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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: 1.46
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Usually I just enter in whatever mileage Strava says I ran.  But Strava went crazy on me today and said I ran 2.92 miles at a 6:10 pace.  Haha!  Not even close.  That's more than double my pace.  Speedwise.  Anyway, it was just before 5am that I started.  It was kinda light out because the sun would be coming up soon.  Today's high is supposed to be 107º, and I could feel it.  I was actually feeling pretty good this morning, but then when the heat made me a little uncomfortable, I decided to just do one loop today.  That turned out to be a good idea because once I turned on to Adobe, my knee started to hurt.  I actually walked the last tenth of a mile home.

I saw a few people out there this morning.  As I was approaching Brown I saw a light from a cyclist.  That drew my attention to a dog walker on the other side of the Floodway.  He was ahead of me and we crossed paths shortly after I exited the gate.  When I went to enter the other gate on the other side of the Floodway, I looked back and saw that he wasn't walking down the street, and therefore must have gotten on the Floodway path.  However, I couldn't see him.  I ran along and figured I must've passed him by now, but I just couldn't spot him in the dark.  Then I thought, "What if he started running?  Then he's probably ahead of me."  Sure enough I saw him running on the other side.  I soon stopped after that to take a picture of the owl sitting on top of someone's house.  I used night vision and zoomed all the way in.  The picture didn't turn out great.  After that I didn't see the man or dog anymore.

Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.46
Weight: 0.00
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Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.46
Weight: 0.00
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