from scratch and from local sources. Oh, and there would no longer be threats to taking away the Arts and or gymclass/recess!
    3) Public speaking? Sure, why not?! I find speaking to larger groups much easier than smaller ones… kind of weird!
    4) $100 to give away? I’d anonymously give it to a friend who’s fallen on hard times
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch: Play – most definitely running! Watch? Mmmm… not really a big fan of watching sports on the tele. Basketball is entertaining though. Oh, and like my answer above…gymnastics.
    6) Favorite season? Spring/Summer!!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? the best version of myself:) (Which involves being healthy and happy)
    Meet anyone in the world? Hmmm… Oprah, Harper Lee, Michele Obama, or any of the awesome blogger friends I’ve been meeting since starting my blog 🙂
    9) Would you scuba dive? Nooo I don’t think I’d scuba dive… i get panicked in water where I cant see in front of me! I HAVE been skydiving before…(during my study abroad in Australia and New Zealand) and I’d TOTALLY do it again!!

  • Cait March 3, 2011, 9:32 pm

    1) Snowboarding – boardercross. It looks like so much fun to jump and race with competitors on the course with you.
    2) If I were a high school principal, I would start school later. It makes no sense to me that high school starts earlier than elementary school, since teenagers have a delayed sleep phase and don’t even fully wake up until mid-morning!
    3) I hate speaking in front of groups, but I know I need to work on it because it’s something I’m going to have to do to some extent for the rest of my life. I think it’s an important skill in any career.
    4) I would donate $100 to Planned Parenthood so they can continue to fight to keep their funding.
    5) Sport to play: running. To watch: football or snowboarding
    6) Summer, for the loooong days
    7) Hopefully a doctor, since I am halfway through medical school. I want to find a way to balance patient care, research, and community service in my career.
    8) Tina Fey is a great one, Jess! I agree.
    9) I would love to scuba dive, but I have never had the chance. Guess I’ll have to add that to my bucket list!

    • christine March 3, 2011, 10:08 pm

      Your number 4 is my number 4 🙂 And your number 7 is what I was “supposed” to do, but, long story short, ended up in teaching. You should start a blog about med school, since I’m sure you have tons of free time and all.

      • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:41 pm

        You guys should be BFFs!!!

  • mm March 3, 2011, 9:32 pm

    1) Olympic sports? Biathlon or Curling
    2) New school rule? No required attendance for Jr and Sr level classes in college. Adults should be able to determine whether or not they need to attend to get the grade they want.
    3) Public speaking? Sure, I love public speaking and do it often for my job.
    4) $100 to give away? I’d donate it to the first Charity that I talked to (I work with non-profits so I talk to them every day) :o)
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? I love to hike – does that count as a sport? Or running… I like to watch any sports in person, and Football or basketball on TV. I also like to nap while my husband watches Golf.
    6) Favorite season? Fall
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Fluent in at least 3 languages
    8) Meet anyone in the world? There are few authors I’d like to meet
    9) Would you scuba dive? Yep!

    – I have a question about your scuba diving question. How does that work with your fear of open water?

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:41 pm

      It’s actually only murky LAKE WATER that I am afraid of! Oceans are OK.

  • Mary @ stylefyles March 3, 2011, 9:42 pm

    Fun! I’m in!

    1) Olympic sports? SOCCER! (I am a soccer player)
    2) New school rule? I second your adult rule. Less work, more play =)
    3) Public speaking? No problem with it. I think I’d be fine.
    4) $100 to give away? would go to a Catholic Charity, specifically to fund pro-life efforts
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch – soccer
    6) Favorite season? fall in New England
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? A good person (or a better person? Hopefully I’m somewhat of a good person now?)
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Tough choice. Probably would have to narrow down some of my serious soccer celebs and then get back to you
    9) Would you scuba dive? No. Terrible with water.

  • TanyaS March 3, 2011, 9:42 pm

    I just used these questions as a conversation starter with my 11 year old daughter. Any time I can get her to talk about something other than Justin Bieber & other girls at school is a treasure!

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:42 pm

      🙂 I’m glad!

  • Jen March 3, 2011, 9:45 pm

    This is a fun idea! I’m glad the girls got talking to each other
    1) When I was little I wanted to bobsled. Because of “Cool Runnings” 🙂
    2) No seminar papers due until the end of the semester!
    3) I want to be a teacher so definitely need to be able to speak in front of 20 people!
    4) Care package for soldiers overseas
    5) Play: volleyball. Watch: hockey
    6) Autumn, I love the crisp cool air and foliage
    7) Literature teacher (half-way there!)
    8) At the moment, Soren Kierkegaard so he could just summarize Either/Or for me. I’d like to meet him anyway though
    9) No SCUBA for me, I’m heinously awkward in the water

    • Jen March 3, 2011, 9:52 pm

      An amendment to #1, as awesome as bobsledding is, especially in Jamaica, I think I’d most enjoy ice dancing.

  • Sarah March 3, 2011, 9:49 pm

    * 1) Volleyball
    * 2) Healthy food in vending machines/for free
    * 3) Sure! I’m a diva 🙂
    * 4) pay for someones gas
    * 5) play- volleyball watch- figure skating?
    * 6)toss up between fall and spring
    * 7) a dietitian
    * 8) queen latifa
    * 9) absolutley! and skydive 😀

  • Mrs. Muffins March 3, 2011, 9:49 pm

    1) I always wanted to be a gymnast. I was in gymnastics for years but I quit when a boy joined my class. I so regret that now! Lol!
    2) I would make it a rule that everyone got recess, even in high school!
    3) I love public speaking but I’m weird… I only like speaking in front of strangers. If I know a single person, it makes me so nervous!
    4) I like your waitress idea, since I was one for a while!
    5) Well I love running and I think basketball is my favorite to watch!
    6) I love Fall. It’s just so pretty and peaceful.
    7) Happy!
    8) Miranda Lambert. Her lyrics make my heart sing.
    9) Um, I like to think I would but I think I might chicken out last minute! Although I’d be much more likely to scuba dive than skydive! Eeek!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances March 3, 2011, 9:53 pm


    •1) does ice skating count?!
    •2) four day work week, three day weekend 🙂
    •3) if it’s something i’m passionate about, hell yes
    •4) $100 to the nashville humane society
    •5) umm does yoga count as a sport…? i love practicing and watching others practice! especially uber flexible people.
    •6) autumn
    •7) a happily married writer and yoga instructor
    •8) my favorite writer, donald miller
    •9) NO… after seeing that photo from the dude who killed his wife on their honeymoon, NO.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) March 3, 2011, 9:56 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I have a really small group of girls (only 8), but there are two girls who are friends at school and exclude the other girls. With a group of 8, it seems like it’s always 2 against 6. I’m going to bring this idea up to my other coach to try and get the girls to mingle more!

