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January 19, 2020

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Location:

Vestavia,AL,USA

Member Since:

May 31, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Marathon Top 10 Finishes: 7 Bridges ('15), Utah Valley ('13), Salt Lake City ('08), Top of Utah ('07), and St. Louis ('04). Ran around the equator (24901.55) in 4,388 days.

Personal Records
Marathon 2:39 (SLC '08)
1/2 Marathon 1:12.30 (Provo River, aided '08)
10K 34:16 (Track, sea level '00)
10K 33:15 (Des 10K, aided '08)
8K 25:32 (Crack of Dawn, aided '13)
5K 16:44 (Track, sea level '00)
5K 16:07 (Running of the Leopards, aided '12)
 

Short-Term Running Goals:

NYC Marathon November 3, 2019 done 

London Marathon April 26, 2020

Tokyo Marathon 2021???...

And my largest challenge to date, raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my cancer survivorship and in memory of those lost to blood cancer...

https://pages.lls.org/tnt/al/london20/awende

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy being a Masters Runner.

Get under 3 hours one more time...

Personal:

Grew up outside Chicago and joined the blog while I lived in Salt Lake City. Now living outside Birmingham. I am married with two daughters. Wife thinks I'm crazy for doing marathons. And yes I am crazy I'm a scientist for a living...

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 131.75 Year: 131.75
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 294.75
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 303.50
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 302.25
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 294.00
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 299.00
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 293.75
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Brooks Launch Silver A #20 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Brooks Launch Silver B #21 Lifetime Miles: 23.00
Saucony Rides Blue A #26 Lifetime Miles: 35.25
Saucony Rides Blue B #27 Lifetime Miles: 28.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

My circadian clock is a strange thing. Sat/Sun no alarm and I sleep about 7-8 hr each night. Today I have an alarm but still wake up at 4:02 A.M. The run this morning was good. I heard an owl and was trying to figure out where it was when I turn to my left and there is a deer standing there, about 5 ft. It didn't run or anything. Then about another 1 mi down the road saw the armidillio. Not sure if it was the same one as the other day. It was in a different spot. This time it was on my side of the water and walking along the sidewalk. I was in the steet. It stopped and stood up on its hind legs. When I stopped to get a look it scurried back into the bush. Interesting little creatures. The wild life had nothing to do with lack of people this morning. Not sure what it was but I saw the most people I've seen.

Have a great week.

Avg. 8:22

Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From bgrun on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 06:51:19 from 68.251.37.229

Sounds like it was a good day for all to be out and about.

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