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December 2008

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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
Weight: 216.80
Total Distance

I ran the regular loop this morning.  I was up earlier than usual because I had to bring my boy to the "alternative" school.  He's not happy.  Anyway, our washing machine is on the fritz, and we can only wash real small loads, so I was down to my last pair of shorts.  (Yep, I can still wear shorts here even at 6 in the morning.)  I didn't bring my "watch" with me to time myself this morning since I planned on taking it nice and easy because it's my first run since the race.  My "watch" is and has been for a while now my cell phone.  I usually start running as soon as it changes from one minute to the next.  Then as soon as I finish I start counting seconds in my head until it changes from one minute to the next.  I figure I could be off by as much as 6 seconds or so depending on how much counting I have to do.  But on a 3 mile run that amounts to only 2 seconds per mile, and that's close enough for me.  I've seen in our internet history that my wife has been doing searches for Garmins.  So I may be getting one of those for my upcoming birthday and/or Christmas.  That'll be nice.  Back to the run:  I think I was going at a pretty good pace regardless of how easy I wanted to take it.  One thing that was slowing me down was my last pair of shorts.  There's no draw string.  So I had to worry about keeping them up all the time.  I didn't worry too much because it was dark out.  I tucked my shirt in hoping that would add a little more friction.  Then I rolled them over once.  I ended up rolling them over three times.  I should've rolled them from the get go.  No one would have seen how dorky I looked in the dark.  All in all the run felt good.  I was glad to see that I didn't put on too much weight with all the holiday feasting I've been doing lately.

Weight: 214.00
Total Distance

Time: 24:36 (8:22 pace)

I thought I was running faster, but I guess not.  It was dark and I passed these two ladies.  I hope I didn't freak them out too much.  No Garmin for the birthday.  Maybe Christmas.

Weight: 215.00
Total Distance

I did the first 5 miles in about 44 minutes. (8:48 pace)  Then I felt a pain in my knee so I immediately stopped.  I walked about 0.15 miles until it didn't hurt anymore, then ran the rest of the way home.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Halelujah!  Ginger didn't poop.  Ginger didn't poop!  High-ho the dairy-o, Ginger didn't poop!  But she was off to the races.  Man did she drag me today.  I didn't time myself, but I wish I would have.  My knee felt great.

Temp: 48

Finish time: 8am

Weight: 213.00
Total Distance

Walter's long lost twin.

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Camille's Hollywood lookalike.

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Argentine Rocket's lookalikes

I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so let the viewers decide:

Natalie Portman?

Rosario Dawson?

Jennifer Lopez...?

...or Jaws?  (my wife told me not to put this one because it might make you cry.  She also said you look like Alyssa Milano.)

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The pain in my chest was so bad today, I finally went to urgent care.  They took X-rays.  Everything looked good.  The doctor said worse case scenario is that I have a hairline fractured rib.  But unless they get the exact right angle, it wouldn't show up in the X-ray.  More than likely it is a strained ligament.  He gave me some pain medication and muscle relaxants.  I guess I'll bow out of my 5k Saturday.  Hopefully I'll be going again in a couple of weeks.

Weight: 0.00
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Jogged it.  It was achy.  Tried to test out the Garmin, but apparently I have to let it locate the satellites first. 8:53 pace.  Time 26:08.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Time: 24:00 (8:08 pace)

Finish Time: 7am

Temp: 41

Well, according to Mr. Garmin, the loop I usually run is 2.95 miles.  It's nice to know that GoogleEarth is accurate up to the hundredth of a mile.  I have to trust that Garmin is completely and one hundred percent accurate up to twelve decimal places.  I have to.

Weight: 220.00
Total Distance

Bicycle ride AM

Distance: 17.5 miles

Time: 1:03:43

Finish time: 9:30am

Temp: 44

Bicycle ride PM

Distance: 17.5 miles

Time: 1:11:14 - against the wind most of the way.

Finish time: 4:45pm

This was the first time I got to work faster than I got home.  I haven't rode in forever.  I'm not used to it now, and I was exhausted when I got home.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Oh my gosh I'm getting so fat.  Don't tell Marion.

Tonight's run was horrible.  I was pushing as hard as I could, but my pace was way off.  I think because my legs were so sore from all the biking I did yesterday.  I'm sure it also has to do with not running forever and my horrible diet. 

Time: 25:30 (avg. pace 8:39)

Weight: 222.00
Total Distance
Weight: 216.80
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