10 for 10

It’s the end of the world as we know it… actually just the end of a decade, but for some reason that song lyric keeps playing in my head when I think about beginning the 2020’s tomorrow.  In keeping with the theme of 10 here are 10 fun facts about me that you may or may not know, 10 places I want to visit someday and 10 half marathons I want to run in the future.

10 Fun Facts:

1 –  I was born with my left ear cupped.  If you look closely at me straight on you can notice it.

2 – The only broken bone I’ve experienced was a fractured left elbow from falling on it while rollerskating in a friend’s basement in 3rd grade.

3 – I graduated salutatorian of my high school class.

4 – I ran one season of indoor track for Lebanon Valley College, but didn’t run for York College when I transferred due to being a commuter and not wanting the added traveling back and forth.

5 – I have never lived alone.

6 – I have seen Nickelback in concert 6 times.  I have also seen Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Shinedown, Daughtry and Hinder more than once.

7 – Heights/falling from a height is my biggest fear.

8 – My mom wanted to name me Jessica.  I’m not sure how my dad convinced her to go with Tracy instead.

9 – My sister Kasey is 5 years younger than me.  My dad named her also.

10 – I am a Lord of the Rings nerd.

10 Places I Want to Visit:

1 – New Zealand

2 – Vietnam

3 – Arizona

4 – Las Vegas, NV

5 – More places in Canada (I’ve only been to St. John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia)

6 – Ireland

7 – Italy

8 – Colorado

9 – Germany

10 – West coast of the US (particularly on a cruise, I’ve only been to Portland and Rockaway Beach in Oregon)

10 Half Marathons I Want to Run:

1 – Bird in Hand – Lancaster PA

2 – Ocean City MD

3 – Scranton PA

4 – Hershey PA

5 – Runner’s World Festival – Bethlehem PA

6 – Presque Isle – Erie PA

7 – End of the Road – Waterfall PA

8 – Nittany Valley – Penn State PA

9 – Mushroom Cap – Kennett Square PA

10 – Spartan – York PA

This is my final blog post of the decade!  I look forward to writing more in the next one and reading everyone else’s as well.  I wish all my readers a safe, fun and healthy 2020!



About Tracy

Runner. Writer. Reader. Environmental and Indigenous Peoples advocate. Work from home Workforce Specialist. NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Assistant Varsity Track Coach. Fascinated by the ocean, waterfalls and Christmas lights.
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11 Responses to 10 for 10

  1. runeatralph says:

    I’m with you on number 7 of the 10 fun facts. Happy New Year!

  2. AJ says:

    Oh I’m going to have to go check out those races!

    • TracyNicole says:

      Hershey has been a bucket list half for me for awhile… I had originally planned to run it last fall, but didn’t sign up which was fortunate since my hamstring injury sidelined my summer training. Presque Isle sounds very scenic, but it’s ran in July which makes me a bit hesitant given the possible temperatures. The Spartan one I just feel obligated to run some year because it’s sponsored by my college… the course itself is not my cup of tea since it’s just out and back on the rail trail which I run plenty just in training, I figure some year I will just run it as a training run.

      • AJ says:

        All three sound like a good plan. I have to admit I avoid out and back races as I prefer a loop

      • TracyNicole says:

        To date my favorite course has been the Gettysburg blue and gray half. It had a tiny section that was out and back but the rest was a looped course. Looped ones are my preference as well, out and back are boring hence another reason I’ve delayed doing the Spartan half. Hershey is a looped course and goes onto some rural roads past farmland which is my favorite type of course.

      • AJ says:

        Oh that sounds cool! I do a local shirt race each year that is through a fancy residential area- it’s always a nice race as I spend my time looking at the fancy houses

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