The Perils of Self Betterment

August 23, 2019

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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  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

Most likely taking the day off from running. So I'll blog about my weight loss accomplishments. At the beginning of 2008 I weighed 195 pds. (I'm 6' tall). I stepped on the scale one morning and couldn't believe my eyes. I decided to start back up with some physical activity and diet change. The first 15 - 20 pds. came off relatively easy, probably mostly due to eating better/less. By Summer of that year I was running maybe three times a week, 2 - 4 miles per run (mostly on the TM still. I started running outside more in July/August. By the time I started on this blog (August '08) my weight was 175 pds. I had been lurking on the blog for awhile and decided to try running consistently. So I jumped right into running 6 days a week. It's worked out pretty well. The first year of consistent running was difficult as my body was adapting to the load. I was tired all the time. Anyway, I lost a few more pounds over the next year and by the time I ran TOU marathon in Sept. '09 I was 168 pds. I seemed to be stuck at that weight. I made some more dietary changes and slowly over the last 6 months my weight has come down to 155 pds. this past week or so. I'm thinking that 150 pds is probably as light as I want to get. It would be a good, healthy running weight. It's what I weighed when I graduated from high school. How many 46 year olds can say that? So, hopefully by next Summer I will reach the goal of 150 pounds. 

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From allie on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 15:13:24 from

way to go JD!

From KP on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 15:19:09 from


From Lysa on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 16:18:36 from

Holy Crap JD! I think you always look skinny! Dont lose too much or you will fly away! But that is an inspiring post, especially for all of us mommies.

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