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Good morning all! Here goes:<br><br><br>
1. Why do you run?<br><br>
To get in better shape, lose weight and feel better about myself<br><br>
2. What is your greatest accomplishment?<br><br>
Education: Bachelors in Computer Science<br>
Work: several years successfully managing a music store with over a million in yearly sales - in a small town<br><br>
3. What is your motto/theme song?<br><br>
"Mandy"- Barry Manilow is so powerful and moving..... (insert screetching noise here) JUST KIDDING! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> This i sa pretty deep question to me. I could not think of any motto but what came to mind is when I realize I stumble I just try to ask God to help change me so I don't fall in the same way again.<br><br>
4. How do you deal with bad runs?<br><br>
If injured take time off, otherwise just keep going and don't quit- don't skip the next run.<br><br>
5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?<br><br>
No rewards. The feeling of accomplishment is enough.<br><br>
6. Who do you admire most?<br><br>
Parents: I think my dad can do anything. I've always felt like I was so safe and secure with him within reach. Mom for bravely battling MS for over 30 years now.<br><br>
7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?<br><br>
LOL- one time an old roommate and I were about to begin a job when he said to me "ok, get started and act like you know what you are doing". hah<br><br>
8. What do wish you had learned younger?<br><br>
To not obsess about what other people think of me. To quit trying to be perfect to gain acceptance and just friggin' live! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> (actually this thread is even a part of this ongoing process)<br><br>
9. What do you wish you could do but can't?<br><br>
Play music.... but I just bought a bass, amp and lesson info!<br><br>
10. How would your friends describe your personality?<br><br>
erm, funny, sometimes dare I say...witty (I'm sort of a David Letterman, spur of the moment, one liner type guy as opposed to telling pre-written jokes) and yes.....been called nice and sweet a few times by the ladies.<br><br>
11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?<br><br>
Shorts and a t-shirt<br><br>
12. What has been your favorite race?<br><br>
New boy here- no races........yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
13. Do you have a goal race right now?<br><br>
Birmingham in February could be my first!<br><br>
14. What makes you happy?<br><br>
Spending time with friends, feeling appreciated, wanted or accepted I suppose.<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>
hmmm, oh I met Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones at one of his book signings. I got to chat with him for a few minutes and he autographed my book for me. Which was cool.<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>
Ms. McTortle is going to India soon to part.....erm study. Safe trip to you!<br><br>
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I look forward to meeting more new folks on this great website. See ya around!<br><br>
Maples
 

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Hi Maples! Thanks for sharing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
How long have you been running?
 

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Thanks for this maples, it is a pleasire to get to know you.<br><br>
I enjoyed your answer to #7, just act like you know what you're doing!
 

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Nice POTD report Maples!<br><br>
I have been following #7 all my life and have only been caught a few times. <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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Nice one, Maples. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Good to meet You... I always follow the advice of number 7... it's how I got this far!
 

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I did a google search for running plans this past March. That helped me find the cool runnings website. While there I ventured into the cool running forums where I met the fun and crazy 30 somethings. I printed the C25K plan and got started. I have since begun the OHR program and am about to complete week 8. Had a few delays due to beginner injuries but that was mainly from doing too much too soon. I have since throttled down and have had no problems. So a longwinded answer to your question would be 7 months. <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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Maples, I had no idea about your mom...good for her and good for you for being proud of her. Makes sense that's where you get some of your strength and kindness.
 

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Maples,<br><br>
I like the cut of your jib. Why are you invoking the movie Hi Fidelity in my mind right now. Oh and you should visit the PRT more often.....you'll enjoy the music we play.<br><br>
your pal,<br><br>
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Yes I dipped my pinkie toe into the PRT yesterday for the first time. ha. And here I am already. *gulp*
 

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Now Maples...see I told you it would not be bad LOL Aren't you glad you did this now?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> So glad to meet you and get to know 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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