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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, Susie, The Rookie, Toby, Tracy, Twinkies, TylerS, Walter

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 5.16 Month: 26.26 Year: 637.24
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: 229.39
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 13.23Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 9.97
Weight: 189.67
Total Distance

Time to start training properly for Ragnar Vegas.  

Time - 24:34 (avg. pace 8:11)

Splits - 8:14, 8:08, 8:12

This should provide some comic relief.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

We got an afternoon shower yesterday.  That made it cool and humid this morning.  I was sweating more than all 5700 runners at SGM combined.

Time - 45:58 (avg pace 8:27)

Splits - 8:22, 8:16, 8:24, 8:33, 8:39, 3:45 for 0.44 (8:28 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.44
Weight: 191.00
Total Distance

The cool thing about today's run is I had 1 mile in the 8's, 1 mile in the 7's, and 1 mile in the 6's.  Okay, that's not that cool.  But as I was cruising along in my 6's a teenager gave me the brotherly fist sign.

Time - 22:49 (avg. pace 7:36)

Splits - 7:54, 6:21, 8:34

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 3.00
Weight: 191.00
Total Distance

I went running this evening with Marilyn and Elizabeth at Las Sendas.  It was a gorgeous night.  We all felt a lot better than usual probably because it was 20° cooler than what we're used to.  We talked about my upcoming Ragnar race, their upcoming triathlon/duathlon, how I found out Marilyn's brother is in my ward, how I used to be in the ward Elizabeth is in now, how Elizabeth saw a man tied up in the street in her neighborhood, how I had a drive by shooting right in front of my house in that neighborhood, how Kelli has a picture of Marilyn on her facebook from Ragnar Wasatch Back.  We talked a lot.  Until we hit the hill.  That's when I took over double stroller duty.  Our goal was to do the loop in a 10 minute pace or better.  We had no problems because we were feeling good.

Time - 42:52 (avg. pace 9:28)

Splits - 9:32, 9:21, 9:37, 9:28, 4:54 for 0.53 (9:19 pace)


Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 4.53
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I'm trying to get a mock Ragnar in for Vegas in two weeks.  I ran last night, this morning, and I'll run later tonight again.  This morning I ran my "backwards" loop.  I'm finding out that running counterclockwise around the city block is dangerous.  People just aren't looking for pedestrians coming from that direction.  You constantly have to be on your guard.  I still need to test that theory a little more.  After running the 4.3 mile backwards loop I stopped and ate some energy chews and drank some PowerAde.  Then I went out and ran the canal loop.

AM run

Time - 1:02:04 (avg. pace 8:35)

Splits - 8:22, 8:27, 8:35, 8:38, 8:34, 8:49, 8:37, 2:02 for 0.23 (8:48 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 7.23
Weight: 187.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 13.23Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 9.97
Weight: 189.67
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