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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: 0.00 Month: 74.86 Year: 74.86
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: 364.24
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
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Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 15.36
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Saturday I helped my wife's BFF move.  I'm not used to manual labor anymore, so I was sore.  I was also wheezy when I was done.  But after resting Sunday, I finally felt like I might be able to hit the road again.  I decided to run my small 1.44 mile loop down the floodway and up the canal.  It actually didn't hurt that bad and there was no wheezing.  After, I started cleaning the pool because it's a green mess.  As I was cleaning, I kept hearing this nose behind the wall in the floodway.  It sounded like either a kid or a cat because it kept making the same noise.  I didn't want to check it out because Emily was with me.  A couple of minutes went by and decided it sounded more like a kid than a cat.  So I told Emily to sing me a song and not stop so that I could hear her and go look over the wall.  I saw a barefoot girl walking along the trail.  (This is the same trail that kills my feet when I'm wearing the wrong shoes.)  I thought she was calling for her mom.  From behind she looked like a girl that I've seen at church that has mental health issues.  I hollered at her, but she didn't hear me.  I got Emily out of the pool area, locked the fence, and took off.  I had to run all the way around the block to get on the trail.  The trail winds a little and has some trees next to it, so it took a while before she came into view.  She heard me coming and turned around.  It wasn't the girl I thought it was.  I asked her if she was all right.  She said yes and that her dog ran away last night.  I told her I would keep an open for it and that she worried me when I saw her walking barefoot on the trail.  Anyway, after that embarrasing situation was over, I started my GPS and ran back home.  So, I got over 2 miles in today.  Hooray for me!

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 2.16
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I ran about 20 sec/mile faster today without really trying.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 1.44
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I wanted to run more, but as usual when I go out on a site visit to map out watersheds, there are fences in the way and no tresspassing signs and junk like that.  I don't know why I try.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 0.25
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My butt cheeks were a little sore today.  Like they were being pinched in from the top.  I bet that helped it to look cute, though.  I'll ask my wife later.  Also, I ate too much ice cream last night.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 2.51
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I felt sore for the first time this week.  Usually when you start again it's on the 2nd day.  But it was the 5th day for me.  That's a testament to how slow I'm running.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 1.47
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I stopped and took a few pictures today at various locations.  But I'm only posting this one.  Some of the other ones can be found on my Facebook page for McCumber Engineering.  This is one of the many wells along the RWCD Canal.  Wells aren't the primary source of water for the canal, but they do turn them on a couple of times throughout the year.  This one has been running for about two weeks now.  It's amazing how much groundwater there is.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 2.47
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Same route as yesterday, except that I ran across the cul-de-sac to pick up my neighbor's trash can that fell over.  Last night at dinner time we had a torrential downpour of rain.  The wind picked up and pushed some rain clouds right on through.  It dumped on us, but for only about 20 minutes.  It was muggy out this morning, but not too hot.  I stopped once a little over half way to stretch out.  A lady pulled up on her bicycle and stopped and asked me if I had seen her teenage daughter who was wearing cream pants.  I told her I had only seen one other female on the canal and she didn't look like a teenager.  I wished her luck in finding her.  What is up with the girls on this canal lately?

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 2.52
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A tiny bit faster today.  Not that I'm trying.

Tonight is the Adventrure Run.  I hope you all can make it.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 2.54
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The cycle continues.  I get over being sick and my back goes out.  My back gets better, I get sick again.  My back was a little sore after the Adventure Run, so I thought a few days of rest would make it better.  It was getting better.  But now it's worse.  It was so bad last night I thought I was going to die.  I've decided that after my next Ragnar I'm calling it quits.

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 15.36
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