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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: 111.83 Year: 509.68
Adidas Adizero - Adios Lifetime Miles: 319.27
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: 798.41
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 722.88
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 701.48
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 283.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 334.40
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 202.75
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PT and doc today, my regular doc sent me to a specialist and that is a good thing I suppose if I want to get rid of the pain keeping me down. Well after an hour of tests, stretches, video taping of my stride, massaging, poking and plain old jabbing at my nerves she thinks the problem is with the nerves in my lumbar area (L2-L4) and the femoral nerve.

I can't run yet, as she is having me do a battery of stretches and exercises every 2 hours. That should be fun when I am at work :) Hopefully Thursday I will get the green light to run and she will isolate the problem (and therefore the way through it) even more then.

Time for some more Doctor Who.

From SlowJoe on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 11:11:36 from

Sounds like a pain, hopefully you'll get some good news on Thursday. You are probably itching to get back on the roads.

From BTownRunner on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 18:56:35 from

I hope you get good news Thursday! Keep me posted if you can get a short run in.

From I Just Run on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:24:47 from

Wow...pretty through testing. I thought the answer was always "just lay off for a x amount of time". Hope she can isolate the problem and have you pain free soon!

From Dan on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 20:01:34 from

Joe- Yes I am! Soon I hope. Cass- Friday I should be clear to fun a few. IJR- Thanks, shes pretty aggressive in treating the nerves right now, hope to get out soon.

From allie on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 21:29:10 from

wow, dan. sorry about all the knee troubles. hopefully you received some good news today?

From derhammer on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 16:40:43 from

Good luck, buddy. Hopefully you can be out there again soon. You can always take up biking like IJR did. :-)

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