Thursday, October 9, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Teacherwoman and Run Girl Run both tagged me, thanks girlies!
So, here are my 6 random things......

1. I used to show horses competitively from the time I was about 9 up into college (rode on the University of Maryland Equestrian Team for 1 year until I decided that it was time for a break). I qualified for Nationals at the age of 15, which was pretty young. I did the hunters and jumpers, I would jump fences that were up to 4' tall and 3.5' wide.....now the idea of doing that scares the crap out of me!

2. I have broken quite a few bones and had random injuries (figure skating age 4 - broken leg, car accident 3rd grade - broken arm, horse flipped over on me age 13 - broken collar bone, horse smashed his face into mine 12th grade - broken nose, age 22 - stress fracture to sesamoid bone in left foot, that bone ended up pretty much "dead" and had to be removed age 27, trying to get sports bra off hurt shoulder age 29 - ended up tearing my shoulder "SLAP" lesion and needing surgery, and last but not least.....broke a rib running age 32).
3. I love all kinds of music, literally ALL KINDS!

4. I have ALWAYS been a "Dog Person", not that I didn't like cats, I always liked them, but I was just a "Dog Person". I got my English Mastiff, "Mister Man" while I was in college, he was "my boy". This past December I came across these 2 kittens at the ARL...they had just come to the shelter, they were both gray, one had long hair and a short tail and had thrown up all over himself, the other one had short hair and a normal tail. They kept looking at me. And looking at me. And looking at me. The next day I went back and got them, and they became best friends with my Mister Man, they learned how to act like a "cat-dog" from him. About 5 months later I lost my Mister Man at the age of 9 years and 9 months. I think those kittens were a gift from Mister, he knew there would never be another "like him", so now I have my 2 "cat-dogs" that greet me at the door, roll onto their back to get their tummy rubbed, and wait outside my bedroom door, just like Mister did. They have been amazing buddies through a rough year. I am now a "Cat-Dog Person"!

5. I believe that unfortunately some broken hearts never heal, and that sometimes all the time in the world won't fix it.

6. Once I believe in you....getting me to stop is nearly impossible.

11 comments:

*aron* said...

great post :) i love finding out new random things!

thanks for the tag too!

*aron* said...

duh how did i forget you :) being edited to add right now!! GOOD LUCK!! have fun and practice all the marathon strategies :)

ncrunner12 said...

Thanks for the tag. I can't get over how many bones you've broken, I've never broken one (knock on wood.)

I got a big kick out of #4, because my dog is totally starting to act like the two cats so i can only imagine how the cats learned to act like a dog.

Jamie said...

Good luck with your first marathon... the first one is always very rewarding. I did my first one five years ago and now this Saturday I will be competing in my 10th and hopefully it will be a Boston Qualifier. We'll see. Best of luck to you though... I think you're doing great.

Marci said...

Good luck this weekend. Thanks for tagging me, I will post a reply tomorrow!

Kelly H. said...

Thanks for tagging me! Your kittens sound sweet. And you NC is right, you have broken too many bones. Happy Thursday!

P.O.M. said...

Whoa - that's pretty injury prone. CALCIUM?????

Great post. I'll have to think of some stuff.

P.O.M. said...

PS: Broken hearts can take a long time to heal, but eventually they will. Eventually.

The Laminator said...

Hey! Nice list.
Are you all set for the SI Half tomorrow? Weather should be great. So excited for this race.
If you see an Asian guy in a bandana with a "Laminator" race shirt tomorrow...you'll know it's me. Come by and say hi. Either way, have fun!

Jason said...

Ahhh crap....I have to come up with 6 random things :)

chrisequious said...

Staten Island. Check. Nice! What is this "tagging" thing, what does a tagged girl do now???

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