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

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: 20.70 Month: 106.40 Year: 935.50
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 176.50
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 331.70
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 291.50
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 250.70
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 104.90
Skechers Razor3 Lifetime Miles: 150.90
Rincon2(2) Lifetime Miles: 58.20
Asics Noosa14 Lifetime Miles: 51.40
Sauconyaxon2 Lifetime Miles: 52.90
Mach 4 Lifetime Miles: 17.20
Total Distance
Kinvara2 Miles: 10.50Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 25.30Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 8.00Green A5's Miles: 3.30Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

4 miles from home / lagoon trail/farmington pond with Annie and Lysa. easy. easy like sunday morning.

WT 42.4 miles

two sixty-six

no run tonight. i'm still going to go easy for another week or so.

i did however download a FREE copy of "Running The Edge" by Goucher/Catalano on Amazon - i think they're giving it away today and tomorrow. sweet!


Kinvara2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10.3 miles from work / rio grande - north / 9:02 avg.

WT 49.5 miles

two sixty-seven

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6.5 miles / 8:23 avg. from work. tuesday is traditionally a workout day for me, but i'm still in marathon recovery mode so i just tried to keep things up tempo for this short run. saw a dude on a unicycle.

WT 51.7 miles

two sixty-eight

Kinvara2 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10 miles / 8:24 avg. from work / rio grande-south. marathon recovery day #11.

splits: 8:52, 8:49, 8:26, 7:51, 8:26, 8:19, 8:24, 8:26, 8:21, 8:11

WT 55.3 miles

two sixty-nine

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

easy 8 / from work / 9:03 avg. last night i stubbed my pinky toe on an immovable kitchen appliance. this morning it was black and blue and a little swollen. i don't think it's broken, but it was very painful for the first 5 miles today, then the pain went away (endorphins?). it feels sore now. it's a disappointment, but feels like it will be easily manageable. hopefully just a couple of days of discomfort. i'm sure the running will only help to heal it faster.

pm - 3.3 miles at the nature center (pea gravel/boardwalk/lotsofnature)

WT 58.6 miles

two seventy

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 8.00Green A5's Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5 miles - rio grande - south. rest day.

WT 59.1 miles

two seventy-one

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5 miles - from work to the hs track and back. 

can you feel the love on the blog today?

WT 52.1 miles

two seventy-two

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Kinvara2 Miles: 10.50Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 25.30Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 8.00Green A5's Miles: 3.30Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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