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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 7 Miles: 15.19Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 5.41
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Does anyone else wear compression sleeves?  I guess the only reason I'm wearing them is to look cool.  They feel like they're giving me shin splints.

Today I said hi to the good looking crazy lady at the bus stop.  She said the nicest good morning back to me, almost like she was singing.

Get those Halloween decorations up everyone!

Splits - 8:41, 8:48, 8:52

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 3.01
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

My wife finally wore the shoes I got her to go walking.  She's lost 9 lbs so far on her diet, so maybe once she gets consistent at walking it will really start to come off.  We walked the girls to school, but when we got more than half way there we realized that my daughter left her new glasses at home.  So I ran back to get them.  I met them at the corner where the crosswalk guards are.  From there my wife continued around the block, and I went on my run.  I knew I was running at under an 8 min. pace to get the glasses and wanted to continue doing it for the first mile.  Just to make sure I could still do it.  It's been a while that I've even tried.  I made it and decided to try and maintain a 8 min. pace for another mile.  The second mile was a little slower than 8 min. but they averaged 8 min. exactly.  After that my left foot started to ache, so I ran the last mile slow.

Splits - 7:53, 8:07, 8:54, 0:21

Temp - 60 (We had a nice rain and thunderstorm last night.)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 3.04
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I didn't get out the door this morning 'til 9:40am.  It was 80°out.  But when I finished it was 70°.  Byooteeful.  I ran passed an old man coming out of the corner Walgreens'.  He was wearing his old man white cotton shirt with a Whataburger cup in one hand and his prescription drugs in the other.  I called out, "On your left", and "Good morning!" as I passed.  He replied, "Okay man!  Go for it!"

Splits - 8:40, 8:49, 8:58, 9:04, 9:10, 3:52

Not a bad progression run if I do say so myself.

Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 5.41
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Another run with Glen the Gazelle up Usery Pass.  I'm feeling better about my six mile climb up 1283 feet that I have to do two weeks from now in the Vegas Ragnar.  I brought my Garmin this time.  Glen was glad.  I told him we had to run the first mile together to see how Garmin compared to his smart phone app. We did run the first mile together, but after that he gazelled off.  There weren't nearly as many cyclists this time.  I counted 8 that came zooming by me as I went up and 37 that crawled by me as I went down.  At one point Glen stopped, picked something up, and came running back to me.  It was a set of boat keys.  Someone's not going to be happy when they get to the lake only to find they lost their keys.  The tag on them said Abilene Texas.  So, Joe, if you're missing boat keys, I know where to find them.

Time - 1:25:19 (avg. pace 9:14)

Splits - 9:12, 10:32, 10:19, 9:31, 9:32, 9:32, 8:30, 8:12, 8:51, 1:10

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 9.14
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 15.19Asics Gel 3030 Miles: 5.41
Weight: 0.00
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