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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, The Rookie, Toby, Tracy, TylerS, Walter

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 2.55 Month: 31.56 Year: 158.05
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: 79.95
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 455.48
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 2.54
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 116.25
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 10.40Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.53Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 11.91
Weight: 197.00
Total Distance

Today I brought back the money I found on yesterday's run.  The store owner wasn't there, but his father was.  He seemed genuinely surprised.  I hear the perp made off with about $2000.  I suggested that we try and follow the trail of money to find the culprit.  Then my 7-year old daughter said, "Yeah.  And then we kill him."

Here's a picture I took of the majestic Hualapai Mountains overlooking Kingman.

Here's an elevation profile for Flatlander.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Nice to see a Jillian advertisement first thing this morning.  How big is your weight loss goal?  You tell me Jillian.  You tell me.

This morning I took back Prince of Persia to the Redbox.  I liked it although it was pretty predictable.  It was Aladdin meets Pirates of the Carribean.  After the dropoff I put a 0.22 mile surge in at a 5:56 pace.  That was nice because the last couple of days my back has been bugging me.  The combination of sleeping on an air mattress and running up a mountain did me in.  Feels better today.  I think my wife forced Ibuprofen down my throat while I was sleeping.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 3.02
Weight: 197.00
Total Distance

The temp was 35° this morning.  At mile 5 I could still see my breath.  I started to think - isn't the reason why I can see my breath because the air I'm breathing out is warmer than the ambient temperature?  Shouldn't I at some point reach a state of equilibrium?  I guess so.  When I'm dead.

So I passed this guy walking down the street at mile 3.6.  Then at mile 5.3 I passed him again.  He was surprised to see me because I think he realized I just ran more than a mile and a half in the time it took him to walk half a mile.  He tried to make small talk with me, but I've got no time for that.  I'm a stuck up runner for crying out loud.

Time - 44:28 (avg. pace 8:02)

Splits - 8:09, 8:00, 8:04, 8:06, 7:53, 4:17 for 0.53 (8:01 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.53
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Tonight I ran with my the ghosts of Ragnar past, present, and future.  We ran in the hills of Las Sendas.  It was a good run.  And I wore my new shoes for the first time.  I think they're going to work out just fine.

Time - 55:55 (avg. pace 8:44)

Splits - 8:50, 8:56, 8:19, 8:08, 8:59, 9:14, 3:29 for 0.41 (8:32 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 6.41
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Recovery run.  This morning I saw a Little Caesar's pizza box.  The strange thing was, I was only about a tenth of a mile from Little Caesar's.  Who can eat an entire pizza within a tenth of a mile?  Well, I guess they didn't eat all the crusts. 

As I was running by an old man who was facing the other way at a bus stop, I sooo had the urge to pat his hiney.  Thanks for that Karen.

Time - 49:18 (avg. pace 8:58)

Splits - 9:01, 8:50, 8:50, 9:07, 9:00, 4:31 for 0.50 (9:02 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

This morning I ran with Glen, Michael, and Corena from my Ragnar team.  Glen wanted to go 5.  I wanted to got 10.  Michael wanted to go 15.  We compromised and went 7.38.  We started at Freestone Park and ran down the trail to the Eastern Canal.  Then we ran along the canal for a while until at mile 4.6 where I stopped to take care of some business at the Riparian Preserve.  It was a good run even though my fingers aren't completely thawed out yet.

Time - 1:07:17 (avg. pace 9:07)

Splits - 9:42, 9:12, 9:04, 8:47, 8:59, 9:03, 9:06, 3:26 for 0.38 (8:57 pace)

Here's a Google map for allie so she can see how far Havasupai is from the Hualapai Mountains.  About 110 miles as the crow flies.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 7.38
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 10.40Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.53Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 11.91
Weight: 197.00
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