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<span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>1. Why do you run?</b></span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Because every step that I take proves to me that I can do what I never thought I could. Because each breath that I take when I'm running is new. Because I still wake up excited to run.</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</b></span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Me. Although I am still a work in process.</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>3. What is your motto/theme song?</b></span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Motto: I can do this.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br>
Theme Song: Molly O'Malley's by Peter Mayer.<br><br>
"Over the doorway painted bold, a question begs your pardon, 'Is this the place of many souls or just one very large one?' Over the bar another reads, "'Are there many songs or just one that goes on and on. . .'"</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><br><b>4. How do you deal with bad runs?</b><br><br>
Walk. Bitch. Moan. Sometimes cry. Then I remember that a bad run means I am running. That always makes me feel better.<br><br><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</b><br><br>
I am usually so giddy after a good run that I don't need any more of a reward than that feeling. Oftentimes I will have some words in my head that I need to write down as well - sometimes I share those here and people here are always kind and supportive. That kind of positive reinforcement goes a long ways as well.<br><br><b>6. Who do you admire most?</b><br><br>
Children.<br><br><b>7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</b><br><br>
It wasn't so much advice as it was learning the difference between the person and the deed. I cheated on a math test in 6th grade - as did the boy who sat next to me. Our teacher caught us. I was devastated. This woman was my hero and I thought the world of her and I had disappointed her. At the end of the day she called me into the hallway and said, "I don't like what you did, but I still like you."<br><br>
Has stuck with me ever since.<br><br><b>8. What do wish you had learned younger?</b><br><br>
That to try something means trying - it does not mean having to do it perfectly. That running doesn't mean sprinting the whole distance. That most people are happy to help if you ask them but if you don't ask they won't ever know you need them.<br><br><b>9. What do you wish you could do but can't?</b><br><br>
Travel extensively without worrying about how to pay for everything.<br><br><b>10. How would your friends describe your personality?</b><br><br>
Childful.<br><br><b>11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</b><br><br>
Outside warmer: shorts, sports bra<br>
Outside cooler: tights, sports bra, tech T, windbreaker, gloves<br>
Inside: shorts, sports bra<br><br>
Favorite Outfit: anything with a lot of color. And excellent shoes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><b>12. What has been your favorite race?</b><br><br>
The Bridge to Gulf II 5k. It was my first race ever.<br><br><b>13. Do you have a goal race right now?</b><br><br>
I would like to do Grandma's half next year.<br><br><b>14. What makes you happy?</b><br><br>
Laughter, honesty, my husband, my friends, my dogs, school, colors, reading, music, writing, listening, learning, daisies, swinging, running, rowing, swimming, fires in fireplaces, safety, security, my family, children laughing.<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><br><br>
I used to belly dance and performed 2 shows, one with my instructor and the rest of the class and one with just one other woman in front of UWS. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><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><br><br>
I'm still debating this one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"></span></span>
 

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Huh......the mayor is very concise.....I love this new breed of politician.<br><br>
Well said Tortlet and it will be interesting to hear more of your running mantras as you grow into running.
 

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McTortle, if I haven't told you before I am telling you now - You are fabulous! I love how you describe how you feel about running. I can relate so well.
 

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I think we need to see belly dancing pictures. Im sure Im not the only one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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"...the difference between the person and the deed"<br><br>
I know I could use some improvement in this area. Overall, great responses!<br><br>
BTW, I agree with Mort...<br><br>
HJ
 

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McT shows us that those MN folks can be very cool and very hot at the same time.<br><br>
...almost Canajuns ya know!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Reading the POTD thread inspires me ...... really!<br><i><b>Then I remember that a bad run means I am running</b></i><br>
This is golden <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Belly dancing, how cool!!!
 

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

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Wow..very inspiring...how long have you been running for and do you always run alone or with a partner or in a group? <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've been running since pretty much April/May of 2006. A couple of setbacks, including a nasty sprain this past January.<br><br>
I almost always run alone although DH will run with me if I ask him. There is a group in Duluth that I would be interested in, and if I go back to school full time I would look into running with them more seriously.
 

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I like what your teacher said...that's a great way of saying it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
You're awesome!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Thank you for sharing all of that!!
 
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