The Perils of Self Betterment

August 23, 2019

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



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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  HALF Monte (because i'm half the man i used to be lol!) 9-21-2019

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: 27.00 Month: 100.00 Year: 842.00
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: 242.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 309.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 194.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 33.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Total Distance

10 miles easy / from work. Sunny, warm. Phew! Looks like Monday's little episode was an anomaly - felt just fine today. Still, I'd like to know what caused the fail. I'd hate to encounter that on race day. I'm a little sleepy today due to several nights now of 3 or 4 hours of sleep per night. Broken sleep at that. 8:47 avg.

WT 40.2 miles

Hattori Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
From allie on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 13:55:28 from

some days are just like that. i have had a few of those unpleasant running experiences -- a complete bonk just 2 miles into my run. i get all weak and lightheaded -- it feels terrible, like i never want to run again (september 28, 2010 was my last major crisis). maybe it's a lefty thing?

anway, nice run today. i am glad you are feeling back to normal.

From Carolyn in Colorado on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 13:55:38 from

I'm glad that you're feeling better today.

I had a day like your Monday last Saturday. I finally gave up and walk. I guess some days are just like that.

From allie on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 13:56:01 from

someone call burt. ask him what anway means.

From JD on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 14:10:37 from

That's exactly what it's like, bonking 2 miles into the run! It happened to me once before a couple of years ago. Funny how those specific runs stand out so clearly in memory.

From Lysa on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 16:45:22 from

Welcome back Carter. Glad you feel better.

From Scott Wesemann on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 16:47:23 from

I think we all have bad days were we aren't feeling it. Nice work getting back at it.

From auntieem on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 23:18:36 from

I think those days just happen. I can never figure out whether its better just to push through and do the workout or let it go. I usually end up just pushing through it, but I feel like crap afterward. Clearly it is not a big problem for you!

From Bonnie on Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 16:35:50 from


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