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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

So... It has been a bit of a roller coaster for me. I have been a horrible blogger. It is true that I have been extremely busy with work and was in Mexico for a work retreat the last 4 days, but just got home, but I have not been blogging or running like I should have been. 

The reason is partly being down and not motivated. This is odd for me since I am an optimist by nature and I am used to lifting others up.  I cannot seem to get this quad area 100% healthy and it messes with my body and mind. I look at the past year and the 3 doctors, physical therapists that I have seen. Sure they have helped some, but bottom line it still bugs me (the injury). It has derailed many goals and races. I get sick at the amount of money I have spent on this treatment and yet still here it is. I have decided to push through it for now. I want to get the joy of running back. I figure if I just run and not focus on 'the next race' maybe that will help to just soak in runs and enjoy the trails. Then maybe I can get a running base back despite the pain that does re-occur. Don't get me wrong, it is no where as bad as a year ago or even 6 months ago, but still it hurts. I figure I will just have to deal with it or not run. I do not like the second option. 

So there you have the basics of it, I fully plan on getting back on here and catching up. First let me get back and see my family when I get in :)  

Saucony Hattori Miles: 2.00
From I Just Run on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 08:20:54 from

Your injury reminds me of Paul's "thorn in the flesh", it continually distracted him. He prayed that it would be taken away. Maybe this verse will help you:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

From SlowJoe on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 19:25:38 from

Welcome back. You have been doing good things, so you definitely deserve to have that injury go away. Hoping that it works itself out soon.

From Dan on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 10:22:28 from

Ijr, Joe, thanks for the encouragement, and we share similar thoughts in overcoming. You guys are great!

From Hamdog Alum on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 17:16:20 from

I know what it's like to have nagging injuries. I ran through mine this year, but it was tough to deal with. I just took what the body would give and not fight it too much. Some days were better than others, but when it came down to it running with nagging injuries makes running A LOT harder. With that said, I will say that sometimes very light running can actually help heal injuries better than time off with no running. My theory is that the increased blood flow helps the injured area heal faster.

From Dan on Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 08:44:09 from

Erik, it's tough. Thanks for the thoughts. I do agree active recovery ids almost always better than passive. It's just been a year and takes the wind out of you. I'm home, so hopefully I can recovery without a doctor since they haven't helped me get over this one yet.

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