So I was tagged by 2 peeps, but I'm gonna kill 2 birds with 1 stone and answer them both here. Al, Kelly I hope you aren't offended. I still haven't done another tag that hit me sometime last year.
1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?
I did not run in 1998. Well, I did, but it was around the band or track at SC. I didn't want to do it, but I was forced to in a effort to build the endurance needed to complete an entire pre-game, half-time and post game show. Really I believed it was torture at the time. A way to legally hazy the freshmen.
2. What is your best/worst running experience?
Best: Finishing my first 1/2 marathon. It was at the finish line when it finally sunk in that I could, in fact, run 13 miles. Even if I wasn't prepared for hills.
Worst: Surf City 5K where it poured the whole entire time. I was happy when it was all over.
3. Why do you run?
That's pretty much the subject of my first post. I first started running to launch myself off a weight loss plateau. Now I do it because I love it. It's my time. It's not only a way to keep fit, but a way to keep sane. I can really tell when I haven't been running. So can my husband, co-workers and pretty much anyone I come into contact with on a regular basis. Well, my husband knows it's from a lack of running. Everyone else probably thinks I'm crazy, or PMSing.
4. What is the best or worst piece of running advice that you've been given about running?
Best Piece of Advice: it's a tie between getting fitted for running shoes, use bodyglide, and run hills if your race has hills
Worst Piece of Advice: Stop running. It's the worst exercise you can ever do for your body. (this was never given to me by a runner, just by non-runners)
5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
I love punk music. If you saw me in my work clothes, you'd probably never believe it. I'm pretty sure the kids in Hot Topic think I'm lost when I'm in there. Also, I'd take beer over wine or liquor anytime. Finally, I'd love to be organized but it never quite happens. I really try though.
I'm tagging Viv, Amber, sKelly, Carly and Elysia. Mostly because I'm nosy and want to see what makes everyone tick.
Also, I went to Old Navy today and tried on the Sweetheart jeans in a size 4 short and they fit. Yes you can tell me it's vanity sizing at it's best, as I don't fit in Old Navy size 4 shorts, but shutty. I'm taking the size 4 and running.