My name is George Washington Darden IV. I'm a professor at Georgia Gwinnett College and a triathlete.
I'm married to Kacie. She has supported all of my endeavors in life--Ironman, Ph.D., etc.--and I am happy to have the chance to support her in this.
It would be easy to say "the finish," and I am indeed looking forward to that. That being said, I don't think that I know what the most meaningful and memorable thing will be. I look forward to the positive experiences that I haven't even imagined.
I used to thing dogs were okay before I became a cyclist and they started trying to knock me off my bike. I've always been simultaneously fascinated and terrified by snakes. I've kinda gotten into turtles lately. My long-time favorite animal is the regal frog.
Unicorns are actually so common in Kansas that we'll be hard-pressed NOT to see a few. Of course, we'll be surfing so fast on those tailwinds that we'll probably whiz right by.
Key Lime Milkshake from Robert Is Here.
It will be a mix of pop and inspirational music. There will be plenty of "inspirational pop" like "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Dreams" mixed with your standard Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake fare. Club music. 80s hits. Nothing too deep, too emotional, or too thought-provoking. My playlist will be distinguished by its lack of musical integrity.
At what point will glitter NOT come into play?
Pluto. Oh, wait, that's not a planet.
Flying. I realize that it's trite, but that's it. I also think it would be cool to breathe at all times--underwater, in space, etc. I feel like there are certain things that a lot of people can actually do that feel "super" to me, and I would love to be able to do those, too: dance, swim, sing, play the piano, touch my toes, etc.
12.What is the longest you have been without a shower? Without brushing your teeth?
I think that the longest that I've been without a shower is three days, but I'm totally guessing. I don't actually remember a time in my life when I went without a shower for three days, but I'm betting that there was an occasion. Same with brushing my teeth; I would guess that the longest is like 72 hours, but I really don't know. I've never had a cavity, by the way. I try to take advantage of any opportunity to tell people that.