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Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

I started running in Feb of 2009.

First 5K- April 18th, 2009

First Marathon- Sept 19,2009 - Wright Patt Air Force Base Marathon.

PR 5K 19:36  7/04/11  Americana 5K   

PR 10K 42:25  8/06/11  Tadmor 10K (Dam run... HILLS)

PR Marathon 9/17/11 Air Force Marathon 3:14:38


Short-Term Running Goals:


Show up. 

REALLY show up.

2017 Races

Tie dye 50K - 29th

11/11 Richmond Marathon


Long-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston 

Run Boston!  

No injuries and another marathon.

Did I mention avoiding injuries? 

More marathons, help others around me achieve goals.  


Married and have two daughters 15 & 21... I hope to convert at least one into a runner :)

Psalm 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."


Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 93.10 Year: 710.63
Adidas Adizero - Adios Lifetime Miles: 333.37
Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Lifetime Miles: 744.21
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 514.86
Under Armor Speedform Lifetime Miles: 782.25
Saucony Kinvara 5 Lifetime Miles: 816.18
Newton Distance Lifetime Miles: 672.30
Innov8 220 Lifetime Miles: 637.27
Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Lifetime Miles: 582.87
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Lifetime Miles: 719.03
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Lifetime Miles: 800.36
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Lifetime Miles: 670.32
Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Lifetime Miles: 185.08
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 816.51
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 734.38
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 720.23
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 293.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 387.90
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 261.25
Reebok Harmony Gold Lifetime Miles: 16.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Vacation taper- part 10. Makes it sound exciting. I guess I have not even touched on the wild life we have encountered. One thing I love about dad's is everything that is around. Sure I have seen plenty of bunnies and squirrels like normal, but on various runs and other times I have the fun of spotting 2 turtles (1 in water and 1 out), 5 Dolphins, 2 Sea Slugs, a few sand dollars, Ghost Crab, Stone Crab, A dying Jellyfish, A black racer snake, a baby pygmy rattlesnake, a falcon (or maybe osprey) among several other bird, Several clams and looking to spot the manatees tomorrow. (We have seen them and manta rays in past years here). 

Enjoying ourselves, Hot/humid run this morning, last few miles sub MGP. Looking forward to running in cooler weather soon, still predicting 50 degree at race start. 

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 8.10
From allie on Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 21:27:14 from

a dying jellyfish, eh?

50 degrees sounds perfect for the race, as long as it doesn't get too much hotter!

From JG on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:40:44 from

Sounds like some exciting scenery! I wish I was taking a vacation taper before my marathon! lol 50 degrees ... WooHoo ... I am excited for you, you will have a great race!!

From flatlander on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 13:28:15 from

Getting excited, sounds like you are in a perfect stress-free taper spot.

From Dan on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 21:15:50 from

Yep Allie- don't mess with the live ones! It shouldn't get that much warmer by the time I finish. JG- I certainly hope so! Flat- it has been pretty stress free, I was hoping that traveling would not hurt the legs and less stress would be benifical even if I ate more :)

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