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Member Since:

Mar 31, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:


CJC 21:47


 Payson Onion Days
 9/08 47:13
 9/09 47:09
(aided Spectrum 43:18)

Half Marathon:

 Hobble Creek
 8/08 1:41:50
 8/09 1:39:01

Painters 1-17-09 - 1:39:49


1: 2005 Toronto 3:55
2: 2006 Marine Corp. 4:40 (ouch)
3: 2007 St George 3:46
4: 2009 St George 3:43

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy!

Would like to BQ - need to shave 23 minutes off PR.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running.

When I started running my wish that turned into a goal was to qualify for Boston. Just so I could say "I qualified for Boston."

AFTER BQ, I think I will do some Tri events.  For sure some Half Ironman events, and see where that takes me.


Married to Kelly (with a 'Y')



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Kelly and I got up early, made it to the bus pickup early enough as to not be on the last bus.  I think the last three races I've been in I have been on the last bus.  But not Saturday. 

I love the honesty (at least I've never come across dishonest runners) of runners.  It seems like runners have a level of kindness and honesty that isn't always seen in other sports.  Kelly hates to be cold, she had to think long and hard about taking off her sweat pants before the race.  She finally caved and handed them over.  I ran the bag to the drop off vans, as I got to the van I realized I had my sweat shirt on and I would have cried if I had to carry that during the race.  So, I sat my stuff down (drop bag, arm band with iPhone in it, and head phones)(Kelly was going to wear the armband and use the iPhone for music, thats why it wasn't on MY arm) I took my sweat shirt off and stuffed it in the bag, handed the drop bag to the volunteer, and went back to find Kelly.  About ten minutes later, I was thinking, I need to get Kelly set up with the music.  OH NO, I left my phone on the ground by the drop off van.  I look across the sea of runners and the vans are gone.  Panic sets in big time.  I run over to the area the vans were in and there on the ground is my phone and headphones.  PHEW!  Nobody stepped on it, and nobody took it.  I was so thankful!!!!!!!!!

Well, we were off.  The gun sounded while Kelly was in the POP, so we took our chip time getting out of the gate.  :-)

I wish I could report a good run for me.  But it wasn't.  I loved the course, I loved running with my sweetheart, and the race was well organized.  I just had a bad day.  Last year about this time Kelly and I ran almost this same route, we didn't know it that day, but that is the day Kelly broke two bones in her foot, which she is still having nerve pain a year later from., so I was intentionally keeping the pace slow so that Kelly would not re-injure her foot.  Kelly finished strong, and it seems like we are well on the road to Kelly getting her first marathon completed.

Love running with my sweetheart, hope to see some of you running friends out and about on Sat long runs.


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