Sunday, May 23, 2010

7 Things About Me(Bethany)

Hi everyone, I got tagged by Tall Mom for the Versatile Blogger award so now I have to write 7 things about myself...here it goes...

1. I am bilingual. I am an American Sign Language Interpreter so my second language is ASL.

2. I can lick my elbow, even though it is supposedly impossible to do.

3. I was in the same preschool class as Ryan. Never saw each other again until high school.   He was super shy and super smart (class valedictorian) we never really talked. I was a bit wild and hung out with the "cool" girls. We were TOTAL opposites and no one would have ever believed we'd get married someday!! I did have a little crush on Ryan tho, I thought his shyness was cute.

4. Even though Ryan and and I were such an unlikely couple/match, all throughout high school my mother would say, "You're going to marry Ryan Couto someday." my response, "Mom! I don't even talk to Ryan Couto!"  Hmm, how did she know???

5. I have been running for 13 years and have never had a running injury. Nope, not afraid to jinx to myself because it's not luck, for me it's careful planning and A LOT of work! Injury prevention is my 4th job, it's A LOT of work but really has paid off well for me. And being so laid back helps a lot to. I am very blessed that my body loves running as much as the rest of me does!

6. I wake up EARLY e.v.e.r.y. S.I.N.G.L.E day of my life (sigh). Now with the sun I'm waking up between 5-5:30am daily.I'm able to get a lot done and I'm very productive in the morning so I don't mind 85% of the time. Sleepovers always sucked as a kid though.

7. I am running my first ultra marathon 1 week from today (Ryan too!! Can't wait!)

Let me guess, you want a picture of #2? LOL

33 comments:

Rebecca said...

Good luck on your Ultra next week!

Evolving Through Running said...

Please share your planning and work secrets for fact number 5. Until last year I was in the same boat, but I've had a bad string of injuries and can't seem to break the cycle. I'm open to any techniques that might get me back to smooth running.

Best of luck to you and Ryan in your ultra!

LMC said...

Hi, I got to your blog by way of Tall Mom and the Versatile Blogger award. Congrats! I, like Evolving Through Running, want to know what you do to stay injury free and, yes, a pic of #2 is now required. :)
Good luck to you and Ryan on the ultra!!

MCM Mama said...

Good luck on the ultra!!!

My husband gets up at 5 am every morning. People like you guys are annoying. ;o) Just kidding - he thinks I'm weird because I can't wind down until after 10, usually even later.

Marlene said...

Ahaha, we defintiely need a pic (or video) of #2. Too funny!

Great list. I love that you and Ryan were so different and have known each other for so long. Crazy how Mom always knew!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Hello Bethany - Great list. As I was reading #2, I was giving it a try - nope I can't do it. Yeah, we need a pic for sure.

I was injury free too, until last Nov. I think mine was from a fall that I took, not from running, but when I raced a PR half marathon, soon after the fall, I think that did it. Now I'm nervous.

So loved the history about you and Ryan. very neat! Those brains paid off - structural engineer - not too bad.

Suzy said...

Of course we need a picture of #2!!! Loved reading more about you.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Great list! Best of luck on the ultra mary! Haven't done one in since 1999. Lot's of fun though since you don't usually have a clock every mile to stress you out...assuming it's a trail ultra.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I want a picture of preschool :) Moms just know things. VERY COOL!! Love this, thanks for playin Bethany!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

i just tried to lick my elbow...yep. It's impossible. =)

Katye said...

hahaha i was about to ask u to post a picture or video of the elbow thing because i have tried so hard!

Jenn said...

My-we have a lot in common!! My mom called my marriage too and I so did not believe it! Also, up by 5 daily. Can't say I'm running my first ultra any time soon though! Congrats to you both for taking that on!! Good luck!!

Running and living said...

Hm, I just licked my elbow. It was hard!!! I too think shy is sexy! My husband was shy, too, during our initial dating period! Good luck with the ultra, coming up soooon!!

Lindsay said...

Good luck on the ultra!!!! So fun to read about you! I wish I knew sign language :)

Kathleen said...

I took sign language in college and always regretted that I never continued with it.
Best of luck with the ultra. That is quite an undertaking.

Johann said...

Very nice list! Mmm...moms are always right! The only reason I don't get injuries is because I run so slow.

Good luck with the ultra!

misszippy said...

Very cool about your mom knowing this about you guys! And wow--13 yrs. with no injury? That's amazing/impressive. Keep up whatever you are doing right!

Colleen said...

Yup, I want a picture!!

When I was a junior in high school, my mom told me I was going to meet my hubby in Austria (where my college studied abroad). I was dating someone else when I went to Austria, but I dumped him for Phil, and moms know best, I guess :)

Lindsey Feldpausch said...

Congrats on the upcoming wedding!!! Marriage is definitely a very good thing!

Stephanie said...

Loved to read the things about you...sounds like you and Ry Guy are soul mates!

Zoƫ said...

Precisely (regarding a pic of your #2 fact).
I think that's so awesome that you have known your fiance for that long! Very cool. And good luck with your ultra!!

Meg said...

How has your training been going for the ultra? I'm excited for you guys. YES on the photo of #2! I'm a #6 too, I used to hate sleep overs!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

in KC I was alwas a super early riser, but with the time change in Miami i actually wake up at 6:30, it's kinda nice!

LauraElaine said...

I have been enjoying reading all of the versatile blogger posts this week! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower. Good luck w/the Ultra!!!

Denise said...

take a picture of licking your elbow!

i wake up early every day, too. i wish i could sleep in from time to time but my body just doesn't know how.

Rad Runner said...

How cute, a match made in heaven! And hello #5- high five!

Quinton J said...

yup...post that pic as proof.

teacherwoman said...

Those are some interesting facts! It's fun to read those and learn more about bloggers! Yes, picture of #2 would be nice! lol

Katie A. said...

Licking your eyebrow - I think think that beats being able to tie a cherry stem in a knot with your tounge :)
Congrats on 1 year!!!
I'm an earlier riser too, but not an earlier runner - more like mid-morning or early afternoon :)
Can't wait for the report on your ultra!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Mom's know!!! :) So cute about you and Ryan!! Um... yes, a pic for #2 please! haha. Can't wait to hear about your ultra!

Jill said...

Yes, definitely want to see #2 :). Good luck to you and Ryan on your upcoming ultra - RUN STRONG!!!

Courtney said...

Count me in - I want to hear how you run injury-free too!

lizardruns said...

I can lick my elbow too! It makes me feel special :)