    1) I would LOVE to do the bobsled! It’s my favorite part of the Winter Olympics!
    2) I agree with your rule. Sounds great to me! 😉
    3) I would. As nervous as I get, I would LOVE to be able to be able to do some public speaking in my future career!
    4) I pay for coffee for strangers until the money was used up!
    5) Play= Running and Volleyball Watch= Baseball and FOOTBALL! 😀
    6) Late spring into early summer.
    7) Right now I’m studying music, but I am going to get my Masters in Public Health and become an RD. I would like to develop a program for children and show them now to eat healthy and show them now THEY can make a difference in their school’s food offerings. I would LOVE to be able to travel and do public speaking!
    8) Ok, this may sound STUPID but I really want to meet all the amazing bloggers who read my blog. 🙂 For that matter, any blogger!
    9) I would LOVE to SCUBA dive!

  • April March 3, 2011, 10:11 pm

    •1) Olympic sports?
    -Winter – figure skating, Summer – Beach Volleyball
    •2) New school rule?
    Go on dates
    •3) Public speaking?
    •4) $100 to give away?
    Animal Shelter or to a school.
    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch
    Play – dance, watch – football
    •6) Favorite season?
    -I live in WI. Each season has its bonuses, but right now I am so over winter and I CANNOT wait for spring so I can run outside again.
    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up?
    I am happy with my job, but now that I have kids I wish I would have gone into teaching.
    •8) Meet anyone in the world?
    Micelle Obama
    •9) Would you scuba dive?
    I am not sure. If I was a better swimmer definately

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 3, 2011, 10:12 pm

    Olympic sport:Gymnastics or ice skating
    Talking in the halls is ALWAYS allowed
    Yes-I love talking in public!
    I’d give it to a friend who is struggling financially
    I don’t like watching sports on tiv
    I want to be a fabulous mom and own my own health coaching business
    I want to meet Reese Witherspoon
    I would LOVE to scuba dive!!!

    FUn idea, Caitlin! 🙂

  • Heather March 3, 2011, 10:16 pm

    1) Swimming!!
    2) We should throw out the textbooks and be more creative!
    3) I love public speaking when it’s something I’m passionate about; I was really involved in Model UN in collete.
    4) I would buy my mom some computer lessons, so she wouldn’t be fearful of technology:)
    5) I like to run and I like to watch football, pro and college.
    6) Springs in south Georgia before the humidity slowly drains your life away.
    7) An employed teacher in a great school district!
    8) I would like to meet Sandra Day O’Conner.
    9) I would definitely never scuba dive… I have no interest in meeting the fishies.

    We haven’t had a problem with our GOTR clicking up, but we have had a problem getting them under control. The last thing I want to do is pull out my “teacher voice” with, but they aren’t quite understanding that they need to respect their teammates and their coaches. We’re a work in progress right now.

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:45 pm

      We did a communication commitment yesterday that would really work for you, i think.

      i got a piece of bright orange posterboard and cut it in half. I had the girls run 5 laps at the beginning of the lesson and then we sat down to discuss the communication commitment. I drew a big circle and explained that to be ‘in’ the GOTR circle (to be plugged into the positive cord), we have to display certain behaviors. Other negative behaviors are outside the circle. I asked the girls to list positive behaviors that are within the circle (listening, being kind, helping others) and then we did the negative behaviors.

      Then I said, “What do you think should be the consequences for not being within the GOTR circle?” The girls helped me list 1) Warning 2) Sitting the lesson out 3) Call home (that happens with #2 though too) and 4) Kicked out of GOTR.

      I wrote the consequences on the back and then all the girls agreed they would follow the commitment and everyone signed the back.

      I plan to bring the sheet to each lesson and put it in front of me on the floor when we are in the circle as a visual reminder to follow the rules.

      • Heather March 4, 2011, 10:09 pm

        Thanks for the idea! I guess I’m too worried about them acting out because we are treating them like students. However, I do agree that if they are involved in developing the consequences and understand those consequences, than the whole group would function better.

        It was better Thursday, Tuesday was also crazy because it was our first day and we have eleven girls in our group. They’re definitely ready to let loose after they’ve been in school for eight hours. I’m happy they’re excited, though!

        • Caitlin March 5, 2011, 8:57 am

          You should definitely have the girls run a little before the lesson. Tell them to run as hard as they can for 5 minutes to get the crazies out. It helps a lot.

  • Chelsey (Cookteen) March 3, 2011, 10:18 pm

    1) Olympic sports? –Field Hockey, I LOVE the sport!
    2) New school rule? –School starts at 9:30, NOT 7:30
    3) Public speaking? –Terrifies me, I need to practice.
    4) $100 to give away? –Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch –Play: Field Hockey + Watch: Football
    6) Favorite season? –Spring! It’s my birthday and I love the weather
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? –So many things!! Either restaurant owner, open a nutrition practice, blogger, writer, SURGEON
    8) Meet anyone in the world? –That’s a tough one; I would love to meet Pink or Taylor Swift simply because it would be awesome
    9) Would you scuba dive? –I have a fear of fish.

