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Location:

Mesa,AZ,USA

Member Since:

May 12, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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.

Personal:

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:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 164.72
Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Lifetime Miles: 803.99
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: 180.06
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 802.77
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 45.47
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 800.75
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
4.35
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 4.35
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1.45

I decided it was time.  I'm  just getting too fat and lazy.  Having not being able to run due to my ankle, I've gotten even fatter and lazier.  A couple of weeks ago I picked something up that was heavy, but nothing I haven't picked up before.  Well, because I'm so out of shape, my back started to hurt.  So, even though my ankle was just about ready to run on again, now I couldn't run because of my back.  I'm getting old. 

Fast forward to today.  I didn't feel great, but you have to start somewhere.  I got dressed and went outside to stretch.  My legs are so tight, and my ankle snapped, crackled, and popped every time I would rotate it in a circle.  I ran as slow as humanly possible.  I was barely catching up to the walkers.  But over all, it was okay.

It's been nice not running for a while.  I've really gotten a lot more work done.  I've been able to do other things.  But I can't just get fat for the rest of my life.  There's always a trade off.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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Surprisingly my pace today was a lot faster than Friday.  It didn't feel like it.  I feel so sore.  And old.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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Today's pace was even faster than yesterday's.  It's not saying much, but it is saying something.  I didn't feel  quite as bad either.

There are a lot of people out.  Our governor has issued a mandatory lockdown starting tonight at 5pm.  Governor, you can shut down our economy, but you can't shut down our American spirit!  Just kidding.  Anyway, it is nice to see a lot of people out trying to be active.  I think that's important.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 4.35
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