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<span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>1. Why do you run?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I run because after losing weight without exercising for several months, I could no longer reduce my food intake and walking took too long for essentially the same benefit from a weight loss standpoint. Now I run because it allows me to eat more. I love to eat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Sometimes I enjoy my run, usually if I have company, most of the time it is something to get through. I may have experienced that “runner’s high” once. Maybe.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Hm. I suppose I’m most proud of getting my Private Pilot’s license in 1994, even though I haven’t used it in several years. Then again, recently, I’ve been proud of my persistence with running.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>3. What is your motto/theme song?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I don’t think I have one…</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>4. How do you deal with bad runs?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I don’t worry about them.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">No</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>6. Who do you admire most?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Gah! That’s difficult.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Regarding running: slow down.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">In life: Don’t sweat the small stuff.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>8. What do wish you had learned younger?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">That what <i>I</i> think of what I do is more important than what <i>others</i> think of what I do.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>9. What do you wish you could do but can't?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I wish I could think of something I want to do but I can’t do…</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>10. How would your friends describe your personality?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Easy-going, quiet, puckish</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">So far, in warmer weather my favorite has been my running skirt (pink), and any shirt that doesn’t have a tag somewhere that chafes, or a neckline that bothers me. I love my Injinji toe socks for longer runs paired with Wright double-layer socks.</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">In colder weather I wear running tights (preferably the ones that don’t want to head south). The ones I have from Asics or Sugoi seem to be the most comfortable. And any long sleeve tech shirt that isn’t a turtleneck or mock-T, my ratty old cotton sweatshirt with a poorly patched hole in the sleeve and a headband to keep my ears warm.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>12. What has been your favorite race?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I really liked running the 2nd half of the Vermont City Marathon, but have only done it once. There’s beer during the race! I loved running the Hartford Half because I was with a friend, and there are a lot of people playing music, either live bands or with stereo systems. So, I guess it’s a toss-up.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>13. Do you have a goal race right now?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">No, I need to get one, but there aren’t many during the winter months around here.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>14. What makes you happy?</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Arriving home always makes me happy. Spending time with friends can also be fun. I most enjoy spending time relaxing with my SO, reading an especially good book, eating good food and drinking good wine. It’s great when all those things can be combined <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><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></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">During the years of 1987 and part of 1988 (15 months total) when I was 21, I traveled alone around the world after I had spent about 2 years saving up money for the trip. I visited 17 countries and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><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></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I never tell secrets! Usually because I forget them. But…I <i>never</i> tell secrets!</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">OK, I don’t have any secrets about anyone on this forum. At least, I don’t think I do.</span></span>
 

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man I'd love to travel around the world like that! That is awesome!
 

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Awww GB..such a nice post... Now I can't wait to meet you in person <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Thank you for sharing a part of yourself.<br><br>
When you say pilots license..you mean airplane?? What kind of planes did you/do you fly?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Chele, you just gotta plan for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Thank you, MP!<br><br>
Yes, an airplane. Just a little 2-seat Cessna 152.
 

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Hi Gingerbread - thanks for a nice POTD thread. Did you travel the world in your own private plane?
 

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Hi, Mr. OSValooney <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
No private plane, I always rented the planes, plus I didn't get my license until after all the world traveling...
 

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Oh, well, I really loved Ireland, but also New Zealand. I'd visit Thailand again too. That's a difficult question, because every country has something I liked. Well, I didn't spend much time in Pakistan. Just 2 hours waiting for the next plane...
 

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GB...I'd love to plan for it, but I have 2 obsticles...husband and kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cheers"> awesome! Thanks GB. You rock <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">GB...I'd love to plan for it, but I have 2 obsticles...husband and kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"></div>
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Bring them with you! Requires more planning, of course.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cheers"> awesome! Thanks GB. You rock <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"></div>
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Thanks, HP! I like your adopted country but everywhere has changed since I've been there.<br><br>
OOO! I forgot, I also liked Malta, but I was there in 1999 with my SO. I highly recommend it as a place to visit.
 

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Great post GB!! I'd love to learn to fly ...seems like it would provide such a cool perspective on everything below. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I"m afraid DH is not into seeing the world
 

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GingerB,<br><br>
I didn't know you were a pilot. That fits your personality though. You're a high flyer in my book.<br><br>
your pal,<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">And what about the bees? Where do they fit in all the things you do?</div>
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I said I love to eat. They provide me with honey <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I figured I post about them enough, you know? I'm looking forward to meeting you, too!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I"m afraid DH is not into seeing the world</div>
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That is OK, you know, except that it limits you.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I didn't know you were a pilot. That fits your personality though. You're a high flyer in my book.<br><br>
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oache,<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
your pal,<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Great post GB!! I'd love to learn to fly ...seems like it would provide such a cool perspective on everything below. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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It does, actually! The people are so tiny, they look like ants! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Gingerbread!!!<br>
thanks for the beeeee-autiful PotD<br>
I always enjoy reading your friendly, sincere posts in here.<br><br>
♥ Karen<br>
ps: I love to travel!<br>
After I retire, I'll have more time to be your travel companion if you ever want company. (I really want to get back to NZ and visit the south island)
 

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Wooohoooo! What a great POTD, GB. Interesting how each person has something fascinating to say/reveal. I had no idea you are such the world traveler/pilot extraordinaire... Very cool. I look forward to meeting you in person soon!<br><br>
Benj
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Gingerbread!!!<br>
thanks for the beeeee-autiful PotD<br>
I always enjoy reading your friendly, sincere posts in here.<br><br>
♥ Karen<br>
ps: I love to travel!<br>
After I retire, I'll have more time to be your travel companion if you ever want company. (I really want to get back to NZ and visit the south island)</div>
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Hey! I didn't see nearly as much of the south island as I wanted to. Most of my time was spend in Dunedin. We've got to remember this.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Very cool, GB! Thanks for a great post and letting us get to know you better.<br><br>
Traveling around the world is an excellent adventure. Doing it alone is amazing!</div>
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I didn't know anyone else who wanted to go and had the funds to do it. They were all in college (suckers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wooohoooo! What a great POTD, GB. Interesting how each person has something fascinating to say/reveal. I had no idea you are such the world traveler/pilot extraordinaire... Very cool. I look forward to meeting you in person soon!<br><br>
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I agree, I wish I hadn't missed so many the last few weeks.
 
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