Lucky red laces.

I opened my mail yesterday and discovered the I was awarded a pair of “lucky” red shoe laces from the folks at Clif Bar.  Pretty cool stuff, thanks guys!

 

My persona running is going so-so.  I cant be overly positive but I have to be positive as I am doing better than I have in a long time.  I wont be going to Denver to run the Denver RNR as I had planned, but my hip is feeling much better than it was 4 months ago so I cant really complain, other than I will miss the race, the Broncos/Jets game and spending my anniversary in Denver with my wife.  There is always next year.  And if the Arizona state budget keeps going like it is, perhaps we will be living there and I can commute to the race next year!

I am still compiling more info on how the elite Japanese runners train, but I am also looking to find more info on how the regular types train there, as a 4 hour marathon is not a great accomplishment there as many in the States feel it is.

 

Let me see if I can find a funny picture to post below.

Pretty sad that is the best my new iMac has on it.  Time to get busy transferring files from my old Dell to this bad ass iMac.

Did you hear that one of the miners trapped in Chile was running up to 6 miles a day while trapped underground.  WTF?????

Here are some upcoming running races int he Phoenix Area.  I wanted to sign up for the Grand Canyon marathon but it was sold out .  I also found out that there is a 50K in Sedona next month but it is also sold out.  CRAP!!!

Well here ya go.

10/17/10
8:00 AM
2nd Annual Arizona State Fair 5K Run/Walk
5k Run, 5k Walk, Free Kids Dash Specialty
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Harvey Beller
480-220-2019
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Arizona State Fairgrounds
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions
10/17/10
5:00 PM
Mount Lemmon Marathon & Half Marathon
Run
Register Now!Register
RacePlace Events
602-277-4333
Mount Lemon
Tucson, AZ
10/23/10
12:00 AM
8th Annual Javelina Jundred Mile Trail Run and Jalloween Party
Run
Register Now!Register
602-361-7440 Pemberton Trailhead, McDowell Mountain Regional Pa
Scottsdale, AZ
10/23/10
7:00 AM
Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA Half Marathon + 5K
Half Marathon Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk
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Chris Giles
602-277-4333
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South Mountain Park
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions
10/23/10
7:00 AM
Health is a Habit – KIMBALL EAST STAKE TRIATHLON
Triathlon
Brad Alger
480-832-9215
Fremont Jr. High Pool & Red Mountain Park
Mesa, AZ
10/23/10
8:00 AM
The Pink Ribbon Run/Walk – 4 Miles
Run
Register Now!Register
520-820-6447 Cienega High School
Vail, AZ
10/23/10
8:00 AM
2010 Powell3 Triathlon Challenge
Run
Register Now!Register
801-335-4940 State Line Marina
Page, AZ
10/24/10
6:30 AM
SOMA Duathlon- CANCELLED
Run
Register Now!Register
877-681-7223 Tempe Beach Park
Tempe, AZ
10/24/10
8:00 AM
Scottsdale 3.1 (5K) running Series
3.1 mile (5K) Run
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Denise Clayton
480-312-7529
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Scottsdale Sports Complex (Hayden & Bell Rd.)
Scottsdale, AZ
Directions Directions
10/30/10
7:00 AM
3rd Annual Texas Roadhouse Explorer Duathlon
Run
Register Now!Register
The Mall At Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista, AZ
10/30/10
8:00 AM
Health Raisers Half Marathon
Run
Tammie Holloway
928-348-4293
Safford Municipal Airport
Safford, AZ
10/30/10
8:00 AM
The Great Arizona Grape Stomp
Run
Register Now!Register
Kerri Conlon
480-223-7112
Parkway Community Church
Phoenix, AZ
10/30/10
8:00 AM
Recycled Halloween Fun Run
Run
Register Now!Register
Karen Barnett
928-855-4887
SARA Park
Lake Havasu City, AZ
10/30/10
8:45 AM
Undy 5000, a brief run for colon cancer
5K Run, 1 mile Fun Run/Walk
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Colon Cancer Alliance
877-422-2030
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Downtown Phoenix, near Wesley Bolin Plaza
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions
10/30/10
9:00 AM
Oracle Run
Run
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Randy Accetta
520-991-0733
Acadia Ranch (Oracle Historical Society)
Tucson, AZ
11/6/10
7:30 AM
Race Against Violence
Run
Register Now!Register
Suzanne or Carol
928-753-6222
Metcalf Park, 315 W. Beale St., Kingman, AZ
Kingman, AZ
11/6/10
8:00 AM
Grand Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon
Run
Register Now!Register
928-638-3389 Grand Canyon National Park South Rim
Grand Canyon, AZ
11/6/10
8:00 AM
1st Annual Fit Kids 5k Fun Run
Run
Bridget Taddonio
928-639-6394
Riverfront Park – Cottonwood, AZ
Cottonwood, AZ
11/6/10
8:00 AM
run4fun 2010 race for KIDS #5
Run
racelab
480-502-9975
Reach 11 – Horse Lovers Park – Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
11/7/10
8:00 AM
Congenital Heart Walk
Run
Register Now!Register
Amy Freeman
480-452-7301
Tempe Diablo Stadium
Tempe, AZ
11/7/10
8:00 AM
35th Annual Phoenix 10K
10k Run, 5k Run, 5k Walk, Mollen Kids Mile Fun Run/Walk
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Harvey Beller
480-220-2019
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Wesley Bolin Plaza, State Capitol
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions

