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December 13, 2005

Chain Tagging

I was tagged by Anne to reveal five random facts about myself. This is the 21st century version of those old chain letters, right? I'm fearful that something horrible will happen to me or my family if I don't comply.

So in the interest of self-preservation, here are five random things about me you didn't already know:

1) I wore Forrest Gump-style leg braces when I was a little kid, because my legs were severely inwardly rotated. I'm pretty much OK now, but to this day I still can't touch the backs of my heels together.

2) The first music I ever bought with my own money was "Synchronicity" by the Police on cassette tape.

3) I think I have a crush on Anne-Sophie Mutter, but I'll probably never act on it.

4) At first I found Elmo completely annoying, but now I can't imagine Sesame Street without him.

5) My favorite Christmas CDs are Go Tell It On the Mountain by the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Bluegrass and White Snow by Patty Loveless. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a close third.

OK, there's my list. Now go and check out these blogs I like. I don't know if they'll play along with the tagging game, but they're all worth a few minutes of your net surfing time:

1) Rob the Runner - a Washington trail ultrarunner and marathoner who is recovering from an injury and already has a busy 2006 race calendar.

2) The Thinking Runner - who is, along with me, one of a dying breed: a passionate fan and student of the sport of running. He has an awesome video library of classic track races.

3) Oldman - a triathlete in Florida who also happens to be a cancer survivor.

4) Kim - a 30-something mom, aspiring marathoner, and fellow Californian who tries to balance her training with the rest of her hectic life. Can anyone relate to that?

5) Stronger - a young Colorado triathlete who writes beautifully and has already overcome more than her share of difficulty in life. Reading her candid writings, there have been times when I've wanted to reach through the computer and give her a hug.

Go give them a visit. Tell them I sent you.

And thanks for letting me play.


Anne 12/14/05, 10:40 AM  

Thanks for playing along, Donald. I normally avoid these things but I enjoy finding out something new about my favorite bloggers and then finding other great blogs as this works its way around.

stronger 12/14/05, 12:37 PM  

What a surprise. Thanks for the tag. I was reading along and shocked when I saw my name listed. Thank you mostly for the hug. I take 'em when I can get 'em.

robtherunner 12/14/05, 4:56 PM  

I noticed I was tagged by you and Stefano as well so I will play along tomorrow. I have to think of something interesting.

Kim 12/14/05, 11:39 PM  

Thanks for the comment, encouragement & tag. I played.
I enjoyed the blogs of the others you tagged...introduced me to a few new ones. Thanks!

Deene 12/20/05, 9:49 AM  

hi, i was following the string of the 5 random facts lists and found your blog.
I love that song "Go Tell it on the Mountain" as well but sung by Dolly Parton.

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