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<i>I saw an opening and decided to just jump in. This is a day early, so maybe I'll repeat on Groundhog's day... <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"></i><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br><br>
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1. Why do you run?<br><br><b>I started running after I burst my Achilles tendon and had it re-attached. I gave up my beloved team sports (hoops, soccer, ultimate, etc.) Nine months after surgery my Garmin 201 arrived via UPS and I started running on 1/2/04.</b><br><br>
2. What is your greatest accomplishment?<br><br><b>I worked my way through college, got a triple major and two degrees in 4.5 years and graduated with only $500 in debt. That was pretty challenging.</b><br><br>
3. What is your motto/theme song?<br><br><b>Fooling Yourself by Styx. The lyrics summarize the internal battle that's been inside my head since I was about 15 or so and provides me motivation to stay positive and focused.</b><br><br>
4. How do you deal with bad runs?<br><br><b>I slow down, swallow my pride and find my groove.</b><br><br>
5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?<br><br><b>Ice cream. I love ice cream and I'll usually only eat it after long runs now.</b><br><br>
6. Who do you admire most?<br><br><b>My Mom. She had 9 kids, worked as a nurse, overcame Eastern Equine Encephalitis, has been blinded by Glaucoma and keeps on plugging along.</b><br><br>
7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?<br><br><b>"It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich girl as a poor girl." I didn't take it.</b><br><br>
8. What do wish you had learned younger?<br><br><b>It's okay to be poor when you're young as long as you are investing in experience.</b><br><br>
9. What do you wish you could do but can't?<br><br><b>Get a doctorate. Or two. Maybe someday.</b><br><br>
10. How would your friends describe your personality?<br><br><b>Forceful.</b><br><br>
11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?<br><br><b>Asics shoes, nike socks, black shorts, blue tech-t.</b><br><br>
12. What has been your favorite race?<br><br><b>Chicago Marathon '05. I wish I had run better, but the experience was amazing.</b><br><br>
13. Do you have a goal race right now?<br><br><b>Eugene Marathon, May 4.</b><br><br>
14. What makes you happy?<br><br><b>Being out in the wilderness with friends, family or even just my dog.</b><br><br>
15. Tell us one interesting thing about you that you haven't said (at least not often) on this forum in the past.<br><br><b>I was pretty unbeatable in hula hoop contests in high school.</b><br><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!).<br><br><b>SRLopez is very engaging around kids.</b> <i>I didn't ask, but I don't think he'd mind.</i>
 

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Hey, I got HS, college and my Mama in there! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Great POTD Duckie!!! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Thanks for sharing with us!
 

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Great read Duckgeek! Can't wait to see you again in May!
 

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Dude, hula-hooping is hard. I have great respect for your skills. How old were you in relation to your brothers and sisters? what kind of dog do you have?
 

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I was the 8th of 9. 5 boys, 4 girls.<br><br>
Porter the wonder dog is a Brittany.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~cbutler/porterontrail2.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Very nice POTD!<br>
What were your three majors in college? That's very impressive by the way, I had a hard enough time with one.
 

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Yay Duck!! Looking at your greatest accomplishment and then at your personality description. . .I gotta say, yeah - I can see that one. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Thank you for sharing yourself with us!!<br><br>
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Thanks! Math, Statistics and Marketing. When I graduated I was very thin and very broke. My advisers were trying very hard to steer me towards Stats grad school at Ohio State or Iowa State but I was completely tired of being poor and hungry so I took one of the job offers on the table instead. I also strongly considered pursuing Arrojo's line of work (Actuary Science) since I had already taken most of the undergrad classes to pursue the first two tests. They were right though, that <i>was</i> the time of my life where I should have kept chugging along academically.
 

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And I like Roo! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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nice post, Duckgeek!
 

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*woo*<br>
Nice PotD, geek....loved the hulahoop info too!!!<br><br>
~go ducks~<br><br><img alt="" src="http://hula-hup.kiev.ua/img/hulahoop1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I like duck, too. Crispy-fried, stuffed in wontons, under a blanket of beans and sausage...
 

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I asked my wife, but she said I wasn't allowed to smother you under my beans and sausage. Sorry. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> Too bad since I'll actually be in SoCal next week!
 

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<b>Duck</b>, thanks for sharing! Great read.<br><br>
Love,<br>
Sexy Greek American Giiiiirrlllfrrieeenndd!<br><br>
xoxox
 
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