Well. My friend M came over last night, and we were discussing all sorts of things while snuggled up on the couch drinking champagne instead of going for the hike that we had said we would do (story of my life, folks…)
I got to thinking about it – and I just think it’d be a bummer not to at least TRY to get on TAR this coming season. Not that I’m really ready for it – far from it – but the fact that it might be POSSIBLE to get a video in by November 5th just tickles my sense of adventure. Not that this doesn’t mean that I do NOT want to do TAR with R and send in a video in May (next intake) – but I realized that it MIGHT be possible that M MIGHT want to do it with me.
I already email Prashant, and though he’s in the middle of the Kali Festival, he believes he could get it back to us on the 5th if we get him everything this weekend.
I have a ton of photos of M and me from triathlon stuff, etc. Even one of the two of us from Lavaman last year, which we could use on the intake form. I just texted her (she’s playing softball) to see whether she would even consider this. Maybe not, but on the outside chance that she does, here’s my form filled out for her like I did with R:
Name: Sandy Shepard
Hometown: San Rafael, CA
Connection to your teammate: We met while training on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Ironteam (training for the Ironman race). We subsequently did the Nike Marathon and Lavaman Triathlon, and together have raised a lot of money to combat blood cancers (probably somewhere like $40k I’d have to check with HQ)
Current occupation: Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Wife.
Describe what you do: I have been doing Internet/software law since the early 90s. I have a law firm that specializes in this. I also have a greeting card business, and 3 successful books, two on how to release your inner “Bond Girl” and one for high schoolers teaching them about passive income. But the most important thing I do is keep my husband very, very happy ;-)
3 words to describe you: Optimistic, Silly, Supportive
Favorite hobbies: Spending time with my husband, watching The Amazing Race, cooking, laughing.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Finishing the Ironman Triathlon. I was the last woman over the line – 16:58:51 of the 17 hours that you have to do it! – but happy, just slow! Way to make the finisher’s video ;-)
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Phoebe from the TV show Friends.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Halle Berry. She looks a lot like her, and I can see her getting down and being Catwoman LOL.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick.
What excites you most about traveling? Meeting new people and facing new challenges with my friend. Having people worldwide laugh their heads off at what we’re trying to do that they can do so easily.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are both habitually late. This is not good! I also hope that we’re not afraid of the same things. That would suck. Hopefully she’s willing to take the “leaping off high buildings and scaling walls” part. ;-)
Pet peeve about your teammate: In a couple of situations M has quit in the middle of training. I think that she gets involved in so many things that she juggles, juggles, juggles and then a lot of stuff comes crashing down. I would hope that with just one “mission” on The Amazing Race – get to the mat, and don’t be last! – that this wouldn’t be an issue.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would LOVE for the Amazing Race to involve mushing sled dogs to the Ice Hotel. I have always wanted to do that, and my husband will never, ever, EVER do it. I would think it would be SUCH a great TAR experience – just not sure that the Ice Hotel is built when TAR is filming. But I would SO LOVE to do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? An awesome experience that we can both look back on when we are in our rocking chairs. Also IF I were to win my portion of the million I would like to start a non-profit dedicated to children going through pain that doctors can’t figure out. My grandboy is going through this right now (as I detailed in a previous post) and it’s literally killing me. It’s so awful, and I’d like to support the kids, siblings, and parents in this way. 1/2 of the winnings would be an AWESOME way to start. After I take my husband on a cruise around Greece and Italy, of course ;-)