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December 2020

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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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Total Distance
1.45

Well, I'm 99% sure I had Covid-19.  I never got tested, but other people in my household got positive tests, so it stands to reason.  I've felt better for quite some time now, but I've been worried about the long term effects, especially those dealing with heart issues.  My father died of heart issues.

I finally decided today would be the first day back.  I went easy and tried to listen to my body.  It was early out, which is good, because when I got Covid, I decided to shave my hair into a mohawk and bleach it.  Just for fun.  But I've only allowed a few select people to see me because, c'mon, it's embarrassing and clownish.  However, there was a bit of a full moon this morning, and it was low to the horizon in the western sky.  I was worried that the light of the moon coupled with the street lights would shine brightly on my blonde head. 

The run was fine.  My body ached.  Not Covid aches.  Running aches.  I saw two old ladies.  I'm guessing they were old.  It was too dark to see, but I said good morning to them and they sounded old when they said it back to me.  The moon was providing enough light to see the trail.  But when I got to the other side of the Floodway, the rooflines from the nearby houses blocked the moon, and it was quite dark again.  The run seemed like it was taking forever.  It was.  I was going pretty slow.  I saw a light on the other side of the Floodway and on the other side of Adobe.  I guessed it was a bicycle because it seemed to be pointing straight ahead the whole time, whereas a person might be turning their head and having the light pointing in all directions.  But it was going real slow.  When I got to Adobe and ran over the Floodway, I found out it was a person.  I think a man, by the way he was breathing.  I also think he sped up when he noticed me.  I kept going east down Adobe and hoped he wouldn't see me, but I'm sure he did as I was under the street lights.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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Total Distance
1.45

I got out a little later today than yesterday.  But that's ok because I shaved my mohawk off yesterday.  I'm almost bald at the moment.  Except for my beard.  I took a selfie with the moon in the background.  I stopped a couple of other times to compose myself.  I'm still taking it easy.  I noticed today that the Canal was drained.  Was it yesterday and I just didn't see it because it was so dark?
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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Another early morning with a beautiful sunrise.  I didn't see a soul running north, but when I turned south on the RWCD road, I saw three runners coming toward me.  Two of them were close enough that I wondered if they were together.  But the one that was lagging behind was also zig zagging.  The third person really looked like a woman from far away.  The way her knees stuck together and her ankles flared out while she ran.  I would not have guessed that it was Edythe, but it was.  Usually I see her walking, although I have on occasion see her run.  But not since her last baby.  Anyway, she looked like she had a good pace going.  Certainly faster than me.  And she seemed happy to see me.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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4.35
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 4.35
Weight: 0.00
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