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<span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">1. Why do you run?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">I run to get away from my kids! Seriously, I always did a lot of walking. I didn’t drive until I was in my 30’s. A few years ago, I heard about an April HM and thought I could do that. I’d walk it. Then, thought I’d walk/run it. Eventually, I decided to run the whole thing. And I did!!! After that, I was hooked.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Finishing any first.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
3. What is your motto/theme song?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Seriously, I’m all about having fun!</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
4. How do you deal with bad runs?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Ah, well. Miles in the bank. Finishing out a bad run—where things just aren’t falling into place, not when I’m injured—gives me the strength to finish out a tough race because I’ve been there before.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Not really. But, I can afford to snack more than I could otherwise.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
6. Who do you admire most?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">My Grandma. When I started bicycling in high school, I rode with her group of friends. She continued riding with this group into her 80’s. She also swam and ran into her 70’s. She’s 92yo now. A couple weeks ago we were talking about the 10K’s that she raced. She laughed, saying that she usually finished either last or next to last. But, she always finished! You can still see the pride in her eyes, 20 years later.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Tucson Marathon this past year, and my race just wasn’t going well. I had started out way too fast. I had bronchitis and couldn’t breathe. This was supposed to be my BQ race. I was not a happy camper! I ended up running with a guy—Rick from</span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">California</span></span><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">. He asked me if I was going to BQ. Nope. PR? Nope. Then why not just enjoy the rest of the race? This has totally changed my perspective!</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
8. What do wish you had learned younger?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
9. What do you wish you could do but can't?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
10. How would your friends describe your personality?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Shorts and sleeveless in the summer. Tights and long sleeve tech shirt in the winter. Love my neon yellow windbreaker. Makes me a moving target for cars! Favorite outfit has to be what I wore for</span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Tucson</span></span><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">—hot pink skort, hot pink and orange sleeveless top. I was supposed to meet up with another KR at the start. I told him to look for the hot pink skort. Billy found me!</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
12. What has been your favorite race?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Columbus Marathon ’05, because it was my first. Tucson Marathon ’05, because I beat my sister by 35mins. Athens Marathon ’07, because it was a pretty route. Towpath HM ’07, because it was pretty. Deer Creek Sept ’07, because it was my first tri and I got 2nd in my AG.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
13. Do you have a goal race right now?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Athens Marathon, because it’s my next race. Hoping to BQ. Then, I have a race about every month the rest of the season.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
14. What makes you happy?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Sharing my love of running and bicycling with my kids. My oldest son does long bicycle tours with me. The others do ‘ice cream rides’ (32miles with an ice cream break) with me. My oldest son also runs and has beaten me two out of the three times we raced. My youngest son should be ready for his first 5K later this season.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
15. Tell us one interesting thing about you that you haven't said (at least not often) on this forum in the past.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">I’m home schooling our kids (15, 13, 11, and 9). It gives us a lot of freedom and flexibility. I also have a therapy dog and we visit nursing homes and libraries. Guess that’s two things…</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
16. Tell us one interesting thing about another user of this forum that has not been posted (at least not often) on this forum in the past (make sure the other person will not object to posting the info!).</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Arial;"><br><br></span></span>
 

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Great post 4BM. I am glad you finally post here.
 

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It's nice to know more about you. Thanks!<br><br>
You've run some nice Ohio races. Good luck in Athens!
 

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Wow, a home-schooling mother of 15,13,11 and 9 year-old boys, and you have the energy to run!? You're my new hero!! <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif"><br><br>
Thanks for sharing your info, 4boysmom. Looks like you're being a great role model for your boys!
 

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Nice to learn more about you!<br><br>
How was swimming in Deer Creek? I went there every summer as a kid, and even worked there a couple summers, and can't imagine swimming in that now. Yuck! But I <b>am</b> chicken.
 

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Great POTD, 4boys!<br><br>
Your grandma sounds like one cool person. And my sister has a similar experience to you in terms of home-schooling - it's tough enough for her, but I can't imagine how you get it all in with all the other home duties and your fitness stuff.
 

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4boysmom, Great POTD. Thanks for letting us know something about you and good luck on your BQ.<br><br>
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4boysmom is super nice. I hope you all get the chance to meet her. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Will you be wearing the hot pink skort at Athens this year? See you there. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I love your attitude! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Thanks for sharing!
 

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Your training is inspiring to me in the daily threads, and now add to that the family legacy of endurance sports you got from your grandmother and are passing on to your brood. Most admirable!
 

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I've long admired your ability to juggle all of your responsibilities while being a competitive runner. And you have always injected a human element to the periodic frustrations of training.<br>
You bring a lot to this forum and I hope you stay for a long time.
 

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Good Potd, 4boysmom. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
It was nice to learn a little more about you.
 

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Homeschooling 4 boys--has the Pope approached you about sainthood yet? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 
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