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<b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">1. Why do you run?</span></span></b><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">I run because I love to run. I used to be a soccer player in college and I missed the competition and the drive.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>2. What is your greatest accomplishment?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">Greatest Accomplishment? I hope it is still to come</span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Wingdings;"><span style="font-family:Wingdings;">J</span></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>The River by Garth Brooks was our old soccer team theme songand it still helps me to stay focused on whatever I choose to aim for.</b></span></span><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="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">They don’t usually get to me. Sometimes, I will cry in the last few miles of a long run. More because of the sheer joy that I have just run that distance.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">Not really. Sometimes, I will bake banana bread or something.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>6. Who do you admire most?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">I admire a lot of people for a lot of reasons. Right now, though, I am really digging Mortimer’s Dad. He has a calmness and patience about him that always makes me feel at ease.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">I always try to take a step back and look at things from another persons perspective before I make a judgement……</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>8. What do wish you had learned younger?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">How not to be selfish and self centered</span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Wingdings;"><span style="font-family:Wingdings;">J</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">That failure is ok</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>9. What do you wish you could do but can't?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">Go live with one of those groups like the Hansens where they run all day and work at the shoe shop and that’s all they have to worry about.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>10. How would your friends describe your personality?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">Mostly just happy. I rarely get mad.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">Usually capris and a tank top</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">.</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>12. What has been your favorite race?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">Marine Corp Marathon. I was raised to be very patriotic and so this one really touched me. I love the Marines and Washington DC</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>14. What makes you happy?</b></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">Puppies and Kittens……..and of course, Mort—but ya’ll knew that already!</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><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></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">I have no joints in the toes of my left foot. They were removed when I was 16 and the recovery process has been amazing and frustrating and often times way more involved than I ever would have expected.</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><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></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;">Hopefully, the two secrets I know will be revealed soon! Cause they are heart-warming and wonderful</span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Wingdings;"><span style="font-family:Wingdings;">J</span></span></span>
 

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Why is this the worst POTD...I think it's awesome. Why did you have the joints removed in your toes? if you don't mind sharing. That sounds awefully painful. It's nice to get to know you better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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You are a very lovely person, inside and out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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There's no such thing as worse POTD - so shut yo mouth!!! I think you're pretty flippin awesome!<br><br>
So why did you have to have the joints removed in your toes - if that's not too personal?!?! (((Becca's toes))) No wonder you have toe jam <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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To run all day and work in the shoe shop: what a great dream <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Becca,<br><br>
I think you are a fantastic woman and Brian is lucky to have you.<br><br>
your pal,<br><br>
oache
 

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Eureka!!!<br><br><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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So to this day you've never accomplished anything you think is great? I find that hard to believe, missy.<br><br>
Your greatest accomplishment can change over time, but there must be something that you've accomplished so far that you think is a little above the rest.
 

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They were congenitally deformed (no, that does not mean they were shaped like genitals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> ). All the years of running and soccer had caused all the deformed joints to develop very painful bunions and I would have to buy shoes a size too big and wrap each toe individually with cushioning everyday. Finally, a doc convinced my parents to have them removed. The toes were cut off and the bad joints taken out then the two toe halves were pinned and fused. I would never in a million years guessed the amount of problems it has caused me over the years. That's when I lost my faith in modern medicine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><i><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(disclaimer: I know we have some wonderful Docs here in the PRT. I should have said that I now believe we need to be more responsible for our own bodies. Doctors are wonderful people that are often too pressed for time and people are often too impatient to take the long route to being pain free)</span></i> I have been able to almost completely fix my other foot on my own.
 

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I feel very proud of the things I accomplished with my clients when I was personal training. I helped a lot of peole learn how to get rid of pain that plagued them every single day. And I helped an old lady be able to walk again without any help. That was a really good feeling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Becca, that was great. I *think* I might have an idea about #16, and I wish that the peeps would just announce it already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
And I agree with Thumper. You have done amazing things already, I'm sure of it.<br><br>
Oh, I have a question, what was your greatest accomplishment as a trainer? Who lost the most pounds, or inches? And how did they celebrate it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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What are you talking about - this is my favorite POTD to date!!! You're silly, woman!<br><br>
Aww, puppies and kittens and Mort! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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this is great POTD <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Thanks for sharing
 

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FTR: if Bootsie had not PMed me, I would have completely forgotten! I have been looking forward to my day for weeks and then I forgot it when the day was here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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You are one of my absolute favorite PRT friends, and I love getting to know you better. Thank 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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Dude!<br><br>
The knuckle joint or the other (distal) toe joint? The distal joint, I can see, maybe some benefit of fusing. Maybe. The knuckle joint would be incredibly stupid to fuse. Who would do that???<br><br>
If it makes you feel any better (and it probably won't, but I'm in a sharing mood) my ex-uncle had to have all the bones in his two littlest toes removed from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Me and my cousin used to play with his bone-free toes when we were little. You could bend them every which way. It was creepy-fun.
 
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