  • Lesley March 3, 2011, 10:20 pm

    That was such a great idea to get the girls interacting more positively! And hmmmm,

    1) I’ve always thought it would be cool to be a figure skater.
    2) When I was in high school you could substitute 2 quarters of gym with dance. (It was awesome!) I would implement a mandatory program where the girls take a quarter of self-defense training as and the guys have to take some kind of domestic violence awareness.
    3) Oh no. Not in less I have to. Which I will this summer at my friend’s wedding as her MOH. Not looking forward to it at all.
    4) I would give it to my mom. She deserves and needs it!
    5) Watch = hockey. Play = swimming or dancing.
    6) Fall. Leaves changing colors, temperate weather, Halloween, apple season…I could go on forever.
    7) I just want to be me, and not afraid of the parts of myself that I was insecure of in my youth.
    8) I’d like to meet Colin Firth. Or Robert Pattinson. Or Clive Owen. Oh, this is going nowhere good, haha.
    9) I’m not sure. I like to try anything once, but I’m afraid of sharks!

  • Brenna March 3, 2011, 10:24 pm

    1)Figure Skating
    2)If I were a Principal I would remove all pop machines and require HEALTHY cafeteria food. So many of my students eat 2/3 of their meals at school and the food served is processed junk. And we know they aren’t getting fruit and veggies at home…
    3)I enjoy public speaking.
    4)$100 to buy students supplies
    5)Play: run Watch: Gymnastics, Ice Skating
    7)I want to be responsible with my money too!
    8)J.K. Rowling…to ask her a million more questions about her entire wizarding world.
    9)I would love to Scuba Dive

  • Lauren @ Team Giles March 3, 2011, 10:27 pm

    These are fun! I love lists 🙂

    1) Olympic sports?: I’d want to do figure skating! But I totally can’t skate. at. all.
    2) New school rule?: We would have nap time and after nap, starbucks, then studying 😉
    3) Public speaking?: Sure, I might be nervous, but I could get over that quickly.
    4) $100 to give away?: I’d want to give it to a single mom in need.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch: Basketball!
    6) Favorite season?: Spring and Fall 🙂
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up?: When I was little I said I wanted to be a millionaire. haha! Crazy kid.
    8) Meet anyone in the world?: I’d love to meet Jennifer Aniston and then go do yoga together.
    9) Would you scuba dive?: Nope, I’m a chicken. I don’t like fish. They’re creepy, yo.

    • Lesley March 3, 2011, 10:35 pm

      I wish my job would implement your new school rule, lol! And fish can be creepy. Especially those deep sea ones. Shudder.

      • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:47 pm

        I want nap time!

  • Emma March 3, 2011, 10:31 pm

    I am an elementary education major (and an avid runner!) so I LOVE girls on the run, and I hope to be a coach some day, even some day soon! I love everything it is about, and I love this solution to cliques. friendships bond after going through something tough together, and the questions are a great way to form real friendships throughout!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now March 3, 2011, 10:33 pm

    * 1) Olympic sports? Gymnastics. Not that I know anything about it, but it looks so fun!
    * 2) New school rule? Improve student lunches.
    * 3) Public speaking? No thanks!
    * 4) $100 to give away? I’d donate it to a church.
    * 5) Favorite sport to play and watch Play=running, watch=basketball
    * 6) Favorite season? spring or summer
    * 7) What do you want to be when you grow up? a personal trainer
    * 8) Meet anyone in the world? Jillian Michaels
    * 9) Would you scuba dive? YES!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches March 3, 2011, 10:40 pm

    1) Olympic sports? Either skiing or swimming…there do happen to be a lot of beautiful men on the US men’s swim team. 🙂 But both sports seem like a lot of fun!
    2) New school rule? I work at a high school right now, and I would completely ban all junk food, especially Hot Cheetos. Our kids are obsessed with them, and it’s just so terrible for the health. I’d want to offer more fresh and healthy snack options instead.
    3) Public speaking? I don’t mind it if I feel confident and prepared about what I’m speaking about. Otherwise, I do get a bit nervous.
    4) $100 to give away? I would donate it to the non-profit I work for since it benefits low-income youth seeking higher degrees.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? To play: volleyball! To watch: football. LOVE IT.
    6) Favorite season? Ooooh…that’s a tough one. I love summer so much (especially b/c it’s mountain climbing season here in CO), but the seasonal temps and colors of fall win over my heart.
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? happy and fulfilled with my personal life and work life
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Meryl Streep….I adore her! She never ceases to amaze me with her brilliant performances, and she seems like such a fun, interesting person in her interviews.
    9) Would you scuba dive? Definitely. I’m always up for a bit of adventure. 🙂

  • Raya March 3, 2011, 10:43 pm

    * 1) Olympic sports? GYMNASTICS!!!
    * 2) New school rule? New work rule: companies must provide [healthy] lunches to their employees-like the cafeteria in school!
    * 3) Public speaking? Sure, as long as I could prepare a bit.
    * 4) $100 to give away? To a homeless person
    * 5) Favorite sport to play and watch Play: KICKBALL! Watch: Football
    * 6) Favorite season? Fall-gorgeous leaves!
    * 7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Loved
    * 8) Meet anyone in the world? Reggie Bush. He’s sexy.
    * 9) Would you scuba dive? Probably, because I’m adventurous. But it would be REALLY scary for me. I don’t like the possibility of not being able to breathe.

    Fun post Caitlin!

  • Teresa (Teresa Tastes & Travels) March 3, 2011, 10:46 pm

    This is such a great idea! I love everyone’s answers. You shouldn’t give up on skydiving before trying it! It is so amazing it’s beyond explanation…:) (and this from a girl with a fear of falling!)

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:48 pm

      AHhh never!!!

  • Britt March 3, 2011, 10:59 pm

    * 1) Olympic sports? Gymnastics!
    * 2) New school rule? late start everyy day 🙂
    * 3) Public speaking? No way, hate it!
    * 4) $100 to give away? Eating disorder organization.
    * 5) Favorite sport to play and watch. gymnastics/soccer.
    * 6) Favorite season? spring, then summer, then fall
    * 7) What do you want to be when you grow up? pediatric orthopedic surgeon (that’s a mouthful)
    * 8) Meet anyone in the world? er…can they be dead? Dwight D. Eisenhower
    * 9) Would you scuba dive? yes please. and skydiving = amazing.

