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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
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Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 33.00Nike LunarFly Miles: 15.15Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 11.05Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 6.75Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 8.00
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5 Easy, Mid day- 90...

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 5.00
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AM- 7.65 Easy, last 1.5 pacing my 10 year old- 10:25 pace. Pretty good for a kid just starting out this past month. 

PM- late 5 mile scamper- 7:34/mile

Great dinner, Scallops in a Prosciutto Risotto... yum-o 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 7.65Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 5.00
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AM 74/100% 6 Easy, but wet, miles PM 90- 3.5 miles, paced by a bike.... busy busy... boo... 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 3.50Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 6.00
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AM- had breakfast with my dear friend 'snooze button'

PM- 88= warm 11.05 miles, relaxed pace. Work is just tiring these days, waiting to catch up and get this back to normal. I did scare some people running as it got dark and did my good deed in the neighborhood as a girl was chasing her dog with a leash so I sprinted and grabbed the leash for her, she thanked me (I was hoping for water, but alas no luck there). 

Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 11.05
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AM- 4 easy, cooler (68) but still humid... 

PM- 13, started slow, then after 7 ran progressively faster. Last mile 7:22. Overall better day of work, trying to manage the time properly so the stress does not affect the running. Read an article about another high school kid dying during football conditioning in the heat/humidity. They push and are afraid to tell the coaches they are spent. If I was a coach and was seeing this happen I would figure out a way to practice in cooler temps or indoor or something- because something like this should never happen. 


Nike LunarFly Miles: 4.00Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 13.00
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Easy run, not sure if I will get out tonight or not. Thinking of letting the legs rest and use this week to spring into heavy miles next week.  

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 6.75
Race: Tadmor 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:42:25, Place overall: 31, Place in age division: 2
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74/92% hot/humid. These were bad racing conditions. More on that later. I really need to find a different 10k to set a base time for me, but this one is so close and cheap ($9!, $3 if you are a member... need to do that). Anyway, I ran it last year and they pretty much tell you add a minute to your projected time the way the course is [you run up a dam wall (it's part of the bike bath, but what it's called) - have fun with that in more ways than one]. That was last year. So this year they altered the coarse, it loops back so we ran the dam wall twice.... yay...  

I won't be breaking down this race report like normal- again more later. I was hoping on a normal course I could hit sub 41 - not easy, but not killing myself. I thought on this course I could hit 41 and a half or maybe if I killed it sub 41. I didn't. I really did not like my time, but tough to judge with the added hill. I did improve my time and when I looked several people were worse than last year.  I went from 5th to 2nd, but somehow that still was lacking. 

The race was set up without an award part, you got your metal as you finished if you were in top 3 of your age category. That way you can leave when you are ready and I like that. After I left I found out that one of the runners collapsed after they finished. They needed CPR and were rushed to the hospital. I am still waiting to hear if they made it or not. It really made me wonder since I just posted a few days ago about the high school kids who died in the heat during football conditioning. They had water stops. I see plenty of people who run 5k's who maybe are not at all ready, but most people who take on a 10k are better prepared, or maybe I am missing the point. Were the conditions that bad? I think it was all very sad and maybe it affected me more than I realized- not from a mortality standpoint. I am more than secure there thanks to God. Hopefully they are alight and hope this did not bring anyone down (probably a good day for one to skip my blog). 

Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 8.00Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 33.00Nike LunarFly Miles: 15.15Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Miles: 11.05Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 6.75Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 8.00
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