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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, Susie, The Rookie, Toby, Tracy, Twinkies, TylerS, Walter

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 8.56 Month: 45.68 Year: 592.42
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: 103.15
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 800.21
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 3.99
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 187.18
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance

I really need to start getting to bed earlier.  But the lure of Operation Repo and Pranked is just to tempting.

3 miles this morning.  1 mile warm up, 1 mile fast (for me), 1 mile cool down.  I gave the customary high five to Mexican Liberty.  As I was running by the canal I saw a duck.  I thought how cool it would be if the ducks that have been frequenting our front yard were there when I finished my run.  Just as I finished as if on cue, they touched down in my lawn.  I sat down and watched them for a few minutes.  There was some stale bread left over from the last time my kids fed them that I threw to them.

Splits - 8:05, 6:43, 8:40


PM Run

Group run up at Las Sendas.  Las Sendas is kind of a ritzy area.  Very nice houses.  Gated communites.  Desert preservation.  Tonight I saw a couple of cop cars driving around.  I wondered what they were doing.  Then we ran passed a guy walking his little pooch.  Shortly after that I heard a noise in the bushes up by a wall.  I glanced over and saw a large shadow.  I was going to keep running, but I remebered the police cars.  So I stopped and went back.  There were two javelinas.  Up until last year I'd never seen any in the wild.  It was pretty cool, but they are mean.  I hope they didn't eat the little pooch.

Distance - 4.53

Splits - 8:50, 8:53, 8:58, 9:34, 5:18 for 0.53

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 7.53
Weight: 0.00
From allie on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:07:01 from

punk'd is better. much more shallow. and the host is nice...

i didn't know you had ducks in arizona.

i didn't know you had lawn in arizona.

From allie on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:11:05 from

oh, and i forgot about your easy-speed-easy sandwich. good job. you'll get a great job when it's a double-decker.

From Burt on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:23:16 from

allie - I puke every time I see that show. Asston Kutcher. Hurrrrl!!! But yes, we do have lawns and ducks. I added a picture to prove it.

From allie on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:30:37 from

looks like you have cars, too!

my computer censored the third and tenth word in your comment. i am assuming it said "laugh" and "ashton-bright-eyes"

From SlowJoe on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:52:39 from

That is a nice speed sandwich, good run.

From Merri on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:59:11 from

boy crush on Ashton, burt are you wearing your sensitive man sweater?

3 little ducks went out to play, but when the mommy duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK well you know the rest.

From Rhett on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 13:24:18 from

You must be the duck whisperer Burt.

From flatlander on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 13:26:39 from

Delete the "(for me)". NA

From Burt on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 13:30:30 from

allie - of course we have cars. It's not like the covered wagons you guys use in Utah.

Joe - Hungry?

Merri - After my shower I saw the ducks napping right in front of the door. I asked Emily if she wanted to feed them some bread. Then I saw she hadn't eaten all of her pancakes and thought that would suffice. Besides, they might like the sweet taste of syrup. So I gave her and her cousin a piece of pancake, and opened the door. I told them to throw it to the ducks. She put her arm up like she was going to throw it, but she wanted to get real close. By real close I mean I think she wanted to put it in their mouths. So she ended up chasing them off :(

From Burt on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 13:34:05 from

I guess my last comment took so long to type that I had two other people comment while I was typing it.

Rhett - It's not so much what you say, it's how you say it.

Flat - You're right. 6:43 is slow for me.

From runningafterbabies on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 13:55:38 from

Maybe you should consider a career change. Those scary dudes on OR don't hold a candle to you, Burt.

From The Quiet Pirate on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 14:46:51 from

goose poop

From Burt on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 14:53:23 from

Melody - I'm pretty sure that show's as fake as wrestling. That's probably why I like it so much.

QP - geese peep.

From The Quiet Pirate on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:03:44 from

duck..oh, never mind

From april27 on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:46:04 from

wow look at that sub 7!

From Burt on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:47:37 from

April - are you talking about your weather or my mile time?

From april27 on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:51:00 from

LOL it is in the 20's here! I was complimenting your mile time!

From Merri on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:46:28 from

my baby plays with javelinas all of the time.

From Burt on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:49:15 from

Oh my gosh Merri. I got this email yesterday about bad parenting. There were a bunch of pictures. The first one was a baby chewing on a boa constricter. If most of the other ones weren't semi-pornographic, I would forward it to you.

From Burt on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:49:51 from

Ooh, that reminds me of another bad parenting email that is wholesome and delightful. Sending it your way now...

From AZDesertmonsoon on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 00:28:07 from

There are twenty comments and not one person has discussed whether it was wise to stop and see what kind of criminal was lurking in the shadows. Did you think it could have been some robber the cops were out looking for? and you thought you found them and you stopped to get a better look? I would have thought someone would either have called you very brave or very insane.

From Burt on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 00:39:19 from

In everyone's defense, they all (except mother of the year Merri) commented after I posted about my evening run. But, yes, I was trying to be a hero. I figure I've watched enough MMA on TV to take down a criminal.

From allie on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 00:42:34 from

what in the world is MMA?

From Burt on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 00:44:09 from

Mixed martial Ashton.

From ChrisM on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 15:26:40 from



have you been using the vocabulary builder??

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