Friday, January 8, 2010

go me.

I confess...I'm going to brag.

I'm having a hard time right now. Back to full work weeks, "behind" even my modified running goals b/c I've felt awful, still having hip problems.... So, I'm going to tell you (and myself) some vignettes and tidbits that you may not know (though I know them...) about me. All positives.
  • I like to compliment strangers. More than one has said I've made their day.
  • I saved my dad's life once. He stopped on the side of a road to go ask directions but didn't fully put the car in park. It started rolling, he tried to hop in and began to fall under it. I got over and stepped on the brake just in time.
  • I send random "thank you" notes to random people sometimes who've just made me days better or whom I admire.
  • As a camp counselor, I got a shy little girl to yell at the top of her lungs...probably for the first time ever. And convinced her she was smart (she was 5 and could read adult novels to me aloud). I later learned about spousal abuse in her home. I know I was a bright spot for her.
  • I ran a half-marathon in 2007...this from the kid who was so out-of-shape she was excused from the mile run in junior high because she nearly stopped breathing.
  • A professor once said to me "You sling the vernacular hash, but you know what you're talking about." I like that.
  • I lost around 35 pounds. More if you consider that I gained a lot of muscle. That's while dealing with a binge-eating problem.
  • I broke the finger of a 6th grade boy who picked on my friends...we were all in 2nd grade and he harassed a bunch of my friends (all boys) on the bus daily. He didn't bug me (I guess bugging little kids was fine but bugging a girl was not) but I got mad at him. I didn't get in trouble b/c he was probably too embarrassed to tell how it happened.
  • In 4th grade, we did this Book-It thing where you had to read a number of books a month to "earn" a personal pan pizza. The teacher made my goal higher than the rest of the class because I read a lot already.
  • I try new foods and love my veggies after being a VERY picky eater as a kid.
  • I found my IQ test recently. 141. I am told that's pretty darn good.
  • I get up every morning. That's a bigger accomplishment than you know.


Lauren Starks said...

Very positive post! I think it's good for you to remind yourself of the good things when other areas of your life are giving you fits.

Hope the hip is feeling better.

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