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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. 

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
Total Distance
7.67
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 7.67
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.58

I woke up early.  Which is good, because school is back in session and I would need to get my kids ready.  It was dark out.  As I approached the Floodway I saw a man and his little dog leaving it.  As soon as I got in I could hear a coyote yipping not too far ahead.  I pulled my phone out and started to record some video.  I could hear that I was getting closer and closer, but it was too dark to see.  I knew it must be on the path or very close to it.  I barked and then yelled to try and scare it.  Then I finally saw it about 10 feet away from me.  It was too dark for the video to capture it, and I tried to turn my flashlight on, but for some reason it wouldn't.  Maybe it doesn't work while you have the camera going? (I ask myself.)  I stayed there for a bit, and then ran a little bit ahead.  I watched the video back.  At one point I could have swore I saw someone shine a light, maybe from the other side of the Floodway.  I turned and looked, but didn't see anyone.  So I started running again and after about 4 minutes I thought I saw another light.  I turned around and looked and caught the tail end of a shooting star.  That was cool, but I don't think it was the shooting star that flashed the light.  I guess that will remain a mystery.

I continued on my run and thought about how I never see Jeff anymore.  He had moved down the Floodway closer to University, but who knows where he is now.  As I was getting closer to where I used to see him all the time, I could see an older couple and a dog ahead.  It was still dark, but light enough to where I could see them.  I tried to holler good morning at them so they knew I was coming, but I don't think they heard me.  I said it again as I passed them, and their little dog started yapping at me.  By this time I could see a bunch of stuff where Jeff used to hang out, and wondered if he was there.   I felt bad if the dog's barking had woken him up.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 2.58
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
2.55

I woke up before 5am, but I couldn't get out the door.  We've got a sickness going through our house, and I might have caught a bit of it.  I had to sit on the potty twice.  I finally got out right after 7am.  It was lighter outside than yesterday.  It said it was 49º, but it felt colder because of the breeze.  I mean, because of the wind chill.  My body feels like I should be running more.  All except for my knees.  They don't want to.  So I might take tomorrow off.  I saw someone coming towards me when I was half way between Adobe and University.  I knew it must be Vickie.  We stopped for our customary smooch and I kept going.  As I approached University, I saw two other ladies running north.  I ran to the other side of the Floodway and thought that if they have to wait for a bit for traffic, we could be entering the Floodway at the exact same time.  Sure enough, we did.  It was on now.  Who would make it to Adobe first?  Actually, I thought for sure they would.  For one, I'm slow.  For two, the Floodway path that I was on winds and turns and goes up and down.  But I noticed I was keeping up with them.  When I got to the half way point I noticed I was slightly ahead of them.  Kudos for me.  I can still outrun people!

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 2.55
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
2.54

Emily came and crawled into bed with us at 4am.  She had another "bad dream."  I think she just wakes up and uses that as an excuse.  I went to the bathroom and then couldn't get back to sleep, so I went running.  But I was in the bathroom for a longgggg time, so it was 5:41am when I started. 

It was dark, and there's not much to say about it.  The moon was bright and lit the way.  I looked at my pace when I was done and was surprised to see that it was about a minute per mile slower than what I have been running.  My first thought was maybe it was because of how dark it was.  But then I remembered that I've been sick the last two days.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 2.54
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.67
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 7.67
Weight: 0.00
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