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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
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 11.27
Weight: 0.00
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Less than 20 miles to go before I can retire my shoes.  They're long overdue.  Anyway, I usually use RunKeeper to track my run, but today I decided, for no particular reason, to use Strava.  But as I was running, I realized more people see my Strava workouts, and I didn't want everyone to see how slow I am, so I tried to go faster.  That lasted for about a mile.  Today is a weigh in day, so I did 3 loops.  The Floodway and Canal paths run at a diagonal and they intersect with the intersection of Main St. and Higley.  As I was approaching the intersection, I saw a guy riding his bike down the sidewalk.  He had a Gatorade in his hand and a duffel bag on the back of his bike.  The duffel bag fell off and he cruised to a stop.  I decided to be a good Samaritan and pick it up for him.  Holy heavy!  I think it might have been everything he owned.  Also, I may have broken the zipper.  It rained last night while I was sleeping, so today was very humid.  I was very sweaty when it was all said and done.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.80
Weight: 0.00
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Got up at 3:30am again for another Usery Pass run with Mike.  It was humid again.  I was ready early and went outside to wait for him.  I was sweating just sitting there.  As we were heading north towards our destination we saw some lightning bolts.  They never got too close.  I left a few seconds before Mike.  He caught me just before the intersection.  I was feeling pretty good this morning.  After the first half mile, the road curves.  Then it stays straight for another half mile before curving again.  After that it gets progressively more curvy.  That's why I usually lose track of people I'm running with around 2 miles.  But today I was able to see Mike right up until 2.75 miles.  Then I thought I lost him for good, but I saw him once more at 3.25 miles.  He was coming back when I was about a quarter of a mile from the top.  That means he was only ahead of me by half a mile.  When we do the 9.2 mile loop, he's usually ahead of me by a mile.  He said, "Good job, Burt."  Some good job Burt's mean, "I see you struggling, but I know you can do it!"  And some mean, "Wow!  You're really doing good today."  I could tell that his good job Burt was the latter.  When I turned around there was a nice breeze.  With the cloud cover I never saw the sun break the horizon.  But there was a little sliver of a rainbow.  It made me think my mom had died.  Luckily, she's still alive.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 7.47
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Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 11.27
Weight: 0.00
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