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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

~~Longest Ultra: Bighorn Trail Run: 12:19:00, 52 miles, Bighorn Mountains, WY, June 20, 2015

50K: Bighorn Trail Run: 5:52:13, 32 miles, Bighorn Mountains, WY, June 15, 2013

Marathon: 3:25:01, Deseret News Marathon, SLC, UT, July 24, 2013

Half-Marathon: 1:37:00 (downhill), Deseret News Marathon Split, SLC, UT, July 24, 2013

10K: 44:07, Big Sky State Games, Billings, MT, July 2012

5K: 20:25, Big Sky State Games, Billings, MT, July 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running. I was recently diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, so my new goal is to not have any seizures, and keep running. Since my last seizure in Jan 2018 I haven't been able to run more than 6 miles at once. Hoping the mileage can come back, but future races are out as I don't know what each day will bring. But I'm not dead and don't have a terminal disease, and for that I count my blessings.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Not get super fat, and run another marathon or ultra sometime soon.


Started running seriously in March 2010. Married 21 years to a hot momma and we have 3 boys, 1 sweet girl, 2 dogs, 3 2 0 1 cat, and 6     4 5 6 3 5 3 chickens (animals have a short life expectency in the country). I currently lead our church congregation and I feel blessed for the opportunity, and in May 2017 I joined our local School Board as a Trustee for a 3 year term. My day job is Learning Architect for a regional bank in MT, WY, SD, OR, ID, and WA.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 8.00 Month: 50.50 Year: 168.62
Cascadia 10 Lifetime Miles: 438.72
Cascadia 10 Pt2 Lifetime Miles: 442.75
Brooks Adrenaline 15 Pt2 Lifetime Miles: 387.02
Cascadia 11 Lifetime Miles: 532.47
Adrenaline 16 Lifetime Miles: 361.80
Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 388.03
Adrenaline 18 Lifetime Miles: 89.36
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 24.00
Total Distance
Adrenaline 18 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 177.40
Total Distance

4 miles early this mornig and Hazel appeared as I was getting ready to head out, so how could I say no? She was so excited. I honestly think she could go 10 miles with ease, with no previous training. She pulled me most of the way, until I tugged at her harness multiple times in a row on the return trip and she sort of figured it out. I again forgot calf sleeves/compression socks and forgot to warm up my calf first, so the niggle returned, and continues this morning. I will keep doing concentric heel drops in the stair well and hope nobody else uses the stairs (rarely used above the 3rd floor, and I'm on 4th).

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

4 miles this morning with Hazel. She has quickly figured out that if I'm up early, I'm probably going for a run. I got up, got ready, then woke up our Junior at 6:00 as he's taking the ACT and wanted to be up early. Hazel found me in his room and was going berserk. She was being very good - she sat without being told to, kept looking at me and trying to lick me. So funny. My left calf niggle is still a thing, so I warmed it up, wore compression socks, and headed out slowly. I kept about an 8:30 pace the whole time, which seemed to be okay. No clouds in the sky, so a gorgeous very pre-dawn Eastern sky, but the headlamp was still needed until the very end of the run. A nice way to start the day.

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 177.40
Total Distance
Adrenaline 18 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 177.40
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