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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:

Get back into running shape.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Not get super fat, and qualify for Boston before I'm 50 (April 2023).


Started running seriously in March 2010. Married 22 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 1 2 new chickens (spring 2018) who have yet to lay eggs. My day job is Learning Architect for a regional bank in MT, WY, SD, OR, ID, and WA. In May 2017 I joined our local School Board as a Trustee for a 3 year term.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 4.00 Month: 62.25 Year: 755.02
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: 538.47
Adrenaline 16 Lifetime Miles: 361.80
Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 392.03
Adrenaline 18 Lifetime Miles: 349.66
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 265.00
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Cascadia 11 Miles: 43.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 Pt2 Miles: 4.25
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I didn't run so it shouldn't count, but I'm counting it. 15+ miles of walking along a hot and dusty trail. We went over "Rocky Ridge" which is the highest elevation on the Oregon/Mormon Trail. It was a "trail of blood" during October 1856 when hundreds of handcart pioneers were caught in an early winter storm. 18+ inches of snow, -11F temps, almost no food (4 oz flour per day per adult, 2 oz per child), nearly no provisions as they'd left them on the trail the week before to lighten loads to make traveling faster, many had no shoes hence the trail of blood left in the snow. It was very enlightening and made us all grateful for the things we enjoy. Really placed the focus on wants versus needs. There is very little we actually need, although we use that word frequently. These pioneers relied on faith, family, and hope.

Cascadia 11 Miles: 15.00
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7 more miles hiking on a hot and dusty trail, this time in Martin's Cove. No injuries, no IVs for anyone, it was a successful day!

Cascadia 11 Miles: 7.00
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2 mile walk/hike from the campgrounds to the busses. Thankfully I got to ride in a friend's pickup, and I had a cooler with cold Diet Pepsi. And we stopped at Five Guy's for a burger on the drive home. And we still beat the busses by an hour.

Cascadia 11 Miles: 2.00
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4 miles at lunch time from the Y. Really nice outside, 72-73F the entire run. Ooh ahh.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 Pt2 Miles: 4.25
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19 miles from home with 70 ounces of fluid. Slow going. My SGM "C" goal will be a huge challenge. I should stick to ultras...

Cascadia 11 Miles: 19.00
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Cascadia 11 Miles: 43.00Brooks Adrenaline 15 Pt2 Miles: 4.25
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