The Perils of Self Betterment

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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


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 24 years. one wife two dogs 

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




Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 40.80 Year: 316.80
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 507.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 542.90
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 512.50
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 580.20
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 521.60
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 422.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 239.50
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 171.50
Switchbackblack2 Lifetime Miles: 49.00
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 142.40
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 24.00
Total Distance
Asics DS 13 Miles: 15.50GSS 3 (2) Miles: 18.70Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 7.10Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Easy 8. From the house, Glovers / Clark Ln. loop. 8:20 AM. Very warm out (70F), and partly cloudy. I made an effort to run mile 5 faster and netted a 6:52. 

8.5 miles / 8:34 avg.

Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Off today. Run tomorrow.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10 AM. From work to Emerald park and back. Sunny, 70 degrees. 

10.7 miles / 8:31 avg.


PM edit: 4 more with the dogs on the fire break road. about 78 degrees and sun. Felt really good. Happy dogs. 10:03 per mile avg.

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 14.70
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

AM - Easy 7 from work. Overcast, 67 degrees, muggy.


PM - 4 miles on the fire break road after work. Overcast, some light rain, 76 degrees. No watch. Tired.

Asics DS 13 Miles: 7.00GSS 3 (2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7.1 miles. Early lunch run from work. Partly cloudy, 69 degrees. 8:56 avg.


PM edit: Had a dentist appointment this afternoon (my first one in 30 - ish years?). I've got quite a fun journey ahead of me.


64.5 miles for the week ending today!

Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5 miles. Overcast and 53 degrees. Bluff trail. Progression run.  Avg. 8:10

Splits: 8:53, 8:27, 8:00, 7:55, 7:37

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I had big running plans today. I was going to do my commute runs to work and back home. This gives me anywhere from 18 to 20+ miles depending on how I'm feeling. Well, I woke up to huge East winds blowing the yard apart. We get these winds in Farmington every now and then, but today is the worse I've seen by far in the 10 years we've lived here. Trees and branches are strewn around this old town and driving through the streets is like a war zone, weaving around branches and debris while the wind howls all around. So, I hitched a ride to work with my wife with an eye to maybe at least running home later today. The wind advisory is until 4 PM. We'll see. If nothing else I can manage some treadmill miles (in the middle of June, ridiculous). Tomorrow begins the cleanup. So much for easy summertime livin'. Making plans to sell the house and moving to a more stable climate soon.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Asics DS 13 Miles: 15.50GSS 3 (2) Miles: 18.70Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 7.10Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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