Club Member Since 9/22/2004
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You think I'm fat now, imagine if I didn't do this for fun
Your sport considers my sport punishment .... now go take a lap
City: St. George State: UT
Favorite Shoe: depends on the route/day Size: 11.5
Marital Status: Married
The Wife, the old black lab, the new brown lab and the rugrats (Karma and Payback)
What I do for work:
I help others find ways to explore more of the world we live in.
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Provo UT, Jackson Hole WY, Cedar City UT, a 1987 Ford Crown Victoria LTD, Logan UT, a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder, Pueblo CO, St. George UT, a 1995 Nissan King Cab pickup, SLC UT, a 1972 VW Camper Van, Boise ID, Santa Clara UT, my inlaw's spare bedroom, a 1989 VW Camper Van, a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville, Shadow Mountain .....
When I started running and what got me started:
Jan 1 1999, I quit smoking and started "running" to get ready for the 1999 St. George Marathon
What does running mean to me:
It's an excuse to get up early, take two hour lunches and stay up late.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
1999 St. George Marathon; 2000 St. George Marathon; 2001 Park City Marathon; 2001 Deseret News Marathon; 2001 Top of Utah Marathon; 2001 St. George Marathon; 2002 Ogden Marathon; 2002 Tri-State Marathon; 2002 Top of Utah Marathon; 2002 St. George Marathon; 2003 Las Vegas Marathon; 2003 Tri-State Marathon; 2003 St. George Marathon; 2004 Tri-State Marathon; 2004 Pikes Peak Marathon; 2004 Top of Utah Marathon; 2004 St. George Marathon; 2006 Goblin Valley 50K; 2007 Pikes Peak Ascent (Double); 2007 Pikes Peak Marathon (Double); 2008 Red Mountain 50k; 2009 Squaw Peak 50; 2010 Squaw Peak 50; 2010 Wasatch 100; 2011 Red Mountain 50k; 2011 Squaw Peak 50; 2012 Orcas Island 50k; 2012 Squaw Peak 50; 2012 St. George Marathon and a bunch of shorter stuff.
What I like about trail/mountain running:
The "oh my god" looks you get when you blow past the hikers and the dirty socks you get when you're done.
Favorite running trail and why:
Pine Valley Oak Grove to Summit Trail near St. George Utah
This is a really tough three miles up and three miles down that will get you more than 3000 feet of elevation gain (and 3000 feet of elevation loss). During the summer months, the trail is infested with biting cedar gnats that test your mental toughness and it's a great leg & lung punisher. It'll kick your fanny.
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Bear 100 - cause it's next, cause it bit me when I crewed and paced Mr. Mud-n-Guts
Best running experience:
There's nothing like an early morning desert run during the bloom
Worst running experience:
I find the worst experiences usually provide the most inspiration and/or education.... but running 35 miles on feet full of blisters will make you question a few things
Neatest thing found on a run:
Every time I run, there comes a time when the workout goes away and the run starts to be really fun. In 2008 I found it takes less than 2 minutes if I'm on a trail.
Then there's the time I found a dollar in Las Vegas on the Strip blowing toward me in a 50 mph head wind during the 2003 Las Vegas Marathon.
and the wild mushrooms
and my favorite green sweater
Running related bathroom stop story:
I've run Squaw Peak 50 4 times and fertilized the same bush 20.6 (ish) miles in every time....
Running pet peeves:
Having a 300+ lb-er tell me how bad distance running is for you....
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
Pink is my favorite color
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