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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058


Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on


Huntsville Full Monte - 9-21-2019 (first maratahon in seven years)

Long-Term Running Goals:

keep running



born in 1964. married 22 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

“Make friends with pain and you’ll never be alone.”



Miles:This week: 4.00 Month: 122.00 Year: 709.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Treadmillio Shoes Lifetime Miles: 570.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 230.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 251.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 154.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Total Distance

6.2 miles / 9:00 avg. Early lunch run from work and about. Recovery run. Crazy beautiful weather.

Pre-race high performance diet:

Day before: chocolate donuts, doritos, frozen burritos (nuked, of course), fruit, maybe some rice.

The morning of the race: banana, slice of wheat bread, one frozen burrito.


Add edit: I delved into the abyss, and picked up my race packet. Glad that's over with.

GSS 3 Miles: 6.20
Weight: 0.00
From auntieem on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 17:04:27 from

Is that really what you are going to do? Your short term running goals section says "eat well". Maybe you should change that to: "establish a completely debilitating pre race diet". Oh, you forgot to include coffee and soda.

From Lysa on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 18:59:28 from

what kind of frozen burrito? are you serious about that? I will have a banana and a piece of wheat toast with a bit of pb on it. No burrito. Night before, probably a veggie pizza. The Pie has an awesome one.

From JD on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 19:28:44 from

This diet is an improvement over a couple of years ago. I eat a lot of fruit now and you'll notice, no fast food. I quit soda years ago. Coffee is just a given, like breathing.

The burritos are Lynn Wilson, bean and cheese. They have magical powers.

From JD on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 19:29:36 from

Oh, and those donuts have like 80 grams of carbs.

From allie on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 19:57:41 from

you would not want to run anywhere near me if i were on that diet. i am glad you have an iron stomach.

running SLC? full or half? good luck. glad you survived packet pick-up. i get major anxiety about expos. as you recall, we met while waiting for the TOU expo to open. i always get there way early so i can get out before the crowds come.

From allie on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 19:59:48 from

oh, you are doing the half yo! i should read before i type. bad habit.

From JD on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 20:26:29 from

Thanks Allie. Should be a good race for me. Yeah, the pointless expo. I wish there were a better way to get my bib and chip. I would pay a couple of extra bucks to have it mailed to me. I got there 20 minutes early. Once I got my stuff, I slipped out a service door in the back of the building because my car was parked on that side and the meter was running out.

From Lysa on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 20:55:09 from

are the shirts cool?

From JD on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 20:56:40 from

Good shirt. Like the shirt a lot. I'm going to call you tonight or tomorrow.

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