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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
  • 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:

  • Run Boston Marathon with Callie
  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Chosen (Half) Marathon for Adoption, Nov. 23rd
  • 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: 4.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 1014.54
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

First off...I got a new pair of shoes yesterday. I went to Luke's Locker and got fitted with a pair of Saucony Ride 4 shoes. The people who work there are supposed to be trained to fit you with the right shoes. The guy who worked with me seemed very knowledgeable and helpful. He asked a lot of questions, checked out my feet and had me run to see what my stride was like. I tried on about six pairs of shoes and the Sauconys' seemed to be the best. Honestly, I haven't really liked the Mizuno or Brooks Launch's. I liked my original Nike Moto's the best. These Saucony shoes feel more like the Nike...hopefully better.

I was so excited about the new shoes that I decided to run 9 miles today (on the treadmill). I also decided to turn over a new leaf (or should I say a new shoe). I have never really stretched or spent much time warming up (I know it's bad, even the guy at the shoe store quizzed me about my stretching and warm-up). So today I spent about 5 minutes stretching and then a half mile warm-up then at the end of my run I cool-down for a half mile and then stretched again for about 5 minutes. By golly....I think it made me feel better :-) So that's my goal....stretch/warm-up/run/cool-down/stretch...consistently...!!!

Mile Time HR HR %
 1/2 9:00 Pace Warm-Up Ran Treadmill in The Gym
1 7:30:00 140 71%
2 7:30:00 146 75%
3 7:30:00 149 77%
4 7:30:00 151 78%
5 7:30:00 154 80%
6 7:30:00 157 82%
7 7:30:00 159 84%
8 7:30:00 160 85%
 1/2 9:00 Pace Cool-Down
Total 60:00:00 152 79%
Pace 7:30:00
Stretched Before and After Running

Proverbs 1:23-25

23 You should respond when I correct you.
   Look, I’ll pour out my spirit on you.
   I’ll reveal my words to you.
24 I invited you, but you rejected me;
   I stretched out my hand to you,
   but you paid no attention.
25 You ignored all my advice,
   and you didn’t want me to correct you.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 9.00
From Andrea on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 10:50:23 from

Saucony shoes are the best!

I think warm-up is especially beneficial for preventing injuries. Sometimes it's hard for me to spend that extra 5 minutes for cooldown and stretching - there are always places to be, right?

From I Just Run on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 11:28:37 from

Hey Andrea,

I think I'm going to like the shoes. I have a really high arch and the others were just too flat.

You're right about "places to be" but in my case I think it's just hard headedness. I haven't been running that long but have gotten great advice from so many on the Blog ... My problem is I just don't take the advice seriously... I Just Run ... that's not always a good thing. Thanks for the confidence builder!

From JG on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 17:13:58 from

Cool about the new shoes! Andrea is right, I think the warmup is more imp't, but a short cooldown can aid in recovery too. If you want to get really technical (and I do not follow my own advice), it is best to do a half mile easy jog, then do some stretching ... helps to get the blood flowing before trying to stretch tight muscles. Just figured since you were trying to start a new habit, might as well be correct. lol

From I Just Run on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 17:20:26 from

I will try that...and I'm not just saying it!

All next week will be Mr. Treadmill for me...I'm on vacation...on a boat.

From Andrea on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 17:21:18 from


From I Just Run on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 17:22:13 from

Yes...New England & Canada... :-)

From JG on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 17:30:10 from

Nice ... Enjoy!!

From Rye on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 20:31:37 from

Have fun on your vacation! Nice run too. I run in the Saucony ride 2. They are a good shoe for me. Don't come back 7 lbs heavier...... I guess that is what the treadmill is for! I think that I am going to be envious of your running view!

From Kelli on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 21:07:43 from

I am not much of a stretcher either. It is especially important after the run, or so I have been told!

Good luck with the new shoes! I like Saucony, but they hurt my feet. They sure do make cute girl shoes though so i keep trying them out.

From I Just Run on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 08:17:09 from


I'm actually hoping to gain a few pounds.


Yeah I was really hoping to get some"cute" shoes but the ones I got are pretty plain :-)

From Dave S on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 12:51:26 from

I don't think you'll have any trouble gaining a few. Enjoy the trip.

I'm not great about stretching either, but I've also understood that it is better to be warmed up first. I stop at the halfway turnaround point on a lot of my runs and do a couple minutes of stretching.

From J Cole on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 15:36:14 from

I understand your habit of not stretching! I loathe the 5 minutes after a hard day when I try to put my sore muscles through more pain. I need to take up a new habit of stretching regularly as well.

And as for running on the boat: I ran during our cruise last winter and it was THE most fun thing to try and keep a straight line on the treadmill while the boat is rocking at sea. Its a crazy sensation to run in a straight line and the treadmill just move under you. What wasn't as much fun was trying to dodge little kids and the people who hit up the buffet line too much on the outdoor track while I was doing speedwork!

From I Just Run on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 16:06:56 from

New resolution....stretch...!!

I'm also reading the book "Run Less Run Faster" and will be putting a new training plan together (wait a minute...never really had one) !

I won't have any trouble getting on a TM...most of the people on the ship are in wheel chairs or use canes. I'm sure ill be the only one on the outdoor track.

From flatlander on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 16:26:13 from

Have fun on the cruise, glad you found some good shoes. Not a stretcher here either, but I'm working on it.

From Steam8 on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 17:17:02 from

WOW...I cannot believe how fast you are with taking so much time off of running. Biking must be key here! I am amazed at how you haven't had to get yourself back into running shape. You are already in just great shape. I am going to enjoy my biking more. I am hoping it will really help me while I am on the mend! NICE RUN! New shoes feel sooooo good! :)

From TexasLindsey on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 19:23:11 from

I used to not stretch. Now I'm obsessive about it. I think it helps prevent injury.

Shoes can make a big difference. So were you running in the right kind all this time? Like were you running in stability shoes when you needed nuetral cushion? That could have contributed to your injury!! Also, you might want to replace your shoes sooner than 500 miles. Some people seem to be ok going that long but most people I know from my running group (who run fast) are replacing shoes around 250-300. I won't wear a shoe with more than 200 miles for a long run of over 1.5 hours. I'll use shoes with 200+ miles for only short easy runs.

From Dan on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 22:00:20 from

New shoes! :) I like my Saucony shoes as well, some good advice above. Glad you got them and had a good run.

From Kelli on Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 00:15:39 from

OH, that BOOK!!! That is some serious hard core running.

From I Just Run on Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 13:23:57 from

Hey Steam

I like your positive comment "I am going to enjoy my nominee more"...!!!


I think the new shoes are going to be good. Don't know if I was using right shoes but hopefully on the right track now.


I think the book will be good for me but its really a radical change in running philosophy. (Thanks JG for the recommendation)

From Kelli on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 18:39:32 from

It sure is. It is seriously hard core. I have no doubt it would make anyone who follows it faster. I was just a complete wimp, I could never hit the paces. So, I have gone with the "Run More, Run.....More" philosophy.

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