Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Testing 1, 2, 3

Test post using Blackberry mms. Now I can post from anywhere using my Blackberry! Maybe I will do multiple updated posts from the Bartlett Park Ultra this Saturday...that may bore everyone to tears, though!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ready for Bartlett Park

My mileage for the month has absolutely sucked. I think/hope I am ready for my third attempt at 50 miles (Bartlett Park Ultra, next Saturday). I ran the BPU course today as my last long run. It was very hot and humid and rained to make a nice muddy mess.

Vacation is Over

Sadly, our vacation to Hawaii has come to an end.

We did get a few runs/hikes in while in Waikiki.

Waikiki to Diamond Head and back (with stops for lunch and site-seeing):

Waikiki to the side of Diamond Head:

I have about 800 photos posted on my Picasa.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Sorry for the lack of updates!

Right now, I am in Hawaii with my beautiful bride, celebrating our forth anniversary! Not much running, but we've walked what seems more than a thousand miles!

Anyway...I'll be back in town on Friday and plan on running the BPU volunteer's run as long as I am not too jet-lagged!

Mahalo and aloha!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


We spent the weekend in Hot Springs, AR at the amusement park/water slide with the kids. It was very hot, but we all had a great time!

I did get to run both Saturday and Sunday in the "mountains" of Hot Springs, so I was even more ecstatic.

Saturday's run:

Sunday's run:

My mileage is half of what it should be, but I can't seem to get (and stay) motivated! My third attempt at a 50 miler is in less than three weeks and vacation starts in two days, so my mileage will probably remain mediocre, at best! Hopefully, I will have time for a few decent runs while in Hawaii!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Firecracker 5k

The 2007 St. Jude Firecracker 5k was my first race, which then led straight to my first 40 mile ultra, Bartlett Park. And so my ultra career began.

This years St. Jude Firecracker 5k was my lovely wife's first race and she did great! Her time by my watch (I ran bandit to pace her) was 34:30 and her chip time was 35:07. It was very hot and humid and, under those circumstances, I have to say that she kicked ass. Not the fastest by a long shot, but she finished with a smile on her face and a desire to run more races...so it was a success.

Next for me is the 2nd annual Bartlett Park Ultra on August 3rd. Last year the temps & humidity came close to the century mark and I am quite sure it won't be any different this time. It was my first ultra and I covered 40 miles in under 12 hours. Sure, some of you can walk 40 miles in that time...but I was proud to just finish it!

I have attempted two 50 milers this year and missed the last cut-off in both. Bartlett Park will be my third attempt at 50 miles and I will be damned if I don't make it!

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