Monday, March 1, 2010

Tag I'm it... oh no you'll never catch me!

So today I noticed that I was tagged over at Julie's Running Blog. I'm not usually a tag/tagger type person (not even really in the myspace days), but since the ocean is flat and I don't have much to write AND I've noticed some new readers (Yippeee!) I'm excited to oblige the tag!

The tag is to tell 10 "whatever" things about yourself so here goes:

1.) In 2008 and 2009 I surfed more than probably the rest of my life. I surf 3 to 4 times a week on average (except for this winter, which has been stupid cold). It's something I'm really passionate about right now and I can see myself doing it as an old man.
2.) In 2009 I ran more regularly than I have my whole life. When there's no waves I run and while I've been "jogging" my whole life I only recently consider myself a "runner" and a beginner at that...
3.) Three things in life have changed me and shaped me more than anything else. When I was 15 my father died... when I was 21 I sailed around the world.... when I was 25 my best friend died... now I'm 32 and wondering what the next life changing event will hold for me?
4.) I hate monkeys ... don't ask.
5.) I'm right handed and left footed. Although, I can do a lot of things with my left hand just as good if not more accurately than my right hand.
6.) The sport of golf pisses me off! That is, unless we do NOT keep score and drink lots of beer... then it's a blast!
7.) I work to live.... not live to work. Money has never been the "motivator" for me, just a means of or device to accomplish the living part of life.
8.) I'm 6'6" tall.... probably 6'7" with most shoes and NO I DO NOT PLAY BASKETBALL.
9.) I'm a licensed pilot.
10.) I'm really stoked about all the races Jenny and I are planning on running this year. There's so many up for consideration that it seems like the possibilities are endless, but a few "for sure" ones are Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon, Muddy Buddy (Orlando), Bay to Breakers and many trail runs. Running is turning into a renewed passion for travel. It's fun to plan trips around running... or surfing!

Well, there you have it; 10 random things about TallGuySurfing!
I'm not really a tagger so I'm just going to invite everyone reading this to post a few wacky things about yourselves if you so feel inclined! Happy Blogging!


  1. This is a fun way to get to know you better!

    My husband has the same left/right dexterity weirdness as you. :p

    Sailing around the world! Wow, that's incredible! I'm sure you have many stories to tell.

  2. That was so fun to read...thanks for playing along! I am very impressed that you sailed around the world:) Seriously, how many people can say that? Not many!! Very cool that you have your pilot's license! I suck at golf too!! Thanks for sharing all of that wonderful information about yourself:) Happy Monday!!

  3. Great list. I'm becoming passionate about surfing, but I doubt it will ever replace running or triathlon. I just think of it as an extra swim workout.

  4. This is a great list - I'm going to have to have a think about what could possibly go on my "tag list" and come back to you.
    Well done on the sailing!!

  5. Sailed around the world - wow! Awesome to say the least.