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Member Since:

Feb 27, 2006



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

(2008) 5k Magna Classic (15:18)

(2007) Ogden Marathon (2:29:31)

(2007) St George Marathon (2:25:18)



Masters PRs:

17:09-2nd place Masters-

    Draper Days 5k (2013)


1:16:58-2nd place Masters-

    Utah Valley Half Marathon (2013)


Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 2:40 at Deseret News Marathon. Never quite conquered that beast yet.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a good marathon again in the future.






Miles:This week: 27.50 Month: 83.20 Year: 421.00
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1193.31
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1031.20
Saucony Fastwitch A-5 Lifetime Miles: 617.50
Skechers Go Run Lifetime Miles: 496.50
Saucony Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 816.50
Brooks T-7 (used) Lifetime Miles: 1113.00
Saucony Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 542.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 922.90
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1051.50
Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Lifetime Miles: 788.00
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 1008.10
Reebok Running Shoe Lifetime Miles: 442.35
Under Armour Black Micro Lifetime Miles: 463.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM-Easy five miles at 7:30-8 min/pace on the treadmill.  Had some thoughts this morning on survivorship.  All this happened while I feeling rather depressed and weak in spirit.  I listened to an account of a man who had a very similar situation where he  had lost a lucrative career and had to take a janitorial position to get by.  He rose at 4 am every morning and started his morning with prayer and then afterward would search the internet for leads and opportunities.  But instead of just hanging in his own depressed and sorry state he would go out to his  new office which happened to be his truck.  He would then initiate action by calling and following up on those leads.  Then there was the account of the NFL players who were lost at sea. Two of them removed their life jackets within two hours of the accident and let themselves drift away...  They of course perished into the depths.  You would think two big tough guys in the NFL could and would survive anything right?  Not so.   True strength and toughness I believe lies not in one's size, talent or looks, but rather in one's heart and soul.   After meditating on this for some time I realized that I was not as weak and powerless as I had believed.  I was doing most of the things I needed to do to survive, however  I was not thriving..   I had not made the decision to turn the switch on and start moving forward again. Instead I was just drifting and waiting for whatever fell on me.  I have always believed that you must accept whatever happens to you and ultimately accept God's will for whatever happens.   But when you see a ship at sea, you paddle towards it and not wave it on by saying God will provide.    Time to get moving.    

         Darkhorse out... 

PM-Aerobic resistance run with 8 miles progressive pace increasing at 80-85% mhr.  No time taken, just heart rate and effort. 10 miles total total with stretching and warm/cold bath soaks.  Recovery run for tomorrow.     Darkhorse out.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From wheakory on Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 14:24:04 from

Steve, your comments are very inspiring. Have you ever thought about becoming a writer, because you have an in-depth way of saying things and have good ideas and topics. It's good to see you move forward. Sometimes our faith gets weakened, but God is always there when we don't think so. We have to remember that God won't give his children anything they can't handle.

From Barry on Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 17:16:46 from

WOW, Sometimes in life we need to just hold on to God even when things don't make sense. The Bible says that Gods Love for us is higher than the Earth is from Heaven and so is Gods knowledge. Even though we have no idea what is going on in our life He does. He is always working things our for our good and His Glory. Just remember Gods know you so well that He even knows how many hairs are on your head. Do you? I hope this makes sense and have a great day!

From kelsey on Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 19:16:42 from

Well said. Stay strong, and I pray things get better for you.

From air darkhorse on Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 13:48:47 from

Thanks, Things aren't all that bad, I guess I'm just not wanting to live in limbo and indecision anymore. I know I'm capable of more in many areas I just have a tendency to stand like a chicken in the middle of the road!

From wheakory on Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 13:56:24 from

Steve - do some soul searching and find out what it is you want to do. If God is pulling you in that area through prayer than step out on faith and go for it.

I know I can type these words and it sounds easy, but we know having faith in these kinds of area's is tough in our lives. Sometimes though faith is the only way to lead through success.

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