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<ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><b>Why do you run?</b><br>
Hmm. I guess why not. I never really thought about why too much when I started up running again. Is is just something I do. I ran through high school and a little in college. I just run. Why do people wear clothes? Athletes are beautiful and should show off their hot bods. Meh. Whatever makes you happy you do. Somehow, on some level, running not only makes me happy but has also become a part of me. I learned more about myself running around in circles or on a treadmill than I will ever learn from any book, magazine quiz, or friend. The best person you could ever know is yourself. If you do not know who you are, then you might as well go back to square one and start all over again. I learn more about myself while running on a frequent basis. I also need a challenge to keep almost anything going in my life. Running is always a challenge.</li>
<li><b>What is your greatest accomplishment?</b><br>
I guess I view myself as an average joe. Getting up in the morning is an accomplishment and to make anything I have done special would mean that I have wasted a ton of time on other pursuits. I therefore will say that everything I have ever done is an accomplishment in it's own right and anything I ever do will also be just as wonderful.</li>
<li><b>What is your motto/theme song?</b><br>
Meh. And Comfortably Numb (Both of these things change on a regular basis.)</li>
<li><b>How do you deal with bad runs?</b><br>
The same way I deal with good runs. I record it in my log and go drink a glass of chocolate soy milk. If I worried about every bad run, I would have quit running. Dwelling on things is bad.</li>
<li><b>Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?</b><br>
No</li>
<li><b>Who do you admire most?</b><br>
I have come to realized that deep down we are all human. Everyone has something admirable within themselves, even if it is buried fairly deep. With that in mind, there are a few people I would like to meet, but everyone is admirable.</li>
<li><b>What is the greatest advice you have ever received?</b><br>
Be yourself. Really. It's fairly easy. The only person worth impressing is yourself anyway. You can not live your life being what others want you to be. Stay true to yourself. That way, in the end, you know you are taken care of and the rest will work itself out.</li>
<li><b>What do wish you had learned younger?</b><br>
Huh? I cherish everything I have been through and every lesson that I have learned when I learned them. I no longer dwell in the past wishing for more. I deal with what I am about to embark upon in this little adventure that I have going. To change the past would change the present irrevocably. And that could change me as a person. I would have to run more miles to get to know that new person. Meh. Just stick with this reality for me, ok?</li>
<li><b>What do you wish you could do but can't?</b><br>
I guess it would be nice to have my night vision back, but at the same time it gives me an excuse to keep a hot man close to me while out in the dark. Basically, I have done almost anything I have wished to do. I don't let things hold me back much anymore. Life is too short, ya know? Don't just sit there and wish about what could have been, get out and do it. You don't have to be the best, just have fun doing your thing. Big goals just take longer, that's all. Take everything in steps and it will get done.</li>
<li><b>How would your friends describe your personality?</b><br>
Spastic?</li>
<li><b>What do you wear running? favorite outfit?</b><br>
Any running skirt I have with any sports bra. I like my skirts to have a low rise waist, a built in spankie instead of shorts, and a mini length in the skirt. It is so comfy. It's like a cheer skirt from back in the day and I could do anything comfortably in my cheer skirt. I prefer to match but it isn't mandatory. No panties are harmed during the course of my training and/or racing.</li>
<li><b>What has been your favorite race?</b></li>
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MCM was a blast! But it was because of the friends, not the race.
<ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><b>Do you have a goal race right now?</b><br>
NJ Marathon on May 4th. It might be a RM/RD meet-up race this year. This could change though. I told them I would show up wherever they told me to be.</li>
<li><b>What makes you happy?</b><br>
Wow. Breathing? I am a happy person anytime after noon. Sometimes before noon too, but those are special occasions.</li>
<li><b>Tell us one interesting thing about you that you haven't said (at least not often) on this forum in the past.</b><br>
I have retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Slowly but surely I am going blind. No biggie tho. We all have our problems. I have known about this since I was 10 years old and just understood that my sight will not always be there. I like to look at things. I don't take my sight for granted. It literally could be gone tomorrow.</li>
<li><b>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>
I have stories. Oh, I have stories. The good ones are great, but the bad ones are almost unbelievable. Some people only care to share their bad side. Sad but true.</li>
<li><b>Favorite color?</b><br>
Blue</li>
<li><b>Do you like donuts?</b><br>
Sometimes.</li>
<li><b>WTF is up with your siggie?</b><br>
If you looked that good, you would be there instead of Apolo. Don't be hatin'.</li>
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I need to work, but I will try to pop in later to answer the odd question.
 

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Willa, nice to see you talking a bit more here... but never more than in real life <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> sorry I wasn't the hot guy in the dark at MCM <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br>
No matter how many times we talk about it, your prespective about your vision always makes me re-think my attitude. Thank you.
 

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Thanks willamona. I enjoyed reading your POTD.
 

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<i>I learned more about myself running around in circles or on a treadmill than I will ever learn from any book, magazine quiz, or friend.<br><br></i>That is a rockin' statement!
 

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That is so TRUE! Just like that song says...Everyone <i>has had their moments when they did something that they didn't think they could do!</i><br><br>
People just need to be reminded of that.
 

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Great POTD post Willa...Well I allready know you LOL but it is always nice to read about good friends.<br><br>
You rock Willa <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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<ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>To change the past would change the present irrevocably.
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So true! There is no place for regrets in life! You can only look forward to what has yet to come. I really love your outlook on life! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/headbang.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headbang">
 

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excellent. love the answer to #6 thank you for sharing.
 

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Great POTD Willa! Thanks for sharing more about you. I really like your attitude about life. Very inspirational!<br><br>
In regards to your second #s 6 and 7; I LOVE cake and really like AAO too. He's an incredible athlete, excellent dancer and easy on the eyes! Thanks for sharing him with us every time you post. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><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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Reading your post reminds me of:<br><br><i>It's not what happens to you. It's how you deal with it.</i><br><br>
Thanks for your thoughts.
 

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Great POTD willamona.<br><br>
Your answer about RP reminded me of an episode of Baywatch I once saw where one of the guest characters had RP. It sounds like a terrible disease. Your attitude in the face of it is quite admirable.<br><br><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>
It's nice to get to know you a little better, willamona. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Thanks Willa! I've been missing a lot of these, but I made sure I read yours. I'm glad I did.<br><br>
I know, "perv!"<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Thanks for sharing, Willamona. I had not known about your eyes.<br><br>
I like your answer to #1, particularly: <i>"I learned more about myself running around in circles or on a treadmill than I will ever learn from any book, magazine quiz, or friend."</i><br><br>
I hear you loud and clear with #7: <i>"Be Yourself.</i> I wish I learned this earlier in life. Life became easier for me once I did.<br><br>
Good luck in your endeavors. I wish you do not go blind, but I imagine if you did that you'll run with just as much gusto as you do now.
 
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