  • Jolene ( March 3, 2011, 11:04 pm

    * 1) Skiing
    * 2) School would start at 10 and go until 3.
    * 3) Yep, I like doing speeches.
    * 4) I would give it to a friend at work who is struggling with money right now.
    * 5) Basketball to play, football to watch
    * 6) Spring
    * 7) Happy
    * 8) Johnny Depp – I love him.
    * 9) Yep, I am a certified scuba diver! It is fun!

  • Effie March 3, 2011, 11:13 pm

    1) soccer-love playing
    2) that teachers weren’t required to do all the testing that they have to, but teach students what they need to know and make learning more fun and interactive.
    3) could never do a speech, i get too nervous, unless the auidence is five year olds
    4) I would donate it to a worthy cause
    5)tie between running and soccer- definitely college basketball to watch- go NC TarHeels!
    6)summer- the hotter the better
    7) a teacher (already doing this of course)
    8) Colin Powell
    9) I tried, but my sinuses don’t allow me to clear my nose very well.

  • Stephanie C March 3, 2011, 11:17 pm

    That’s such a great idea. I think cliques can happen in any school setting – even college or grad school!

    * 1) Olympic sports?: Gymnastics
    * 2) New school rule?: mandatory 15 min breaks! (some of my profs only give 5 minutes for a 3 hour class)
    * 3) Public speaking?: I do at least one per semester, so I am used to it – but I wouldn’t do it by choice 😉
    * 4) $100 to give away?: Hmm I’d probably give $100 to Junior Blind
    * 5) Favorite sport to play and watch: I don’t/can’t play sports.. I am horrible. And I only watch sports during the Olympics – mostly gymnastics.
    * 6) Favorite season?: All except Fall! Killer for allergies
    * 7) What do you want to be when you grow up?: I am on my way to a career in psychotherapy, and I hope to work with kids in some way once I am done with grad school.
    * 8) Meet anyone in the world?: At this moment St Serphim of Sarov – he emphasized peace and I want to know how to make that work in my life!
    * 9) Would you scuba dive?: NO. Though I think the ocean (and it’s creatures) is beautiful, I generally have a fear of open water.

  • Coco March 3, 2011, 11:22 pm

    1) Olympic sports?: Women’s beach volleyball!!! They are strong, sexy, and incredibly athletic!
    2) New school rule?: No talking about people behind people’s backs. That always bothered me.
    3) Public speaking?: I don’t mind it so much. Biggest “speech” I ever gave was performing in a musical where I had to sing and act in front of hundreds of people!
    4) $100 to give away?: I would give the money to a family I know who just had their 3rd baby and are struggling financially
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch: Play-ballet/dance/yoga Watch-football
    6) Favorite season?: Summer, cause it’s my birthday and it’s hot so I get a tan bahaha
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up?: A yoga instructor/bakery owner
    8) Meet anyone in the world?: dead-Marilyn Monroe alive-Andy Samburg (I think he’s hilarious!)
    9) Would you scuba dive?: Hells yes

  • Camille March 3, 2011, 11:51 pm

    1) I would definitely want to be a runner!
    2) I would outlaw the word “popular”. I can’t tell you how many times I was alienated in elementary school because I wasn’t labeled as popular. Little things like are so hurtful when you are little.
    3) I’m not a huge fan, but I can handle public speaking.
    4) I would give it to my Dad and Stepmom and tell them to have a night out on the town 🙂
    5) To Play: Running, To Watch: Any sort of dance
    6) Fall!
    7) I am in school right now to become an RD, but when I was little I wanted to be a dolphin trainer. I actually still do 🙂
    8) I want to meet Tina Fey! I completely idolize her and I think she is one of the smartest and funniest people alive.
    9) Would you scuba dive? Definitely!

  • Amanda (modernation) March 4, 2011, 12:27 am

    What a fun post. Here are my answers:
    1) Olympic sports? Swimming. That is my favorite olympic sport to watch and it is so exciting.
    2) New school rule? I also might make a rule that you have to pass a test in order to be able to have children.
    3) Public speaking? Definitely and I have. I enjoy public speaking, especially when it is something I am passionate about.
    4) $100 to give away? I would buy two pairs of shoes for our needy GOTR participants.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch. Play- running or cycling. Watch – football.
    6) Favorite season? Fall. Crisp, still sunny, holidays are right around the corner.
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Someone people remember for influencing change in come way.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Michael Pollan. I want to have lunch with him at his house.
    9) Would you scuba dive? I would but don’t really have any burning desire to do so. I never say never, though. I have been skydiving and it was a pretty amazing experience, but once was enough.

  • CH March 4, 2011, 12:33 am

    Haha, if you want to be responsible with your money you should definitely check out Kath’s lunch post today! Super informative!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day March 4, 2011, 12:56 am

    I would love to be a gymnast in the Olympics! Those girls completely fascinate me with tumbling, flexibility and strength!

    Great post and questions! I would totally run laps if they have thought-provoking questions at the end 🙂

  • lena March 4, 2011, 1:00 am

    1. Swimming / volleyball
    2. school will start only after 10 am and end at 1pm!
    3. 20 people? i guess i could, after all i had to lead the school assembly in the sing-a-long session. though i’m not thrilled about it.
    4. I would give $100 to the children cancer fund
    5. Play – tennis, watch – swimming and volleyball
    6. Spring
    7. A Musician in my own right. or one of the greatest concert pianist
    8. any one of you wonderful bloggers (i read about everyday) and Steffi Graf and get to play tennis with her!
    9. wouldn’t mind scuba diving if i knew how.

