P-funk, my ever faithful training buddy and fellow appreciator of booty music, and I were recently discussing how bleapin’ bleapin’ early we have to get up on Saturday mornings now to get our long runs in. We meet at 5:30 AM so you know that requires getting up at least by 4:30 (4:45 if you hit the snooze like I do). Anyway, we began to make a list of those who were also up at the same time. I love a list! Here’s the 5 we got to:

1. Sanitation workers
2. 7-11 employees
3. Crackheads still up from the night before
4. Roosters
5. People on the West Coast partying at Diddy’s

Feel free to add your own.

And now, on to the AWARD! WOO HOO! It’s my very first one. And I am so happy to be award de-flowered by my friend the Redhead. Hmm, that sounded weird. Oh well.

The Redhead awarded me with the Seven Traits Award.

You must tell 7 traits about yourself (yay another list!) and then pass it on to 7 other bloggers. Here’s my sweet seven:

1. I love to make people laugh. I find myself to be quite hilarious and appreciate people who agree. I think laughter really is the best medicine. I enjoy lifting someone’s spirits through the use of my wit goofiness.

2. I can be very hard on myself. It’s true. It’s not always easy to toot your own horn when you run with people who you suspect are only one gene away from being gazelles.

3. I hate being single. Seriously, it’s been way too long since I had a boyfriend.

4. I love being single. Seriously, it’s great sleeping in the direct center of my bed.

5. My sister sometimes says I’m cheap. I prefer to call myself spendingly challenged. While I love, love, love shopping, I am very cautious of what I spend my money on. For example, I don’t want to pay $140 for the front row at a musical, but I will drop $140 on running shoes. At least I’ll get my money’s worth out of that and not just get some song sung by feral cats stuck in my head.

6. I love dancing. Why in fact, just today I was booty shakin’ in my car to some Whomp (There It Is). Friday is booty music mix morning on the radio station I listen to on the way to work. It really sets the tone for my day.

7. I like to be liked. I really don’t like it if I think someone just flat out doesn’t like me. I have a hard time just saying eff that person. You all like me, right?

That list WAS NOT easy. Whew! I feel so much closer to you all now. Here are the lucky seven bloggers who I am bestowing this award to:

Train, Don’t Tri

Run Faster Mommy

Eliza on the Run

My new life on the run

a little messed up

Chasing the Kenyans

Never Quit, Never Stop

TGIF Folks! Good luck to all who have long runs or races this weekend.