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Federal Way,WA,USA

Member Since:

Jan 08, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

7 5Ks : PR 23:21 (2011)

5 10Ks: PR 47:17 (2011)

9 Half Marathons: PR 1:44:19 (2010)

2 Marathons: PR 3:55:08 (2010)

Short-Term Running Goals:

STAY HEALTHY, CROSS TRAIN, STRENGTH TRAIN!  Operation no more ITB pain, ankle tendonitis, or stress fractures. 

2012 Racing Calendar:

March - Lincoln City Half Marathon 

May - Portland Rock n Roll Half Marathon

June - Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a 5k in less than 23 minutes 

Run a 10k in less than 47 minutes

Run a half marathon in less than 1:44

FINISH another marathon (without wanting to die this time); beat 3:55:08, and someday BQ!


Happily married for 5 years with an adorable chocolate lab, Cooper.

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: 0.00
Nike Free's 3.0 Lifetime Miles: 186.08
2012 Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.25
2011 Cooper Lifetime Miles: 91.27
Bikila Vibram FF Lifetime Miles: 373.87
Merrell Pace Glove Lifetime Miles: 316.70
Saucony Mirage Lifetime Miles: 325.76
2012 Cycling Lifetime Miles: 39.00
2012 Crosstraining Lifetime Miles: 11.20
Total Distance
Saucony ProGrid 2 #2 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 142.50
Total Distance

Played and walked about 13/14 holes of golf on the most beautiful Seattle day!  It was seriously gorgeous, like an April lovely spring day, not a day in the middle of terrible rain storms in January!  

I think I'm taking a running break for awhile, until maybe my ankle is healed.  Sad.  I'll try not to get too depressed about it.  

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

That's right, 2 miles today, outside with Cooper!  :-)  My Dr called earlier and SHOCKINGLY said she thinks I am healed, my xray and bone scan looked fine!  She said there is still some remodeling going on which might be why its achey, or it could be soft tissue that I need to strengthen, which I'm going to work on.  So she got me an ankle brace (which I wore and it feels so good and supportive, though chafing is a minor problem) and I'm going to go to a few physical therapy sessions to learn strengthening exercises and such.  I am ECSTATIC! Can you tell? :-)

Later I was in such a good mood we went and played tennis for the first time in forever.  I was terrible, and am going to be SO sore tomorrow in the weirdest places, like my pinky finger and the weird muscle in my hand and probably my shoulders.  


Saucony ProGrid 2 #2 Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 143.50
Total Distance

Wonderful run with Lisa and Anya, its soooooo good to be running!  The ankle brace, although a chafer, is wonderful in terms of support.  I should have had that thing this whole time for sure.

 3.5 miles, up a HUGE hill (thanks Lisa!), I'll have to upload the Garmin data later just to see what the elevation change was.  It was rough.  

Garmin Update - Splits: 13:12 (the HUGE hill where we walked at the top), 10:53, 10:32, 10:23 (0.5)

Average pace: 11:22

That hill was 400 feet!  Total ascent 572. 

Saucony ProGrid 2 #2 Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 141.50
Total Distance
Saucony ProGrid 2 #2 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 142.50
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