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Before my post..here is the update list of participants..of course if you still want to take part...just PM me or Hanging Jury and we aill add you to the list<br><br>
Following the list of participants is the list of questions so that you can simply paste and copy them in your own post. This is the reason this thread has now become sticky..did not think that my whole bio would be sticky but..whatEver LOL<br><br>
Hanging Jury 10/15<br>
Marathon Princess 10/16<br>
McTortle 10/17<br>
BikeGirl72 10/18<br>
Alex 10/19<br>
FloridaBoiler 10/20<br>
RunninTheRockies 10/21<br>
Notey 10/22<br>
Auntie Moe 10/23<br>
High Heat 10/24<br>
Hahaoya 10/25<br>
Tamster 10/26<br>
Nettie 10/27<br>
Orange Shorts 10/28<br>
Tithers 10/29<br>
JackDuggan 10/30<br>
wherestheportojohn 10/31<br>
HP 11/1<br>
ToeJamOnCrustyFeet 11/2<br>
Thirtyin04 11/3<br>
techgoddess 11/4<br>
colby 11/5<br>
Arrojo 11/6<br>
the Kenyan 11/7<br>
Quixotic Notions 11/8<br>
Martin 11/9<br>
ym 11/10<br>
dcoroner77 11/11<br>
Gingerbread 11/12<br>
muzicgrl 11/13<br>
oache 11/14<br>
Solitude 11/15<br>
Bootsie 11/16<br>
Willrun4chocolate 11/17<br>
Hippo 11/18<br>
Dankinia 11/19<br>
jcumming 11/20<br>
Jebba 11/21<br>
Equinox Marathon 43 11/22<br>
Grizzly 11/23<br>
Xavier Dan Q 11/24<br>
Shades 11/25<br>
Chele 11/26<br>
ToddEP 11/27<br>
SnowboardBoy 11/28<br>
Sister Golden hair 11/29<br>
DEturtle 11/30<br>
Kasieee 12/1<br>
Mortimer the Surly Goat 12/2<br>
CoachT 12/3<br>
Roots 12/4<br>
Missy 1102 12/5<br>
Willamona 12/6<br>
Wyrillco 12/7<br><br><b>QUESTIONS</b><br><br>
1. Why do you run?<br>
2. What is your greatest accomplishment?<br>
3. What is your motto/theme song?<br>
4. How do you deal with bad runs?<br>
5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?<br>
6. Who do you admire most?<br>
7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?<br>
8. What do wish you had learned younger?<br>
9. What do you wish you could do but can't?<br>
10. How would your friends describe your personality?<br>
11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?<br>
12. What has been your favorite race?<br>
13. Do you have a goal race right now?<br>
14. What makes you happy?<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>
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!).
 

