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<b>1. Why do you run?</b><br>
Though I have never been particularly skilled at running (i.e. fast), I have always truly enjoyed running and it was the one exercise that actually helped me lose weight during high school. I’ve never ran on the track or cross country teams in school because I thought I would embarrass myself if I did. However, I would run 2-3 miles almost everyday after school on my own. Through college and getting into the real world, the amount I ran varied drastically, though I never gave it up completely. Then a little over 1.5 years ago, I was introduced to the Team In Training program and it touched me because I have a cousin with Leukemia. It combined the 2 things I loved – family & running. It took my running to a whole new level, but I am still not fast. Even though I have spent most of this year sidelined with various injuries, I am excited about getting back into running again. It kills me to read about all the running you all do when I know that I am doing nothing. You all are so motivating and inspiring that it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it…and I’m not usually an emotional person. Thank you…all of you!<br><br><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</b><br>
Ok – this is a very hard question. I’m very self critical and I feel like I have so much potential that I haven’t lived up to that it’s hard to know what I should actually be proud of. But, if I had to name something, I guess it would be graduating college with honors and a 3.98 GPA (1 stinkin’ B out of 177 credit hours – grrrr!!!). I worked 3 jobs (60-70 hrs a week) and took 20+ hrs of classes a semester while in college. But school comes easy to me, so I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.<br><br><b>3. What is your motto/theme song?</b><br>
Motto: Attitude determines everything.<br>
Theme Song: Hangin Tough by New Kids on The Block! OK, just kidding – I don’t really have a theme song.<br><br><b>4. How do you deal with bad runs?</b><br>
Just shrug it off – I don’t dwell on bad things. It’s just not my style.<br><br><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</b><br>
Sometimes – after a good LONG run, I will treat myself to Chipotle’s. I know I shouldn’t, but damn those burritos are good!<br><br><b>6. Who do you admire most?</b><br>
My MIL – In many ways, I wish she were my real mother.<br><br><b>7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</b><br>
Everything happens for a reason, so learn to go with the flow.<br><br><b>8. What do wish you had learned younger?</b><br>
That it is okay to not be perfect – no one is. Also, don’t let the negative attitudes of others keep you from reaching your dreams….that’s a big one for me!<br><br><b>9. What do you wish you could do but can't?</b><br>
A cartwheel – I have NEVER EVER been able to do one. I get ½ way up and then just flop over. If it wasn’t so pathetic, it’d be funny! LOL!<br><br><b>10. How would your friends describe your personality?</b><br>
Genuinely happy, compassionate, a willing listener and a complete smart alek<br><br><b>11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</b><br>
Clothes! We have every season here, so I run in a wide variety of things. There is no one thing that I have to have with me on every run.<br><br><b>12. What has been your favorite race?</b><br>
I haven’t been in many races, so it would HAVE to be the Nike Women’s Marathon. It was worth every bit of pain I felt during it (& rehab afterwards)!<br><br><b>13. Do you have a goal race right now?</b><br>
Honestly – no. But I do have a list of races/marathons that I want to run someday – I just need to get back into running so I can make those goals become reality.<br><br><b>14. What makes you happy?</b><br>
My dog’s wagging tail, my kitty curling up to sleep with me and my husband’s warm hugs!<br><br><b>15. Tell us one interesting thing about you that you haven't said (at least not often) on this forum in the past.</b><br>
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE school – and I’m talking about the whole package – classes, tests, papers, etc. If I could afford to be a professional student, I would so be there! My dream is to one day be a college professor. Of all my dreams, I think it is probably the most realistic one for me! Oh, and I used to compete in beauty pageants when I was in high school! But you’d never know that to look at me now…hehehe<br><br><b>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!).</b><br>
BugDude and TG make one of the cutest couples ever!!!
 

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I love school too-learning and junk. If I won the lotto I'd be one of those students who've been there 30 years and never graduate!<br><br>
I admire your fondness for the MIL. I have a sweet one...many people hate their MILs.<br><br>
Hangin' Tough...OMG...I'm embarassed to say...I can do the dance.
 

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Bootsie....I gotta admire you. I was walking across the stage for college graduation not even knowing if I passed my last four classes. I couldnt wait to get out of there!<br><br>
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Bobbi Jo, you're incredible. I can't wait to meet you in person, my dear twin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
p.s. I can teach you how to do a cartwheel if you want. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Great POTD bootsie<br><br>
I would like to be a professional student as well. I would just be a C student.
 

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I wish I could do over my years as a student too. Great post of the day. I am jealous of your love for you MIL. Mine irritates me. I hope you can run again soon!
 

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Bootsie,<br><br>
I love people that have a passion for education. I bet you'd be fun to have on a project.<br><br>
your pal,<br><br>
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Yay! My favorite Missourian, Giggly Boots!<br><br>
Wagging tails, snuggly kitties, and hugging hubbies - we have a lot in common, girl!<br><br>
I'd love to go back to school, too, now that I'm actually mature enough to appreciate it and take advantage of the opportunity to learn.<br><br>
You're a total doll in every way, and there's a lot more to you than a giggly blonde. I'm lucky to have met you!
 

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I love school too, wish I had the energy (and money) to go back!<br><br>
Good luck with your return to running! I was sidelined for 6 weeks a few years ago (stress fracture) and it near about killed me to hear of others' running accomplishments during that time, so I empathize!
 

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Ok - when we meet up someday we'll have to do the dance together! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
But you DID do it!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1"><br><br>
Trust me - if you want some comic relief, we can try! But I am swear I am lost cause! I can't wait to meet you either! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Really in the grand scheme things, do grades matter? Hell NO!!!<br><br>
I'm sorry you don't have a strong relationship with your MIL. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> Unfortunately I know far too many people who don't get along with their MILs and it always saddens me.<br><br>
Dear Oache,<br><br>
Hmmm...well I didn't mention that I am a perfectionist, so I don't know how <i>fun</i> I am to actually have on projects. I think I drive most people insane!<br><br>
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There must really be something wrong with us if there are this many of us that love school so much. I mean that's not natural - right?!?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
I'm extra lucky to have met you!!!! We really need to do lunch or dinner sometime! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/occasion14.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5"><br><br>
It's funny (well not really) but a stress fracture in my shin is the one injury that I can't seem to recover from. I am was originally diagnosed with it back in March. I took 8 weeks off from running and then started running again, it came back within 2 weeks. And the cycle just keeps repeating itself. I am probably healed by now, but I'm just so scared of injuring it again that I am being extra precautious and taking off until the start of the new year.
 

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Thanks!<br><br><br><br><br>
Wait....are you being a smart alek? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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I think you forgot to mention that you have GREAT stamina too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1"><br><br>
Great POTD, bootsie! It's nice to get to know you better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Thank you TG! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><span style="color:#FFFFFF;">More than you know!</span><br><br>
I've loved all the POTD threads --- I love getting to know everyone - we are all such a fantastic group of people!<br><br>
Thanks Benj! I still remember you being on the 1st people I ever spoke to over at CR in the Newbie area! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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