Friday, June 13, 2008

As if you didn't know enough about me already....

Jess tagged me and I figured I really didn't have anything exciting to blog about today (which is a rare occasion...right?).

Here are the rules and my reply is just below. Tagging is easy. Just copy the following onto your post. The rules of the game are posted at the start of your blog post. In this case, I'm asking you 5 questions about running. Each player answers the 5 questions on their own blog. At the end of your post you tag 5 other people and post their names. Go to their blogs and leave a comment on their blogs telling them they've been tagged and to look at your blog for details. When they've answered the questions on their own blog, they come back to yours to tell you. Got that? Here goes.

1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago? Non-existent. Plain and simple. There were so many times I attempted to start running in high school because my parents had started running. It was just a hate-hate relationship at the time and I didn't put enough time and effort into it. It probably wasn't until a couple years later that I slowly started to pick it up, but nothing like the past few years.

2. What is your best and worst run/race experience?
The best:
My first half marathon, the Fargo Half Marathon. It was a combination of addrenaline, motivation and congratulations from perfect strangers every bit of the way, and all the work and training that went into it. The best race that comes in a close 2nd was the UND Homecoming 5K, where I PR'd last fall, running a race for the first time on my own.

The worst: I don't know if there has ever been a really bad race. There were definitely races in the past that I have not been completely satisfied with, but I think I have grown from each and every race I have completed.

3. Why do you run?
I will keep this plain and simple: 1) because I can ...and.. 2) I find it to be a great stress reliever ...and.. 3) I like to challenge myself

4. What is the best or worst piece of advice you've been given about running?

Worst -
It's not so much bad advice that I have received, but the negative comments. For example, "You're crazy to run," and "Don't you know how bad that is on your body?"

Best - Listen to your body. Aches and pains show up for a reason, get to know your body and know what is causing it and make the appropriate changes to get rid of them.

5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.

I don't know what to write here. I don't know if there is anything out there that I haven't already told you.

I am probably one of the last fill this out, so I am going to tag whomever wants to do it that hasn't yet!


akshaye said...

Nice answers! Yeah that last one is a toughie :)

Viv said...

sweet, I got to learn a little about your running :-)

Jess said...

That's good that you've never had a bad race experience!

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Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

Very cool! I love reading about other people's running experience and overall 'take' on running.

I agree with 'best advice'. I WISH I had done this back in February. I was going way too fast and my body was screaming at me. I ended up with an injury that left me eliptical bound for three weeks. My DH just took up running and I remind him daily about how important it is to take things sloooow and listen to your body.