From get set Az.

Yeah, I am stil pissed about not knowing about the 50K in Sedona.  I think that I will start looking at longer races and hopefully will do a 50 miler in the next 6 months.  I have been looking at several 50 mile training plans and I think that I will combine parts of what I think will work for me from different plans and create my own plan.

 

Anyone know how I can work from home and still make about what I make now?  I really want to work from home.  If my home was in Sedona.

 

Anyway, I need ot end tis so in saying c-ya I will say watch this video of the last great Denver Broncos QB.  Jake Plummer.

 

Arizona summer running calendar

Summer isn’t exactly the greatest time of year to be running in the desert; however there are several races in the Phoenix area and some in the higher, cooler elevations for runners to partake in.  Here I have listed some of the races that caught my eye.

5-8-10 7:30 AM Arizona Road Racers Rio Vista Luck Of The Draw
8K Run, 8K Walk, 2 Miles Fun Run/Walk  Peoria, AZ

5-15-10 7:00 AM  Stroller Strides 5K Walk/Run At the Phoenix Zoo

5-22-10 7:00 AMMartinCharities.org  5K Fun Run/Walk Westgate City Center, Glendale, AZ

5-29-10 7:30 AM  Arizona Road Racers Summer Series #1 5K Handicapped by age and gender Run  Papago Park  Phoenix, AZ

6-5-10  6:30 PM  Tucson Medical Center Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/Walk
5K Run, 5K Walk

6-26-10 7:30 AM    Northland Hospice Run for Life Featuring: Aquafina/Pepsi 10K
• 5K • 1-Mile Kid’s Fun Run.  Pancake breakfast for all runners!  Flagstaff, AZ

7-4-10 6:30 AM Arizona Road Racers Summer Series #3 4 Miles Run, 4 Miles Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  Rio Vista Park, Peoria, AZ

7-11-10 5:00 AM  Everyone Runs with the Roosters Kinney Rd. 5 Miler Old Tucson Studios

8-7-10 6:30 AM  Vail 5k XC Run/Walk – Race #1 of the AZ Dirt Hog XC Series 2010 Vail, AZ Steve Taggart 520-820-6447

8-14-10 6:00 AM  33rd Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Half Marathon and 5K

Flagstaff, AZ

8-15-10 7:00 AM  33rd Annual America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K San Diego, CA (everyone in Phoenix goes to San Diego each summer, don’t they?)

10-17-10 Denver Rock and Roll Marathon I will be there gaspin’ and graspin’.  The race will be followed up with the Broncos vs. Jets game at Invesco field, and it is also my wedding anniversary.  What a glorious day!

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So much to say

Here is my new entrance song wherever I go.

I feel like I have so much to say and so much info to share, yet no idea where to begin.  and 90% of what I want to say will not be said.

I guess on the personal front, my wife and I were offered jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which we accepted if they can meet our needs for moving dates and whatnot.  We are also waiting to hear back from Larimer County, Colorado (Fort Collins) where we would love to live and work, but it has been a while so we are not holding our breath anymore. So…it is looking like we may be moving in the near future (keeping fingers crossed).

