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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.


Remembering 9/11

 

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Sorry for an off-topic post, but I felt like taking a moment to remember the horrific day 11 years ago.

I was working at a dot-com start up in the Memphis area, and had shown up for work as usual, and was one of the first people in the office. I remember one of the guys I work with coming into my office and telling me his wife had just called and said a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. We immediately went to the break room and turned on CNN, and there was nothing being shown about it. Just a little bit later, they finally started talking about the crash, and the second plane hit…

The rest of the day is a little bit of a blur to me, I remember the overwhelming feeling of wanting to go get my kids from school and take them home. Thinking the absolute worst that the whole country was under attack. I also remember annoying most of my co-workers the next day by blaring (on repeat) Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” for most of the day.

I just saw a post from a friend on Facebook about remembering the day, and he commented that he remembers how united we became after that day. Like him, I wish we could find the national pride and feeling of truly being “one nation” again.

I’d also like to take a moment to acknowledge that despite the negative things that happen in my life now and then (sometimes more often than not!), I am still a very blessed man, and have so many things to be grateful for. There’s just so many great things in my life that, and things COULD BE WORSE.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and you take a few moments to remember either your own lost loved ones, or those families that lost someone on this day 11 years ago.

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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

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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