<b>1. Why do you run?<br></b>I have to! It keeps me sane and healthy. I'm a mess if I don't run-- getting sick, depressed-- Not to mention, I love it!<br><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?<br></b>There's not a single accomplishment I hold in more esteem than others. I was proud finishing my first marathon, and my first century. I guess my first marathon more than anything, despite having done one sense. It was symbolic for me. As a consequence of how I grew up, I had adopted my family's attitude of can't, and despite trying to fight it-- ingrained attitudes are persistent! The marathon gave me a resounding thought of YES, I CAN!<br><b>3. What is your motto/theme song?<br></b>Now, a single motto wouldn't due to fit my six different personalities. (I have pretty different moods that all offer different features and outlooks)<br><b>4. How do you deal with bad runs?<br></b>Thankfully, I don't have bad runs often. And even a bad run is better for my mood than no run... but in the event of a bad run, I just leave it be until my next run wipes the memory away.<br><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?<br></b>A good run is its own reward! If I do something new and special for me, I'll tell everyone in a ten block radius. Can bragging be a reward?<br><b>6. Who do you admire most?<br></b>My older brother. He's fought hard to turn his life around, and it is hard to do that... a bad background and mistakes can trap you, but he dug his way out of that hole.<br><b>7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?<br></b>CTFU! Life keeps going whether you try to fight it or not, so make the most of it.<br><b>8. What do wish you had learned younger?<br></b>That I am capable of anything I want.<br><b>9. What do you wish you could do but can't?<br></b>Ah, I'm pretty satisfied with myself... a person needs deficiencies to make them a person, and other things I can learn if it's that important to me... I suppose a little tiny bit of athletic talent/coordination wouldn't hurt so I wouldn't look like a dork anytime I get within 100 ft of a ball!<br><b>10. How would your friends describe your personality?<br></b>"A warm introvert with a good sense of humor" From the horse's mouth.<br><b>11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?<br></b>Tech fabrics! I used to wear cotton but tech really is nice.... No more specific than that, though... whatever is clean.<br><b>12. What has been your favorite race?<br></b>Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon<br><b>13. Do you have a goal race right now?<br></b>No. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> It was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.<br><b>14. What makes you happy?<br></b>running. bicycling. a good weight training session. being with my sweetie.<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.<br></b>I am totally pregnant.<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!).<br></b><i>LuckyLily</i> is very sweet and supporting and will calm you down if she's the first person you call (after your SO) after finding out about a surprise pregnancy.