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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. 

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: 0.00 Month: 74.86 Year: 74.86
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: 364.24
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 19.00Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.01Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 1.44
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Last night I wanted to do a breathing treatment because I was wheezing.  I couldn't find the mouthpiece.  This morning I tried to run, but I could barely breathe, so I called it quits after one lap.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.40
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No wheezing today.  I felt good enough to finally attempt to run to the top of the canal.  I took it nice and easy and felt good the whole way except for my runny nose.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 7.20
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I needed a confidence booster for my Ragnar in two weeks.  For some reason my team captain gave me the most miles in our van.  I'm going to have a 7 mile downhill, 4 miles flat, and 9 miles - 2 uphill then 7 down.  I went to Usery Pass and started to head up the 700 foot climb.  My right calf felt pretty tight and I made me angry that I just drove 13 miles and might have to call it quits.  Then I said, "Forget that.  I just drove 13 miles.  I'm doing this if I have to crawl."  Luckily I didn't have to crawl.  I liked seeing all the cyclists today.  It was so beautiful out, a perfect day for a ride.  But here I am running.  There's a special feeling when you conquer Usery Pass without wheels.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 7.30
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My brother-in-law dragged me to the gym tonight.  I've never worked out a gym before, believe it or not.  We did this 30 minute circuit workout.  I'm sure my arms will be sore tomorrow.  Afterwards I ran on the treadmill for a mile.  That was a different experience.  I was so nervous.  I settled in at a comfortable pace.  Then I realized it was a 17 min./mile pace.  No wonder.  I kept bumping it up little by little until finally I got to 10 min./mile.  I saw the stop button and I was praying that it wouldn't just STOP once I pushed it, but that it would come to a gradual halt.  I finally convinced myself that it would and I was right.  Whew!  But once I stepped on the ground it felt like I was still moving, or like the world was still moving, and neither I nor the world could stop.  I was walking right towards this wall and I was like, "Please, be able to turn.  I don't want to walk into this wall."  Such a weird and fun feeling.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.01
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Only had time for a little bit this morning.  I need to do another long run Monday so I can go in to Ragnar with a little more confidence.

Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 1.44
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Tonight was a fun run at Roadrunner Sports.  It was the early shirt release party for the Adventure Run which is two days from now.  I will not be in attendance as I have far too much going on and Ragnar this weekend.  Anyway, we ran 3.1 miles and I felt terrible.  I hope I feel better within the next few days or Ragnar is going to suck yet again.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.10
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I'm posting this picture of me as a young lad because I discovered that the other young lad on the far left has a son that is a member of this blog.  This is a picture of us in Alicante Spain where we served as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  You probably can't tell, but I have blood all over the side of my nose.  No doubt it was Asa that punched me.  Just kidding.  The way I play basketball, I probably did it to myself.

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 19.00Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.01Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 1.44
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