Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Strengths & Weaknesses

I think it's a good idea to regularly take stock of your strengths and weaknesses. Like a job interview, but without the lame "I work too hard" or "I get overly invested in my job" answers as your weaknesses. I started thinking about my own strengths and weaknesses this morning in court when the judge accused someone (not me) of having poor character. Here's the results:

Weakness: I suck at math. Especially when that math involves money. It's lethal combination of inability to add/subtract and amnesia.
Strength: I can divide any number by three really fast, in my head. I think this talent was developed after years of determining how much jail time someone will serve once they've been given credit for good time. I can also divide by five and multiply by three (this is how I convert from km to mi -- you know, a 5K is about 3 miles, so do the math . . .).

Weakness: I am a big clutz. I fall down stairs. I trip up stairs. I slip on ice.
Strength: I (knock on wood) have never been injured from running.

Weakness: I have terrible hand-eye coordination and have never been able to play any sports. Softball? Hell no. Volleyball? Never got picked for the team. Basketball? I can shoot hoops on Sophie's 3-foot hoop and still miss.
Strength: I can run! I might not be super fast, but I can run. And I can run a long ways.

So what has my little time of self-assessment taught me? I think that I am uniquely suited to continue running. Good thing, because I have a little tempo run on the schedule tonight, so I'm not ready to quit yet.


Marlene said...

Cute! I love how all of your strengths tell you to run. Keep it up.

(I like that 5 and 3 logic... never thought of it that way.)

Melanie said...

Keep running for sure! LOL.... funny post!

Carly said...

We could have been separated at birth at least with the coordination part. Running is pretty much the only thing I could do without injuring others.

Based on your assessment....you were born to run!

joyRuN said...

Good luck & have fun on your tempo!

My strengths/weaknesses tell me to run too. Albeit slow :)

Anonymous said...

Your clutzy but I can run strength weakness is exactly like me. I can't catch to save my life and I trip over lines in the sidewalk...this is also why I was a swimmer through college.

MCM Mama said...

LOL at your strengths and weaknesses. At least you've found what suits you!

I Run for Fun said...

Ha ha! Love all the strengths. Ah...always happy to have company at the kingdom of klutzes!

Anonymous said...

This is a great exercise to go over. I think we all need to highlight our strengths every now and then.

Running Through Life said...

Sounds like your a natural born runner!

The Happy Runner said...

Clutz? Poor hand-eye coordination? Yup, me too. And, yup, good thing we're runners!

Hope the tempo run went well.,

Ali said...

Very cute!

Have a great tempo run!