The Perils of Self Betterment

June 25, 2022

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058

2019 - 1,211

2020 - 1010

2021 - 1064.9

Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on

run faster

increase mileage in the Spring 

keep running




Long-Term Running Goals:




born in 1964. married 25 years. one wife one dog

6 ft tall, nation wide

"Engaging in a little suffering — however self-imposed, arbitrary and contrived — before breakfast each morning tends to demand some humility and injects some marked relief into the rest of the day, making things sharper, more inspired, more immediately aware of the powerful presence of being. And that seems really worthwhile." A. Krupicka


"I cruised down hills, churned up hills, and floated over the asphalt, existing in a world that seemed to lack the confinements of such ubiquitous rivets as time, obligation, or pain. I knew then that this was destined to be one of those serendipitous runs for which so many of 
us strive yet so rarely achieve." J. Nevels




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Miles:This week: 30.20 Month: 87.10 Year: 646.30
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 176.50
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 387.30
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 322.70
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 279.00
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 222.20
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 59.40
Skechers Razor3 Lifetime Miles: 118.00
Rincon2(2) Lifetime Miles: 6.40
Asics Noosa14 Lifetime Miles: 11.80
Total Distance

5:25 AM. Overcast, 56F. From house to LPT out and back.

"When life hands you insomnia, make, I mean, get up and go run."

Trail Shoe Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
From Carolyn in Colorado on Tue, May 05, 2009 at 10:21:26 from

Nice proverb. And way to get up and out there early.

From Nevels on Tue, May 05, 2009 at 11:51:25 from

amen to that. there's nothing i'd rather be doing at, say, 3:57am than running, anyway.....yeah...

From JD on Tue, May 05, 2009 at 12:18:09 from

Carolyn - Thanks. I usually feel like such a slouch when I see that EVERY morning you get out early and get it done. You're so disciplined!

Nevels - uh...yeah...

From lysa on Tue, May 05, 2009 at 13:27:59 from

nice 1/2 marathon again.. you are going to kick some butt at your ogden 1/2

From Kelli on Tue, May 05, 2009 at 21:28:44 from

FUNNY!!!! My alarm was set for 4:30, but at 2 am I turned it off and decided NOT to get up. I am so tired. BUT it was miserable hot this afternoon (I know, it will get hotter) so you made the right choice to go early!

Sorry you were not feeling it yesterday afternoon, but the weather was IDEAL!!!

From snoqualmie on Wed, May 06, 2009 at 15:00:51 from

Running early builds character. But you're such a character already I'm not sure how much you need...

From JD on Wed, May 06, 2009 at 15:36:52 from

Lysa - I'll probably end up kicking myself for entering the race.

Kelli - I do that alot. I'll wake up in the middle of the night and decide I'll be too tired to get up early, so I'll change my alarm setting.

Snoqualmie - I need to build more character that's for sure.

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