Ran my 5,000th mile (Read 1037 times)

    I started running in 2005 after not really knowing I could run and after a couple decades generally on the couch.  Mostly what triggered starting was sitting at my mom's funeral in a suit that I was busting out of.




    Running in London and then accidentally meeting up with the local Hash House Harriers and heading to the pub.

    Getting soaked by a huge thundershower running back to my hotel in Goa, India.

    Running across the Golden Gate Bridge (several times over these years) in San Francisco and not jumping off (even once).

    Not getting beat by any women competitors in two different races.

    Winning my age bracket in a couple 5Ks and a 15K.

    Running with my son's high school cross country team and outpacing most.

    Hiking up Pikes Peak with an 84-year-old friend.

    Running the Imogene Pass Run over a 13,000 ft. elevation highpoint.

    Running my first (and only?) marathon.




    Getting bit by a dog running in a park near my house on Christmas Day.

    Getting chased after accidentally colliding with a pretty big guy in a rough neighborhood.

    Getting chased by a mad free range cow in the Colorado backcountry.

    Falling running down a mountain and needing to get my wedding ring cut off from the swelling.

    Horrific, barely could walk, plantar fasciitis requiring most of a year off.

    Pondering God and religion and stuff like that too much.




    Finding God again.  Kinda, sorta, and yet completely.


    I love to run.  More than ever.


    Hopefully by the end of 2011 I will have completed 6,225 miles--the distance from a pole to the equator.

      Awesome!  Congrats on 5000!!!  Even bigger congrats on this...




      Finding God again.  Kinda, sorta, and yet completely.

      Live the Adventure. Enjoy the Journey. Be Kind. Have Faith!

      The shirtless wonder

        Congrats on completing a 5k.

        On the road again...

          Awesome job.

          I have a love/hate relationship with running. I do it, but sometimes I love to hate it.

            Good stuff, thanks for sharing.


              Great Job and Thanks for sharing a glipse of your journey!

              2013 Goals

              • 5K-20:00
              • 10K-44:00
              • 1/2 Marathon-1:38
              • Marathon-3:30
              • Complete 50 Miler


                That's great!  How was Imogene Pass?

                  Thank you everyone. The Imogene Pass Run was great. One of my best friends talked me into it. We started training for it in April and were well prepared. Over the course of the last year I've gotten about 150,000 vertical feet between hiking and running. They did a great job putting on the event and it is a beautiful place.

                    Fantastic!  Glad your plantar faciitis issues didn't creep back to upset your training or the race. 

                      It was difficult getting rid of.  Now, the first ten minutes of the morning, I walk like I'm about eighty.  I have good insoles in everything.  I sleep with my feet sticking out of the end of the bed.  That seems to be good enough for now.  


                        Try Plantar fasciitis taping! It did the job for me.