My Running Page:
This running page (blog) is a place to document and maybe provide some
motivation to others who find themselves on a crazy running journey. Do
I live a perfect healthily lifestyle.....in the name of Captain Oreo,
heck no. But thru running I lead the best lifestyle, fitness wise that
I can. If you’re going to eat bad, you might as well run good. I fully
believe that running has allowed me to learn more about myself and enjoy
life in new ways. My running life has also inter-mixed with my
spiritual life and my salvation in Christ Jesus. During my journey I
have learned that being balanced is also about how you maintain your
body, how you balance your life and how you spend time in a relationship
with GOD. I choose to live every day centered on my GOD and my
running/prayer time with him.
4:13 (NIV) 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
In the beginning of
my journey, I knew only that running made me feel better about
myself…but now I have found that running is part of my life. I have
found that it challenges me, provides peace and a connection to life I
do not find in any other pursuit. I am always ready for a run and if
it's not 10+ miles.....it just does not feel like I have covered any
distance at all. Am I a world class marathoner, no.....but I do the
best I can to keep running, keep improving and to push myself.
This page and those attached will try to provide some inspiration,
motivation and document my amateur running career.
My Short Story:
I grew up in Erie, Pa and now live near Virginia Beach.
I have a loving and adoring wife (Michele), two wonderful children
(Jessica and Anthony) and the best Doggie (Hanna) in the world. I
served my country in the US Air Force for 20 years, visiting a lot of
countries where they love the U.S.A and some they just plain hate us.
During my childhood years I played all the “boy sports,” but was really
draw to football. I played football but was kicked off the High School
10th grade team for.......(get this) not being able to RUN. Ha ha ha if
Jeff Lane could see me now. I was quick, back then, but I was NOT A
My Running History:
I've been running pretty consistently since 2000. Prior to this I
had a brief time in 1988 when I considered myself a runner. During
my first running period
I found that I enjoyed the training runs and eventually signed up to run
a 10K. This race turned into a hot mess, I knew nothing about pacing or
racing. In this early race I went out way to fast and crashed and
burned during the finish. After that...I was a non runner, a total and
complete non-runner until August 2000 and a remote tour to Thule,
Greenland. At that time I could not run more then 2 miles...and a
marathon was something "other" people did.
Over the last 11 years
I've Logged over 8500 miles in some very cool places around the world: Alabama, California,
Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Overseas
locations like Crete, Iraq, Sicily, Greenland, United Kingdom, and Qatar. I have over 40 races under my belt, including 9 half Marathons, 5
full Marathons, and two 24 hour Ultra Marathons.
My Favorite Running Gear:
I've been running in NIKE Air Pegasus shoes for 11 years and love,
I track all my miles and pacing using a Garmin Forerunner 100 and for
long distance runs I wear Race Ready shorts.
Year Goals, 1500 Miles:
My Race Calendar:
2012 looks to be a very active year.
New Years Day 5k - DONE
Jan-Feb - Tidewater Distance Series 20k, 25k 30k (will be adding miles
March - Shamrock Marathon signed up
March - Monument 10k signed up
April - St. Charles Running Festival 10 Miler
April - VA Cancer Society 24 Hour Run
and Total Miles
presently at 8553 and counting!
My Running Bucket List:
Run a race
in all 50 states (9 down 41 to go)
Run 50 Marathons (5 down 45 to go)
Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Run
JFK 50 Miler
MY Favorite Runners:
Peterson (running mentor), Paula Radcliff, Lance Armstrong,
Deena Kastor, Dean