Before I launch into this month’s theme of bragging rights, I have to confess something. I was catching up at the Blonder Side of Life early last week and was excited to see that the theme for August’s meeting of the Secret Blogger Club was scheduled to be the beach. I had a whole post in my head about beach running and general beachy good times, and then noticed a few days later that the theme changed. It’s probably for the best – my beach running post was likely going to be boring, and anyway I can always post it in a non-linkup situation – but I’m still going to post the following picture of Drew and me after a beach run in Los Angeles back in December, just because I like it:
- I bragged pretty shamelessly about this in my last Weekend Wrap-Up, but I’m decent at sprinting. I’m certainly no FloJo, but I’m the fastest female, short-distance sprinter on the Shammies (to my knowledge!), and I cling to this. I cling oh, so tightly. Any other time I run with my run club I am so slowwww compared to everyone else (I went all psychoanalytic on this topic a few months back) and it gives the ol’ self-esteem a boost when I’m able to lead the pack for once. If only the club participated in more short-distance events so I could actually contribute positively! Otherwise I just slow everyone down.
- I am awesome at picking up little injuries and niggles any time I participate in sports or other activities. I am the Niggle Queen. Bruised toenails? Got ’em. Shin splints? Splinty as hell. Dodgy ankles? They sprain like it’s their job. Debilitating blisters? A-go-go. (You get the idea!)
- I am awesome at buying unnecessary kit for any sport I participate in because I am a total gearhead. There is a closet in my house that contains an entire Freshmeat package shoved in a bag because once, a few years back, I decided I should do roller derby. Skates, helmet, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards, an extra set of wheels, and padded compression shorts. I used all that stuff once. Once. I’m awful! Why does shopping for kit have to be so much fun?
- I am awesome at managing to function through daily life as well as bouts of running while being generally underhydrated. I am strangely proud of this, even though I know I shouldn’t be!
That’s probably enough awesomeness for one day… I don’t want to overwhelm you 😉
What are you awesome at?