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Do to the unfortunate timing of KR being down, my day to be the POTD wasnt available. So here I am a few days late posting.<br><br><b>1. Why do you run?</b> Hmmm.. Its rather ironic that as an adult I enjoy running because as a kid I hated running. An explanation. I was born piegon toed and after corrective surgeries on both feet, I spent most of my formative years in heavy leather corrective shoes. So when I tried to run it was really uncomfortable and cumbersome for me and I just couldnt stand it. I didnt run as a teenager even after I was able to wear athletic shoes. I picked up running at 33 ( a little over 2 years ago ) Ive had my struggles and injuries but I still enjoy running.<br><br><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</b> As a runner ( thus far ) completing my first marathon. I went from couch to completing a marathon in 6 months. I had some overtraining injuries ( including ITBS ) and hobbled my way through it. <b>As a person</b> I would have to say helping to bring two healthy wonderful ( at times <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> ) kids into the world.<br><br><b>3. What is your motto/theme song?</b> Im not sure if I really have a motto. I used to be the type that if I woke up, I was happy and what ever else happened during the day was a bonus. Now with being a husband and father, thats changed. <b>Theme song</b> when Im running I find strength in either the Rocky theme song or Eye of the Tiger.<br><br><b>4. How do you deal with bad runs?</b> Just keeping in mind that like in life you have your good days and bad. I dont let a bad run eat at me. The next time I lace up the shoes, itll be better<br><br><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</b> Now there lies the problem, ive been rewarding myself too much for good and bad runs with food. I used to figure that I was running, it was ok to hit the drive through at Burger King later on that day. Id burn it off. Uh hello it doesnt work that way. Now there are no rewards, just the reward that I did my body good.<br><br><b>6. Who do you admire most?</b> My paternal grandfather. There are many reasons. Some of the bigger reasons. He ( like many of his generation ) fought for our freedom in WWII. He taught many lessons in life. I got to travel across the country with him many times, seeing things and meeting people that I might not have if it werent for him giving me those opportunities, just to name a few. Thats whats hard lately with him not being in the greatest health. Its inevitable that he will leave us, im just not ready to let go of my hero in life.<br><br><b>7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</b> That nobody is going to do it for you. If you want something bad enough, you need to make it happen. Nobody is going to hand it to you on a platter.<br><br><b>8. What do wish you had learned younger?</b> To pick better friends and to learn to like running better<br><br><b>9. What do you wish you could do but can't?</b> Either play hockey in the NHL or to professionaly drag race<br><br><b>10. How would your friends describe your personality?</b> Loyal, supportive, talkative ( sometimes too much ) wise ass. Caring.<br><br><b>11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</b> If its 3 miles or less, Ill wear a pair of my Nike shorts and a cotton t. If its anything more, Nike shorts and either a UA or Nike tech shirt.<br><br><b>12. What has been your favorite race?</b> Its a toss up between this year's Flying Pig and Philly. Both races I got to meet so many of my fellow 30s. The Pig I set a PR by 7 minutes. Philly was just a sensory overload of people, good times and running the most personaly satisifying race thus far. I wont ever forget Philly.<br><br><b>13. Do you have a goal race right now?</b> Seeing as how I have taken a break from running to try to heal up, no.<br><br><b>14. What makes you happy?</b> My kids behaving <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><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> Im not sure. I dont get in to the PRT as much as I should so not many of you know me. Something kinda dorky interesting is I collect shot glasses and 'fridge magnets from all the places I have traveled. I must have about 3-4 dozen shot glasses and have only taken a shot out of two of them. I also collect hockey pucks<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> Hmm.. I dont know so much about interesting, but I thought it was very cool of <b>merigayle,</b> after running the JFK race, to drive to Philly and volunteer at a water station ( in crappy weather ) She made it a point to introduce herself to <b>Moon, Auntie Moe</b> and I while we at her water stop. <img alt="thumbsup.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/thumbsup.gif">
 

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Well done <b>Frankie</b>! I'm glad that despite everything, you still enjoy running. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Nice post <b>Frankie</b> - sounds like the advice you received in #7 is going to help you a lot in terms of getting back to running. Here's wishing you the best with that for the new year.
 

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Yikes! Irritable Bowel Syndrome? <img alt="shock.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif"> That must've been unpleasant! <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">
 

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You need to use more of them shot glasses, stat!!!!
 

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Plus if you use enough of them, you won't care if your kids behave.<br><br>
Nice POTD. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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it's nice that you have such a good relationship with your grandfather. Sounds like you will have great memories...<br><br>
Thanks for sharing more about yourself!
 

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Nice POTD Frankie!
 

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I think that by posting here and making friends, you'll accomplish both of those. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Great POTD, Frankie. I enjoyed reading about you. Grandpas sure are special, aren't they. Give yours a big hug for me, ok?
 

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Wow, you overcame a lot as a child!<br><br>
I too really like your response to #7. Good to get to know you better! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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