  • Jess March 4, 2011, 1:07 am

    * 1) Tennis, I love tennis
    * 2) In the school of life? Everyone should just be nice to everyone!
    * 3) I’m a teacher so I speak in front of large groups of kids pretty often…
    * 4) To the red cross to help the people of Christchurch
    * 5) Play and watch: None. Not very sporty
    * 6) Summer!!!!!!!!!!
    * 7) A teacher. And rich. Unfortunatly they don’t go together
    * 8) Obama. He would be an interesting guy
    * 9) No

  • Samantha March 4, 2011, 1:50 am

    What a great way to break down barriers! How fun! Normally I don’t comment but for fun…

    1) 3 Day Eventing…I used to show horses and always loved the equestrian portion of the games.
    2) No bullying. Sounds simple and common sense but my 8 year old’s public base school had that policy…and didn’t enforce it. He ended up bullied a lot as a 1st grader. He’s in private Christian school now where it is absolutely not tolerated, the kids are on the whole more respectful.
    3) I have done it plenty…I used to give talks for work when I wasn’t my own boss, and often speak in front of military spouse crowds and groups that are taking part in AWARE Kids events.
    4) I’d donate it to our church/the boys’ school.
    5) Play-Hiking or kayaking, Watch-UEFA soccer (hubby is a huge ManUnited fan) or NCAA basketball (Go Heels!)
    6) Summer…and I live where it’s perpetual summer, our low is around 72.
    7) I’m 32 and I still don’t know! Just someone who makes a difference.
    8) Dali Lama
    9) I do, usually weekly. Some of the best diving in the world is out my front door.

  • Elisabeth March 4, 2011, 4:51 am

    1) Olympic sports? There’s lots I’d be interested in, but probably short or long track speed skating, or maybe skiing

    2) New school rule? Probably something involving healthier school lunches/no ‘junk’ food/drinks in their lunches or in machines at the school

    3) Public speaking? I HATE! public speaking, but 20 wouldn’t be too horrendous….

    4) $100 to give away? Donate to St. Jude’s

    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Play=tennis, Watch=pretty much anything during the Olympics (summer & winter)

    6) Favorite season? Fall! Love the beautiful trees and the decent temperatures (I live in Ohio)

    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m 28 and still haven’t decided! I’m a MT (ASCP), but I’m not in love with it. When I was younger, I always wanted to be an MD, but during college, I changed my mind. I’m working on figuring out what I do want to do (something else medical – maybe med school after all?)

    8) Meet anyone in the world? Hmmm…hard choice, but probably Bill Clinton

    9) Would you scuba dive? Maybe

  • Astrid March 4, 2011, 5:02 am

    •1) Olympic sports?
    Speed skating! Love to watch it (well, being Dutch and all…)
    •2) New school rule?
    I honestly don’t know
    •3) Public speaking?
    Yes I would, but would find it scary!
    •4) $100 to give away?
    Cancer foundation
    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch
    Play: I love spinning and biking, watch: speed skating (again, the Dutch thing
    •6) Favorite season?
    Spring: flowers coming to bloom, longer days, fresh air, more energy, love spring 🙂
    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up?
    I love what I am doing now, job-wise, friends-wise, excercise-wise. I am 31 now and still waiting to “feel” grown-up. Maybe that is what I would like, feel like I am actually a grown-up 😉 But maybe that is just it: realizing you will never “feel” like a grown-up.
    •8) Meet anyone in the world?
    Jon Bon Jovi (yes, loved him since I was 13)
    •9) Would you scuba dive?
    Probably not, but I might try sky diving!

  • Mari March 4, 2011, 5:22 am

    Oh this is fun!

    1) Olympic sports?
    In my dreams I think heptathlon, those athletes are just to amazingly fit and versatile. However my best chance to get there (when I was younger) would have been football. (OK, soccer)
    2) New school rule?
    I have a fond memory from primary school, each friday our teacher would read aloud a chapter from a book. They were both educational and fun and a great end to the week. I think I would introduce reading aloud time.
    3) Public speaking?
    No problem, to anyone, about anything…
    4) $100 to give away?
    Amnesty International, the work they do is so important.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch
    Play: Handball although running is catching up on it. Watch: Very few things beat the FIFA football World Cup, being there is even better than tv, but tv will do if no other option is available. I want to go to Brazil in 3 years time…
    6) Favorite season?
    I love the change of the seasons, so the next one might be the true answer. If forced to chose though I think I would go for autumn.
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up?
    8) Meet anyone in the world?
    Do they need to be alive? OK I will stick with living people: Germaine Greer, lady is a legend, intelligent, an inspiration and FUNNY!
    9) Would you scuba dive?

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:50 pm

      I am a huge supporter of Amnesty International too!

  • Orla March 4, 2011, 6:32 am

    1: Swimming – this is obviously in my dreams as I am a terrible swimmer. I would love to be better. I have breathing isues!
    2: I would remove religious education from the course work. Here in Ireland we have a very catholic led education system. I have no problem with people learning more about and practicing their own religion but I do have a problem with forcing students to adhere to one over another.
    3: I don’t mind public speaking at all. Its all about me!
    4: I would give it to my godson – I haven’t been the most attentive godmother in the world. He deserves it for putting up with me!
    5: Sport to Play is running with my hound. to watch is the London Marathon coverage and the Six Nations Rugby. However very close to that is the Cricket world cup as Ireland just beat England. Which is unheard of! whoop whoop!
    6: My favourite season is late spring. Life coming back to everything.
    7: I want to be a baker, with my own place, and no money worries.
    8: I would randomly meet Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller and Michael Ruhlman while driving in CA and we would all eat in the French Laundry and talk about food. I *may* have thought about this before.
    9: Not on your nelly. I have serious issues with breathing under water, near water etc (See number 1) but I love the idea of it! Sky Diving – definately!
    that was fun! 🙂

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) March 4, 2011, 6:42 am

    I think this is such an awesome way to break into some of the cliques and get girls talking with each other. That age group can be so, so tough, and having these types of “exercises” really help. 😀

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) March 4, 2011, 7:35 am

    1) Speed skating!
    2) I can’t think of a new school rule!
    3) I would totally give a speech about something I’m passionate about.
    4) I would give it to my parents for a night out
    5) Play = running or lifting. Watch – baseball!!!
    6) Baseball season!
    7) Loving
    8) I would want to meet Steve Jobs.
    9) If I didn’t have asthma, I would love to attempt scuba diving, but asthma = no scuba for me. Sad face.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 4, 2011, 7:42 am

    I wish you WERE president of the adult world- I love that rule 🙂

    1) Ice hockey!
    2) Snack time! (and maybe nap time? ;))
    3) If I liked/knew what I was talking about, sure
    4) I’d pay for a kid to join a community sport rec league that can’t afford it.
    5) Field hockey and lacrosse
    6) Spring spring spring! Fall is a close 2nd.
    7) An astronaut
    8) Eleanor Roosevelt. Guess I missed my chance.
    9) I’ve been certified since I was 12!

