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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: 0.00 Month: 25.02 Year: 151.51
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: 448.94
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 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 3.00Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 11.50
Weight: 195.00
Total Distance

2 sets of crunches (15 reps)

2 sets of modified planks (1 min.)

2 sets of modified pushups (15 reps)

2 isometric shoulder holds with towel

2 sets of standing adduction (15 reps)

2 sets of lying adduction (15 reps)

So much for three times a week.  Oh well.  The planks weren't as hard today.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I wanted to do my +5.35-mile WalMart loop today, but when I started running I still felt sore from Saturday's run, so I switched to my 3-mile neighborhood loop.  Now after running the three, I feel like I loosened up and could have run the 5.35.  I saw lots of walkers today, but no runners. 

Time - 23:39 (avg. pace 7:53)

Splits - 8:02, 7:52, 7:45

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 3.00
Weight: 195.00
Total Distance

1 set of 50 sit-ups.

1 set of 10 push-ups.

I know. I'm pathetic. My leg is still sore, so I'm resting it. I'm hoping to go on a long run tomorrow.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

This was my fourth attempt to run all the way home from work.  FAIL!  I think it's about 15.5 miles home, so I should be able to do it.  The problem was I left at 6:30pm and it was already getting dark after a half hour. 

I had a friend/coworker pick me up and take me to work this morning.  I packed all my gear except my headlamp.  That would have been useful because at mile 6.5 I fell in a hole.  I saw it coming, but didn't think it would be as deep as it was.  So the fall didn't hurt, but my glasses fell off, and it was difficult to locate them in the dark with blurred vision and in a state of daze and confusement. 

The temperature when I left was 101 and 97 when I finished.  The Gatorade that I put in the freezer all day completely melted after an hour.  I took a GU at mile 9.  Some people tell me that they can feel the surge of energy after popping them.  They do nothing for me.  Am I too fat?  At mile 10 I called my wife.  The darkness was ridiculous and not making the run fun.  I finished off my Gatorade knowing she was bringing me ice cold water.  A couple of blog entries ago I mentioned that blueberry pomegranate Gatorade is the best.  It's so good I think I picked it off the shelf of AJ's Fine Foods.  Well after holding it in my hand for an hour and a half it tends to get foamy.  Then it's not quite as tasty.

My average pace was around 9:20.  My leg doesn't feel too bad, but I should go stretch it now.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 3.00Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 11.50
Weight: 195.00
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