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December 12, 2019

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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. 

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

Okay.  Now I'm caught up on my blogging.  Yesterday I took my Wolf scout and the Bear scouts on what will be not only our final hike, but our final den meeting.  We'll have pack meeting next week, and the following week is Thanksgiving.  After that, Bishop wants us to concentrate on family time in the month of December.  So luckily, I was able to get all the requirements done for our lone wolf to earn his Wolf.  We hiked up Hilltop and we all had garbage grabbers so we could pick up garbage along the way.  It wasn't that bad.  My wife had done the same thing with her Activity Girls a couple of weeks ago.  We got up to the top just as the sun was going down.  We did a skit and ate snacks, and then hiked back down.  We dropped off all the boys at their houses and when we got to the new kid's house, we saw a moving truck in front of it.  I remembered that his mom recently gave a talk in sacrament meeting, as bishoprics commonly pick the new families to speak.  She said for some reason all of their stuff was still in Maryland.  They had been here for a few months!!  Well, apparently today was the day that their stuff finally arrived.

After that I got ready to go to Young Women's in Excellence night.  My daughter Emily had worked real hard all year to earn her Personal Progress medallion.  My wife's best friend would work with her every Wednsesday and Saturday, and slowly but surely they checked off all the modified requirements for her to earn it.  All the young women were really impressed and I was touched at how inclusive they are for my special little girl.

After the program ended I saw the parents of the boy whose family's belongings had arrived that day.  I asked if they were glad all their stuff was here and the father said yes and that he was hoping to recruit some guys to help unload the piano.  I offered to help and I put a blast out on our ward Facebook page to see who else could help.  Between that and his recruiting we had 8 men show up.  But then Danny Brinkerhoff practically moved it himself.  He had his piano dolly and he told everyone to back off.  He lifted up one end of the piano, kicked the dolly underneath it and wiggled the piano into place on top of the dolly.  It was quite impressive.  There was also a large wooden armoire behind the piano that he couldn't get to.  So somehow I got on the wrong end of the dolly for that one.  Oh my gosh, it was heavy!  I pulled it in the house mostly by myself and regretted it because it kind of made my back sore.

Anyway, that was a long story to say that my back is getting better, but every day so far I start to feel it during the second loop of my run.  All in all, it was a decent run, though.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 2.56
Weight: 0.00
From Sarah! on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 15:29:14 from

Wow! Iím glad their stuff came. And congrats to your daughter for getting her medallion! And the lone wolf getting his Wolf (not sure how Boy Scoutís stuff works, but to me that sounds like a great accomplishment!) and youíre so kind to help that family out :)

From Burt on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 16:14:14 from

Wow! Thanks for reading my entire entry! Must've taken you hours! Haha! So, getting your Bobcat takes like a day. Seriously. Getting your Wolf takes a couple of months, but it's so easy. I don't know if it's a great accomplishment, but it was definitely my goal to have him earn it before the year was over and we transition out of scouts and Personal Progress stuff.

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