The Perils of Self Betterment

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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: 12.00 Month: 90.00 Year: 677.00
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: 562.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 226.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 237.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 148.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Total Distance
Musha 3 Miles: 10.00Musha 2 Miles: 17.80Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10 miles / easy. From work. Overcast, temps in the low 50's. Moving pretty slow. Achilles still a little tight. On a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst, my achilles was about a 3. Progress.

WT 36.9 miles.

Musha 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7.3 miles / Easy. From work. Rain, clouds, sun, and wind. Running is starting to feel good. Still going to keep everything easy indefinitely, until I'm confident I won't re-injure anything.

WT 44.2 miles.

Musha 2 Miles: 7.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10.5 miles / 9:12 avg. From work. Light drizzle of rain until mile 7, then heavy rain for about a mile, then spotty sunshine for the rest. Nice running weather.The achilles feels about 80% now, but the ligaments on the outside of my right ankle are still tugging a bit. The easy paces seem to keep everything heading in the right direction.

WT 41.4 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Picked up my packet for the Ogden marathon which I won't be running tomorrow. I at least salvaged a nice long sleeve tech out of it. 

I've got to vent about how rude and offensive the packet pick up situation is for this years Ogden marathon. I can hardly find words to express how unreasonably they've got things set up over there. Instead of just going in and picking up your shirt and bib ("goodie bags" have evolved to nothing more than advertising mailers), they've got you walking through various vendor corridors to reach three separate locations to retrieve first your bib, then scan your bib in another part of the building, and then basically set you off on your own to find the little corner where they've hidden the shirts. If I want to shop at the vendors booths while I'm there, I'll do it. But setting things up this way just makes me want to get my stuff and get the hell out of there as fast as possible. Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system. I realize there are far worst things in the world that can befall a person.

So, I'm still holding out that 1% chance that I'll magically awaken at 3 AM tomorrow morning and have a burning desire to hye on over to the busses by 5 AM and run the marathon. Not likely, and it wouldn't be wise given my current achilles/ankle issue - but you just never know. It's not going to happen so let's just not even entertain the idea.

PM edit: Yeah, no more drama - I'm absolutely NOT going to run a marathon tomorrow. Silly to even consider it at this point. Things aren't 100% in the right leg, and I haven't trained like I would've over the last five weeks if not for the injury. The only thing keep me considering doing it for the last few days is my ego.

Good luck to all the marathoners (and other racers) tomorrow!!

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7.4 miles / 8:45 avg. Sun and low 60's, wind @ 10-ish mph. I ran the half mile from work to the high school track and ran easy through mile 3 then ran 6 x 1/4 mile with a 1/4 mile rest in between. The first four quarters were at 5k pace (6:45 - 7:00) the last two were at HM pace (<8:00). Then jogged an easy 2 miles back to work. Felt good, the right leg started to get a little wonky, hopefully I did more good than harm though. It's a good thing I didn't run Ogden this morning.

Mile splits: 9:36, 9:14, 9:03, 7:51, 7:53, 8:36, 9:08, + .4 @ 8:42.

WT 35.2 miles

Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Musha 3 Miles: 10.00Musha 2 Miles: 17.80Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
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