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Just a guy who found exercise late in life. I absolutely LOVE running and CrossFit. But, you'll only have to be around me for a few minutes to figure that out.


So I’ve started probably 5 different blog posts for this blog since I started it, and haven’t posted any of them because they weren’t “complete”. The problem is I’m trying to wait until I have enough for a post to be worthwhile. I’m changing my mentality on that now. I’ll try to post several times a week with shorter posts. Longer than a twitter update, but probably only a couple paragraphs at most.





Here’s the obligatory first post on my new blog…

I’ve been running for about a year and a half now. In that time, I’ve completed 4 marathons, and about 10 half marathons.

This year, my number one goal is to train and run a Boston Qualifying (BQ) time. I’m currently 36, so to qualify for the 2013 Boston Marathon I need to run a marathon in 3 hours and 10 minutes. My current personal record (PR) for the marathon is 4 hours and 51 minutes. There’s a bit of a gap there as you can see…

I’m currently in recovery mode from having just run the Goofy Challenge at Disney World. For those that aren’t familiar with it, you run a half marathon on Saturday and then a full marathon on Sunday. I ran it this year with a good friend of mine. We weren’t running for any kind of time goals, just to have fun, enjoy the sites, and complete the challenge.

2012 WDW Marathon photo 3

Starting next week, I’ll begin a training program that will include a lot of speed work, and cross training. Cross training is something that has always been seriously lacking in my exercise schedule, but I know it’s one of the key components of taking my running to the next level, and getting to that BQ marathon time.

I’ve also recently started a diet of sorts. I’m not one to starve myself, but at a minimum I’m going to try and make better decisions about what (and how much) I eat. All of this of course is in an effort to leave room for as much beer as possible.

On the blog I plan to chronicle my beer drinking, as well as my progress towards Boston Qualifying…

See you at the start line!





About Me

I'm a guy who found exercise late in life, and loving pushing myself to new limits.

2015 Goals:
Complete my first Half Ironman
Get back to sub-8 min/mile average pace for 5K

Emailed Blog Posts

Race PR

5K 2012 MayFest 5K 21:36
4-miler 2012 Cooper Young 4-miler 33:43
5-miler 2012 RRS 2nd 5-miler 38:27
10K 2011 RRS 1st 10K 48:53
Half Marathon 2012 RRS 1st Half Marathon 1:50:36
25K - trail 2014 Swampstomper 25K 3:25:49
Marathon 2012 My Bartlett Marathon 4:25:22
50K - trail 2015 Mississippi Trails 50K 7:01:50
50 miler - trail 2013 Mississippi Trails 50 11:51:33
Olympic Triathlon 2015 Memphis In May Triathlon 3:32:26
Half Ironman Triathlon 2015 Ironman 70.3 Austin, TX 8:17:42

(Ultra)Marathon Results

2015
3/7 Mississippi Trails 50K 7:01:50
1/11 DisneyWorld Marathon/Dopey Challenge 5:13:35
2014
12/6 St. Jude Marathon 4:55:50
9/14 Stanky Creek 50K 7:14:45
2013
10/13 Chicago Marathon 4:44:52
03/02 Mississippi Trails 50 miler 1:51:33
02/09 Mississippi River Marathon 4:48:13
01/20 Swampstomper 50K 7:51:03
2012
12/1 St. Jude Marathon 5:15:20
04/07 My Bartlett Marathon 4:25:22
01/08 Disney World Marathon/Goofy Challenge 5:26:25
2011
12/03 St. Jude Memphis Marathon 4:50:59
04/09 Andrew Jackson Marathon 5:40:11
03/06 Little Rock Marathon 4:57:12