  • Kara March 4, 2011, 7:45 am

    * 1) Equestrian, no question
    * 2) Nap times!
    * 3) I’d prefer to not speak in public, but I would if needed.
    * 4) ASPCA
    * 5) Running and equestrian
    * 6) Summer
    * 7) Crazy dog lady
    * 8) Col. Qaddafi
    * 9) Hell no

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 4, 2011, 7:50 am

    That’s such an awesome solution to the problems you’ve been having with cliques! I’m glad it worked. 😀

    1) Olympic sports? I would love to be a gymnast!
    2) New school rule? Mandatory nutrition/cooking classes in high school!
    3) Public speaking? Umm, no thanks! 😛
    4) $100 to give away? I’d give it to the local food bank.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Play – running; watch – hockey
    6) Favorite season? Summer! I love sundresses, BBQs and the beach!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Registered dietitian
    8) Meet anyone in the world? John Mayer because I’m curious about what he’s actually like!
    9) Would you scuba dive? Sure!

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:50 pm

      I bet John Mayer is a riot!!

  • Lizzy @ runbakerace March 4, 2011, 8:05 am

    Such a cute idea 🙂
    1. I would love to be a swimmer
    2. All girls sports should be treated the same as boys sports
    3. I don’t mind public speaking at all 🙂
    4. I’d give my $100 to the church’s youth group
    5. Play – run, watch – football
    6. I love fall, the smell, the trees, the kids with costumes on.
    7. I want to be a mom when I grow up
    8. Meet anyone in the world – Anthony Bourdain. I would totally want to do one of his travel adventures with him too.
    9 Scuba? i’m up for it!

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life March 4, 2011, 8:11 am

    Bullying is so crazy, and so sad. I am thankful I never experienced it. What a gift you are giving these girls by investing in them.

  • DadHTP March 4, 2011, 8:15 am

    1. Bicycle road race
    2. Strict discipline through 10th grade, lots of history
    3. Love it!
    4. Planned Parenthood
    5. day hiking and the mountain stages of the Tour de France
    6. Fall
    7. I am Peter Pan
    8. Bill Clinton
    9. Who got Caitlin certified weeks after she was eligible?

    • Caitlin March 4, 2011, 4:50 pm

      Dad, that’s who!

  • Joanne March 4, 2011, 8:46 am

    1. running
    2. Incorporate nutritional counceling in everyones curriculum.
    3. I get tangled over my words when speaking to a lot of people. My brain works faster than my mouth can keep up so No – count me out of that one.
    4. $100 to the Humane Society plus more.
    5. Favorite sport to play: running. To watch: football
    6. Favorite season: Summer
    7. What I want to be? – Right where I am. My dream came true. I own my own company unfortunately, at this stage, some days the excitement has gone. But then there are those other challenging days where you just don’t want to be anywhere else.
    8. I’d like to have a private meeting with Michelle Obama
    9. No to scuba diving. I’m struggling with swimming.

  • Caitie @ The Caitie Experiment March 4, 2011, 9:00 am

    1. Swimming or speed skating
    2. Ahh, I have so many! More “real-life” skill training, like how to make small talk with complete strangers; more peer mediation; each student would be assigned to a faculty member, with regular interaction so that he/she can develop a relationship in which he/she feels comfortable going to that adult with concerns and problems.
    3. I shake like a leaf behind the podium, but I love it! I keep Silly Putty in my pocket to work out my anxiety!
    4. $100 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    5. Play: Kickball. Watch: Football/Baseball/Hockey
    6. Fall
    7. Happy!
    8. Michelle Obama or Kate Middleton
    9. Probably not — I get antsy just snorkeling!

  • Kacy March 4, 2011, 9:20 am

    •1) Olympic sports? Not that I have the talent, but I’d love to do gymnastics in the Olypmics. It’s my favorite. I’m such a girl.
    •2) New school rule? I like your answer 🙂
    •3) Public speaking? I don’t like it, but I’d do it.
    •4) $100 to give away? I’d give it to a mom with lots of kids at the supermarket for healthy, whole foods.
    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Play = running or golf Watch = college football
    •6) Favorite season? Summer!
    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up? My own boss
    •8) Meet anyone in the world? Ellen Degeneres – she’s such a happy and positive force in this world and I really admire her.
    •9) Would you scuba dive? Totally! It’s so expensive to get certified though.

  • Nikky March 4, 2011, 9:27 am

    1) Swimming for sure.
    2) New incentives for reading on your own time. We had a “quiz for points/prizes” system in my elementary school for a few years, something like that.
    3) Sure. I’m actually more comfortable in front of lots of people than in front of a few… at least singing, I was.
    4) Can I give it to my mom? To spend on herself… she still has 5 kids living at home, and they’re always just scraping by. She never gets to buy things for herself.
    5) To play… softball or volleyball. To watch.. Hockey! I do live in Detroit, after all.
    6) Summer, followed closely with early fall.
    7) A teacher! And a mom. And someone who’s seen the world. Big dreams on a teacher’s salary. It’ll happen though.
    8) Bill Cosby. Reading about his life is like looking at my own. Grown up poor, dropped out, got a GED, and going to college to be a teacher.
    9) In a heartbeat! I’d be really scared though.

  • lindsay March 4, 2011, 9:30 am

    Very fun!
    1) Olympic sports – I would want to be on the synchronized swimming team.
    2) New school rule – I would allow passing notes in class. That would have saved me from getting in a lot of trouble 🙂
    3) Public speaking – yep, used to it b/c of work.
    4) $100 to give away – would give it to charity OR would give to my sister for her kids college funds.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch – play would be triathlon, watch would be pro football or college basketball during march madness.
    6) Favorite season – summer!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? professional photographer, although i love fundraising for KaBOOM!, too 🙂
    8) Meet anyone in the world? hmmm, this is a tough one. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama
    9) Would you scuba dive – I would although, I’m not supposed to b/c I have bad arthritis in my hip and the pressure would be very bad for my joint. Doctors orders.

