Monday, January 10, 2011

The Survey!

I've been meaning to put this survey on my blog. I nicked it off Juanita, who, in turn, nicked it off Ms. Ritz on The Loop. Everyone who reads it is tagged. Tag! I got y'all! And please tell me when you've posted it so I can come see it. =)



In my dreams, I...can run forever and not get tired, and it feels so smooth and sweet. Like breathing. I was chasing a train in flip flops and they felt so firm and secure on my feet. I imagine this is what running will be like in Heaven.

My favorite book is...Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Also, Believing Christ by Steven Robinson. I don't have a running related one.

My favorite movie is... I don't really have one. But I really really want to see "Hood to Coast".

My breakthrough was... The day I completed the couch-to-5k podcast for the day...and decided to run an extra five minutes just because. Which led to running an extra ten...which led to running two podcasts per day....which led to.....

My favorite run is... the long run. Gosh I love it.

My favorite season to run is...Spring or Autumn. Deliciousness.

My favorite distance is... Don't know, haven't run them all yet.

My favorite race is
... Don't know, haven't run them all yet.

I started running because of... Weight Watchers. They said "Exercise!" and I was like "GROAN!" but complied, thank goodness.

My reason to keep running is... Because it's hard. Because it pushes me. Because I'm not sure I can really do it. Because it's something that doesn't come naturally to me, so when I actually get out there and do it I feel like I've really accomplished something. Because I like being not-40lbs-overweight.

I knew I was a runner for life when... I don't know that yet. I hope I am. I pray I am. But who knows what the future will bring.

I am most scared of... failing.

My main goal as a runner is... to keep on running. To have an excellent running foundation. To be strong.


Your turn!!! Tell me all about it. =)

10 comments:

John Nguyen said...

As a Runner...
In my dreams, I... am running a 100 mile race (but I wake up before I finish)
My favorite book is... Born to Run (of course)
My favorite movie is... I really liked Avatar, but I also like The Last Samurai, Unbreakable, and Forrest Gump
My breakthrough was... my first 50-miler (AR50)
My favorite run is... I don't have a favorite.
My favorite season to run is... Spring
My favorite distance is... 100 miles (even though I haven't done one yet!)
My favorite race is... The Western States 100
I started running because of... I really started to enjoy running after Born to Run
My reason to keep running is... Because I can, and because of all the amazing people I've met because of running (folks on the Loop especially)
I knew I was a runner for life when... I read Born to Run
I am most scared of... any harm done to my daughters
My main goal as a runner is... To run ultras till a really old age... maybe then I'll win an age group award!

NattyBumpo said...

I learned this from my daughters.

Nyah Nyah! I was on BASE!!!

danny said...

do I have to????

here's the deal: if you can provide the sentence starters so I just have to copy/paste, then I'll do it :)

Keeley said...

@John - LOL! Yes, running to a really old age is the only way I'll ever get any kind of award. =D

@Natty - Nu uh!!! No basies!!!

@ Danny - don't be a bum! Copy/paste the whole thing and just delete what I wrote.

Jillian said...

I did it, only because I wanted to know what I'd say if I thought about it. http://searching4simple.blogspot.com/2011/01/any-runners-out-there.html

danny said...

you won.

NattyBumpo said...

OK, I will post this here...but not on my blog...I can't do too many of these meme's, I kinda don't like them that much.

As a Runner...
In my dreams, I...am running. I don't really have any aspirations past doing this until I am much much older than I am now, maybe even when I am a grown-up.
My favorite book is..."Magician" by Raymond E Feist--not a running book, but then I don't read running books (yet).
My favorite movie is... M.A.S.H. or Real Genius or Yellow Beard.
My breakthrough was... Shamrock Run last year. I ran the 5K without walking
My favorite run is... Jingle Bell Run, because it is a silly run.
My favorite season to run is... There is a season?
My favorite distance is... Pikermi (I don't know about this Double-Pikermi or longer thing yet...so we will see)
My favorite race is... Shamrock Run because it is SO flippin' huge
I started running because of... I had always liked it, so I decided to start back into it again.
My reason to keep running is... I'm addicted to miles 4-10. Seriously, totally hooked on that "I can run forEVER" feeling I get around then.
I knew I was a runner for life when... I get up in the morning a lace 'em up.
I am most scared of... any harm done to my daughters (I concur with John on this one)
My main goal as a runner is... go that way as fast as I can, and if something gets in my way; turn.

Keeley said...

@Jillian - Hey!! you love cloth diapers too! How cool is that?

@Danny - WHOOOT! I love winning. =D

@Natty - YAY for posting it here. Memes (where does that word come from anyway? It's just odd) can get a little outofhand, can't they?

MY GOSH!!!! You like Magician?!?!?! That book is AWESOME. I've read it a kajillion times.

Anna P said...

I hear ya, the long run is my fav too! The longest distance I have run since starting this past July was 10 miles and I loved every STEP of it. Even though it was 25 with a windchill of BRRRR! and was super gloomy. I was in my own little la-la running world =)

Andrea said...

Thanks, K. Reposting to my blog.