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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, The Rookie, Toby, Tracy, TylerS, Walter

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 48.05 Year: 508.36
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: 75.87
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 293.18
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 2.54
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 57.64
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 6.41
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Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 37.39
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2.53

My diet's been going well.  I've lost a few pounds already.  Today was beautiful out.  I saw a vacuum now with the tote of food.  First of all, where are you guys getting your electricity from, and second, why would you be vacuuming the dirt??
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.53
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1.43

My back was hurting all day yesterday and still this morning.  I use my muscle roller on it and it always seems to help.  In fact, I haven't had the kind of back pain that used to put me out for a day or two.  Anyway, I wasn't sure if I should run, but I did.  I just did a one looper.

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I always stretch before I go running.  I usually can touch my toes if my feet are about shoulder width apart.  But this morning my legs were sore and I couldn't.  I ran this a little slower.  It's still nice out, but it's supposed to warm up.

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So I've noticed something.  When I look at my shadow, my tummy doesn't stick out as far as it used to.  It's still a phat shadow.  I have an alert from RunKeeper that goes off every 5 minutes to tell me my time and pace.  It went off 5 times today and each time my pace kept getting lower.  Not by much.  But that doesn't happen very often.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.53
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1.44

I'm making this entry two days after I ran.  Nothing notable about the run other than my foot was hurting prior to it.  That's why I took a few days off.  Feeling fine now.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.44
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Less than 100 miles to go on these shoes 'til I retire them.  At the rate I'm going it will be 2024.

I was only going to run one loop today, but as I approached Adobe Rd. I saw Rich Porter with whom I go to church approaching from the other side.  He had a pretty good pace going, and I was going to give him five.  Right when I was about to put my hand out he swerved way out of the way and got off the canal road.  My first thought was, "Did he know I wanted to give him five, but he didn't want me to, so he swerved?"  But I thought it was too dramatic of a swerve, so maybe there was someone or something coming up behind me.  So I looked back and saw him doing a 360 so that he could run with me.  That was nice.  He asked which way I was going so I said, "I might as well do one more loop."  We ran together for the last loop which means I probably slowed him down.  Truth is, he sped me up.  We talked about the recent announcement our church had about withdrawing from the Boy Scouts and focusing on other things for the development of our youth.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.53
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Usually I run after I put Emily on the bus which is right around 8am.  I got earlier today and went before she woke up.  It's getting warmer out, so the earlier, the better.  3 weeks in to my diet and I've lost 15 pounds.  We're doing the ketogenic diet.  I wasn't really sure what that was until I looked it up this morning.  I've just been eating whatever my wife gives me.  Apparently it is a low carb diet designed to put your body into a ketonic state so that it burns your body's fat instead of the glucose from carbohydrates.  I guess.  I have noticed that I've lost weight in one place in particular.  My tushy.  As I started running today it felt as though my shorts were going to fall off.  Probably because I no longer have a rump to hold them up.
 

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I got up early again today.  I saw the same two people that I saw yesterday walking their dogs without leashes.  They seem to be well behaved dogs.  Yesterday the lady was throwing a stick in the canal for it to fetch.  Today it was a tennis ball.  With less than a quarter of a mile to go I saw my wife.  She said she had one more mile to go on her walk.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.54
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I got up early again and got dressed, but then I got a text from a client that they wanted to come by and pick up their plans, so I delayed my run until he came.  I'm glad I did because Emily woke up and she's still sick.  I gave her a breathing treatment and spent some time with her.  I didn't get out the door until around 10am.  Since it was hot out, I decided to just do one loop today at a slow pace.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.44
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Emily is still sick.  I got out a little after 8am this morning.  I pushed the first half mile.  Then I slowed down for the rest of the run.

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3.72

Today's a month in to my 3 month diet.  I wanted to get a "longer" run before weigh in.  I did three loops today.  Slow pace.  I'm down 21 pounds. 

I was informed that I missed my 10 year blogiversary.  I can't believe.  No there will be no celebration.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.72
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Just a short one today.

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My family went up to Kingman for my niece and nephew's high school graduation.  I couldn't go due to how extraordinarily busy I am at work.  I tried to sleep outside on one of our pool chairs, but our dog and pig wouldn't leave me alone.  So I slept on the trampoline instead.  It was nice out and I just listened to the sounds for a while.  I finally fell asleep around 3am.  I got up at 7am and got ready to run.  I did my stretching routine and I saw Emily's bus pull up.  They didn't get the message that she's still sick.  And in Kingman.  Anyway, it was 8am by the time I started and it was warm.  I saw that guy that walks bare foot pushing his bike down the dirt canal road.  He was talking on his phone again.  He's a mystery.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.53
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My family's coming home today.  I've slept on the trampoline 3 nights in a row.  It was a beautiful morning, and I got out about 7am.  I ran 3 loops today, but I went north instead of south.  I saw the Relief Society President and her husband and their 9 year old son that used to be in our Wolf Den on the other side of the floodway.  I hollered at them, "Hi Lee's!!!"  Later I texted them both and asked them to join my Ragnar team.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.61
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Weigh in day.  I'm down 25 lbs. 

I was about 0.4 miles in to my run when I saw this sweet old lady walking down the path towards me.  I said good morning as is customary.  She said good morning back.  I ran up to the turn around point on my first loop.  Technically, it's not a turn around point if I'm not taking the same path back.  Ok, I ran as far north as my first loop goes and then I went to the other side of the Floodway.  Coming back south I saw two bunnies.  They took the "frozen" position and they were staring at each other.  I figured they were just waiting for me to go by so they could "unthaw."  Turns out they were facing off.  The one bunny charged the other one and the other one hopped about 12 inches straight up in the air while the first one went right under it.  Then they turned around and faced off again.  I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.  Then I thought about what a boring life I lead.  Oh well.  I ran south three loops and as I got to the "turn around point" I saw the sweet old lady again.  She said, "Wow!  You went all the way around."  I said, "Yep!"  Then I was able to run the last 1.25 miles knowing that I had impressed a sweet old lady.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.71
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Had a busy morning, so I had to do a short run.

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I did a 3.2 mile hike up to the Wind Cave with my wife and Vanessa.  I've never been before.  It was a fun hike.

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