Way back when I first joined facebook – notes were popular. I had almost forgotten about those little things, when someone recently commented on the only note I ever posted.

{Note: Apparently I skipped #18 – I probably had it in my head but didn’t type it – my mind works much too fast for my fingers – so you will get 24 random things about me}


25 Random Things, Facts, Habits & Goals about Me

February 6, 2009 at 9:28am

      Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you. {umm do you remember when those email chains use to go around – forward to 25 people or you will have the WORST DAY EVER – umm okay – so glad those aren’t cool anymore}
    25. My favorite # is 11 – I’m the 2nd Dorothy in my family – her birthday was the 1st of April and she was my great grandmother – so it’s only fitting that I was born on the 11th
    24. I didn’t play with barbies growing up – I had one – jess ripped her head off and I was done with them after that – I much prefered reading anyways
    23. October 26, 2003 changed my life for forever
    22. I’m big on numbers and finding their meanings – I believe they are signs from God that he really does exist
    21. October 26, 2008 changed my life again – I finally believed in the beauty of my dreams
    20. On 10/26 I ran 26.2 Miles exactly 6 months and 2 days after having my 2nd child – I was 26 years old
    19. They best advice my mom has ever given me is to hold on to a REAL friend with all you have – they are what gives you meaning in life
    17. There is a girl in my book club who has two daughters named Amy and Sarah
    16. Amy and Sarah and I pierced our belly buttons together with safety pins at 1 in the am in 9th grade – I still have the scar.  When I turned 18 I got my tongue pierced – I came to my senses my junior year and removed it – I still have the scar
    15. The best advice a friend has given me is that your family is who you make it – not who you are born with – your best friends become your family – Thanks Ash!
    14. Amy and Sarah can tell you that I am the last person in the world they ever would have thought would become a runner – freshman year I faked hyperventilating on the soccer field so I wouldn’t have to run laps.
    13. 9/7/06 & 4/24/08 were truly the best two days of my life – I chanted to myself during labor to never forget the pain – I have already forgotten – and feel that God must really like me to have given me two such wonderful children
    12. I am a wealth of random facts and information – I pride myself on this
    11. I love bargain shopping – literally I get high from finding great deals
    10. I become obsessed with certain songs and play them over and over and over again(thanks Claire) – Eric would argue that this is the “chipotle affect” in my life and that I do it with not just songs but with food, clothes, places,  just about anything – in the height of my chipotle loving days I would go twice a day – this literally makes me want to vomit
    9. I believe in the pay it forward concept
    8. I love reading – I used to be the only volunteer in classes growing up to read a passage outloud – I could read by age two (Eric told me this meant I peaked at two – got to love husbands)
    7. I get emotional when I see incredible things – hear amazing stories – I cry when I think of Dick and Rick Hoyt
    6. I want to run a 3:30 marathon, have a six pack and be able to do 10 pull ups with no help :)
    5. I believe that some of the best things in life are unanswered prayers
    4. I love the numbers 818 – I look at the clock randomly every day at that time – it’s freaky – Eric and I got married on 8/18
    3. I have crooked fingers – my 2nd toe is longer than my first – it’s also the same size as my pinky finger
    2. Two of my best friends were friends with my mom first
    1. I’m finally happy with who I am – it only took 26 years……
    So now you know way more than you probably EVER wanted to know about me, but I’m posting this for a reason. Bear with me.
          #6 I want to run a 3:30 marathon, have a six pack and be able to do 10 pull ups with no help :)
          When I wrote this post a 3:30 marathon was DREAMING BIG for me. It was scary but it was my dream and it was one of those dreams that I was determined to make a reality. I don’t think I’m anyone special. In fact I think that is part of what makes me special, I’m just like everyone else. I am not more talented, I do not work harder, I don’t have some amazing genes that turned me in to a super athlete. I’m just a regular girl who literally takes to heart the notion that we ONLY GET THIS ONE LIFE, so why not make it good.
          Dream Big became one of my person mantras after I got married and became DB. The other day on a run when I was thinking about my dream of one day running under 3:00 in the marathon, I got scared. Thinking about running a 6:50 average pace for 26.2 miles sometime in the next 5 years makes me want to vomit. I can’t even imagine running those paces. This facebook note reminded me that at one point in my life the thought of running a 3:30 marathon made me want to vomit.
        What could you accomplish in your life if you weren’t AFRAID to DREAM BIG. Live YOUR life without limits!!

Dream Big Beach


  1. I love this post. I need to check back on my 25 things I wrote to see what my goals were at the time.
    I also really loved this note because my name is Sarah, My sister’s name is Amy. My DOB is October 26 (favourite day ever!). and my second toe is longer than my first :)

  2. I LOVE this post. I actually just found my “25 Things” note a few weeks ago and thought it was hysterical… Yours is a heck of a lot more inspirational than mine was. I’ve been reading your log for a while and you beast those long runs—you can definitely run sub 3:00!!

  3. Hi, i just stubled onto your blog and I like it. I have been running on and off in the last three years. My big dream is doing a marathon someday. It feels huge! Reading how dreaming big got you were you are is a big help.
    – Trish

  4. This is awesome, Dorothy! Running a marathon at all is a big deal to me right now, and I’m dreaming big for it (November, baby!). Thanks for the reminder. Great post. 😉

  5. This is great! My current dream is to run a 3:30 marathon and that is a BIG dream!! I will get there – just gotta put in the work and have the courage!!

  6. Long time reader but first time commenting…it is super inspiring how far you’ve come with your running, especially after kids! I truly believe we are only limited by how big we dream. I currently have a bun in the oven, but I’ve got some big running dreams for when I can return to regular training :-)

  7. What a great idea for a blog post! I remember a Facebook note going around where we answered running questions! I’ll have to pull it up…

  8. Totally got my tongued pierced in college…what was I thinking? I also LOVE reading, but have been in a rut lately and haven’t really found anything to peak my interest. It was nice to learn some quirky facts about you…thanks for sharing! :)

  9. Oh wow, I loved reading that so much!! I had no idea you were so in love with numbers and I almost laughed out loud reading that you fake hyperventilated to avoid running 😀

    The Dream Big thing is a great! Positivity breeds positive results so I’m thankful for you reminding us all not to be afraid to set huge goals. I absolutely believe you will run sub 3 and more!

  10. Thank you for this post, it showed up at just the right time!!

  11. I’m pretty sure I had one of these lists too.
    Thanks for reminding us to really think outside of the box. Your posts are so inspiring.

  12. Awesome big dream Trish!!! You will get there if you want it :)

  13. Hope you have a great training cycle!! I happen to think your first marathon is one of the best :) xo

  14. I love this. Right now I’m training for a ten minute PR in the half marathon and the pace i need to run scares the shit out of me. It’s hard for me to think that it is even possible. what I always tell myself though is that the impossible always is unless you try. and then when you look back the feeling of making what seemed impossible, possible is so, so satisfying!

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