    • DadHTP March 4, 2011, 8:43 pm

      Hi –

      If arthritis is holding you back, do some research, and ask your doctor why – I can’t think of a reason why arthritis would disqualify you. When I couldn’t walk (much) we still dove – I put on the heavy equipment in the water.

  • Tabitha March 4, 2011, 9:34 am

    what a fun thing to do!
    1. gymnastics or figure skating
    2. Positive words are only aloud. If they are heard saying something negative about themselves or someone else they need to write a page about why they feel that way. Then talk to them about what they wrote.
    3. Not a big public speaker but have done it. I get all squeaky and sweaty, know it has a great deal to do with self confidence.
    4. $100, would had it to one of the mom’s at the food pantry I volunteer at that I know struggles.
    5. I love to play volleyball and we don’t watch sports either unless it is the Superbowl, world series, or Olympics. I could watch the Olympics all the time, doesn’t matter on sport.
    6. Spring, everyone is getting rid of winter blues, trees are budding, and the animals are coming out. Even the smell of spring is so nice.
    7. Since I am “grown up”, this is hard. I would love to be a fundraiser coordinator.
    8. I would love to meet the Obama’s.
    9. That is a capital NO to scuba diving. I am claustrophobic and even to snorkel is hard sometimes.

  • Kim March 4, 2011, 9:44 am

    1. Olympic sport would have to be hockey
    2. New rule would be pizza every Friday in the cafeteria
    3. Public speaking? Not a problem!
    4. I would give the $100 to an animal shelter in my area.
    5. Favorite sport to play is running. Favorite sport to watch is hockey.
    6. My favorite season is fall. I love the crisp apples, raspberries from my garden, the fall leaf colors, and the brisk breezes I get to enjoy running in after a humid summer.
    7. When I grow up I want to retire to a small cottage, with room for a garden, in Italy.
    8. I think it would have to be the Dalai Lama.
    9. I’m not sure about scuba diving. The hubby is certified and loves it, I think I might panic though – I’m not so great in the water.

  • allison @ thesundayflog March 4, 2011, 9:44 am

    1) Olympic sports? i would do figure skating!!
    2) New school rule? “fun” classes – like cake decorating and running!
    3) Public speaking? yes, ive gotten a lot better over the years
    4) $100 to give away? i am the same, i would absolitely give it to a waitress 🙂
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? favorite to play is field hockey, favorite to watch is college bball
    6) Favorite season? SPRING! or maybe fall.
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? a chef or a baker and a writer
    8) Meet anyone in the world? michelle obama. love her style and id love to pick her brain!
    9) Would you scuba dive? probably not. the deep blue sea SCARES ME! i went great white shark cage diving and bungee jumping, but being alone in a huge ocean is terrifying to me

  • Jocelyn @ Enthusiastic Runner March 4, 2011, 10:14 am

    1) Olympic sports? Diving! (Even though I am afraid of heights)
    2) New school rule? Gym Class is two hours long everyday!
    3) Public speaking? Maybe…depends what I would be speaking about.
    4) $100 to give away? I would probably put it into savings…I’m lame.
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch. To play = SOCCER To watch = HOCKEY
    6) Favorite season? SPRING!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? I still have no idea…any ideas??
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Hillary Clinton!
    9) Would you scuba dive? I tried it once but I couldn’t get the hang of it. I like snorkling better.

  • Johanna B March 4, 2011, 10:17 am

    I’ll tackle question #4 – If I had $100 to give away I would give it to the C.A.T. Association. It’s a no-kill shelter for cats in Topeka, KS. I’m a volunteer there. I work with their capture-spay/neuter-and release program.

  • Alison @ Around the VeggieTable March 4, 2011, 10:30 am

    1) Olympic sports – Gymnastics; those girls are ripped!
    2) New school rule? 4 day work weeks that run from 10-4
    3) Public speaking? Totally! I love public speaking!
    4) $100 to give away? I would probably give it to the local no-kill shelter
    5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Cheerleading on ESPN is AWESOME!!
    6) Favorite season? Summer fo sho…I like the hot!
    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? An inspiration to others.
    8) Meet anyone in the world? Joel Osteen–he’s so positive ALL the time it’s amazing!
    9) Would you scuba dive? Why not?

  • Alison @ Around the VeggieTable March 4, 2011, 10:31 am

    I think it’s funny that everyone’s 8’s turned into sunglasses guy 🙂

  • Maura March 4, 2011, 10:32 am

    1) Definitely the alpine ski team! i raced for a long time and i would love to join those girls! one of my old ski team friends was actually in the most recent winter olympics! go leanne!
    2) i’d make uniforms mandatory. (i loved mine in high school…no need to pick out an outfit everyday! i wish work was like that…)
    3) Perhaps..
    4) I’d give $100 away to my mother. She works so hard and it would be nice to treat her to a massage or facial.
    5) Play: Lacrosse. Watch: FOOTBALL
    6) Fall in New England (can’t beat it)
    7) Happy 🙂 (I know, I’m a cheeseball)
    8) Randy Pausch
    9) Heck yes!!

  • Kristina March 4, 2011, 10:42 am

    Caitlin –

    First, I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog. It’s awesome. Seriously.

    Second, I L.O.V.E. this idea! I coach a girls’ volleyball team, and I think I just might have to snag it! That is, if that’s alright with you.

    And lastly, I wanted to share with you and your blogging community a little story about my precious vball girls.

    To keep it relatively brief, one of my girls (a happy-go-lucky, upbeat, VERY talkative, but slightly insecure) was unusually quiet at practice the other day. Of course, I had to ask her what was up, and she proceeded to tell me that the boys at school told her she was fat. To be clear, this girl is 5’7″ and probably about 110 lbs. FAT?!?! Are you kidding me?!?!

    Needless to say, I was INFURIATED. I forgot how mean middle schoolers can be. We did have a little chat about it, but I want to open up a discussion with the entire team regarding beauty, body image, boys, and, as you call it, fat talk. I was hoping you (and your readers!) might have some advice on how to best tackle this? Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Brianna O. March 4, 2011, 11:32 am

    To number 9: I don’t think I would haver scuba dive (snorkeling was enough!) but I have skydived TWICE!!! And I would do it again and again!!

  • Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen March 4, 2011, 11:42 am

    If I could be in the Olympics, I think I’d be a gymnast! I’m not a gymnast, but I am a dancer, and I’d love to learn to tumble and do all the crazy things they do 🙂

  • Amanda March 4, 2011, 11:45 am

    1. Olympic sports? Assuming I can already do it? Snowboarding!
    2. New school rule? More options in P.E., like yoga or dance. Walking for those who aren’t athletic. Physical activity for all, in some way, shape or form.
    3. Public speaking? I actually took a public speaking class in college, so sure!
    4. $100 to give away? Church! or pay for as many people as I can at Starbucks.
    5. Favorite sport to play and watch? Badminton (my best sport in middle school P.E.) and I watch football and rugby a lot.
    6. Favorite season? Fall
    7. What do you want to be when you grow up? I person who doesn’t care what others think. 🙂
    8. Meet anyone in the world? Kris Carr
    9. Would you scuba dive? Yes!

  • Jamie March 4, 2011, 11:47 am

    •1) I think I would like to do swimming. I used to be a great swimmer and have been thinking about getting back into it.
    •2) I wish that they offered free pre-kindergarten (my son is about to start in August) does that count?
    •3) I have done it but it is not my favorite thing. Couldn’t handle 6 million though I don’t think!!
    •4) I would give it to a single mom that was struggling cause I have been there.
    •5) Play: I dunno, maybe kickball? Watch: I don’t watch sports on TV but will go to an occassional baseball game but mostly to look at boys and drink beer!
    •6) Summer!
    •7) A part time librarian/stay at home mom
    •8) Not sure- maybe Jillian Michaels for a training session
    •9) Hell yeah!

  • Amber K March 4, 2011, 1:13 pm

    •1) Olympic sports? I am totally not a sports person, but if I actually had the ability to ice skate I’d do that because it always looks like fun!
    •2) New school rule? I definitely love the 2-day work week thing.
    •3) Public speaking? One of my biggest fears, I could do it. But I would really not like it!
    •4) $100 to give away? I really, really like your idea. So many good waitresses, not enough money!
    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch Neither is fine with me! 😉
    •6) Favorite season? Spring. It isn’t unbearably hot yet, but the freeze is over.
    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Stay at home mom
    •8) Meet anyone in the world? Hmmm…this one is tough! There isn’t anyone in particular that I want to meet, but a bunch of random people would surely be interesting. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, or Ellen DeGenerous.
    •9) Would you scuba dive? Don’t really have a desire to.

  • Maura March 4, 2011, 1:53 pm

    I’ll admit I was surprised to see that you chose Perez Hilton – I have stayed away from him and rag mags because so much of the time, they’re down right cruel. But when you mentioned he changed his tune, I went over to the site – and as I clicked through page after page, I failed to see any vicious posts making fun of people. I’m thrilled to see that he’s stopped the bullying and is posting more postitive, entertainment based news!

  • Dee March 4, 2011, 6:19 pm

    What a fun activity to do before diving in to my afternoon workload!

    1) Olympic sports?- As lame as this may sound, I embrace it: I am a slow-poke and don’t want to push my body to the level of an Olympic athlete! So I would use this wish on TICKETS to a future Olympics.

    2) New school rule? I hate school bullying more than anything in the world, so if I were ever principal I would have a firm zero tolerance policy on bullying, along with a lot of supportive efforts to create a non-bullying culture. There is a high school in Berkeley, CA that is built on this premise, and it really works. People saying that “kids will be kids” is BS. You can create the right culture. So I absolutely LOVE what you did today with your girls, it’s a perfect example!

    3) Public speaking? TERRIFIED. In college, even grad school, I couldn’t even calm my nerves to do a presentation in a seminar!

    4) $100 to give away? It would be fun to blow some kid’s mind and hand them $100. Someone like, aged 12.

    5) Favorite sport to play and watch: I don’t play sports, but I love watching Ice-Skating.

    6) Favorite season? Spring! Not too hot, not too cold, similar to fall, but spring has a more exciting energy to it.

    7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Self-employed! (successfully)

    8) Meet anyone in the world? Maya Angelou

    9) Would you scuba dive? No. Terrified.

  • lyndsey March 5, 2011, 3:50 pm

    Thanks for the great idea for the running buddies. I recently joined girls on the run after reading about it on your blog. I am an assistant coach this year and we just started our season this past week. The girls are great and I am really looking forward to seeing all the changes in them over the next few months. Thanks again for indirectly introducing me to the program.

  • Jaclyn March 5, 2011, 4:29 pm

    So fun!

    •1) Olympic sports? Well, if I picked the one I had the best shot at, it would probably be sailing. I’ve sailed my whole life. But I’d LOVE to ride snowboard cross. It’s so bad@$$! Too bad I’m an intermediate snowboarder who’s afraid of blue squares.

    •2) New school rule? Like some others have said, zero tolerance for bullying. It’s more dangerous than ever and we simply can’t have it. Adults need to step up and make sure that every kid is okay, and send a message to bullies that this absolutely doesn’t fly.

    •3) Public speaking? I did moot court in law school and won a couple of competitions, so I can and have done public speaking. I don’t enjoy it though.

    •4) $100 to give away? I’d send my grandparents out for a fancy dinner, or donate it to my local food bank.

    •5) Favorite sport to play and watch? Play – SKIING! Watch – NHL hockey, I can’t live without it. GO SABRES!

    •6) Favorite season? I love fall, when it gets cool enough to hike for hours and watch the leaves turn.

    •7) What do you want to be when you grow up? Secretly, a published novelist. But mostly I’m okay with where I am (labor relations lawyer). I’d like my husband to have a career that makes him happy and fulfilled – can I donate my answer on this to him?

    •8) Meet anyone in the world? Jillian Michaels or Hillary Clinton. Both awesome, powerful women!

    •9) Would you scuba dive? Absolutely NOT. I am terrified of fish. I once almost drowned when I was snorkeling and had a panic attack underwater. No intention of repeating that experience, thankyouverymuch.

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