I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by running mom Patti! I feel all honoured. Thanks Patti! What a great way to meet other runners out there.

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?

1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?

Ten years ago I was still dumbfounded when I saw people running. Especially when they kept hopping from one the other when facing a red light. Didn't they understand they had the perfect excuse to take a break?! So the most running I did 10 years ago was around the house: changing diapers, doing laundry and chasing the kids. I had not yet seen the light!

2. What is your best and worst run/race experience?

Oh dear, I have to confess: in the seven years I've been running I never participated in a race. At first because because I feared never finishing, and now because I really hate crowds. Then again: a mean little voice keeps whispering: with your speed you'll be alone soon enough!

I must say, reading all the enthusiastic stories about racing I'm coming around to the idea of racing. So who knows!

3. Why do you run?

Running keeps me sane. Without running I'ld be tearing my hair out. Also running provides some much needed 'alone time'. Away from little voices calling me mommy. Running provides time to think, to find myself.

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

The best piece of advice came from John Bingham, and is also the title of one of his books: No need for speed!

I haven't been giving any bad advice so far, maybe because most people are totally dumbstruck when they hear I run!

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

In my spare time I do belly dance!

Tagging along!

Bluestocking runner, because I love the Jane Austen quote in her header.

Just 1 marathon, because she just finished her first marathon. Very inspiring.

Shelah, because she looks so happy running.

Janice, just because I like her blog!

Genevieve, because I loved her book.


Shelah said...

thanks for tagging me! I did it and tagged five more people! That was a fun meme.

Patti said...

Thanks so much for responding, Nicole. It is such a neat experience to find this virtual network of running moms. At last, some voices who understand that running around the block can be the only thing that keeps us from running straight to the loony bin. Happy running!

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