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Sorry it took me so long to put this up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><b>1. Why do I run?</b> I love the feeling of coming home from a good run. It gives me something to look forward to, both the running itself and, if I’ve signed up for a race and am training for something, the finish line.<br><br><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</b><br>
Professionally: Signing on my first author when I worked in publishing as an acquisitions editor.<br>
Personally: Raising my daughter. Also, loving and being loved by my many friends and family; living life as fully as possible while being true to myself.<br><br><b>3. What is your motto/theme song?</b> Motto: I’m tough, I’m strong<br>
Theme song: Walk the Walk by Poe<br><br><b>4. How do you deal with bad runs?</b> I try to figure out what might have gone wrong and correct what made for a bad run. Sometimes I let it get me down, but not for too long because for every bad run there are many more good runs. I used to let it really get me down to where I’d question my ability as a runner.<br><br><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs?</b> Not really. The satisfaction and pride I feel is reward enough.<br><br><b>6. Who do you admire the most?</b> Me. I really like the person I’ve become.<br>
Also, my father. He lived a brave life and even when he was dying of cancer he still had a great, big heart, and never felt sorry for himself. He was equally happy and at ease being the life of the party and standing on the bank of a brook fishing for trout in calm and quiet. I miss him very dearly.<br><br><b>7. What is the greatest advice you’ve ever received?</b> Never say ‘I can’t’ as said to me as a child and adult by my father.<br><br><b>8. What do you wish you had learned younger?</b> Nothing worthwhile comes easy. Success doesn’t fall into your lap; you have to earn it by making sacrifices, doing things that make you uncomfortable, and pushing past fears.<br><br><b>9. What do you wish you could to but can’t?</b> See into the future. I’d love to be a faster runner, too.<br><br><b>10. How do your friends describe your personality?</b> Open-hearted, loyal, genuine, sincere, open-minded, balanced, opinionated, compassionate, curious, comfortable to be around, easy laugh, passionate about a lot of stuff, smart, funny, silly, insightful…<br><br><b>11. What do you wear running?</b> Blood, sweat and tears<br><br><b>12. What has been your favorite race?</b> Bulldog 25k trail race…because training went smoothly and I learned a LOT, and it was a new and different challenge that I tackled all on my own. Very well organized race and attended by some truly incredible people. My first triathlon was an amazing experience and I pushed past a lot of discomfort and fears to prepare for and participate in that race.<br><br><b>13. Goal race now?</b> My big goal will be Grand Tetons 50 miles, but also Surf City Marathon in 2008 and Toyota Desert Sprint Triathlon in April (with a goal of 1:35 *gulp*).<br><br><b>14. What makes you happy?</b> Knowing that my future is in my hands and that if I want to have a fulfilling, happy and rewarding life, all I have to do is go out there and kick ass every single day. Seeing my daughter develop from a helpless newborn to a tree-climbing fearless little girl has been an observation of many miracles. Children are amazing beings.<br><br><b>15. Tell us an interesting thing about yourself?</b> I grew up outside of Buffalo, NY and lived in a rural area. During the summer I’d pack myself a lunch and take off for hours. In the winter I’d shovel the snow from a nearby shallow (VERY shallow) pond and ice skate. I’ve never broken a bone in my body.<br><br><b>16. Tell us something interesting about another posted on this forum.</b> Never mistake someone’s online personality for who they are in real life.
 

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I love what you said about what you wear running....Love it, love , love it!!<br><br>
It's nice to get to know you better...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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Thanks Haha!<br>
That kicked ass. <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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Very nice, haha. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I took a bunch of video clips. Was I warning a small child no tto play with the barbed wire fence?<br><br>
Oh shucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Nice.<br><br>
Just one followup if I may. How would you compare yourself to Lisa from Boston? <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 feel equally fortunate to watch your life enrich in very deep and meaningful ways. I'm interested to see how the next years add further dimensions to who you are as a woman. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Thank you.
 

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It's true, though! Clothing isn't optional, but it's superfluous once you get outside and actually start running.<br><br>
Thank you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Thanks haha!<br><br>
Do you hire out as a personal coach? How about a motivational speaker. I get the feeling you've figured out a bunch of life lessons that I still need to learn.
 

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That's really interesting because of all the people I have met through running websites their personality tends to be pretty much exactly what they came across as online.<br><br>
That being said, most of the meetups have been for 48 hours or less and pretty much anybody could pull off playing a fake persona for that amount time if they so wished.<br><br>
Heck I almost had Thumper convinced I was a doctor....so close!!!<br><br>
BTW, I have it on good authority that East Aurora girls truly do rock!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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((((((Thumper)))))<br><br>
Had it not been for you (and jenotter) I NEVER would have EVER even considered doing a triathlon. And I a, so very grateful to you for such incredible support and friendship. I hope I give to you as much as you give to me. I mean that.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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A gay doctor at that!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Oh geez. She was a little trampy, no? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Really, I barely recognize myself from those days. And I certainly don't live in Boston anymore. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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Tenfold. You give more than you probably think you do. I enjoy having you in my life and I love that we get to see each other in the "real" world as well as the invisible world. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> You're a very special person and a wonderful friend. For that, I thank you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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