I was memed

21stCM tagged me. I can handle it. I just don't spread it; besides the rules seem too complicated.

1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?
In June of 1998 I did not run; so it was extraordinary for about 20 yards then abruptly ended.

2. What is your best and worst run/race experience?
My best was running through Central Park to set a PR time in last November's NYC Marathon. I was channelling Ryan Hall who I'd watched win the Olympic Trials the day before. I was gliding (at slow motion speed by comparison) past all the slower runners right through to the finish. My best mile time was my last mile.
The worst would be Disney's Race for the Taste 10K. It was hot. I went out too fast. I died before I finished. The on-course refreshments featured blocks of cheese and chocolate. Just what I want when all hot and bothered - something dry and all wrong. That's when I decided Disney had no clue abour running events.

3. Why do you run?
It's what I can do best by myself or with friends. It takes the edge off hard days at work. It allows Mrs. T to sleep late on Sundays. Marathons give me a reason to travel. Mrs. T likes that too although she doesn't run for anything short of a 95%-off sale.

4. What is the best or worst piece of advice you've been given about running?
Best - listen to your body. It will tell you whether you are running near empty; or easy enough to turn it up.
Worst - all advice is worth something. I can't remember anything horrible.

5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
I love chick flicks. Have you see Sex and the City yet?


peter said...

Cheese and chocolate? Did they hold out full beer steins at milepost 6?

21stCenturyMom said...

I just got back from SATC with a group of female friends. Then we went out for a drink. Loved it!

The upcoming Nicholas Sparks film with Richard Gere and Diane Lane looks vomitous, though. Not all chick flicks are created equal, right?

Thanks for playing!

Runner Susan said...

What about blood and guts movies?

I wish I was with you on that last NY mile.

Maddy said...

Not totally suprised that you like Chick Flicks. Not that you're aren't masculine - it's that those movies can be entertaining...

Thanks for sharing with us David!

Just12Finish said...

You shouldn't have mentioned #5. Sad. Sad.

Bex said...

Cheese and chocolate?! I agree - no thanks! Hey, it's good to be back in running blogland again.

Tiggs said...

I wish I was with you on that last NYC mile too!!

jeanne said...

love the answer to #1. and #2 I remember your best, and I wasn't even there!
chocolate and cheese? are you kidding me? That is GROSS!
why doesn't it surprise me that you'd like chick flicks? Have you read Eat Pray Love yet? It's got a rep as chick lit, which is kinda is. sorta.

Darrell said...

I think I might have guessed that last one. Aren't there some blog posts back there somewhere about Project Runway.

No worries, I've been known to needlepoint. 8-)