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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:

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: 1.46 Month: 1.46 Year: 172.81
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: 53.56
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 800.75
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.45Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 1.46
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One loop.  My calf felt ok.

Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.45
Weight: 0.00
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I decided to try another pair of shoes today to see if that was the problem.  I found a pair of Mizunos in my closet.  Turns out it's an old pair with over 800 miles on them, but they didn't look bad at all.  I was getting ready to go, but they felt very uncomfortable.  I thought maybe there was a piece of exposed plastic near the left side in the middle.  I finally decided to look at the piece of plastic, but it turned out it was a rock.  LOL.  I dumped it out and it was fine after that.  As I was finishing my first loop and approaching Adobe, I thought about what to blog about for yesterday since I hadn't blogged yet.  I thought maybe I would just say that my calf felt fine.  That's when I realized it didn't feel fine today.  Or maybe it started to hurt right at the moment I had that thought.  Who knows?  Luckily I was almost home.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 1.46
Weight: 0.00
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I decided to just walk the dog today and maybe we do a little running if I felt like it.  I haven't been walking him every day like I used to for quite some time.  He got gun shy after hearing some fireworks.  I don't even remember for which holiday.  Maybe last 4th of July?  Has it been that long?  But occasionally I take him out when he forgets it's not always scary.  But then he forgets how to walk and he only wants to sniff every little thing.  And he's always pull, pull, pull, or stop, stop, stop.  There's no in between.

Well, we didn't get too far when all of the sudden my calf had another shooting pain.  I'm glad no one was in my immediate vicinity because I audibly winced.  I wasn't even that far from home, but I called my wife to come get us.

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Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.45Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 1.46
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