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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: 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
Brooks Ravenna 4 Miles: 4.64Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 4.10Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 2.05Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 2.58
Weight: 0.00
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My back finally started feeling better-ish.  I felt great when I started.  My first half mile was way faster than what my normal pace has been lately.  But then I slowed down and started to feel it.  Still, my overall pace was faster than normal.  So, I guess that's a good thing.  I joined a team for the Colorado Ragnar.  Hope to see you all there.

Brooks Ravenna 4 Miles: 2.64
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Just two miles this morning with Ginger.  My left calf was hurting.  Feels fine now. 

Brooks Ravenna 4 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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I've been sick for 2 weeks.  I finally feel a little better, but still a little congested.  Maybe I'm not supposed to run anymore.  But I get fat when I don't run :(

I went to one of my sites today.  I had mapped out the washes from aerial photos, but I wanted to walk them to verify.  I also wanted to meet the homeowner and get his input.  Anyway, it was already 100º out at 10:30am when I went there.  I brought a bottle of water with me, ducked under the barbed wire fence, and took it nice and slow.  I hope I can get into a better routine now.

Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 1.50
Weight: 0.00
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I got another free new pair of shoes for volunteering 3 times at the Adventure Run.  It's been a while since I've gotten some.  I had to quit volunteering right around the time they started only letting you get New Balance shoes.  Luckily, they now let you get New Balance, Mizuno, Asics, and Brooks.  I picked up a pair of Mizuno Trail running shoes and wore them today.  They're fine, but they pick up a lot of small pebbles in the treads of the heels.  Wouldn't you think a pair of trail shoes would not want to pick up pebbles?  Oh, well, the Mizuno road shoes have a tendancy to pick up large stones in the arch.  Still, they're the most comfortable shoes to me.  Have a great week everyone.  Thanks for making me #1 on the charts, and #1 in your hearts.

Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 2.05
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

A little more than yesterday.  A little slower than yesterday.  I usually like to run in the floodway, but with the recent storms we've had, it's, wouldn't you know, flooded.  So I ran on the east maintenance road of the RWCD canal.  When I got to Main Street I turned around.  I actually touched the gate before I turned around because somehow, if I hadn't touched the gate, the entire run would have not counted.

Found this video of Julie at the 2010 Top of Utah finish.  She had quite the muscle spasm after finishing.  And I think the clock broke.

Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 2.58
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I was having a stupid dream this morning that I thought I really needed to wait and see how it played out.  My life depended on it.  So yeah, it ended up with me sitting on the toilet for 30 minutes.  Yeah.  Great dream.

Finally got out to run at 9:30am.  I ran along the RWCD Canal again.  Saw lots of kois and amirs.  I was surprised to see so many because they usually they like to hide in the shade when it gets hot.  But maybe the heat causes the algae and moss to grow, so it's prime feeding time.

Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 2.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Brooks Ravenna 4 Miles: 4.64Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 4.10Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 2.05Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 2.58
Weight: 0.00
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