Saturday, September 4, 2010

All this and a Cherry on Top too?!

Thanks Aimee for passing on the Cherry on Top Award to me!

Here are the rules:

#1 Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

Really I don't think I would change to much of the past because well, let's face it, it made us who we are today and who I am today is pretty ok with me. On the other hand... :) relating to being an athlete (and I say that with some hesitation as I don't often think of myself as such) I do wish that I had realized at much earlier age just how good it can feel. I wish that I would have discover years ago that exercise does not have to be "work" that it can be fun, an adventure. Now that's not to say that every workout is fun, but I have enjoyed the last 3 years of doing triathlons and running races so much that I keep feeling I need to try and do everything because at the ripe old age of 46 who knows how much longer I have to do this? How much have I missed!?!?! I read this analogy just this morning on Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit
I play basketball with some young cats, and they often seem tickled (and somewhat perplexed) by the fact that I still hoop so competitively and so often. I explain it to them like this: “We’re both at Disney World on a bright sunny day. For you, it’s 10 o’clock in the morning and you’ve got all the time in the world to do anything you want. For me, it’s thirty minutes before the gates close and I want to get in every ride I possibly can.”

Says it all!

#2 The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.

First off I want to tell you all how much I appreciate your reading and commenting on my blog. I know there are some that read and don't comment and I appreciate you too, but would love for you to come out of hiding. :) Since many of you have been given this award already I'm just going to give it to anyone who takes the time to read my blog!

#3 The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award

Aimee thanks so much for passing this on to me! I just want to say again how much I enjoyed meeting you last weekend...was that just last weekend?! And for anyone who might not know Aimee had a fantastic race at IronGirl 1st in her age group and 9th over all! Did I tell you she was fast? Make sure to check out her blog! I Tri to Be Me !

Now in other news I'll be running the Park to Park 10 Miler with Kathleen on Monday. It's a point to point run from City Park to Washington Park. I'm a little nervous. The course is only open for up to a 13 minute mile pace and we all know that I am not the fastest runner. :) I'm hoping to be able to stay ahead of the street opening but if not it's not like you can't finish the race you will just have to watch for traffic and the final 1.5 miles is in the park so not a problem. It should be fun though not only will I get to see Kathleen again, (and maybe Aimee, her husband is running but I imagine they will be long gone by the time I cross the line! :) ) but it fits right into my 1/2 marathon training plan and makes just one less long, lonely boring run I will have to do on my own!


Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Thanks for the shout out! :)
I liked your answer to question #1 and loved the analogy you posted from the other blog!
Good luck in the race on Monday! You are going to do great and will surely beat the cut off times. :)

Diana said...

I'd have to say that answering that first question would be hard. We are who we are from what we were! I'm happy for where I'm at. And I'm happy for how I "got" here!
Good luck with the race!