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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



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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 10 Miles: 20.69
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It started raining last night.  If I had to guess, I'd say it's been raining most of the night.  I woke up this morning at 4am.  I stayed in bed until about 5am.  Since it was raining, which is different, I decided to do something different.  I ran along the streets instead of along the RWCD and/or Floodway paths.  I noticed a bit of a wheeze when I first started.  It didn't last long, but it did worry me that I was wheezing while it was raining.  The run felt decent.  The miles seemed to be just clicking away.  I regretted the way I went because it would mean I'm finishing on a slight uphill.  But that's ok.  Because it was dark and raining I wasn't expecting this to be a fast pace.  But it was by far the fastest I've run this year for a 5 mile run.  It's nice to see triple digits.  Instead of quadruple :(

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 5.20
Weight: 0.00
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I got up a little late this morning.  It rained all day yesterday.  No excuse for me to not go running, but I didn't go running.  Anyway, it wasn't raining this morning, but it was after 6:30am when I left.  I always wake up Emily right at 7am.  Still I wanted to get my 3 loops in, so Emily would get some extra Z's.  It was real humid, but it looked like it wouldn't rain today.  However, an hour and a half later, it dumped on us.  This isn't typical, but the tropical storm in the Pacific is doing weird things for us lately.  Or hurricane.  Or whatever it is.  I don't pay attention.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 3.73
Weight: 0.00
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I planned on running the same loop I ran Monday only instead of going west to get out to the main streets, I would go east.  I was taking it nice and easy.  I was about 2.25 miles in when I heard my phone ringing.  It was my buddy Greg New.  Greg has worked at RWCD for many years.  He said he was at the Red Mountain Cafe and I needed to turn around so he could buy me breakfast.  By that point I was drenched in sweat, but he said not to worry about it.  I went in feeling a little sheepish.  He was surprised at the amount of sweat.  I warned him.  Anyway, we were able to catch up and I got a nice breakast of pork chops, eggs, hash browns, and toast.  Broke my diet, but oh well.  I was about a mile from home and he offered to drive me.  I showed him our pig, and he let me know that it's a Yorkshire pig.  The best pig for eating.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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Yesterday I texted Mike and asked him if he wanted to do the 9.2 mile route.  It's basically continuing down the road to the McDowell Park entrance, turning around and going back.  He texted me that he would let me know in the morning.  He showed up with Bryan again.  Mike asked what we wanted to do.  I basically told him that if he wanted to turn around at the top, I would also turn around.  He usually beats me by 10 minutes, so it would be another 20 minutes on top of that for him to wait for me, and I'm not that mean.  But Bryan was running pretty fast this morning, and he went to the park entrance, so Mike followed. 

There seemed to be a lot of cars going up the hill this morning.  Usually you see more cars coming down, because people are going to the lake.  Maybe it had something to do with it being Fall Break.  I didn't see any cyclist until I was running back down.  It's staying darker out and it's actually cooled down some.  I noticed my ears were a little cold.  Knowing today was also the St. George Marathon, I knew I wouldn't see the other Brian.  He ran about a 3:30 something. 

My run felt okay, but I was a little surprised to see that my pace was noticeable slower than a couple of weeks ago.  It was faster than last week's, but last week was not a good night's sleep and helping my daughter move.  But we did tack on an extra 1.8 miles.  Mike's pace was also slower.  I told him not to worry about it.  When I had just under a mile to go, I saw Bryan running back up the hill.  He ended up running 11.2 miles.  Mike called him a show off.  It's nice to get the run done early to be able to enjoy General Conference for the rest of the day.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 9.26
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 20.69
Weight: 0.00
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