Since E-Rod tagged me, I guess It's my turn to join in on the fun :P
“Each player of this game starts with 6 weird things about himself or herself. People who get tagged need to write a blog entry of their own as well as state the rule clearly. In the end, you need to tag 6 people as well and list their names. Don’t forget to let them know they’ve been tagged!”
1) I have a phobia of moths and other flying insects. Logically, I know they can't hurt me, but the way that they flutter will send my heart up into my throat and cause adrenaline to race through my body. Even butterflies, when there are enough of them, will be enough to freak me out.
2)I research, sometimes to the point of ridiculousness, anything and everything I take on, and, or, am afraid of. For example, because I'm afraid of mountain lions, I have researched far and wide online to find out where the attacks in california have been over the last few hundred years (16 attacks since 1890) and when the last ones were seen in areas I run (one was seen in berkeley about 2 years ago). I also look up information and pictures about most any run I'm thinking about doing (looked up pictures of Black star since I'm running there tomorrow- did you know it's haunted?), as well as read any race report I can get my hands on :) A bit neurotic, I'll admit, but at least I'm prepared!
3)I sometimes really enjoy running to classical music, especially cello played by yo-yo ma. I find it relaxing! (but perhaps that's why I'm so slow:) )
4) I really hate to be in a room with open doors. For some reason I find it unsettling and am much happier to be in an enclosed space.
5) I didn't try a cheeseburger, burrito, or hard boiled egg until high school.
6) I hated running my entire life, until a few years ago. I even offered myself up as the team goalie when I played soccer so that I wouldn't have to run for most of the 10 years that I played soccer.
I think about half of these make me seem incredibly neurotic, but oh well :P
Now, I'm tagging, Josh, Kim, Bob, Red, Terry, and Gretchen.
Have fun guys!