Monday, April 07, 2008


I like games. I also like winning games. I don't usually play a game that I have no chance of winning, like football and poker. This game I could at least give it a good try and who's to say if I won or lost.

I was tagged by "Sarah," of "Run...Here...Now" to play a little game called "six word memoir".

Here are the rules:
1) Write your own six word memoir
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links
5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I thought of a few tactics for this one, but the hardest part for me was choosing 6 words. I kept coming up with 5 or 7. But the rules are the rules and being the black and white kinda guy I am I had to stick to them. Kind of like a training plan, you know. So here goes....

"Still trying to figure it out"

Visual illustration, huh? How about this (I'm on the road so I'm borrowing a pix from the web):

"Mark 8:36"

OK, that meets rules 1, 2, and 3. So in the spirit of the game I tag: Pat, Danny, Charlie, Randy and Ben (PreFan1982). I will be leaving comments on said blogs soon. I apologize if you’ve already been tagged or don’t like playing along, but since I’ve already made a point about being a stickler for the rules, I gotta do it. Rules 4 and 5 complete.

As for me on the running front, it’s been 4 full weeks without running. I have an appointment with the doc next Tuesday. I hope to know more then. I have felt a decrease in the pain level, but the thought of testing the waters scares me a little at this point.

I checked the calendar to count back from Memphis in December. I feel like it might be prudent to start at or very near square one when I am able, both mentally and physically, to run again. A beginner’s marathon training program would have me starting mid-June.


PreFan1982 said...

Do I leave it on my blog or yours?

Backofpack said...

You'll be back soon. Maybe you should try Joe's come-back plan, it sure has worked well for him!

Sarah said...

I like your memoir! : ) Good luck with your dr's appt. I agree with the slow and easy return to training.

Wes said...

Brilliant! Hope your doctors visit goes well!!

Donald said...

Sorry to hear you're still on the ropes. I hope the Dr has some good news for you.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

oooh, I like that memoir!

Anonymous said...

funny...I saw the title of your blog and immediately thought "bathroom fixtures..." lol...

Joe said...

Excellent memoir, Darrell...though I think you sell yourself a bit have a LOT figured out.

And grappling with the verse from Mark is always a good exercise.

Sure hope that shin pain is easing and you get some insight from the doc next week. Keep hanging in there.

Cool you've done the Memphis count-back already. I think you may be on to something there....