Anyway I am supposed to answer the following questions and then tag five other people. So here we go!
1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?
I didn't run 10 years ago. That was easy! I began running in July of 2004, and ran my first 5K race in September of 2004.
2. What is your best and worst run/race experience?
My best running experience would have to be my first marathon. It wasn't a great time, but I was so emotional and proud of what I had accomplished. Hubs ran my first marathon with me. It was in Ottawa in May of 2006, a very hot and humid day. When we were approaching the finishing line, I was so overcome with emotion, I began hyperventilating (BTW, has this ever happened to anyone else?). Hubs thoughts I was hot so he poured water from his water bottle on my head, to which I responded.
Don't *gasp* pour *gasp* water *gasp* on *gasp* my *gasp* head!!!! What a finish! It was an awesome experience otherwise.
Worst: This is hard, I recently described my "worst" experience in Ottawa, but I still think I gained alot from this.
3. Why do you run?
Running makes me a better person. It has made me a calmer person, a braver person, a humble person, and generally a nicer person to be around. I'm also addicted to those delicious endorphins that fly round your body after a long run.
(I stole this from Phil - Is that bad blog etiquette too?! )
4. What is the best or worst piece of advice you've been given about running?
Best piece of advice: Don't worry about your time for your first marathon. Seriously! Savour ever minute of it and don't let a time goal spoil it for you.
Worst piece of advice: I don't give bad advice, or at least I don't think I do. Maybe that's bad!
5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
This is tough because I am pretty much an open book. Pretty much what you see is what you get.
Alright here's one: My mom's cousin, Lew Urry, developed the alkaline battery. That's my claim to fame! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
Mmmwhahahaha..... Who do I tag now? After careful consideration, I am tagging
BTW, did I post yesterday that I love trail running? Phew! I had a manky 20km trail run today and was it ever tough!! An elevation of 6000ft, and my quads are shot. I guess it went O.K. , but I am questioning my sanity for the Jay's Challenge I signed up (53km!!!!) for in LESS THAN TWO MONTHS!!!
Thanks for reading!