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Member Since:

Jan 04, 2010



Goal Type:

Recover From Injury

Running Accomplishments:

In late 2008 I decided I needed to get in better shape and started running again.  I ran my first formal road race ever, a half marathon, in late 2009.

(unofficial) Track 1 Mile - 7:32 (4/24/2010)  6:56 (9/27/2010)

5k - 27:31 - Riverview Run on 06/11/2010
22:39 - Gatorade Steelers 5k on 09/04/2010

10k - 50:43 - Riverside Run on 04/10/2010

Half - 2:02:58 - Just a Short Run on 03/27/2010
1:51:47 - IKEA Montour Trail Half on 09/11/2010

Short-Term Running Goals:

2011 Races:

Sept 25 - The Great Race 10k (59:15)
Nov 5 - Dirt Monster 5mi (52:59)

2012 Races:

June 8 - Riverside 5k  (27:49)
Sept 2 - Gatorade Steelers 5k (route) with Steve!  (27:39)
Sept 30 - The Great Race 10k (route)  (53:48)
Nov 3 - The Dirt Monster 5mi (52:55)

2013 Races:

May - Pittsburgh Marathon (started, but DNF about the half way point)
June - Riverview 5k  - Bummed I missed signing up for this one. It's one of my favorites!
Sept - Gatorade/Steelers 5k. (Signed up!)
Sept - IKEA Montour Trail Half  (prob not, but leaving it on here)
Sept - The Great Race 10k (My Running 101 goal race)
Nov - Dirt Monster 5mi (Gotta do it again no matter what!)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finish recovering from my injuries and build mileage.  That is all.


My name is Wes, I'm married with two wonderful children. The nickname BaldNSpicy came from the fact that I have been balding for a (long) while now and spicy for my love of very spicy foods (Thai and extremely hot wings are my favorites).  If eating doesn't bring me near tears and leave me sweating, it's not worth eating.  :-)

Oh, and I'm also known for my doorags.

Favorite Quotes:

"Running without hills is like motorcycling without corners." - rAtTLeTrAp

"Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit.  You are what you do repeatedly." - Shaquille O'Neal

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."  - John Burroughs

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NB 758s #2 Lifetime Miles: 596.90
Brooks Cascadia 7 Lifetime Miles: 165.17
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Weight: 210.00
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It's been a long time and a lot has happened in the last 7 years. I've moved, gained weight, and tried to rehab my knee. My wife and I have changed our eating to eating Keto, first to improve our overall health but also to lose some weight. It was a pretty big change, the sugar and caffeine being the hardest for me, but we've been on it for about 12 days and we've both lost a few pounds. If this keeps up and I can get some of this weight off, I may be back posting here again. :-)

Weight: 210.00
From Steve on Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 08:16:56 from

Giving up sugar is rough. We just gave it up this past Monday, so I get what you are going through!!!

From baldnspicy on Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 08:57:49 from

Nice one, Burt! Good to see you're keeping up your running!

From Steve on Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 09:04:59 from

Training is going okay. Should be in line for about 70 miles for the month. I am doing a virtual 15k in early September so I hope I am ready.

If you need a cheering section, I am here for ya! Anything you need, you know I am here!!!

From Burt on Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 10:26:44 from

Welcome to the blog.

LOL. Classic.

From baldnspicy on Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 10:36:31 from

Don't know how I messed up the comment, but thanks for the warm welcome! haha

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