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<ul><li><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Why do you run?</span></b></li>
</ul><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>I enlisted in the Navy 6 yrs ago (age 37), part of the requirement was to be able to run 1.5 mi in a certain time. I don’t remember the time, but it was generous. I was in pretty good shape but didn’t do any running (I cycled, lifted…) so I started running to improve my score on the Navy PRT run (our twice a year fitness test). I found the CH, got hooked, got led to Kick and got more hooked, and here we are!</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>I would have to say my Naval career. I have advanced and performed at an astonishing rate. Most at my level have been in for 12-15 yrs. I am very proud of that.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">3. What is your motto/theme song?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Well, don’t know if it’s a motto so much as a philosophy: The strongest power we have is the choice of how we let things affect us. Sometimes I am pretty good at practicing it, other times I fail miserably.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">4. How do you deal with bad runs?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>I say, I listen to my body; if it is really not up to it, then so be it – try again later.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>No, nothing more than personal satisfaction.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">6. Who do you admire most?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>My late Grandmother. She essentially raised me, and was the wisest, kindest person I’ve ever known.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>From my engineering dept manager many years ago; “Darren, I’ve never heard of anyone lying on their death bed and saying ‘I wish I could have spent just a little more time at work’, go home.”</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">8. What do wish you had learned younger?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>That the Navy Seabees was the place for me!</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">9. What do you wish you could do but can't?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Communicate telepathically with family and special friends. Written and verbal language is just to blunt a tool for true sharing of thoughts and feelings. To be able to “mind meld” with them, and truly share my would be beautiful.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">10. How would your friends describe your personality?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Easygoing, quiet, thoughtful, funny.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Shorts and tank top off duty, blue shorts and brown T-Shirt on duty.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">12. What has been your favorite race?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>It’s crazy I know – I haven’t run any. Go ahead, call me a middle aged recreational jogger <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"></b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">13. Do you have a goal race right now?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>If I can ever improve my swim to a less than lethal exercise, I’d love to try a Tri.</b></span></span><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">14. What makes you happy?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Knowing that I’ve done something that made a positive difference to someone else.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">15. Tell us one interesting thing about you that you haven't said (at least not often) on this forum in the past.</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Sorry, that’s classified.</b></span></span><br><br><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">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!).</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Again, classified.</b></span></span>
 

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Nice post. thanks.
 

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Nice dude!!<br><br>
Just PM the the classified info, my PM is secure and I hold a TS clearance. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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And get my clearance revoked? $hit no! Nice try <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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You can't withhold information from me, I'm a background investigator for crying out loud.<br><br>
I'm reporting you to OPM. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I ain't skeered. I've got a JPAS account too. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Seabee...MINDMELD HUH???? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Great POTD, Seabee. Did you join the Navy after 9/11? What motivated you to enlist?<br><br>
I love your answer to #9. It is so original and a fascinating idea.
 

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Thanks guys!<br><br>
Chele,<br>
Wait.... it's working!!! Something's coming through. It's.... it's....ROCK THE CASBAH! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
SGH,<br>
I started the process in late Aug 2001, finalized and sworn in on 27 Sep. Original motivation came from a reserve CWO4 that I worked with. We talked a lot and I told him how I wished that when I was younger and even more foolish I had joined. I thought that ship had already sailed. (pun most definitely intended)<br>
He told me about this program where professionals without prior service could enlist in the reserves. I talked with the recruiters and was hooked. Then in the midst of the process 11 Sep... That just solidified the whole thing.
 

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Very nice post Seabee! And I like you choice in superpower. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Ooh rah, Seebee! Working an E7 job with 6 years active duty - that is something!<br><br>
Thanks for doing what you're doing. <img alt="icon_salut.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif">
 

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Awesome! Thanks for the OoRAH Roots!
 

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Great post Seabee. I never knew you had never run a race. I don't race much myself, as I run pretty much for weight management and stress relief. If you ever do a race, I think you will enjoy it. It is exciting being around the other runners even though I'll never win a race since I am a back of the packer, the competition is still fun.<br><br>
Anyway, have a Merry Christmas, about as merry as it can be over there. Thanks for your service and fortunately since you are over the hump, you are on the road home sooner rather than later.<br><br>
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Wow! I love this:<br><br>
3. What is your motto/theme song?<br><i>Well, don’t know if it’s a motto so much as a philosophy: The strongest power we have is the choice of how we let things affect us. Sometimes I am pretty good at practicing it, other times I fail miserably.</i><br><br>
So fun getting to know you better!
 

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Thank you Seabee....I always look forward to reading anything you post. It was great to get a glimpse into who you are. I've seen you mention Taoist philosophy on many occasions and I too believe there is a lot of wisdom in it.<br>
Stay safe over there and have a Merry Christmas!!
 

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Great bonus POTD!! It was wonderful to read more about you. I really liked your answers to #7 and #9. I've heard the deathbed quote before and I think it is so true. Thank you SO much for your service for our country. Especially at times like this when you are away from your family. I <heart> the military. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I've got DEIDS access, I can find you. <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif"><br><br><br>
Although I doubt I'll be heading to the sandbox for a 'PRT' meet up but if you ever find yourself in SoCal, beers are on me.
 

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great POTD....that's really interesting that you found your niche so dammed late....<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 
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