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....