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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:


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. 

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: 8.28 Month: 49.16 Year: 356.58
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: 800.59
Brooks Ravenna 4 Lifetime Miles: 88.83
Mizuno X10 Trail Lifetime Miles: 52.08
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 168.58
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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I was able to do my "5 Loop" run today.  I got up early and sat on the toilet for a while.  A long while.  Glad I did.  I finally got out the door just shy of 6am.  I ran north on the Floodway trail.  I saw that deaf lady again.  I think she's deaf.  Maybe some day I'll ask her.  I crossed Brown Road and right before merging on to the RWCD road I saw a little thing hopping across the trail.  I thought it was a bug or something.  Turns out it was a little toad, about 3/4" long from head to haunches.  I don't see a lot of those while I'm out running.  This very well may have been the first time.  I paused to take a picture.  The cute little guy wouldn't hold still.  I started running again feeling decent.  There were a lot of people out running today.  One guy was running without a shirt on.  He was tan and muscular.  But he was running with his arms straight down.  I thougt maybe he was carrying weights or something.  But I think he may have been crippled.  Good for him for getting out and getting some miles in.  Right before the fence where I turn around at, this girl came through the other side of the fence.  Her arms were flailing around.  I thought she might have been dancing.  Turns out she was talking on the phone with someone and she's the type of person that talks with her hands.  I wondered if I could catch her.  I touched the fence and turned around and noticed there was a young guy with mauve (maybe maroon, I'm not good with colors) hair that was running pretty fast.  I knew he would catch me and the girl, too.  He did.  As he passed me I said, "You're pretty dang fast."  He said, "Thank you.  It's a beautiful morning."  It was a nice morning.  I'm glad it's been cooling down at nights somewhat because we're still getting over 100º days here.  I wasn't able to catch the girl, not that I was trying.  She was putting some distance between me even though sometimes she was weaving across the trail.  But she stopped and turned around about an eigth of a mile from McKellips.  I waved again at her and told her good job.  I saw a few more runners on the way back.  Some of them were using Strava and I am getting familiar with their little profile pic icons.  The last mile was a bit of a struggle, but I maintained a decent pace most of the way.  Most of my miles were under 10, and I haven't seen that for a while.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 5.73
Weight: 0.00
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I got sick Friday afternoon.  My wife got sick Saturday.  That covers everyone in the household.  I texted Mike Friday evening telling him to check with me in the morning before coming over because I wasn't sure if I'd be able to go.  I wasn't.  I still did things Saturday, like going to the baptism of one of my scouts and then out to eat at Applebee's with the family for my wife's birthday celebration.  I was going to stay home from church Sunday, but I still went.  I was feeling better this morning and thought about getting a long run in to make up for Saturday.  But I didn't get out the door until after 6am, so I thought about just doing the 5 loop course.  I changed my mind and decided to do the 3 loop course.  But after a mile I changed it to the two loop course, and honestly would have been happy with the 1 loop course.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 2.55
Weight: 0.00
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Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 8.28
Weight: 0.00
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