Friday, April 4, 2008

warning: this post is not for the faint of heart...or the weak of stomach

So, frayedlaces tagged me and told me to do if you find this post disgusting, and/or if I tagged you, feel free to blame her (tee hee). So here are the rules:
(1) Write your own six word memoir.
(2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want (see my yuckiness above).
(3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogs-universe.
(4) Tag at least five more blogs with links.
(5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

I was contemplating my memoir all afternoon. My life is so varied, what to choose, what to choose. I went to pick up my race packet for the Go! St. Louis Marathon weekend tonight (I'm doing the Half this year) and saw a vendor selling a t-shirt that had a slogan that pretty much summed up my running life as of late. Well, since I have mostly blogged about running and/or my misadventures while running, the t-shirt inspired the idea to do a memoir about...running. I know, I know, my last post was all about how my life is NOT all about running. Well, it's still not. Consider this my six word Running Memoir. If you want a memoir about every part of my life then, well, you may want to back off...stalker.

The Bets's Six Word Memoir....

I think toenails are for sissies.

So, Kate, Liz (Kate's Mom), Kris (fellow teach' in the 'hood...and Kate's best bud), Ruralrunner (random fellow blogger/teacher I met on runner's lounge), and Fatrunnergirl (jus' cus I like her blog, and us fat kids gotta stick together!) consider yourself tagged.


Rural Runner E said...

Thanks for the tag. I find these little games fun and a great way to work off some stress and excess energy. By the way, I am a teacher turned principal. I am originally from your neck of the woods....southern illinois. You are invited any time you want to run with me, my father-in-law, and other friends in Charleston Dogwood 5K.

SLB said...

Found you through FL tag. Now there's a T-shirt I gotta get!

Carly said...

Hi! I am so excited about my first blogland tag. I am working it... : )

Great blog!

Marcy said...

OMG OMG OMG nasty!! LOL For some reason the whole missing toenails and blisters creeps me out (I probably picked the wrong sport, right? LOL)

Nitmos said...

That's a badge of honor! I haven't had a toenail unblack (is that word) in over 2 years now. Wear it with pride (and a little Neosporin).

Betsy said...

Sweet Yoda, Betsy. That's horrifying! You are one tough girl!

Katherine W said...

The only thing worse than having to look at these pictures on your blog is receiving them as pix text on my phone while eating dinner! haha... you know I love it!

About Me

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I'm a teacher with a running problem, or maybe I'm a runner with a teaching pick.


races completed

A bunch of 5Ks...I've lost track over the years...

O'Fallon (IL) YMCA 15K Winter 2007

St. Louis Track Club Half Marathon (spring) 2007

Spirit of St. Louis Marathon 2007

Boilermaker 15K Roadrace 2007 (Utica, NY)

Lewis and Clark Marathon 2007 (St. Charles, MO)

St. Louis Track Club Frost Bite Series 2008


-10 Miles


-Half Marathon

Go! St. Louis Half Marathon 2008

Route 66 Festival 10K 2008 (Edwardsville, IL)

O'Fallon (IL) Summer Sizzler 15K 2008

Lewis and Clark Half Marathon 2008 (St, Charles, MO: DNS-cancelled due to Hurricane Ike)

O'Fallon Fall Finale 15K 2008

St. Louis Track Club Half Marathon 2008 (PR!)

Mountain Home Half Marathon (Arkansas) 2008 (2nd in age group!)

Great River Road Run (IL) 10 miles

St. Louis Track Club Frost Bite Series 2008-2009


-10 miles

Phoenix Rock-n-Roll Marathon (AZ)

Go! St. Louis Half Marathon 2009

Kentucky Derby Half Marathon 2009

future races

race wish list

Big Sur Marathon
Disney Marathon
Nike Marathon
Marine Corps Marathon
Great River Relay
Bolder Boulder
Chicago Distance Classic