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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: 5.16 Month: 26.26 Year: 637.24
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: 105.76
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 800.21
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 3.99
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 229.39
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 27.76Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 3.00Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I drove 35 miles round trip just so I could enjoy running up and down my favorite hill.  It was a beautiful day out today.  I even said it many times while I was running.  Out loud.  I started running around 11:30ish am.  It was 62°.  It actually felt a bit on the warm side, but I brought some water with me.  I also brought a chocolate Power Bar and a chocolate Gu.  There were a lot of cyclists out.  But I think there were more people riding on motorcycles.  Good day for a ride, I guess.  I was pretty surprised out how good I felt.  Mind you, I was going as slow as usual, but I knew I'd be able to go the distance even though it's been over four months since I've gone quite that far.  The highlight of the run was getting my very first ever "Good on ya!"

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 9.14
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I ran a lot faster today than I have been.  But it was slow.  It's Emily's birthday, so I couldn't go for very long.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

3 easy miles.  I wore my red shorts, my red FC Barca shirt (not the same shade) and my baby blue Asics Gel Trainers.  I looked good.  Real good.  That must be why when I was running in front of these two young hotties pulling out of Little Caesar's, they said, "Get it!" and they started clapping.  I'm sure they were college girls.  If not, I'm belong in jail.

Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I ran home from work again.  First along the railroad tracks.  Then up Val Vista.  I was feeling a lot better than two weeks ago.  I ran about 40 seconds faster per mile, too.  When I got to Guadalupe, I heard somebody yell, "Burt McCumber!"  I don't know if they were yelling at me or another Burt McCumber.  I have no idea who it was.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 8.22
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

9.25 bike ride to work.  I knew it would be cold out this morning, but I didn't think it would make me cry.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I really wanted to get out and run this loop at Usery.  I've been wanting to do it for a while, but I don't think I'm ready.  I'm glad I didn't try it today.  That would have been bad.  Instead I thought I would run a 10 miler in the morning and see what I could do in the afternoon.  I started out ok just plodding along.  I got to the turn around point and slapped Not-so-Lady Liberty high five.  I had gone up 140 feet in elevation to that point so I figured it should be no problem to cruise all the way home.  But I had a pain on top of my left foot.  By the time I got to 8.4 miles it was hurting too much.  I decided it best to just walk the last two miles.  So I did.  I've also talked myself out of doing the marathon in two weeks.  I don't even think I could walk it at this point.  Hopefully I can get a deferral for next year.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 27.76Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 3.00Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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