Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tagged

I know, I'm LAST to the party, but at least I showed up.
Reluctant Runner tagged me for a little running meme. Thank goodness she did because I ain't got nuthin' else to blog about today.
You know how it works.

1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?
Ten years ago, the only running I did was to the liquor store to pick up smokes and booze. I ran around town, getting in trouble. I saw people running, as I sat on my patio nursing a hang over. I thought their running shorts were really dorky. It never occurred to me that I would ever pick up the "habit" of running.

2. What is your best and worst run/race experience?
My best experience was my 22-miler training run with my friend Mari in the rain. It sucked, but it was probably the most fun I have had running. Worst experience was trying to do hill training for the first time last year totally hung over, in the heat. I wanted to die. I had to walk 80% of it.

3. Why do you run?
I first started to run because I thought "you never see fat people running." Then I got hooked. I love how running clears my head, makes me sweat and how it feels when you're in the zone.

4. What is the best or worst piece of advice you've been given about running?
The best advice came from someone who actually annoys the F*&K out of me. When I first started to train long distance, this person told me that it doesn't matter how slow I go. I can slow down as much as I need to.

The worst advise usually comes from non-runners. My favorite is that I shouldn't run because it's bad for my female organs. Hello - the 1920s called and want their advice back.

5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
I'm kind of an open book. There isn't much about me that the general blog reading public doesn't already know.

I'm tagging anyone who needs something to blog about today....

21 comments:

Sarah said...

My favorite is that I shouldn't run because it's bad for my female organs.

AAIIIIGHHHH...I can't believe someone actually said that to you! That is extremely rude. I would love to know how you responded to that.

P.O.M. said...

It was my MOTHER. So I'm sure I was quite snippy back to her. That's how we communicate. ha ha.
Remember she is the one who thought I started my period from running. Wacky, yes. Athetlic, not so much.

Maddy said...

I didn't know you were a smoker - or at least running to the store to pick them up.

Running is much better for you. And all the money you save on ciggys you can get some really cool running gear with!

teacherwoman said...

nice.

I think I will use this for tomorrow's post!

eurydice said...

hahaha maybe it is bad for your female organs. my bf's mom told me to "put down that heavy box... you only have one uterus!" (in a polish accent)

Judi said...

LOL, on your Mom. She also thought you needed a helmet, right?

I am so not doing this one on my blog though.

J~Mom said...

That is sooo funny about why you started running because that is why I want to do Ironman. You NEVER see a fat person doing Ironman.

chia said...

My female organs have suffered immeasurably since the inception of running into this scattered existence I call life. Dude, the sistas keep shrinking :-P.

ShirleyPerly said...

Yeah, my mom always tried to discourage me from running or exercising. She kept saying that it's not good for me, dangerous, making me too skinny, blah-blah-blah. I have to admit that it has made me a good candidate for a boob job but I love it nonetheless!!

ashley said...

Um, there is something we don;t know: What's going on with the Captain!

Erin said...

I love what you said, "you never see fat people running". That is such good motivation in my books! I never thought of it that way....

It's bad for your female organs....hahahaha! Too funny...I think my Grandma would say that. Wouldn't it be worse for male organs, since they are, like, out there??

Amanda said...

It's bad for your female organs, OMG I am dying thank you for this post, I so needed it!

Marcy said...

That's right chica!! Your #5 and my %3 are the same. I sometimes wonder if that's a bad thing LOL!

carla said...

number five...your answer...totally me as well.

MizFit

BeachRunner said...

Have a great weekend.

doctorval said...

"you never see fat people running"

Then you've never seen me chuggin' down the road. Start slow, taper off.

My favorite race would be the Dipsea I did many years ago. It was wickedly challenging, a badge of honor, just to get into the race. Around mile 7 Walt Stack who was in his 70's at the time goes chugging by me.

Strangely my female organs have never been the same.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

hehe.
Female organs.
My mother never mentioned that too me.
I guess it's my age.

Reluctant Runner said...

"The 1920s called..." -- love the Seinfeld reference!

From now on, I'm referring to all my private bits as "my female organs". It sounds so classy. ;-)

Take care, POM!

Sagan Morrow said...

I really like the "best advice"- theres been loads of times when I've started to get anxious because I feel like I'm not going fast enough but then I realize that I'm out there DOING it, and thats worth a lot.

SJ Goody said...

OMG - the worst advice is CRACKING me up right now. For real? Someone said that to you? Please tell me they were over 80...

motownrunnergirl said...

this is hilarious:

The worst advise usually comes from non-runners. My favorite is that I shouldn't run because it's bad for my female organs. Hello - the 1920s called and want their advice back