This week's Fun Monday hostess with the mostess is lisaschaos and she's given us the following assignment:
What is one thing you would like to ask your readers? Come up with a question to pose to your visitors and throw it out there on Monday. As we’re all visiting each other’s Fun Monday posts we should answer the various questions we come across.
OR Show&Tell me about a bird, I’m easily made happy.
Well, since I didn't have a camera handy when those three hummingbirds were flitting all around the walnut tree by our deck yesterday, I'll have to settle for a question for you, dear readers. And since I can't get to bed at a decent time these days because of the Olympics, and because Michael Phelps and Dana Torres and Nastia Luekin have me leaping off the sofa every night with fists a pumpin' my question for you is a nod to the Olympics and awards. Tell me briefly the one award you've won in your lifetime that means the most to you. Is it that participation medal you got during the 4th grade spelling bee, the team trophy you won while playing football your senior year or a grand prize ribbon for your grape jelly at the county fair? What recognition, big or small, made you feel like a world class champion?
Now, it wouldn't be fair to ask you that question without answering it. The prize that means the most to me is a small trophy I won last year during my first 5k race. I felt very out of place that day, like I didn't belong with all of those other runners. My goal that day was just to finish, and even though I was proud that I did, I was frustrated at how slow I was compared to everyone else, especially some folks in their sixties and seventies. I didn't stay for the awards ceremony because I had to get home and give Papa T. some medicine. I was shocked when a fellow church member (and runner) called me later to tell me that I had won third place in my age category, and she had picked up my trophy for me. There were only nine folks in my age category that day, so I knew it was all kind of relative. However, that little trophy made me feel ten feet tall, and it motivated me to keep trying and to work harder to be better the next time. Last month, I had my best race time ever (still pretty slow)and won second place in my age category on a day when the field was much heavier. I was pleased with that win, and that trophy was bigger than the one I won last year, but it still doesn't mean quite as much as that first one. Now, hop on over to Lisa's and see what everybody else wants to know today, too.