Friday, March 22, 2013

Facts Friday

Schedule today will be different than normal, working for a little bit then heading to a local surgical center. J is getting another knee surgery, & I will be there for a few hours then home playing 'nurse Laura' for the rest of the evening! :)
[Basically an excuse to sit in bed with him and watch movies and write down all of the funny things he says while on pain killers... ( I could write a book on the things he said last time!)]
So instead of a 'typical' post, I decided to go with something different, a whole bunch of random facts....enjoy!

2 Days until next race 
3-10 Days until my Sister's baby is born (she's convinced he will be early)
8 Days until I get to run with Hollie and eat fabulous food after
36 Days until my first Duathlon
58 Days until Marathon #5
72 Days until my first Triathlon
114 Days until my first 70.3
198 Days until Marathon #6
395 Days until my first Boston Marathon
533 Days until Our wedding*

Good old Google to the rescue! So excited! 2014 is going to be EPIC.

2=Number of Knee Surgeries my Fiance has had in last 50 days (today being #2)
5=Number of people who live in our house at this moment
1=Number of bathrooms in our house(See above statement...yes I'm serious)
3=Average number of chocolate milk glasses I drink I week
4=Average number of PB&J sammies I eat a week
13= Number of times I have checked the weather for Sunday's 30k between last night and this morning
23=Age I was when I ran my first Marathon
4= Number of tries it took me to BQ (based on new standards)
27=Age I will be when we tie the knot (My birthday is 2 days before the wedding!)
3= Typical number of espresso shots I have each day
3= Number of total nephews I will have come June (they're all getting spoiled!)
7= Number of things on my to-do list right now

*In 2012 42% of all marathon finishers were female
*In 2011 there was an estimated 518,000 marathon finishers (highest ever)
*In 2012 the Chicago Marathon had the highest number of finishers out of any marathon that year(world-wide)

*Running places up to seven times your body weight in pressure onto your feet. (Justification for expensive supportive shoes...)
* On average, 1 pound of muscle burns 9 calories/day where as 1 pound of fat burns only 2 calories/day. (reasons to be fit....)
*For every minute you spend walking, you extend your life by 1-3 minutes (get moving!)
*Underwater swimming is the only time you should hold your breath while exercising! (I forget this when I lift weights sometimes)
*Regular exercise is linked to better sex, because it can improve body image, energy, self-esteem and overall fitness ( just saying...)
*It only takes 100 too many calories a day to gain 10 pounds/year. (That's not that what you eat!)

*Temperature can affect appetite. A cold person is more likely to eat more food  (Mother Nature, you're a bitch. Winter be gone!)
*Americans collectively consume approximately 900 billion calories each day (That's a lot, like a real lot)
* 2/3 of American's are overweight (We hear this a lot, but not nearly enough..)
*Eggs contain the highest quality protein (good thing I love omelettes)

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT GOOGLE (the all knowing machine) (Reference)
*Google was first incorporated as a private company on September 4, 1998 (that's my birthday!)
*In Feb 2002, Klingon became one of Google’s 72 language interfaces (Seriously??)
*In January 2003, the American Dialect Society voted the word “Google” as the “most useful” Word of the Year for 2002 (I think I say Google at least 10 times a day, if not more)
*“Google knows more about you than your mother.” (so true...)
*The first Google storage was made from Legos. Google needed an expandable and cheap way to house 10 4GB hard drives (as a Lego Lover, this made me proud)
*Google offers full-on gourmet meals three times a day for its employees. Free food is so tempting that Googlers risk the “Google 15” weight gain, which is similar to the “Freshman 15.” (eek, don't let me work there!)

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT WEDDINGS (just because...) (Reference)
*Early Roman brides carried a bunch of herbs, such as garlic and rosemary, under their veils to symbolize fidelity and fertility and to ward off evil. These herbs served as a precursor to the modern bridal bouquet.(Guess I better put some basil in my Bouquet)
*Wedding rings are often placed on the third finger of the left hand because ancient Egyptians believed the vein in that hand (which the Romans called the “vein of love”) ran directly to the heart (aweeeee)
*Nearly all cultures have showered the wedding couple with symbolic food. For example, the French throw wheat, Sicilians throw wheat bread and salt, and the English throw pieces of cake. Early Romans or Greeks threw nuts, dates, and seed-bearing plants. Bulgarians have thrown figs (glad I am not English or Bulgarian...oww my eye! oh that was just a fig)
*Queen Victoria’s wedding cake was three yards wide and weighed 300 pounds (mmmm cake.)
*Because eyebrows are considered intensely alluring in the Orient, historically the bride’s eyebrows were shaved entirely, rendering her powerless to attract a man (All I can think of is Tierra on The Bachelor..."I can't control my eyebrows!" ohhhh the drama!)

Some of these may have been helpful
Some of these may have been useless 
But I hope some were at least entertaining!

Have a great weekend! :)

What are some random facts about you, your life or anything in general that you know??


  1. Love all these numbers! You have a LOT going on in the next few weeks and months! Knee surgeries are no joke. I had one last year and it was scary. I hope it all goes okay for him. He's lucky he has you by his side :)

  2. Hope your race this weekend goes well! I didn't know that you're planning to run Boston next year, yay! We'll have to meet up!

  3. I am so excited for this weekend. (I know I'm catching up on your life now ha ha). I always find it really interesting that you only need to intake 100 calories daily to gain 10 pounds a year. We did a similar stat (something like 133 or around there) for a pound a month. Students were shocked.


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