Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Honest Scrap Award

Big Daddy Diesel picked me Honest Scrap Award.  Now I have to list ten honest things about myself.  Whoa! 2 blog entries in one day - this is crazy stuff!

  1. I am a voracious reader.  I go nowhere without a book or three.  My interests float from fiction, to non-fiction, to historical accounts, to reference books.  Currently I am reading The Prince of Tides and The Lady in the Tower along with The Triathletes Training Bible.  Yeah, all at once.
  2. Pizza is the finest food ever invented.
  3. People often look to me to be the life of the party, when really all I want to do is stand in a corner and be entertained.  I like to sit at a quiet bar and have a beer with a friend or two, but not with 100 or more people in a bar so loud you can't talk. I really hate that.
  4. Along with #2 - at parties and bars, I usually order a beer and then walk around with it all night so people don't bug me to drink. 
  5. I want to make people happy, usually at the expense of making myself unhappy so they are not disappointed.  I am getting better at this, but it isn't easy for me.
  6. My dog Bailey is my best buddy.  When I go places without him, I feel like I am missing something.
  7. There are days when all I want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep all day and not have to talk to anyone.
  8. I like who I am now better than who I was 5 years ago.  Most of my friends like who I was 5 years ago better, they think I was more fun then.  But, I am happier now.  They don't understand this triathlon/running thing (you know, as if it is some kind of disease) and are eagerly awaiting me to "get over it".  Don't hold your breath kiddos.
  9. Running is my therapy.  When I get depressed, down, or something terrible happens, I go for a run.  It doesn't fix anything, but it clears my head.  I am not a fast runner, just a consistent one.  I think I choose it because it is so portable, I can run pretty much anywhere.  This injury has really thrown me for a loop, I am not sure what to do now that I can't (OK shouldn't) go for a run.
  10. My 90 year old grandfather is one of my biggest inspirations.  Strength, independence, caring, and capability, all rolled up into one. I want to be like him when I grow up.
SO now I am supposed to pick a 7 fellow blogger to do this too.  I apologize if you have already been picked, but I don't think I have seen you guys post this yet:
  1. Regina at Chiu on This
  2. Laura at MadCity Mounts
  3. KC at 140 Point 6 Miles
  4. Velma at Running With Boys
  5. Theresa at Tri-A-Licious
  6. Midwestern Dot (Maria) at 2010 Brings Racine
  7. Laura at My Reason to Run


KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Can totally relate to #2, 7, and 9. Feel really bad that you can't (shouldn't) run right now. Love to be by myself and am totally ok with it and love me some pizza. And #8 for sure. I like me better now than say 5-10 years ago. Too many reasons to list and not blog appropriate.
Thanks for tapping me on this. I have not done it yet but will certainly list my ten honest things in my post either tonight or tomorrow. Probably tomorrow since i have tonight's post already floating in my head. Hopefully i have enough time later to do it. Sigh!

misszippy said...

Hey--Thanks for stopping by my blog! Of course you can come to the party--we'll just let you be, though, per number #3! Sorry to hear you are injured, btw--I know how much it stinks.

Aimee said...

Nice list! I totally agree with #'s my therapy too. :)

Regina said...

I can so relate to almost all of those. Thanks for the honesty, for tagging me (will do next week for sure) and for your donation!!

Jon said...

Yep, this "triathlon" disease (well said!) is not an acute one. I'll be battling it my entire life. Not that that is a bad thing...

Maria said...

My list is up, (I saw your post when I had free time). I can totally relate to #3, I'm much more of a small group type of person. Amen to #7, although I would probably work throughout the day (I'd get bored in bed) but would enjoy the no-people aspect of it. Also, I think it's neat that your Pop-Pop is your inspiration!

AM! said...

i love this! so fun to learn more about you;-)

and i am sooo w/ya sister on many of em';-)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Woohoo, thanks for playing

#1 haha One of my "New Years Resolutions" was to read 6 books, its not late April and I have 6 to go still.
#2 Isnt it!!!!!!
#5 it completely understand
#6 I soooooooo need a dog
#8 disease, obession, and many other things
#9 biking is mine
#10 *big smile*

Unknown said... of my dogs is named Bailey too! She is my little, sweet Pug who like nothing more than a good cuddle!

Is with you on #8. All my friends all feel the same way - Like I am crazy and this is a phase...They don't understand that I don't want to go to a smelly bar and get drunk with them b/c I have a long run scheduled the next morning. But then they complain to me that they are out-of-shape and overweight???

n/a said...

What a great post! I can totally relate to several of them and I thought #8 was hilarious! Thanks for the tag and I'll be sure to get my list up shortly!

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