Friday, June 13, 2008

Tag, I'm it!

I've been tagged by Bad Ben.

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

Most of my running was for triathlons or adventure races and training for them was done on pavement! YUCK! Even though the adventure races running events were on trails, I still trained on the roads. Most of my runs were 6 miles or less and usually no more than 3 days per week.

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

Sorry, but I don't feel like sharing my worst run experience in a public forum such as this. If you really want to know, ask me in person. Needless to say, it ain't pretty! There are several runs that stand out in my mind as being memorable in a positive way. A few of them involve races, but most of them are long runs with good friends.

3- Why do you run?

Stress relief, fitness, because "Fat Ben" is constantly chasing me, and I like to push/test my limits.

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

The best advice I've been given is to listen to your body. A strong mind can push the body to previously unthought of levels sometimes, but it takes experience to know when to listen to the body's pleas for mercy.

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

I was a paratrooper and an intelligence analyst in the Army for a few years and in my spare time, I troll online forums on philosophy.

Now I'm supposed to tag some other people so these are the people whose answers I'd really like to read:

Chris Locke

Matt Hart

Jamie Donaldson

Here are the rules guidelines:
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.

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.

1 comment:

Jamie Donaldson said...

Thanks for the tag Ben! HA! So, I completed mine. Also, I looked at the blog for your daughter--she is so adorable! Happy Father's Day!