In running related news…I did a good amount of running while up in Sedona.  For whatever reason that place re-energizes me like no other.  The weather was cool, often cold if the clouds were out, and the altitude hasn’t changed.  If I were some type of elite runner I would live and train there, but the housing is crazy, even with the recent housing value crash, plus Flag is right up the road and much more suited for elites.  I would still choose Sedona if I could.  Here are some pictures taken right off of the trails I ran, most were posted as they happened on Facebook.  Click on the picture for a larger image.


Then while running I came across the hill that has always killed me.  It is very steep (I know I should have measured the incline by now, but I have not) and this time I had my phone with me so I did a video of it.  Ignore the huffing and puffing, this was done after 4 miles of already hilly running, which for me sapped my strength.

Here is part of where I did a lot of running.

Here is a video of the Rhodesian Ridgeback ,I took Miles for a 4.2 mile run yesterday, these dogs are amazing.  He trotted along with me the entire way like it was no big deal,  and after we got home he was still itching to go for more.  I guess 30 miles is a decent run for these dogs.

I have not added many local races lately, so here are a few from get set AZ.

3/20/10
8:00 AM
The Nun Run
Run
4 Peaks Racing
623-330-0913
Victory Lane Sports Park
Glendale, AZ
3/20/10
8:00 AM
Faith and Family 5K Run/Walk
Run
Mike Campbell
480-899-1990 ext 129
Tumbleweed Park
Chandler, AZ
3/21/10
8:00 AM
CAAFA 5K Race for Safety
Run
Constance Halonen
480-982-0205
Prospector Park
Apache Junction, AZ
3/21/10
8:00 AM
5K Walk-N-Run for Success
5K Run, 5K Walk
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Chris Coffman
602-796-7875
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ASU, West Campus
Glendale, AZ
Directions Directions
3/21/10
8:30 AM
C.A.N.T.E.R.–Gallop
Run
Zia Bischoff
480-488-1053
At the CANTER facility–Chief Joseph/ Mosen Rd.
Sierra Vista, AZ
3/27/10
8:00 AM
Measure of Love 10K Trail Run, 4.5 Mile Hike, and 1 Mile Kids Run
Run
Jessica Kleaver
602-955-4050 ext 118
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fountain Hills, AZ
3/27/10
9:00 AM
Laura’s 5K Run/Walk
5K Run, 1.5 mile Walk, Kids Dash Specialty
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Harvey Beller
480-220-2019
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Scottsdale Sports Complex, Corner of Bell & Hayden
Scottsdale, AZ
Directions Directions
3/27/10
9:00 AM
Tia Foundation 5k Race for Health
Run
Kate Denney
707-235-4724
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Glendale, AZ
3/27/10
12:00 PM
Urban Dare Phoenix
Run
Kevin Keefe
202-285-4510
Jackson’s on 3rd
Phoenix, AZ
3/28/10
8:00 AM
3rd Annual Alport Syndrome 5K for Healthy Kidneys
Run
Sharon Lagas
480-460-0621
Kiwanis Community Park (next to north pkg lot)
Tempe, AZ
4/3/10
7:00 AM
Cave Creek Trail Run
Fun Run/Walk
Korina Riggin
415-606-1946
North of Spur Cross Ranch Parking Lot
Cave Creek, AZ
4/3/10
8:30 AM
9th Annual Hunter’s Runners
Run
Jennifer Ensley
480-759-5298
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Phoenix, AZ
4/10/10
7:00 AM
Skull Valley 10K
Run
Ron or Ida
928-442-2314
10K RUN. Start at Tonto Rd and Woolsey Wash Rd
Skull Valley, AZ
4/10/10
7:30 AM
Havasu Half Marathon & 5k
Run
Register Now!Register
Karen Opperud
928-855-4887
London Bridge Beach
Lake Havasu City, AZ
4/10/10
7:30 AM
Everyone Runs Catalina State Park 5.2 & 10.35 Mile Trail Run
10.35 Mile Trail Run, 5.20 Mile Trail Run
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Steve Landau
520-797-7867
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Catalina State Park (Oracle Rd south of Tangerine)
Tucson, AZ
Directions Directions
4/10/10
8:00 AM
Peoria Pioneer Days 5K and 1 Mile Walk
Run
Fred Moore
602-954-4605
Johnny E. Osuna Park
Peoria, AZ
4/10/10
8:00 AM
Hope for Haiti 5k run/walk, 1 mi fun run
Run
Steven Fink
602-954-8341
Kiwanis Park in Tempe
Tempe, AZ
4/17/10
7:00 AM
6th Annual Pat’s Run
4.2 Mile Run, .42 Mile Kid’s Run Specialty, 4.2 Mile Wheelchair Specialty
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Shannon Williams
480-621-4074
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Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, AZ
Directions Directions
4/18/10
9:00 AM
Phoenix Pride 5K Fun Run & 3K Walk, Hosted by Arizona Frontrunners & Walkers
