I’ve been taking a break from posting because, lately, I’ve been focused on thoughts of a more personal nature.
However, I’ve been hit with a chain mail type thing in blog form, and I’m compelled to follow through with the corresponding obligations, mainly because I like the concept and the fact it shows how we’re all interconnected to some degree.
So to get on with it, I have to do three things.
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?
I wish it was just one thing. But I guess if I can truly change one thing, I would have chosen to not have ever smoked cigarettes and to have taken better care of my health while I was younger. Ironic how the thing I would like to change most can be summed up in one sentence. I could write a series of blog posts on other things I would like to have been able to change, but this one thing is what I truly regret.
2) Pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform each that s/he has gotten this award.
So my choices are as follows:
- Washington Ran Here. – I’ve discovered this one through another blog I follow who appears to be a friend of her’s offline. I would have nominated the Angry Runner as well, but JT beat me to it. Washington Ran Here is full of wit and humor while doling out keen advice and insight on running and training.
- I Run Ultras- Because I know the guy personally, and although he’s a very different type of runner than I am, we’re cut from the same cloth and share mainly similarities in our passion for running long distances.
- Steve’s Blog – While he is arguably controversial in how he attempts to reach his goals, no one can argue he has a strong determination and is fully dedicated. Following him along his journey as he attempts to run 100 miles consecutively is inspiring if nothing else.
- Building a Faster Me – Simply because she’s interesting to follow in her training, progress, and her thoughts related to such.
- Will Run for Beer – Not only is she serious about running, but she’s serious about beer. Need I say more?
- JL goes Vegan – A triathlete Buddhist vegetarian turned vegan who, along with her husband, are two very interesting people I have the pleasure of knowing. I would have nominated Dave too, but alas, he was nominated by Joe. I just hope he doesn’t mind I took the privilege of nominating his wife before he had the chance.
3) Thank the person who gave you the award.
Well, Joe deserves thanks for more than just mentioning me in his post. Joe has a been a source of knowledge and guidance in my early days of running. I am the runner I am today partly due to Joe and what he has exposed me to in the way of training and concepts. He is the one who introduced me to Jack Daniels, which is the foundation for all my choices in training. I am able to confidently make educated decisions in how I train, and how I choose to prepare myself in order to successfully reach my goals. So, for that, Thanks Joe!