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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:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 21.51 Year: 119.11
Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Lifetime Miles: 802.53
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: 7.98
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 794.09
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
8.38
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 8.38
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1.44

Emily came in our room around 4:30am.  She climbed in between us and proceeded to try and spread the sheet out for what felt like 20 minutes.  When it finally seemed like she had adjusted it to her liking, she got up and left 10 seconds later.  I couldn't get back to sleep, so I got up to run.  I signed up for one of those challenges on Strava where you are supposed to be active for at least 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week for four weeks.  Let's see how it goes.

My legs were a little sore from Saturday.  But it was the good sore.  So I decided to just do one loop.  I also decided to not stretch out.  It was approaching 6am and it was pretty much light enough out to be able to see real good despite the sun not breaking the horizon yet.  I saw a lady walking her dog on Adobe but I didn't catch up to her  before turning on to the Floodway path.  When I got to Brown I was treated to another beautiful sunrise.  There was scattered clouds throughout the sky and the sky turned maroon and pink.

Heading back I was thinking about how I hadn't seen anyone other than the dog walker.  Yes, I was only doing one loop, but it was light out, and I would've expected for more people to be out.  When I got to Adobe I did see two other runners heading west down Adobe.  The blonde girl looked real familiar.  I've probably seen her on Strava or something.  But now that Strava has disabled Flybys, I won't know for sure.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.44
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Total Distance
1.45

I woke up at 4:57am.  I wasn't really dragging today like I do some days and got out the door and running at 5:41am.  I did stretch out beforehand today.  I wasn't expecting it to be so light outside.  The days are getting longer.  Today's sunrise wasn't as pretty as yesterday's, but it was still pretty good.  I saw a lot more people out today.  My legs were super sore.  I wanted to do two loops, but I opted for just one.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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I got a late start today.  The sun had been up for an hour.  I saw sooo many people today that it was impossible to keep count.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.46
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I may have missed a beautiful sunrise.  When I went outside to stretch, the sky was pretty and pink, but I'm guessing that if I had been out there 10 minutes earlier, it would've been prettier.  Oh well.

I saw the old man that thinks I'm his best friend.  He was running towards me as I was heading south on the west side of the Floodway towards Adobe.  When he got about 20 feet from me he waved.  Then he said something that I couldn't make out, but I think it was, "I'll see you tomorrow."  Then he said, "I don't think I'll be catching you today."  I was already over half way to Adobe and was only going to do one loop again, so I said, "Not today."
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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Total Distance
2.58

Emily came in our room at 3:47am.  I couldn't get back to sleep, so I went running.  I started at 4:26am.  It was dark.  I loved it.  I was feeling decent today, so I did two loops.  My wife is leaving today to hike the Grand Canyon again.  So I would like to run Usery tomorrow, but don't know that I will by myself.  That's also partly why I did two loops today.  I got over to University where Jeff lives.  He had a light on as he was laying on the ground.  When he saw me coming he tried to hide the light and then turned it off.  I could see something directly ahead of me in the bottom of the dip.  It was actually two things, but I couldn't tell what they were.  As I got closer I saw one of the things stand up and pick up the other thing.  It was a man and a backpack.  He said good morning to me, and I said it back to him.  I'm guessing he was a vagabond, also.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 2.58
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Total Distance
8.38
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 8.38
Weight: 0.00
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