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Location:

Mesa,AZ,USA

Member Since:

May 12, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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.

Personal:

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
30.50
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 30.50
Weight: 1000.00
Total Distance
2.40

I took a week off.  I didn't mean to.  It just happened.  The first couple of days I was busy at work.  I shoulda went Wednesday, but I didn't.  My plan was to hop on a Ragnar McDowell Mountain trail team at the last minute.  But Thursday came along and I felt awful.  Probably the Papa John's pizza I had the night before.  So, no Ragnar, and no running.  This morning I was feeling better and it was beautiful out.  Even though I didn't start until 8:30am, it was still cool out.  The first 100 feet felt great.  I thought, "this week off sure did me a lot of good."  But then my knees and ankles felt like they were going to break, so I settled back down into the slow pace I've grown accustemed to these last 5 or 6 years.  As I was making the last turn up the Floodway I was coming upon a tree with a bunch of doves in it.  Arizona doves aren't pretty white ones like you think of.  They're brownish gray.  Anyway, I spooked them so half of them took off flying to another nearby tree.  It caused me to look up, and I noticed that one of them was a parakeet.  A green parakeet with a red face.  From the on I was singing, "One of these birds is not like the other..."

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.40
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.70

I was feeling pretty ok this morning.  Maybe because I started out slow instead of strong.  Anyway, I saw another runner that had crossed Brown Road before I got there.  They were on the other side of the Floodway which gave them a slight lead on me.  I use they and them because at this point I couldn't tell if it was a man or a woman.  I really thought it was a woman, but the short hair made me think it was a man.  Anyway, I got to the other side and noticed they weren't putting that much distance between me.  Like I said, I was feeling good, but I was still running slow.  They moved over to the other side of the Floodway when they got to Adobe.  I continued on the Canal road.  After a while I forgot about them and thought maybe they'd turned off somewhere.  Then I started remembering how dirty my shoes, socks, and ankles have been lately because of all the dust I kick up on myself.  So I started looking at the footprints and I noticed a barefoot print.  Not sure if it was a barefoot runner  or that homeless guy I see sometimes.  Anyway, after I crossed University I notice the runner was still heading south and still hadn't put much distance between us.  Right before Main Street they stopped and started walking.  They turned right on Main Street allowing me the chance to run by HER.  The moral of the story is I may need a stronger prescription for my eyeglasses.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.70
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
2.52

As I was approaching the Floodway I saw the same lady that caused me such confusion on my prior run.  I felt good inside knowing her gender, although I'm not sure what she identifies as.  She was on the Canal road while I was on the Floodway path.  They're roughly 200 feet apart.  But I could see that we were keeping the same pace.  I briefly contemplated asking her to to fill out the last remaining spot on our Ragnar team.  Anway, when we got to Brown she continued across the street while I ran over to the Canal and turned south.  At a quarter mile south of Adobe I could see two people on the Floodway path.  They seemed to be resting with their bikes.  I got to University and headed back north on the Floodway path.  When I was about 150 feet away I could tell that they had their bikes and everything else they owned strewn all over the path.  Mind you, the path is at least 10 feet wide.  At about 100 feet I could smell the strong pungent odor of marijuana.  Holy smokes!  I could also see that one was a man and the other a woman.  The man was changing one of the tires on a bike.  As I got close enough for them to say something to me, the woman apologized for having their stuff everywhere.  She said it was an obstacle course.  I just stepped off the path and ran around it.  I hollered back, "I cheated!"  They seemed very proud of me.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.52
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Total Distance
5.68

I actually passed someone today.  I'm seeing a lot more runners out lately.  And that's nice.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 5.68
Weight: 1000.00
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Total Distance
2.52

Some times when I'm running I think about what I'm going to blog.  I had just gotten to the Floodway and I thought I heard a vehicle coming up behind me.  I thought, "That's impossible.  There's no way they could've gotten the gate opened that fast."  I turned around and it was a guy on a bicycle.  So I thought, "That's not really blog-worthy."  But as I watched the guy ride off into the distance I saw him approaching a man walking two dogs.  I could tell that one of the dogs was restrained and the other was not.  The dog that wasn't on a leash barked at the guy on the bike.  I hoped he would get the dog under control by the time I got there.  However, he did not.  And the dog came at me barking.  Since I'm not afraid of dogs I just kept running and said, "Nice puppy."  I looked at the old man and told him good morning.  He just looked at me with a grumpy old man face.  So I wondered if it was even his dog.  Maybe he was grumpy because this dog was loose and wouldn't leave him and his dog alone.  Who knows?  Well, I got to the Canal road and headed back south.  I could see across the Floodway that the other dog was still with them.  The moral of today's story is - don't be a grumpy old man.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.52
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Total Distance
2.52

My legs were still sore today, but by the time I was almost done, I was feeling strong.  Good sign.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.52
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2.52

I woke up this morning with a sore throat.  My run wasn't great, but it was ok.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.52
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Total Distance
1.46

Well, Thanksgiving didn't do me any favors in the weight loss category.  I'm up in Enoch, Utah, which is just north of Cedar City.  I'm spending the holiday week with my sister and family just like last year.  I only ran a mile and a half because 1) the altitude, 2) the hills 3) I haven't run for over a week, 4) I ate too much yesterday, and 5) I didn't want to die.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.46
Weight: 1000.00
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Total Distance
3.48

I felt much better today, even though I labored through the whole run, but it was good.  Felt like a workout.  My pace was over 30 seconds per mile faster than yesterday, too.  It might be because I started out by going left rather than right, like yesterday, which means downhill instead of uphill.  The downhill was steep so I kept thinking eventually I'd have to hit a big uphill because I knew I'd be ending on another downhill.  I finally found the uphill as I turned on the road that parallels the I-15.  By that time I had settled into a nice pace so I just powered up it and it felt good.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.48
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.70

I was worried this morning because when I was in the bathroom helping Emily, I tweaked my knee.  Just a little, but I thought that running on it might make it worse.  I decided to only do my one loop around the Floodway and the Canal, but after a while I decided to do the two loop, and then I was feeling really good so I did the three loop.  By loop I mean going an extra half mile up or down the Floodway/Canal.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.70
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
30.50
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 30.50
Weight: 1000.00
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