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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



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Running Accomplishments:

I started running again in 2007 after 14 years of not running.

Mile - 4:59 (high school 1992), 5:57 (9/21/2010 ARR Open Mile)

2 mile - 11:10 (high school 1992)

5k - 21:54 (11/18/2010 Tempe Road Runners 5k)

10k - 48:29 (5/9/2009 Race for Hospice)

Unofficial 10k - 47:11 (1/27/2011 Red Mountain Park)

1/2 marathon - 1:49:00 (4/4/2009 Havasu Half)

Marathon - 4:33:09 (11/21/2009 Mesquite Marathon)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a half marathon in under two hours.

Run a marathon in close to 4 hours.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy long enough to live through the millenium.


I am married and have six kids.  I am a Ragnar Ambassador.

Blog title explanation

Bloggers I've met in real life: 1MileToGo, Aaron Kennard, Andrea North, Arizona Desert Monsoon, auntieem, Bec, Ben, Benjamin, Bonnie, Camille, Cari, Collin Anderson, David Holt, DooneEight Kid Mom, Erico, Flatlander, Gary, Jake Krong, JamesW, Jose, Josse, Julieesplin, JunKelli, Kerri, KP, Kyle Dion, Lightitup, Little Bad Legs, Lybi, Marthon Dreamer, M, Mary Ann Schauerhamer, Misty, Nan, Peds Endo Doc, Rachelle, RADRhett, Riley Cook, Rossy, runningafterbabies, Sasha, Scott Hughes, Scott (Kelli's husband), Scott Wesemann, Slow Joe, Spencer Simpson, Stephen, Steve Piccolo, The Rookie, Toby, Tracy, TylerS, Walter

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 5.84 Month: 8.72 Year: 107.30
Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Lifetime Miles: 802.53
Asics Gel 3030 Lifetime Miles: 204.85
Saucony Hurricane 13 Lifetime Miles: 149.22
Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Lifetime Miles: 87.49
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Lifetime Miles: 690.76
Brooks Ravenna 4 Lifetime Miles: 88.83
Mizuno X10 Trail Lifetime Miles: 52.08
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 32.87
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 2.54
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 57.64
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 6.41
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All of the teachers in the state of Arizona are participating in a walk out so they can be paid more money.  #redfored.  So, since my kids didn't have to go to school, I slept in.  I don't know why that makes any sense since I still have to get up to go to work.  Anyway, I didn't get out the door until around 9:30am.  Luckily it wasn't that hot.  I was a little faster today.  Also, I'm on a diet.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.45
Weight: 0.00
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So I was telling my wife about the vagrants in the area, and she said her friend told her that they had set up a huge white tent.  Curiostiy got the better of me, and I decided to run over by where they had been.  I ran south down the east side of the Floodway.  I could see Rich Porter running on the west side of the Floodway in the opposite direction, but I didn't know it was him at the time.  The coast was clear on the east side, but I saw something on the west side.  A body mabye?  When I got to the west side I ran over to what I spotted earlier.  It was a table cloth.  Weird.  I kept going and saw this tote full of food underneath a tree.  I looked around, but didn't see anybody.  I kept going and saw another tree with shards of toilet paper.  That must be their poop tree.  As I came back out to the main road, I finally saw the vagrant.  Now, who knows, perhaps he's perfectly harmless and just a down on his luck guy with no where to go.  But there's always that element of the unknown.  So I watched him as he crossed the road and I saw Rich running back.  But I still didn't know it was Rich, so I waited just to make sure he/she didn't get attacked.  Sorry Rich for briefly thinking you were a woman.  As I was waiting I realized there was a woman on a bike on the east side of the floodway.  She was yelling for Joe, the vagrant pulling all their belongings in a huge suitcase.  So she probably knew I was watching him inconspicuously.  Oh well.  So when I finally realized it was Rich and that he wasn't in any danger, I waited for him and he ran with me the final quarter of a mile to my house.  The End.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.45
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I usually put Emily on the bus and then I go running which is right around 8am.  But last night I "finished" a project, and early this morning I got a text asking for some changes.  So I made the changes and checked some emails, and listened to messages, and then I got another text about some more changes.  I made the changes and finally got out the door at 10:30am.  It was quite warm.  As I made the turn towards the canal I saw four RWCD workers.  Two of them I knew, but the other two were new.  I stopped and talked for a bit.  Somebody had called in a complaint about some vagrants in the area.  They were waiting for the sheriff's deputy to open the gate and let him in.  I ran my loop and as I was coming back they started yelling at me, "Pick it up, Burt!  Pump those arms!!!"  Even though it was a bit condescending, it made me feel good.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.46
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I took Herbie with me for the first time today.  He did pretty good.  Up until he saw a pitbull and wanted to play.  Now he's playing too rough with Cupid, our pig.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.48
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Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 5.84
Weight: 0.00
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