That's a question I got 4 times now so I decided I should answer it.
If you follow me on twitter, Carotabi is my username. I have been asked "what is carotabi" via direct messages 4 times in 1 week!
Well it is nothing crazy...
Caro is my nickname, short for Caroline, very common in French to call girls named Caroline "Caro" in English not so much. Tabi is my maiden name. Caro Tabi is just my "old" name. Tabi that does not sound very French Canadian right? It's because it's Hungarian. Did I get teased as a kid because of my weird last name? Yep almost every day. It sucked a little but I never wanted to have a different name. When I got to High School with the very mature kids..(yeah right) it stopped. It's just 4 letters but I have seen it written in dozen of ways. Thabby, Tabe, Tabbe, Taby, Thabee, it is endless. I thought that when I would get married I would get an "easier" name and......NO! I am still stuck with a name most people don't understand the first time I say it and no, not because of my accent. I have to spell it every single time. So there is the story of my username!
I hate shopping and May is the worst month of the year as far as shopping goes. There's Mother's day, my brother's birthday, my wedding anniversary, Bill's birthday, the end of school year presents for the teachers (yes in California school ends in May not June) and this year to add to this madness we are leaving for Quebec on the 26th! The day after Bill's bday and the last day of school!!! My to do list is as tall as me and I am a giant in case you did not know already!
At least I have running to manage my stress!
Last week I did this
Monday: dentist, fun times no running :(
Tuesday: 5 miles on TM with incline
Wednesday: 3 miles tempo
Thursday: Speedwork 10x400 : 5 miles total
Saturday: 4 miles
Sunday: 6 miles all against strong crazy winds, I cussed the whole time.
Total: 23 miles.
Today 4 miles: again with the $#%$%^@ wind. I am so tired of the wind. It is pretty cold here for May and that I LOVE but the wind...it is hard to run against it when it's strong like we have now.
My next half marathons are September 4th and October 9. 1 month apart. Do I need to pick one to be the one I go for a better time or I can do that for both? I will not be the most rested at the October one because the night before I am going to see this guy in concert and will be on my feet for a few hours for sure!
But that race will be the best ever I know it! Long Beach 2011!!! I cannot wait!!!!
I think my FBFF should also run the Long Beach half marathon! Right ladies?