A Balance, Redefined

December 11, 2019

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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: 6.50 Month: 57.75 Year: 2232.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 273.00
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 272.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 268.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 267.75
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 262.00
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 262.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Single: I just didn't feel motivated today. I got enough done this morning but wasn't feeling "it". I had a rougher night and have been trying to get more than the 6.5 hours that looks like my new norm but the thunder storm woke me up and then I didn't quite rest after that. So got into work at the normal 6AM and out the door for my run about 11AM. I ran to SH stopping at home to say hi to Kaitlyn and Sandra at lunch. It is only a 5 minute stop but it is still nice to get to see Kaitlyn twice in a day instead of just the usual once. Starting from campus the first half of the run is mostly downhill and I let a couple of them be quicker but kept it relatively easy for a Thurs. Mi-11 T1 Avg. 7:40

Asics DS-Trainer #1: 265 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 262 / / Saucony Rides #1: 275 / / Saucony Rides #2: 260 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 157

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wheakory on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 23:48:46

Your a good family man and that's great. Does your job require you to stay up late at night or is it that you need time to settle down after work. Sometimes I stay up late, because I'm just not tired.

Very nice run today Adam.

From Adam RW on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 23:55:44

It's partly my job. I've been trying to leave work at 4:45 to be home in time for a walk with Kaitlyn and to make sure we always eat dinner together. However, I usually can't get everything done. So for example today I did most of my bench work before my run. Then I did most of my ordering for new experiments after lunch. Then after bedtime I do computer and paper work. Right now I just finished running stats on all my data for one of my projects and am going to call it a night. It usually takes me about 1hr to settle down so I "should" be asleep by 11pm but have to get up at 5am which is where the 6-7 hrs comes in. Luckily I don't do this everyday but it does seem to happen more often than not. Oh and I forgot the 30-1hr I spend on the blog :)...

From wheakory on Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 12:05:06

Well I commend you on your hard work, and being dedicated at running too. Our jobs are important and running is only a hobby.

I always make my family more important than running. I do hope things settle down for you, and you can get more sleep. Will Salt Lake City be a permanent home for your family and you?

From Adam RW on Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 12:40:00

Kory, I agree that running is a side thing. However, I also believe that life is about balance. That is why I titled my blog as such. For that balance I believe that spirit, body and mind should all be nourished. For that I look toward my family and faith, my running, and my work. I think all are important. I do have to agree with you that if I had to choose family is by far more important than running. One thing that I think people forget in this culture is that family is also more important than work. It is a struggle because you need the latter to support the former...

Your question is the million dollar question. I really won't know where I'll end up until I start looking for faculty positions. At that point it will be were the jobs are.

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