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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: 8.65Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 2.50Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 3.24Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 5.59Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 7.37
Weight: 1000.00
Total Distance

As I walked out the door to run today, I realized I didn't have my glasses on.  That's what happens when you get out of a routine.  But then I thought, that's ok.  If someone sees me they might say, "Hey.  Is that Burt?  He looks kinda fat now.  No, that's not Burt.  Burt wears glasses."  Genius! 

There were a lot of people out this morning.  Walking dogs, riding bikes, jogging.  Nobody recognized me.  I did see a lady who comes to our church even though she's not a member.  She's there every Sunday with her kids who are members.  Her husband is a member, and he never comes.

Brooks Ravenna 4 Miles: 2.73
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I decided to run the Ragnar Trail McDowell Mountain.  I went to meet my team captain and empty my bill roll this morning at the Road Runner Sports 30th birthday celebration.  We ran 2.5 miles and tried to win prizes.  I won nothing.  Weird.  I always win.

Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I saw a very unflattering picture of myself on Facebook yesterday.  Seriously!  I know why I got to this point, but still, seriously?  Err!  Well, I guess I have some decisions to make.  I'm not sure unflattering pictures need to be the catalyst for making those decisions, but whatever it takes.  Anyway, a nice easy run again.  It didn't feel easy, but the pace was.  I probably need to do some sort of cardio workout in the afternoons, also.

Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 3.24
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I had kind of a headache this morning, and I really didn't want to get up.  Curse you, Oprah.  Thanks to Tara I've remembered to put Body Glide on the last two days.  I doubt I'm running hard enough or long enough to need it, but you can never be too safe.

Brooks Ravenna 4 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I took Ginger with me this morning.  It's been a while for her.  She knew exactly what to do.  On the way home I let her drink from the magic water fountain.  By which I mean I took a swig and spit it in her mouth.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 2.54
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I took a slightly different route to the canal this morning.  I thought it would add some additional distance to my run.  Boy was I wrong.  I counted 5 walkers, two joggers, two dog walkers, and 4 bikers, one of which was Bishop.  This is a boring entry.  I've lost my touch.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 3.05
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I got up at 4:45am, but only because I was working at my computer last night and kept falling asleep.  So I got up early to finish my work and hoped I'd have enough time for a run.  I did get it done, and I wanted to run longer than what I did, but I didn't have time.  I was using the Endomondo App on my phone to track my mileage, but I kept hearing her tell me, "GPS connection lost."  "GPS connection restored."  It only got exactly two miles of my 2.92 that I mapped out on MapMyRun.  I saw Jennifer Hall running this morning along the canal.  She was on my 3rd Ragnar team.  Didn't realize she lived so close to me.

Brooks Ravenna 4 Miles: 2.92
Weight: 1000.00
Total Distance

Usery Pass.  I invited both of my Ragnar teams to join me.  Nobody came.  Typical.  I haven't even run half the distance lately, not to mention they've all been dead flat.  I wondered how I'd do.  For that reason, I was glad nobody showed up.  As I was driving down the road I realized I forgot my water.  Oh well.

I saw quite a few runners on the Bush Highway on the way up there.  Maybe they're gearing up for SGM next week.  There were tons of cyclists.  I didn't feel like counting them, not that I could have even if I tried.  But I made sure to say good morning to all of them.

I heard my pace from my pocket after the first mile.  I thought, "Hey, that's not too bad."  But I told myself that the 2nd mile is always the slowest.  Yeah, that 2nd mile was really slow, but I felt good.  After 2.5 miles the hill is not as steep, so it gets easier.  I kept trudging up the mountain until I got to the top occasionally talking to myself as a biker would sneak up behind me.  I think with the wind at my back, they couldn't hear me.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 7.37
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Brooks Ravenna 4 Miles: 8.65Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 2.50Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Miles: 3.24Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 5.59Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 7.37
Weight: 1000.00
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