Hump Day Miscellany – Tagged!

I got tagged by Juls just in time for episode 2 of the rebirth of Hump Day Miscellany.

Before I get to that, though I need to talk about food.

1). My cat is eating! I have not force fed her for 2 or 3 days now. At first I had to pretty much hold the food up to her mouth but she seems to be getting the hang of it again. I have snatched my kitty from the jaws of death!

2). I never in a million years thought I would say this but I’m looking forward to the end of Vineman training so I don’t have to keep eating so much. My whole sense of scale is all thrown off. I finally fell in to a comfortable pattern of eating well and now I am starving all the time. Training tapeworm – die! I did really enjoy that Snickers on top of Diablo, though so there’s always that!

Now the tag/meme thingie. There are 5 questions about running and then I need to list some rules and stuff. First the 5 questions:

1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?
10 years ago I was a novice runner. I think I started running in 1997 and on Nov 30, 1997 I ran my first 5K in 38:23 which is a 12:21 pace – and it hurt. I’m thinking that in 1998 I was in about the same shape and swore I would NEVER do a marathon. I did my first one in 1999 and have done 2 since.

2. What is your best and worst run/race experience?
I think my best was my first marathon because it was such a thrill to finish. I cried like I had just lost my best friend.
I think a lot of runners will say that their best race experience was the first marathon – it is just such a HUGE accomplishment.

My worst was the run at Wildflower last year. I was totally nauseated and walked almost the entire 10K. Very disappointing.

3. Why do you run?
At this point I run because that’s what the 3rd leg of a triathlon demands. I started running because I was the single mother of 3 young children and I needed to find a way to get the best exercise in the shortest possible time.

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

Best piece of advice is to not make any big changes before a long run (I know – it was Juls best also)

Worst is to drink water until your pee runs clear. Doing that starts you out with depleted electrolytes and puts you at risk for hyponatremia. It is not a good idea.

5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
For my sophomore and junior years in high school I was a total bad ass of a kid. I wanted to drop out. The one really good thing my mother did during that time (possibly the only good thing) was to refuse to let me drop out of high school. My senior year I made high honors the first semester. I slipped up a bit toward the end of the year but at least I figured out I had some potential and that carried me to a successful adulthood.

Here are the rules:
If YOU have been tagged, you will find your name at the end of this post. You should then, copy the rules (or your version of them), and the set of questions onto your blog post, provide your own answers, and then tag 5 new people.

In this case, all 5 questions are all about RUNNING. How easy is that?

Just to be sure that everyone tagged knows they have been invited to play, go to their blogs and leave them a special comment letting them know, and refer them to your blog for details.

One more thing, once they’ve answered the questions on their own blog, they should come back to yours to tell you.

I don’t usually do this but 5 quesitons is easy and who can’t use a little blog fodder once in a while sooooo… I tag
Jeanne, David,
, Katy, DPR, and Donald who can either respond to this thing or write up how he killed Calvin and Hobbes or whatever that story is.

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5 Responses to Hump Day Miscellany – Tagged!

  1. Juls says:

    Nicely done.

  2. ihatetoast says:

    i didn’t know that about the pee being clear. is this just around race time or in general? i don’t think mine is ever clear, but now i’m ascarrit.

    i’ve answered yours, but in a post that will be published while i’m away with me mum. i think it’ll be sunday u.s. time.

    are you at all worried that you’ve given your cat an eating disorder and that it’ll end up like an olson twin?

  3. jeanne says:

    it’s just cruel. the meme thing. C-R-U-E-L!

  4. LBTEPA says:

    That’s why I started running – and why I keep running! value for money exercise.

  5. Donald says:

    OK, you got me … I actually like this one, so I’ll add it to the list. It might take a while, though. I really do have a list of things I’m planning to write sometime, and the C&H one is on there – thanks for remembering!

    But you know that tags die with me, right?

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