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1. Why do you run?</b><br>
Well... I guess at this point there are two reasons. The first is that I hate to go along with the crowd, just for the sake of doing so...So every time someone yells "You're crazy!" when I'm out running in 20-degree weather, it's like confirmation that I am indeed, once again, doing the opposite of what everyone else considers normal. It's not that I have an oppositional nature, it's just that I am sort of a freak of nature, and by this time I figure I might as well just own it.<br>
And the second reason is...my BEWBS!!!!! It used to be that if you looked at me from the side, you'd see this lumpy mass in the chestal area that resulted from me trying to smash everything in. But I did my first 40-minute run about 3 weeks ago, and ever since then, all you can see is a neat little shelf. It's the first time since 5th grade that I have not had to hold notebooks or a folded coat or some other casual shield-type object over these things. Thanks, running!<br><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</b><br>
Getting into a doctoral program (and kicking ass in it, if I do say so myself)<br><b>3. What is your motto/theme song?</b><br>
Geez, how to pick just one. Right now I'm obsessed with the soundtrack from the movie 'Paprika.' Track 2 - it's titled 'mediational field' and meets my criteria for a theme song in everything but the title. It's getting me into japanese techno-pop.<br><b>4. How do you deal with bad runs?</b><br>
I have this hat I wear for when I really don't want to go outside. But if the run is bad, the only way to deal with it is to look forward to the next good run.<br><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</b><br>
No need - a good run is its own reward. I used to think people who said that were just really self-disciplined, but then I ran 3.5 miles for the first time, and I finally got it. Ever since then I've had a really hard time restraining myself from going too fast or too far.<br><b>6. Who do you admire most?</b><br>
Sigh...once upon a time, there was this show called Firefly, watched by absolutely no one but a handful of science fiction geeks, and me, and it was created by Joss Whedon, who in my opinion is one of the greatest geniuses evah. And if you're going to make fun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, just don't knock it 'till you've tried it, ok?<b><br>
7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</b><br>
Be yourself.<b><br>
8. What do wish you had learned younger?</b><br>
How to give what for.<br><b>9. What do you wish you could do but can't?</b><br>
I can't swim. I've tried to learn several times, but I just can't figure out how to breathe or move or see where I'm going.<br><b>10. How would your friends describe your personality?</b><br>
The words used most often to describe me have probably been quiet and bookish. But i can't be bookish on the internet.<br><b>11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</b><br>
I have this hat that I tried to get a picture of, but it didn't work. It's pretty distinctive. It's called a cactuar hat and I got it from genkihats.com. I run a fairly public route, so every so often someone will yell, "I love your hat!" which is nice.<br><b>12. What has been your favorite race?</b><br>
The only race I've ever been in was the boxing day virtual 5k held right here in the PRT. I thought it was a great idea.<br><b>13. Do you have a goal race right now?</b><br>
I want to do the chicago half-marathon in october. No particular reason, I just want to do a half, and I live in chicago, soo....there you go.<br><b>14. What makes you happy?</b><br>
Being with friends, kittens, running.<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 grew up in this extremely religious home where music was not allowed. Since I only ever heard stuff on the radio, and it didn't really capture me, I never thought I was missing out on much. Then when I was 22, I met my current SO, who played me a belle & sebastian CD. I was all, "Wait a minute, THIS is music?" So now I'm an audophile, but more in the deprived geek way than the cool hipster way. Although I do have a waffle shirt that I wear under a short-sleeved tee at every opportunity.<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>
Hmm...well, I haven't been here that long, so I don't know anyone all that well...let's see...Snowboy has...no, um...Tithers is....um....I got nothin'.
 

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Hola, applesox. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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congrats on the doctoral program....are you in it now or are you done?...what field?....interesting about the religious family upbringing....where do you stand now? and are your parents ok with that?<br><br>
nosey, aren't I?
 

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Nice POTD , Cidersock <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Good Luck with the Chicago half!
 

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Thanks guys <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
Oldbald, I'm in a psychology doctoral program right now, although I got a master's in the same field before that, and before that I worked as a journalist, so at this point I'm about 4-5 years older than everyone else at school. As far as things with my parents go, since you asked, it's...awkward. I'm still fairly religious, but my SO and I aren't married and probably won't be for quite a while...so considering my immoral cohabitation and the fact that I'm still in school at 26, they basically act as though I have a coke habit...which might actually be cheaper, given what I'm taking out in loans. But I knew what I was getting into when I decided to get a Psy.D., and despite being broke all the time, I'm pretty happy with my life right now.
 

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I just got the DVDs for Christmas! I love that show. I heard a rumor that he's coming out with a new show soon, starring the girl who played Faith in Buffy.
 

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Yes! it is probably going to be called the Dollhouse and I think it's about robots or something. Well, I have no idea what it's about. But I will be watching it!
 

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what do you hope to do with your Psy.D when you're done?....I've got a masters in school psych and am almost at the point when I could retire...whether I will or not is another story....it's been interesting....I have to deal with the state and federal Bureaucracy while private psychologists have to deal with the insurance hassles....and we all have to worry about being sued...it is stressful, but interesting...good luck
 

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right now I'm looking at working with families & kids...I'd especially like to work with stepfamilies, since I grew up in one. But we'll see where it goes.
 

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Hey Cider - if I can learn how to swim, I'm sure you can <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> And congrats on getting in the doctoral program - sounds like you'll be acing that no problem<br><br>
Thanks for the post!
 

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Nice to meet you, cider! I loved the humor that showed through in your post. Good luck with your doctoral program.
 

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do you run by the lakefront ever? i spent the past 7 years running up and down the lakefront.. and i love the silent acknowledgment from fellow runners out there on a cold january morning.. b/c we ARE CRAZY. i miss it <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Hi Cider! <img alt="" src="http://bestsmileys.com/waving/5.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I like that you are shy. I am too, when I first meet people. You won't feel it long here. Just wait, someone named Antag will be along to hit on you. If he mentions anything that sounds like it might contain the word shock, turn and run!! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Audophile. I like it. Welcome to the insanity.
 
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