Somehow I ended up with two different "awards" that each make me list 7 things about myself.
Conveniently, this happened in the same week, so I could take full advantage, merge the post into one whopper, and rename it the SEVEN WONDERS award. Will that make a third award now floating around like a virus in the blog world? Not sure. But, since I know I like reading other people's non-running posts, I will play along and TRY not to use the R word today.
Without further verbage, here are the seven things you
never wondered about me:
1 I had never done a plank before 2 weeks ago. I tried one and was surprised to find out they really aren't for sissies!
2 There are two feelings that (I think) are beyond awesome: Cleaning my ear with a Qtip, and taking a HOT shower after a cold, wet, jog--feeling the sensation return to my skin.
3 As a child I had a few different pets. One was a hermit crab. They seem innocent enough, and I was a loving kid. So, I did what other loving kids do and took it to the bathroom, so I could kiss it in front of the mirror. Not sure why I need to see myself kiss a crab, but, whatever. While kissing the crab, it took its claw and pinched my lip --with a totally unknown and unmeasurable force. I loved my crab, but it hurt like HeLLooo. Tears streamed from my face as my dad rescued me--jabbing a coat hanger into the crab until it released and my pet died.
4 One of my high school nick names was "Gumby". This probably has more to do with what I look like hitting a tennis ball than my flexibility.
5 At the end of the eighth grade I made the mistake of trying out for high school cheerleading. We were allowed to have partners to try out with, and my partner and I spent countless days (like 3 or 4), practicing a routine we made up, at the park, with our boom box. When try-outs came, we had to audition in front of whoever came to watch. You might be surprised...This draws QUITE a crowd of people. In the end, neither of us made the team. It seems one of us was not following the music like the other...not sure which one of us...but I was highly discourage at the time. No offense intended to anyone, but looking back, I think this was truly a blessing in disguise for me.
6 The first verse I memorized, (after John 3:16), is :
1Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
7 Sometimes I stay up very late researching. One recent research topic was "how to plank" which led to a discussion with my husband about "how to do the flag".... The answer wasn't settled until after 12:30 am, and seeing several Youtube videos like this one:
It is my honor to award this to seven other bloggers! If you have not yet been tagged with the "versatile blogger" or "Tell me About Yourself award", it's your turn! (only if you want to play). :)