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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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 171.35
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: 52.10
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: 4.42
Weight: 0.00
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Last week my leg was feeling better.  I told Sarah that I wanted to test it out.  I did test it out by taking Herbie on a long walk.  I got just over a mile into the walk, when the top of my right foot started to hurt real bad.  I almost had to stop and call my wife to have her come pick me up.  I actually did text her, and she didn't reply, so I slowly walked the rest of the way home.  When I got ready to take my shower, after I'd been sitting down for a while, my foot hurt so bad I could hardly walk on it.  I ended up hopping into my office and resting some more until it felt good enough to make the climb upstairs to the shower.

I wasn't sure if it was a stress fracture or just soreness due to inactivity.  But it was feeling better so I decided to try and run on it this morning.  I went real slow.  I wanted to go over to the Floodway and turn south instead of north like I usually do.  But for the last two weeks they've been doing construction work at the stop sign at 48th and Adobe.  They're replacing a sewer line.  When I got to the stop sign it just looked like there were too many work trucks around, so I continued straight.  I basically took the same route I walked Herbie in, only in reverse. 

Everything felt ok.  I did stop twice to stretch out my calves and catch my breath.  I was wheezing for the first half mile.  But all in all, it was a successful run.

Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.56
Weight: 0.00
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I just realized I haven't blogged for two days.  Anyway, I ran the same route as I did yesterday.  I was a tiny bit faster.  Also, I saw a coyote for the first time in forever.  I stopped and took about 3 pictures and one video.  There were two quail right by it, so I'm sure I ruined his chance at breakfast.

The only thing different about this run was that I went through the fence at a different spot.  There's an opening in the fence right next to the neighborhood wall.  Yesterday I barely squeezed through with my fat tummy.  So I went to the other opening today.  It's probably about 6 feet wide, but there are two bollards making about 3 2-foot openings.  Luckily I'm not that fat.

Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.56
Weight: 0.00
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Three days in a row!  But I was feeling terrible today, so I'm going to take a day off tomorrow.  It was so hot!  My legs were sore, and I was wheezing for most of the run.  I took a different route today.  I went the way I usually walk Herbie, but in reverse.  So, through the neighborhood, to the green belt, and over to the Floodway.  But then I turned and went south down to University.  I ran across the Floodway and over the RWCD Canal.  Then I ran north until I reached the green belt, cut through the Floodway, and back through the neighborhood to home.

Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.30
Weight: 0.00
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Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 4.42
Weight: 0.00
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