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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


Some day I will not be able to do this...today is not that day!

Started Running (6/1/10) @ 50 Yrs Old

  • 5K:
    • 22:26 (7:14 pace) McAllister Park 8/14/10
    • 22:24 San Marcos (7:13 pace) 10/19/10
    • 21:09 San Marcos (6:49 pace) 11/20/10
    • 20:19 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:33 pace) 5/26/12
    • 20:06 Fentress (6:26 pace) 10/20/12
    • *19:21 Gruene (6:20 pace) 11/22/12 (*Short Course)
    • 19:42 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:21 pace) 5/25/13
    • 19:42 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:21 pace) 5/24/14 (Not a Typo, exactly same time as last year)
    • 21:38 New Braunfels Orange Leaf (6:58 pace) 7/19/14
    • 19:33 Gruene Turkey Trot (6:18 pace) 11/27/14
    • 19:43 Kyle-For the Love of Go (6:27 pace) 2/14/15
  • 5 Miles:

    • 34:03 (6:48 pace) Hillsboro, Ill 7/4/11
  • 10Ks:
    • 43:24 (7:00 pace) Gatesville, Tx 6/4/11
  • Half Marathons:
    • 1:42:16 (7:48 pace) Austin Livestrong  2/20/11
    • 1:36:23 (7:21 pace) Moe's Better Half  3/6/11
    • 1:35:55 (7:19 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/29/11
    • 1:30:10 (6:53 pace) Austin 3M 1/2/12
    • 1:43:13 (7:54 pace) Orange Leaf  7/14/12
    • 1:33:44 (7:08 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/27/12
    • 1:32:23 (7:03 pace) Austin 3M 1/13/13
    • 1:35:16 (7:16 pace) Marathon for Adoption 10/26/13 (Ran off-course .3 miles)
    • 1:36:48 (7:23 pace) SA Rock-N-Roll 11/17/13
    • 1:37:06 (7:25 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/25/14
    • 2:00:28 (9:11 pace) Long Beach Half Marathon (Paced Callie) 10/11/15
    • 1:39:29 (7:35 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/21/15
    • 1:34:06 (7:11 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/19/16
    • 1:37:43 (7:37 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/18/17
    • 1:36:30 (7:22 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/17/18
    • 1:35:00 (8:01 Paced Callie) Surf City Half Marathon 2/2/20
  • Marathons:
    • 3:38:09 (8:19 pace) Oklahoma City Marathon 5/1/11
    • 3:30:16 (8:01 pace) Ft. Worth Cowtown 2/26/12
    • 3:30:53 (8:03 pace) Oklahoma City Marathon 4/29/12 
    • 0:00:00 (DNF) Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon 2/24/13 (Ran off-course)
    • 3:22:56 (7:44 pace) Temple Army Marathon BQ 4/21/13
    • 3:27:24 (7:55 pace) Boston Marathon BQ  4/21/14 
    • 3:18:40 (7:35 pace) CIM Marathon BQ 12/7/14
    • 3:33:07 (8:08 pace) San Antonio R&R Marathon BQ 12/7/16
    • 3:25:32 (7:51pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/3/18
    • 3:26:17 (7:52 pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/2/19
  • Triathlons:
  • (1:12:23) Martindale (Sprint) Tri For Old Glory 7/1/12
  • Ragnar Relay:
  • (28:24:24) SoCal Ragnar 4/6-7/18 

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Running Boston Marathon with Callie 2020 ...!!!
  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Boston 2020 with Callie...!!! (my daughter)

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals Dec. 2020
  • Run Boston with Callie, My Daughter
  • Run Sub-18:00 5K (Ouch)
  • Run Sub- 3:10 Marathon  Run 3:16 Marathon
  • Compete in a Full Iron Man (Not sure since my two major bike accidents)


Married, two kids  Kirby 24 (Baylor University, Married not a a Runner), Callie 27 (TCU University, Married and Runner).

My main sport is Team Roping, I've been doing that all my life. 

I started running in the spring of 2010.

I Just Run               

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 7.00 Month: 136.60 Year: 357.00
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 146.57
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 430.23
Swim Time Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 974.00
Altra-Instinct-Blue Lifetime Miles: 551.67
Altra Instinct Black Lifetime Miles: 520.10
Altra Paradigm Black Second Pair Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Saucony Kinvara 2 Green (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 145.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Added 21 miles this evening:

First 10 - 19.7 mph -- 1 mile slow down rough road -- Second 10 - 17.6 mph for an Avg. of 18.6 mph (HR 144 avg.)

Total Biking miles today = 33

Yesterday evening and this morning haven't been good days for biking. Yesterday evening, as I was riding in the dark, I ran over a rattlesnake. I couldn't see it until I was about 10 feet away. I didn't know what to do so I just aimed for it's head, ran over it and as I looked back it was flopping around and wiggling. I'm sure I didn't kill it but I'm glad it didn't bite me. I've always been a little afraid when I run when it's completly dark about stepping on a snake. I did stumble over a dead amimal one morning in the pitch blackness.

Then, this morning as I was speeding along about 20 miles per hour, I came up on a big black dog in the middle of the road. I hit him before I could even slow down. Luckly I did not crash. I think it really scared the dog too.

The last problem I had was another flat. As I was riding down this road I hadn't been on for a while (the same one where the black dog was) I came to a low water crossing. To my suprise they had done road work and there was gravel about the diameter of a quarter all over the road. Needless to say I couldn't slow down quick enough in the darkness and hit one of the rocks... Ahhh another flat. I carry a spare and after a few minutes I was back riding but at this point I was disgusted so I just turned around and went home. Oh and to top it all off, my Garmin won't work this morning :-(

Biked 12 miles @ Unknown Speed

It's all the woman's falt :-{

Genesis 3:13
The LORD God then asked the woman, "What have you done?" "The snake tricked me," she answered. "And I ate some of that fruit."

From JG on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 14:55:46 from

Be careful! Cycling in the dark at 20mph is very dangerous! Surely your local bike shop can equip you with a high powered headlight that works! As far as the rattler ... nice job taking on the head, I bet that got your heart rate up a little! Yikes!!

From I Just Run on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 15:02:01 from

Yes, I have the brightest one they sell but you still really can't see much when it's really dark and going 20.

From Dave S on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 16:10:54 from

Wow! Nice job avoiding disaster with the dog and the snake. Quick thinking going for the head. My neighbors brother hit a dog a couple of weeks ago and went over the handlebars. He ended up having to get surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder. I ran over a cat once that darted out in the road. Luckily I didn't crash but it killed the cat.

From JG on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 16:38:08 from

Cycling may be easier on the joints, but it certainly has its dangers! In Atlanta, the biggest one is cars, which is why I seldomly bike on the roads, I have a friend who was killed on a bike struck by a car! Even though it is illegal, it seems like half the people here you look at driving down the road are texting away as they drive, it really is not safe even if you are on the shoulder, which likely results in a flat tire!

Be careful out there!

From Steam8 on Sat, Oct 01, 2011 at 10:28:05 from

What a morning! I am terrified of snakes! I don't know what I would have done other than scream if I knew I was running into a rattlesnake! ha!

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