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<b><span style="font-family:Arial;">Why do you run?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Basically for my health and long term well being. But I have to admit I love the puzzled, bewildered look on people’s faces (non-runners) when I tell them I ran 14 miles before work this morning.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">What is your greatest accomplishment?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">On the personal front, my DW and raising 2 families of 3 great kids – 2 adopted daughters and 1 son of my own. They are all amazing, funny, happy people and have blessed my life greatly.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">On the running front, my 3:52:18 PR in the NYC marathon in Nov. of 2007. Not so much for the PR but for the experience of the day. 2 million spectators, perfect weather, 45,000 fellow runners from around the world - a truly amazing day and event.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">What is your motto/theme song?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">”Take it Easy” by the Eagles. I am as calm and easygoing a guy as you’ll ever meet.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><b>How do you deal with bad runs?</b></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">I tend to over-analyze them, figure out what happened and try not to do whatever it was again. (as if!)</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Not really. I just smile, enjoy the feeling and thank God it happened.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">Who do you admire most?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">My Mother. Growing up I always thought she was rather quiet and simple (in a good sense). As I’ve grown, I’ve come to realize she is really one amazing person. She is more outgoing than I ever knew; she just seemed more reserved within the confines of my reserved family. She is friendly to everyone, loves everyone and everyone loves her. She is more complex than I ever realized but not to the point of being confused or confusing. She was raised by an overbearing father who left her with a bit of an inferiority complex. But nothing could be further from the truth in reality. She is a better person than anyone I know.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Put in the work and you’ll tend to get back the result. This applies to many things, not just in running. If you work harder than most, you’ll be more successful than most.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">What do wish you had learned younger?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Ummm (writing meekly), “Girls like it too”.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">What do you wish you could do but can't?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Play golf really well. Growing up I always thought I had the talent to be a good golfer but never really had the opportunity to do it then. Once I started playing more as an adult, I found out otherwise. (To show my hardheadedness, I still think if I just had the time to devote to it …)</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">How would your friends describe your personality?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Very quiet, shy, reserved, easygoing, intelligent, nice, too skinny – but crazy to run all those stupid marathons).</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Nothing special. Brooks Glycerin shoes, running shorts, a sleeveless running shirt, and of yeah – a headband and a wristband. I sweat like a dog and live and train in muggy S. Florida.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><b>What has been your favorite race?</b></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">As described above, the 2007 NYC Marathon.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><b>Do you have a goal race right now?</b></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">The 2008 Eugene Marathon, where I’m hoping to BQ (a stretch but possible).</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><b>What makes you happy?</b></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Eating. I love to eat and eat whatever I want. (Another reason I enjoy running). I also LOVE traveling. To anywhere really, though skiing and hiking are big favorites on mine.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">Tell us one interesting thing about you that you haven't said (at least not often) on this forum in the past.</span></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">I’ll give you two.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">I am ambidextrous. I started out life left-handed. I write left-handed. I throw and catch right-handed, as I do playing golf, because my Dad only had right-handed stuff. I play table tennis (ping pong) left-handed. I started playing (regular) tennis left-handed. One day I had a rough go of it and changed over to right-handed. I usually eat left-handed, but if someone has “elbows” next to me, I’ll change over to right-handed. I started using the mouse on the right side like everyone else. I eventually got a little carpal tunnel so I switched the mouse to the left side. Now I can use a mouse equally well on either side.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">I am the developer and author of the popular AS/400 (iSeries) utility known as WRKDBF. When it was publicly available, it was downloaded off the Internet at least 25,000 times at companies around the world.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-family:Arial;">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></b><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">I never gossip and tell secrets about my friends. (I can be bribed though. Send bribes to my Paypal account.)</span><br><br>
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Bill! Good to learn more about you.<br><br>
Re. your theme song: you and I should have a calmness contest sometime. I might just take you. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
BQ vibes for you in Eugene!
 

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Thanks for sharing, Bagel1! I can't wait to meet you at Eugene!
 

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Very nice post breger! Nice to know a little more to add to the little spotlight info you sent me for the VRAA <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Good luck in Eugene - wishing you the best on your BQ attempt
 

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Neat POTD Beergere!<br>
I learned some new things about you. Glad you decided to not only hang at KR but to take part in some of the other areas besides the Master's Forum.<br><br>
Looking forward to seeing you and your DW again in Eugene and hopefully celebrating your BQ on Sunday night!
 

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I love it... a guy with a sincere admiration of his mother! So many are not so willing to share, for whatever reason. And ambidextrous! Wow... so was my uncle. That's so cool. Thanks for sharing a little bit more about you. GL at Eugene, I think great things are in store for you!
 

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I enjoyed learning more about one of the nicest guys on this board. Thanks so much and be sure to show your mom what you wrote about her. Hey, how about posting some photos from your last ski trip?
 

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Nice to know a bit more about you Bill. But why no mention of why people traditionally slaughter your handle when replying to you in the Masters forums? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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It's a pleasure to meet you . . .<br><br>
and, re: girls - some knowledge is better learned late than never. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Really? AS/400 WRKDBF? You're famous!<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Great post, and it's nice to learn more about you.
 

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I like the part about your mother best I think, but overall, you are mighty interesting to say the least. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Yet another person I will miss out on at Eugene. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Hi Bill Great POTD thank you. Good luck on your BQ! Larry
 

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Lovely post, Bill --- thank you! Fingers crossed for that BQ time in Eugene.
 

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You aren't boring at all Breegermeister!! I loved learning more about you and now I'm even more anxious than before to meet you in Eugene!
 

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Bill, you're such a gentleman, in every sense of the word. Thanks for putting yourself out there. Good luck in Eugene.<br><br>
Mike
 

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Very interesting reading teammate. I like all the positive things that your mom passed on to you! Good luck with the BQ in Eugene! Boston is an awesome experience!
 

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Word teammate, kick-ass at Eugene!!!!
 
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