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Location:

Mesa,AZ,USA

Member Since:

May 12, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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.

Personal:

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: 21.96 Year: 568.70
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: 163.46
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
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35.31
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 35.31
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2.57

I ate Filiberto's for dinner last night, and I did not sleep well.  But I've missed too many consecutive days of running, so I had to get out.  I ran nice and easy.  It seemed like it took forever.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 2.57
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2.54

I've been running the same route over and over.  At least today I saw my friend Rich Porter and he did his patented swing around and ran with me for the last one mile plus. 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 2.54
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2.53

I started running and I got to Adobe, and all of the sudden my knee started to hurt.  I thought I might have to stop.  But there was a car behind me and I didn't want them to see me stop.  So I kept going.  Then I got to the Floodway and I was about to stop.  But there were two old men about to cross the street and I didn't want them to see me stop.  So I kept going.  After a while my knee stopped hurting.  The coolest part of the run was when to ducks flew over my head.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 2.53
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Total Distance
5.70

I wanted a longer run today, but I've stuck just doing my 2.5 miles for the last couple of weeks.  My heart told me I could do it, but would my body?  I was doing my stretch routine when I saw three people running down the street.  It was my neighbors and members of my ward, the Ray's and their 10 year old daughter.  I finished stretching shortly after they were gone and I was able to see that they had turned south down the RWCD path.  I went north up the Floodway path, which merges into the RWCD path right before the 1 mile mark.  I saw some of the regulars that I see when I venture this far north.  I saw this lady that always wears this bright neon yellow tank top.  It reminds me of the 80's.  And I love it.  I saw the guy that runs with his arms down.  I bet he had a stroke.  From now on I'll call him Stroker's Ace.  That's probably offensive.  I also saw the Well's Fargo stagecoach guy.  But I don't think it was him.  Maybe a brother or a son?  The run was nice.  The weather was beautiful.  I felt decent, but I'm glad I turned around when I got to McDowell.  5.7 was just about right.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 5.70
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2.54

It's starting to warm up.  The high today is supposed to be 93º.  It was nice out when I ran, but you can definitely feel the difference.  I felt slow and sluggish this morning.  A little sore from Saturday and I probably ate too much this weekend.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 2.54
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1.44

I started running and I only felt like doing one loop.  Lots of friendly people out today.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 1.44
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2.55

I'm still sore, but I felt better today.  It was kind of windy today, and in the shade where I was stretching out, it was kind of cold.  I ran two loops today.  My breathing was a bit labored, but I felt good.  Like I could push through it.  I saw some runners, too.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 2.55
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2.56

I've noticed a lot more birds out lately.  I guess because it's Spring.  Or maybe they're always out and I don't notice.  Anyway, I got out earlier than usual this morning.  There was not a single soul out on the paths.  I had them all to myself.  And the birds.  And the giant bird that swooped about 15 feet from my head.  It probably thought I was a cute little prairie dog.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 2.56
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3.76

Today is the Boston Marathon, in case you didn't know.  I ran in honor of those crazy runners.  I went further than my usual because I didn't run Saturday.  Thursday night, Herbie and I chased that coyote again.  My legs were sore.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 3.76
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1.44

I got Emily on the bus and was just about ready to run when I got a work call.  I usually don't answer, but I did.  Then it was at least another hour before I was ready to go again.  Now it was warm, and I'm really sore from yesterday's run.  And probably the two sodas I drank.  Blah.  Anyway, I only felt like doing one loop, so that's all I did.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 1.44
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Total Distance
4.06

I had to drive my high schooler to school today, so I decided to get a little crazy and run Usery.  Of course, I had no intention of running the entire thing, but I figured I could go at least two miles up and two miles down. It was a bit of a struggle going up.  It's warming up, and I was wheezing the first half mile.  There were a lot of flies, butterflies, and grasshoppers out.  There were a lot of cars, too, and cyclists.  Everyone was so friendly today.  I actually ran a mile in under a 10 minute pace today on the way down.  Ha!

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 4.06
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3.62

So it's Good Friday.  The kids don't have school.  I should've gotten out earlier, but I was just taking it easy this morning.  I got dressed and stretched out in my room.  I went outside and scrolled through my Strava feed for a while.  I saw this truck parked over by the mailbox.  It was running.  I stretched out a little more and started my run.  I ran past the truck and this old guy was sitting in it.  I wanted to do my RWCD/Floodway 3 loops.  I ran up to Brown Road and then turned back south on the RWCD path.  My legs were feeling heavy due to yesterday's incline.  Shortly after passing Adobe, I saw someone running towards me.  I quickly recognized him as Rich.  He always turns around and runs with me, which is cool.  I asked how far he was going.  He said he was just going to do 3 miles.  I told him I was going to do 3.7 miles and that I would run down to Main Street and turn back north on the Floodway path.  We talked while we ran.  Sometimes we didn't talk.  Then with about a mile to go, my phone rang.  It was the 2nd time it rang while I was running, but I didn't answer the first call.  I decided to answer this one.  It was one of my clients who had dropped off plans for me to revise a couple of days ago and now wanted to come pick them back up.  I told him I was out jogging, but that I only had about a mile to go.  A half a mile later my phone rang again.  It was another client.  I suddenly realized I had set an appointment with him for today at 9am and it was 9:05am.  I apologized and told him that I had forgot and that I was out jogging and that I had about a half mile to go and I would be there in 5 minutes.  (Run off sentence much?)  I then cut through the green belt.  Rich followed me until I got to the other side and bid him adieu.  I ran home, but it was warm so I just stayed at my pace.  Then I saw that truck again and realized that the old man in the truck was my client and he was there the whole time!  I felt so embarrassed.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 3.62
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Total Distance
35.31
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 35.31
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