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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

So I've got some friends on Facebook.  You know the kind that only accepted my friend request out of pity?  Oh, is that just me?  Anyway, I heard they were going on a group run this morning, so I invited myself.  I think they ditched me.  South Mountain is a big area, so maybe I just went to the wrong meeting location.  I'd like to think that, but just ask RAD.  I'm a creeper.  

There was a sign at the beginning of the trail.  It said that we would be seeing a lot of little flags on the trail today.  They are to mark dog poop. I guess they're really trying to crack down on people cleaning up after their dogs.  You know, it's just not healthy for the environment.  I don't think they made it a quarter mile before they ran out of flags.  On the way back I counted them.  82.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 9.80
Weight: 0.00
From Eric Day on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 13:45:23 from

Nice sunrise ...

From allie on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 15:26:09 from

nice cacti...

From Burt on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 15:33:58 from

Nice proper use of the plural form. Both of you.

From seeaprilrun on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 15:47:27 from

Where's the dogpoop flag pictures? I'm intrigued.

From allie on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 15:47:57 from

heliocereus speciosus.

From april27 on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 16:46:13 from

I was expecting a ridiculous amount of flags...and isn't that expensive?

From RAD on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 00:32:51 from

Sorry, Lucy and I headed up before you, guess we missed you. I grabbed all the 'flags' she left on the way back down :)

From Burt on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 01:22:51 from

April - the flags were little tiny things like 1" by 1" on little wires. I can just picture them gingerly placing them in the ground next to the poop.

allie - I was going to take a picture of some cactus flower, but these ladies were in the way. And they would have thought I was gay. (Let's see how many people I can offend with that.)

Other April - They weren't American flags.

RAD - You ditched me, too? Boo!

From PRE on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 17:30:19 from

Nice pictures Burt.

Quite a large number of flags on that run. I guess if you get through the first quarter mile, you begin to get the idea of what to expect ahead.

From Rye on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 22:56:02 from

No excuse not picking up after our canine friends. It was a long winter here in Idaho and after the snow melted I was left with lots of surprises.....I filled six five gallon buckets worth....Okay too much information, but I guess you did bring it up. Nice run!

From The Quiet Pirate on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 09:59:40 from

The photos are beautiful. I'm sure the run was amazing. You did say you ran, didn't you? I forgot after reading about the dog poop and flags.

From Burt on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:31:16 from

PRE - I used to hate this run, but my friend always dragged me out to run it with him. The funny thing is his dog used to poop along the road. He'd yell at her and just leave it.

Rye - When are you never TMI? LOL!

QP - Oh yeah, it was a run. Not only was it a run, but it was the first time I didn't have to stop on ANY of the steep hills. :)

From The Quiet Pirate on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:48:06 from

Glad to hear you didn't have to stop on any of the hills. Especially since they'd run out of flags. Way to hold it in the whole run!!

From Burt on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 11:42:34 from

Are you calling me a dog, QP? I'm flattered.

From The Quiet Pirate on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 12:29:25 from

Oh my, no. I know plenty of people who have to pop a squat while they're running. Yes, most are pirates, but we're still people too.

From The Quiet Pirate on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 12:38:30 from

perhaps she has a little pirate in her, no?

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