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Well I did my best...HJ set the bar pretty dam high yesterday<br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><b>1.Why do you run?</b> I started running 6 years ago because I just had my daughter and felt that the whole gym thing was just going to be too much with 2 kids. I had always been very active with biking, hiking and aerobics…but time seemed to disappear after the birth of my daughter…so I thought about running…cause I could do it early in the morning straight from my doorstep. When I started my family laughed in my face...because I was NOT a morning person. Well that is all it took for me to need to prove them wrong and here I am 6 years later. Each time I presented them with a new challenge …they thought I was crazy…again just fueling my determination <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Running makes me feel strong and fit and it allows me to think through issues. I come home after a run and I am ready to tackle my day. I cannot imagine my life without my running. In fact a few weeks ago ..just before my last HM..someone told me to be careful not to injure myself because it would be less painful to light me on fire than to watch me not be able to run.LOL When my daughter plays “house” and she is the mommy...she always “goes out for her run”.</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">I define myself to a certain extent as a runner…I am a runner…I run…I love to run… I am extremely passionate about it</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">2.WHAT IS YOU GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT?</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">My kids...hands down…they are my my greatest accomplishment</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">3.WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO/THEME SONG?</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Motto: I will never give up…I will never surrender</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Theme song: Firewoman by The Cult..I play it before every race and often at 4 am if you look down the street where I am running you will see me “shake it” along the yellow line <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">4. HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH BAD RUNS?</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">I treat them as character development and as wonderful opportunities to allow me to truly taste the greatness of the good runs and appreciate them more when they happen.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">5. DO YOU REWARD YOURSELF FRO GOOD RUNS?</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">I think I am a running purist. My reward is the run itself. I have never rewarded myself for a run extrinsically. For me running the good run provides me with such a passionate joy that I do not require nor want any other type of reward.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">6. WHO DO ADMIRE MOST?</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">My mother…she was the strongest woman I have ever known. She was ill most of my life yet was always full of “piss and vinegar” a vibrant, beautiful, sexy, strong, happy and passionate woman…even though she was faced with such immense challenges. She taught me to be strong and independent and appreciate every moment in this lifetime...to take risks and not be afraid to speak my mind…to suck the marrow out of life like there is no tomorrow. I miss her every day</span></span><br><ul><li><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">WHAT IS THE GREATEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">To forgive and never hold a grudge…to live each moment to it’s fullest…to appreciate flaw and find beauty in it</span></span><br><ul><li><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU AHD LEARNED YOUNGER?</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">To appreciate that the pain associated with pushing yourself beyond your limits pays off tenfold if you keep it up</span></span><br><ul><li><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO BUT CAN’T?</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Time travel</span></span><br><ul><li><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">HOW DO YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Passionate, honest, intense, strong willed, slightly pervy, loves to be around people, says it like it is even if others don’t appreciate that, hard head, stubborn, extremely generous and giving, low maintenance yet very very vain, confident and just plain fun…oh and did I say stubborn?? LOL</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">I think with me there is no in between…peeps either love me or hate me…there is no real neutral ground…and I am ok with that…</span></span><br><ul><li><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">What DO YOU WEAR RUNNING</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Summer: bra, running skirt or racer bakc type top and running skirt</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Winter: tights, underarmour compression top, pink jacket</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">I always wear my breast cancer bandanna to hold my hair and so that my mom can spot me on the road from heaven. I have never ever been on a run or raced with out it…even in –30..I wear it under my hat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"></span></span><br><ul><li><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE RACE?</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Vermont..because of the crowd support..last year I lost my sports beans on the connector..and I knew I was safe because in VT the peeps support the runners by literally having buffets in front of their houses…I have run 3 M and probably close to 20 HM’s…VT rocks..it really does!!!!</span></span><br><ul><li><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">GOAL RACE NOW</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">I am training for VT in the Spring and Haliburton Forest 50 miler in the Fall...oh and a few HM’s here and there</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">14.WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">My kids, running, my family and friends, dancing on the yellow line in the middle of the road at 4 am with music blasting in my ear, summitting a mountain, feeling every part of my body work when exerting physical effort, baguette et fromage, watching the sun rise when most of the world is sleeping..</span></span><br><ul><li><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">TELL US AN INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOURSELF</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">I am master knitter. I create beautiful garments with 2 needles and yarn. I love quality yarns and I have a stash of yarn that could probably compete with any wool shop hidden in my basement</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">16</span> <span style="font-size:medium;">TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT ANOTHER POSTER ON THIS FORUM</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Willa is a running mom but has no children. I recruited her to the RM thread on CR because I thought she was funny and could give a different perspective to the group. Now she still posts there and I do not.</span>
 

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

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Thanks ..but I don't think so LOL..anyway..it was fun to do
 

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MP,<br><br>
Thanks for the insights.<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notworthy"> I'm putting in my order for a scarf--->a long skinny one that is soft, softer, softest....in purples and mauves, please.<br>
My staff always checks to see what type of scarf I'm wearing as my fall-winter accessory!<br><br><i>~I'd love to own an MP original~</i>
 

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MP~thanks for the addition to the list. Thanks for giving us all some insight to the beautiful person that you are.
 

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I am totally going to download "Firewoman" for my mp3 player.<br><br>
Thanks for sharing a little of yourself with us. Your passion and positive energy come through in your posts, and now we know a little more where you get them from.<br><br>
I like how you incorporate the bandanna into your runs for your mom and make it even more meaningful. Is the cause (breast cancer) also why you wear pink?
 

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Well I have always loved pink..this being said...the Montreal chapter of the Breast Cancer Foundation took root in the years that my mother was first hit with the disease and she was very involved in it taking root and getting it off the ground. Now at the time she told that PINK was going to be the theme colour because of me...because I loved pink so much and it was the colour of beautiful princesses...OBVIOUSLY...that was not true LOL but at the time I believed it. So it is all mixed up..the reason for the pink. I cannot remember my life without pink or breast cancer...There has never been a time in my life where a woman in my family has not been afflicted by the disease. The women carry a mutated 13th chromosome of the BRAC2 gene. I was tested for this gene mutation last Novemeber and I am the first in 5 generations that they know of who does not carry it. So I am being followed to see if they can find something in me...that would help in research. My daughter will also be spared because she could not have inherited from me ...but I have a niece and 3 young cousins...their mother..45 was just diagnosed last year
 

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Oh, man. That is...wonderful. Or beautiful. Those are the not the words I want to use, but they're the closest words I can come up with.<br><br>
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Please add kasieee to the list <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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Marathon Princess: You story made me cry. Thank you for your inspiration and I think I will wear a pink bandana sometimes so your mom can spot me too-I would like more angels in heaven watching over me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Thank you, marathon princess, it is nice to 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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My son has biked with me..on shorter runs...6 to 12 miles....My daughter cannot keep up yet and does not enjoy it...I really do try and run on my own or with a partner but when I am stuck...I stick her in the Champion jogger/biketrailer and him on the bike
 

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That was really, really good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
I was a bit skeptical of this idea, but I now see from HJ's and your POTD posts, how cool this idea can be.<br><br>
I feel like I know you a little better now.
 

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I know what you mean. I am/was similarly put-off a bit by the idea of competing bios, but as in everything in life, there's an up side and a down.<br><br><br>
Lovely inspiring story, Princess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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