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May 24, 2018

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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.  I am a Ragnar Ambassador.

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: 5.16 Month: 26.11 Year: 133.41
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: 716.87
Brooks Ravenna 4 Lifetime Miles: 88.83
Mizuno X10 Trail Lifetime Miles: 52.08
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 32.87
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
Total Distance

The song I had going through my head on my run yesterday was Hark the Herald Angels Sing.  Today it was Teenage Dream.  Let you put your hands on me in my skin tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight...

Time - 45:57 (8:27 avg. pace)

Splits - 8:40, 8:29, 8:34, 8:28, 8:12, 3:34 for 0.44 (8:06 pace)


Day 67 P90X - Yoga X - I long for the day when I can hold crane for the full 60 seconds.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.44
Weight: 0.00
From Chad on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 11:57:13 from

You're putting in the miles and the p90x. Impressive. So do you skip the iPod and just sing to yourself?

From Burt on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 13:00:42 from

No iPod. Hark the Hearld because my daughter's been teaching herself how to play it on the piano and Teenage Dream because of some silly internet video I saw.

From Chad on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 13:03:50 from

Yes, but do you sing them as you run? lol

From Metcalf Running on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 13:19:36 from

Those are some diverse songs... I have had Defying Gravity since I seen Wicked this last weekend.

From Marathon Dreamer on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 14:59:48 from

Hey... nice run!! I was with you in spirit this morning!! ;-) Ernie.

From RivertonPaul on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 15:09:11 from

Burt, "let's go all the way, tonight" (just not with each other).

From allie on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 15:44:12 from

one of my XC teammates in HS once told me that she sang "more holiness give me" in her head to the rhythm of her breathing and footfalls. sometimes she would sing it out loud. so now it often pops into my head while i am running, especially during races. it's really annoying. am i allowed to say that about a hymn?

From Lily on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 15:49:44 from

You are allowed to say that about the hymn if I am allowed to call church the Church of beans and rice and rattling snakes. :) ha! Allie you always make me laugh so.

Burt that's so illegal ;)

From Lily on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 15:51:01 from

LOL@RivertonP !!!

From Burt on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 16:02:39 from

Chad - I usually don't sing out loud when I'm running unless I do have my MP3 player with me. And it's usually Cindy Lauper. Unspoken expectations. Ideas we used to play with. They're finally taking shape. What's good enough for you is good enough for me. You just can't help but sing that out loud.

Lori - Don't get any ideas in my wife's head about going to any musical. Her birthday's coming up in three days.

MD - I saw those fast treadmill miles of yours. Nice job!

RP - No regrets. Just love.

allie - And thank you for that hymn which I'm sure will be in my head for many runs to come.

Lily - Are 18 year olds teenagers? Burt!!!! Knock that off! Not funny!

From Chad on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 16:17:06 from

It looks like I have some songs I need to download.

From baldnspicy on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 19:53:17 from

Sounds like an O-Town song. Teenage Dream, that is.

From Bec on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 00:08:10 from

Bahaha. You listen to the same kind of music my Jr. High students listen to. You were probably getting into your run grooving to that song. Maybe you should put that on Youtube.

From ChrisM on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 04:07:31 from

I actually have a cassette(!) with Cyndi Lauper songs on: Girls just wanna have fun, Sally's pigeons, Who let in the rain, Time after Time...

From Colby Park on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 05:52:44 from

Burt, nice to see you running a bit more. Have you tried the MoTab while running yet?

From Rhett on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 12:00:41 from

You're scaring me Burt. :)

From Scott Wesemann on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 12:25:24 from

Teenage Dream? Burt, do you own a van with drawn curtains? Keep a clown costume in the back? Always looking for a lost puppy? Comb the high schools looking for dates. HAHA!

I'm kidding.

From Burt on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 12:29:16 from

No Mo Tab Colby. My MP3 player isn't as manageable as an iPod, so I listen to the same songs over and over.

Rhett - you're the 2nd person to say that to me lately. I must really be putting out the creepy vibe.

Scott - I wasn't sing Jethro Tull's Aqualung.

From Burt on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 12:30:16 from

BRW Rhett - did you see the new blogger navarro? His URL says havasued. I wondered if he was from Havasu and maybe you knew him. He hasn't blogged yet though.

From Rhett on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 15:40:12 from

Burt, I do know a guy with the last name of navarro who runs here in town. He used to run in college and has a marathon PR of something like 2:38. He is pushing 50 now and is still pretty fast for his age. Ed is his first name. I'll have to go welcome him to the blog.

From Burt on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 15:45:59 from

It's got to be the same guy. You'll have to send him a PM I think.

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