So I realize the point of these 30 day challenges is to get you to post every day for a month.

I suck at that, but I do like participating so I’m bundling mine.

DAY 1 – What is the meaning behind your blog name?

When I started the blog it was meant to keep me motivated during my training for my 2nd marathon. It was also meant to keep me sane during infertility. I use it as a journey to the marathon finish line, and the fertility finish line. Annoyingly, I  had already chosen my url name “a course to the finish line” and then when I tried to name the blog it was taken, so now my blog name and URL don’t match. It drives me nuts.

DAY 2 – How did you and your partner decide when you were ready to start trying to conceive?

Truthfully I was simply tired of taking hormones (the pill) and said that I was stopping. We could either use another method, or see what happened.

Of course, nothing happened.

DAY 3:  What is in your handbag?

Uh….wallet, my inhalers, a change purse, a couple pens, chapstick, a small medicine container, lipgloss, keys, nail clippers, my phone and sometimes my Sony E-Reader. (when I can find the blasted charging cord)

DAY 4 – Besides Mother’s Day, what is the toughest holiday for you as an infertile?

Christmas. It just isn’t exciting to me as an adult anymore.

DAY 5:  List 15 facts about yourself.

  • I am a chap stick addict.
  • I only like fine point pens. And I guard them with my life
  • My least favorite household chore is dusting
  • I’m always involved in a couple different activities, ranging from choir to sports
  • My sister and I are 8 years apart in age
  • We hosted 2 exchange students when I was younger, and my parents hosted a couple more after I left for college
  • I eat cereal for dinner at least 1-2x a week
  • I’ll talk to anybody – I’ll jump right into your conversation too
  • When I was a kid, my favorite lollipop flavor was lemon and orange
  • I  had straight hair until 8th grade
  • I hated my curly hair until I was in college
  • I’d rather read than watch TV
  • I can drink coffee and then go to sleep
  • I can listen to the same song over and over again
  • I can’t walk out of Target without buying something

DAY 6:  Talk about how you chose your RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist).

There is only one place in the area. Not much of a selection.

DAY 7:  What is in your makeup bag?

Brushes, mascara, eye shadow and mineral makeup

DAY 8:  If an observant stranger were to walk into your house, what clues could lead them to believe that you have struggled with infertility (fertility)?

My metformin script, the BBT on my bedside table and at the right time of the month, OPK’s in the trash can.

DAY 9:  If you won the lottery what would you blow your money on (after charity and bills, of course)?  List 10 things you would buy or spend money on.

  • Vacation
  • Pay for all IF treatments
  • New floors in house
  • Build screened in porch
  • New mattress/bed for Bryan
  • New washer/dryer
  • Fence in backyard
  • Landscaping
  • Hire a maid to deep clean every few months

DAY 10:  If you are no yet pregnant/a parent: What are you MOST and LEAST looking forward to after that first beta?

MOST: making the announcement

LEAST: worrying about miscarrying

DAY 11:  Where do yo like to shop?

The Outlet Mall, Old Navy, Gap – places like that

DAY 12:  If you are not yet a parent: What are you MOST looking forward to about parenthood?

Gosh. This feels like a cop out but I’m really not sure. I look forward to most all of it.

DAY 13:  Describe your dream vacation.

Something tropical and all inclusive. Beachside. Where everything is planned and I just have to show up! Massages, facials and all of that included. And of course, beautiful scenery to run. 🙂

DAY 14:  Tell us about your funniest Clomid/Follistim/injectables mood-swing story.  If you don’t have one, tell us your funniest general infertility drug story.

Well we haven’t entered into the drugs yet so I don’t have one.

DAY 15:  List 5 things you want to do before you die.

  • Have kids (duh)
  • Run a sub 4 hour marathon
  • Write a song (even if it sucks)
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Skydive