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Member Since:

May 06, 2006



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2006 Ogden Marathon 4:19:33.

2006 St. George 4:05:31

2007 Riverwoods 1/2 Marathon 1:34:47

2007 Speedy Spaniard 10K 43:20

2007 Riverwoods 10 mile race 1:12:38

2008 St George Marathon 3:43:37 

2012 Spectrum 10K 43:54

2012 St. George Marathon 3:42:17 PR!

2014 St George Half  Marathon 1:40:34 C/PR

2019 American Fork Half Run Against Cancer 1:40:31 C/PR

2019 Nebo Half Marathon 1:38:09 2nd in my Age group 55-59.C/PR

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get more consistent like I was 5 to 6 years ago. 2020 I'd like to just run more overall.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe get a Boston Qualify.


I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have been for over 30 years.

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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: 83.92 Year: 759.84
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 189.75
Nimbus 22 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 156.40
Nimbus 22 Red 7 Black Lifetime Miles: 182.45
GT2009 Lifetime Miles: 205.44
Nimbus 23 Blue/Grey Lifetime Miles: 190.09
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 116.57
Asic 2000-8 Blue Lifetime Miles: 7.25
Nimbus 22 Grey Light Show Lifetime Miles: 41.23
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Well I decided to go and try a run this morning and check out my leg and see where it is at! I was able to run three miles and not have to stop other than to take a break and check things out... I took it by half miles and if the pain didn't get any worse then I kept going, there was some tightness in the injured area of my hip and flexors which is what has been giving me the trouble. It seems that I have lost some fitness just judging by my heart rate and the pace that I was going and on the injured side I had some weakness there, but all in all I was glad that I was able to get out and complete the run. Tomorrow will be the test to see how I recover and if the injured area heals up in time to run again, I don't know if I have enough time to prepare for SG but I think depending on how things go in the next week I might still give it a try:-) It will depend on how my leg responds and if my fitness improves enough to make it worth my while, or do I shoot for something in the spring. I am scheduled for the riverwoods half marathon next month, so I might be able gauge things from that race, that is if I'm able to run it...

I also did some strength training on my legs and some push-ups to finish out the morning, see you tomorrow...

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Well my leg is extremely sore and I think initial injury is on the mend, but I think yesterday I must of pulled my Groin again because that seems to be giving the most trouble this morning... I ran up to the top of my hill, which is about 50 yards, and then realized that running is not an option. I will rest for the remainder of the week and see if it improves, but I'm not real optimistic. I only have 11 weeks of real training left for SG so the window is closing, I know that this will heal but I am at the point that I am losing my desire to try and make it to SG and I really just want to get healthy. I will use the E-Stem machine tonight to see if that will help but I really think at this point that rest is the best medicine. Things could be worse I could be like Ted and really be out for awhile, in fact he is the only reason I got up and tried to run this morning...

So more rest, and please pray for my wife as she has to deal with my bad attitude and all the other stuff that goes along with me being injured:-)

I need to change my blog name to "Hefty Hunk of Junk" cause that's what I feel like!!!

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I was watching an old classic movie last night " Caddy Shack" and it came to the part of the Reverend who is out shooting the round of his life in hurricane down pour and he has a chance to break the club record and on the last hole he misses the putt that would have given him the course record and then he screams to the heavens "Rate Farts"! And then he is struck by lightning. Later on in the movie it shows him in the club house at the bar and he is totally drunk and disillusioned and Ted Knight comes up to him and says "Good grief man pull yourself together your a man of God" and then he turns to Ted Knight or judge schmells and says; "There is no God"! Now I got a real good chuckle out of that because that's how I feel in regards to my running. Now don't get me wrong I know there is a God, but that whole scene just struck me so funny and kind of put things into perspective for the big picture... It seems like I have been struggling with injuries for the last year and I have been playing the pity party for most of it, and it seems like the injuries that I have had are the ones that really don't let you do anything. I mean my groin is so sore that the elliptical even hurts to do,  about the only thing that seems to help is walking so I have been doing a lot of that!

Well enough of that, I just wanted to share my laugh with you...

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Walked 18 holes of golf which seemed to help my groin some what, I am still not able to run though! But, that's okay I think SGM is out of reach now anyway:-( I still haven't withdrew yet for the simple reason that I am still hoping for a miracle, but I am not real optimistic:-)

My son Ethan did well in the State Baseball tourney, at least for the level of talent that they had! He had a home run and a bunch of RBIs and did some pitching, they had a heart breaking loss in the first round, but they never gave up! Not bad for skinny little ten year old!

See ya later...

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