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<span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">OK, gee what to I say about myself. I normally don’t say a whole lot about oneself. But here it goes.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">1. Why do you run?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I started running for the sheer pleasure of it. I started running marathons because my boss asked me to run one with him. Sure why not, can’t be that hard, I thought. I beat him that day by a good 10 minutes and have been hooked ever since.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">If it is limited to running, I would have to say qualifying for Boston in my second marathon.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br><b>3. What is your motto/theme song?</b><br>
I can’t really say that I have one. I don’t listen to music while I run and I really don’t listen to the radio in the vehicle that often either. When I do, it is just for background noise.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">4. How do you deal with bad runs?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I shake them off like no big deal. I don’t worry about it too much. I am very laid back type person and don’t let a whole lot of stuff bother me.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?<br></b>Nope! Well maybe a Sonic Blast every now and then, but I don’t equate that to a good run. Just because I ran good or bad, sometime I justify the dessert!</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">6. Who do you admire most?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I would have to say my wife. She is a great inspiration to me. She has had a hard life. She was born with club feet and has been in pain all her life. And better yet, what I admire most is that she supports me for anything and everything I want to do or buy.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br><b>7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?<br></b>You can learn something from everyone that you meet! I live by that, I know as an officer that there will be soldier that work for me that are more knowledgeable than I in certain areas. And even if I work for someone that is a “dud”, I can learn something from them, even if it is the “what nots”.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">8. What do wish you had learned younger?<br></span></span></b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">To run. I didn’t’ start running till 2002.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">9. What do you wish you could do but can't?<br></span></span></b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Run pain free. I just recently found out that I have a degenerative joint in my knee. So pain has become a part of running over the past year or so. Some days are better than others. The doctors are still looking at options and I know stop running is not one of them.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">10. How would your friends describe your personality?<br></span></span></b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I am definitely a Type A personality. I hate to be late and always have to be in control. I am a workaholic; if I am not working I have to be doing something. I can’t just sit around or I am a sleep.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?<br></span></span></b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">No favorites. Just shorts and a tank or t-shirt.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">12. What has been your favorite race?<br></span></span></b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Most recently I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in DC. I ran it for a fellow officer (Eugenia) that lost her life to cancer in April 2007. She survived to combat tours and then lost her life to cancer. She left four kids and her husband behind. I ran this marathon for the American cancer society and carried a 3 x 5 American flag for Eugenia. It was a very emotional run and I was not prepared by no means. I ran the Army 10-Miler two weeks earlier and had to walk a part of it due to an injury. No pain though for the MCM, what a blessing from God that was.</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">It was by far one of the best races I have ever had; Marines snapping to attention and saluting as I ran by; encouragement and cheers from the crowd, and the support from fellow runners was unbelievable while carrying Old Glory. And now you can see why I answered 14 the way I did.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">13. Do you have a goal race right now?<br></span></span></b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Right now I am trying to plan for 2008. I am looking to complete at least two Tri’s Unfortunately my goal race I had planned is in June and I will be deployed to Iraq during that time frame.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">14. What makes you happy?<br></span></span></b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Running – I tend to get sad when I can’t get out and run. I enjoy it, as I said I started running because of the sheer pleasure of it. However, I did find that I can now substitute my bike when ever I can’t run. (So now I see some Triathlons and Duathlons in my future)</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">15. Tell us one interesting thing about you that you haven't said (at least not often) on this forum in the past.<br></span></span></b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">For those of you that don’t know me. I am a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army. My specialty is an Airdrop Systems Technician. What does that mean? I deal with anything and everything that is airdrop out of an aircraft by parachute. We airdrop everything from water bottles to personnel to the Bradley tank. I absolutely love what I do and don’t regret one minute of serving my country. And to answer you question, yes I do jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Hey it is a rush what can I say.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">16. Tell us one interesting thing about another user of this forum that has not been posted on this forum in the past.</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Everyone on this forum I met either on this forum or another running forum.</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Thanks for reading all.</span></span>
 

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Nice post, David. I like what you said about your wife.<br><br>
Good luck with the pain free running and stay safe as you can on your deployment.<br><br>
Lincoln
 

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I never knew you were in the Army!<br><br>
It would be neato if you had your own Dave GI JOE doll...just sayin'<br><br>
I've always sorta wanted to jump out of a plane...but I'm wild like that!
 

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Great Post...very inspiring. Thanks for letting us know you better.
 

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I like your answer to #7 espeicially, and your MCM experience sounds unforgettable.<br><br>
Good luck with your future running, training, and deployment.
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Nice post David!<br><br>
I'm glad you jump out of perfectly good airplanes, because I sure don't have the guts to!
 

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It's nice to know more about you, Dave. Good post <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Hey Dave...I wanted to let you know just how big of a stud you are. Just incase you haven't realized yet..
 

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It's always good to get to know the man under the parachute.<br><br>
Good luck on your deployment. Watch out for your people and they will watch out for you.... but you knew that already.
 

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Wow! Your reply to #12 was amazing! I'm sure she was with you every step of the way, Dave.<br><br>
Thanks.
 

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Thanks all. I am just happy to have found a new home here at KickRunners. I really enjoy this place. It give me a chance to share with other and for me to learn from all of you. I have been going through the archives and reading up on some of you. It will take me a long time to get to know everyone. At least I will attempt to read everyone's post on POTD.
 

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Great post.<br><br>
For those of you thinking of jumping out of a plane....<br><br>
DO IT!!!<br><br><br>
I did it with a friend for my birthday one year....<br>
I swear the rush was better than the best sex I've had.<br><br>
Unfortunately, my poor friend got vertigo/air sick after the chute opened, so she had to close her eyes and miss the scenery on her trip down. lol
 
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