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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: 7.69 Month: 29.65 Year: 576.39
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: 103.15
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 800.21
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 3.99
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 171.15
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 20.10Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 5.61
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

My baby sister got married Saturday.  I don't really know the guy, but he seems nice.  He's got some shoes to fill because yesterday I lost a brother-in-law.  My other sister is now a widow after her husband passed away yesterday finally succumbing to kidney failure brought on by diabetes.  He's been suffering for months, so it's bitter-sweet.  This morning as I ran by the day laborers I couldn't help but think of him.

Rest in peace amigo.

Time - 44:54 (avg. pace 8:01)

Splits - 7:59, 7:59, 8:01, 8:03, 8:07, 4:45 for 0.60 (7:55 pace)


Day 1 P90X - Chest and Back / Ab Ripper X

I've turned into a softy over this last month.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I'd like to start riding my bike again to work.  The days are getting long enough to where I can, but it's a bit cold.  Plus they're doing construction along the road I usually take, so it would be dangerous for me to ride.  Yesterday I noticed that they finally changed the construction warning sign from ROAR WORK AHEAD to ROAD WORK AHEAD.  You can be sure that every time I drove by I would roll down my window and roar at the workers.

Time - 46:14 (avg. pace 8:14)

Splits - 8:12, 8:08, 8:12, 8:21, 8:19, 5:02 for 0.61 (8:12 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 5.61
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

 It's been a while since I've run home from work, but I'd like to do it more often.  I had a meeting at church at 7pm which meant I'd have to leave work at 4pm.  I dressed lightly, and it was a bit chilly.  (Is that okay to say?)  Apparently people who live in Arizona aren't allowed to say it was cold.  Anyway, I knew I'd warm up soon enough. 

I took it easy as I've learned to do on my long runs.  As always, the last half of the run was tough.  I know I'm going uphill, very slightly, but still.  When I got to mile 11 I ran out of Gatorade.  I was less than 4 miles away, but I had been sweating a lot, and I was thirsty.  I called my wife to have her bring me some water.  She was on her way to drop my son off at his youth activity, so after a while I called her back and told her I would get some water at Chick-fil-A.  I filled up my water bottle trying to stay as far away from people as I could because I get pretty stinky after that much running.  When I got a mile and a half away from home my wife called me to ask where I was.  I could see her at the Circle K/day laborer intersection.  She was bringing me water for which I was grateful because I had already almost finished all of mine.

Then she followed me home taking pictures.




This is where I cut through the golf course.

Time - 2:12:08 (avg. pace 9:07)

Splits - 8:26, 8:17, 8:41, 8:50, 8:59, 9:05, 9:07, 9:11, 9:13, 9:11, 9:10, 9:46, 9:35, 1.07 for 0.10.  I stopped my Garmin here so I could see my time for a half marathon. 1:58:35.  Then 9:26, and 4:06 for 0.40.

The horizontal vertical scale is over-exaggerated, but it definitely shows there is a 100 foot climb after mile 6.  Hardly noticeable, but it's there.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Ay, mis nalgas!  Since I left my truck at work yesterday when I ran home, I either had to hitch a ride with my coworker or ride a bike.  I opted to take my son's mountain bike.  The nice thing was that I could ride on the dirt road along the railroad track and cut off 2.5 miles from my regular bike commute.  The not so nice thing was that I was riding on a dirt road along the railroad track without a seat cushion.  Also, the seat loosened up before the halfway point and started doing the up-down-won't-stay-in-one-place thing.  Not fun.  It took me 97 minutes to get to work.  That's only 35 minutes faster than it took me to run home.

I've decided to convert my bike miles into running miles this year since everyone else does.  I think my effort was equivalent to 13 minute miles running.  Tell me if you think that's lame.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 20.10Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 5.61
Weight: 0.00
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