Have you ever Googled yourself? I mean, really Googled? Like, got down and dirty, searched more than “page 1″, and read the articles…??
I’m only asking because yesterday morning, coaching boot camp, one of my “students” told me that he had been reading my blog. Since he’s a super cool guy, I was not freaked out (actually, I think it’s kind of awesome that someone can find I RUN LIKE A GIRL when searching my name!). But how did he find it???
That’s right – he Googled me!
Well, you better believe I went to right work and Googled myself. I wanted to make sure there were no incriminating lies on the WWW about me.
Instead, I was pleasantly surprised. Beside the obvi Twitter, LinkedIN, FB accounts, it was kind of fun to read about old races and my college days. Here are some of the fun things I found – who knew some 1-5 years later they would still be on Google!
1) Sun Gazette – Arlington Running Roundup (I’m in a Newspaper article!!): At Potomac Valley Track Club’s Go Fourth 8K at Belle Haven Park in Alexandria, Edi Turco, 36, wrapped up another age group win, fourth overall in 28:56. Anthony Lee, 36, charged into 14th place in 31:00, and Tom Carey, 32, ran 32:00 for 22nd. MP, 25, carried 35:46, eighth among women.
2) Sun Tree Turkey Trot: Women’s 5K, Ages 20 – 24 (2007)
Km pace: 4:25
**I’m just finding out today, 2.5 years later, that I got 1st in my AG!!
3) College Choices 2001 – by College
These are the College choices by Track and Field and Cross Country Athletes of the class of 2001:
University of Central Florida – P,M– Satellite BCH – FL
4) University of Central Florida Track and Field Media Guide (this is my *favorite*)
*2005: my senior year of college
So I wonder (readers, this is a question for you): What would you find if you Googled yourself?? A race you forgot about, a time you didn’t know you could run..? It might be kind of fun to see what you can dig up!
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