Run
Ken DeWald
602-740-8150
Moeur Park, Tempe, AZ S.E. corner of Mill & Curry
Tempe, AZ
4/24/10
6:30 AM
Desert Dash Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run/Walk
Half Marathon Run, 5K Fun Run/Walk
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Lori Taylor
520-290-8910
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Lew Sorensen Community Center
Tucson, AZ
Directions Directions
4/24/10
8:00 AM
Phoenix First 5K “The Dream Run”
Run, Walk
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Arthur Le
602-867-7117 ext 1344
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Phoenix First Assembly
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions
4/24/10
8:00 AM
New Balance Girls on the Run 5K
5K Fun Run/Walk, 5K Run
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Meagan Kukowski
602-795-6572
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Kiwanis Park
Tempe, AZ
Directions Directions
4/24/10
8:00 AM
Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA 5K Run/Walk & Betsy Rodiles One Mile Family Fun
5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 mile Fun Run/Walk
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Craig & Tobi McCarthy
602-538-9017
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Ahwatukee YMCA
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions
4/24/10
9:00 AM
Las Palomas Triathlon
S1000m, B24.5 mi, R6.2 mi Olympic Triathlon, S500m, B16 mi, R3.1 mi Sprint Triathlon, Olympic and Sprint Relay Triathlon, 10K and 5K Run
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Casey Brown
717-475-8899
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Las Palomas Seaside Golf Community
Puerto Penasco, MEX
Directions Directions
4/24/10
9:00 AM
Dirty 6 – 6 mile “Mud Run”
6 Mile Run
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DCB Extreme Adventures
480-460-5052
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Rawhide Wild West Town at Wild Horse Pass
Chandler, AZ
Directions Directions
4/25/10
6:30 AM
6th Annual Run for the Cheetah
5K Run, 1 Mile Run, 100 yard Kids Cheetah Dash Specialty
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Claudia Whitehead
480-518-7267
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Papago Park Ramadas 9 & 10 next to Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions
4/30/10
5:30 PM
Tempe Parks & Recreation Arbor Day 5K
5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 mile fun run/walk Fun Run/Walk
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Denise Rentschler
480-350-5200 ext 5209
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Giuliano Park at Tempe Town Lake
Tempe, AZ
Directions Directions
5/1/10
6:00 AM
Prescott YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon
Run
Laura Winniford
928-445-7221
Courthouse Square and surrounding Streets
Prescott, AZ
5/1/10
8:00 AM
WellCare Fit Family Run
Run
Ann Gill
602-263-7619
Kiwanis Park in Tempe, Arizona
Tempe, AZ
5/1/10
9:00 AM
Mad Mud Run Phoenix
4 mile obstacle course with mud pit finish Run
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Jill Kyle
602-751-3403
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MacDonald’s Ranch
Scottsdale, AZ
Directions Directions
5/2/10
7:15 AM
Run for the Gecko 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Run
AZ Roadracers
602-954-8341
Westgate
Glendale, AZ
5/8/10
7:30 AM
Arizona Road Racers Rio Vista Luck Of The Draw
8K Run, 8K Walk, 2 Miles Fun Run/Walk
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steven finkelstein
602-954-8341
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Rio Vista Park
Peoria, AZ
Directions Directions
5/15/10
6:30 PM
Twilight Town Treks
Run
Christy
602-793-4482
Downtown Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
5/22/10
8:00 AM
Spring Fest 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
Run
Register Now!Register
Marc Metz
480-220-5085
Chino Valley Aquatic Center
Chino Valley, AZ
5/29/10
7:30 AM
Arizona Road Racers Summer Series #1
5K Handicapped by age and gender Run
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steven finkelstein
602-954-8341
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Papago Park
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions
6/5/10
6:30 PM
Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/Walk
5K Run, 5K Walk
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Randy Accetta, SAR
520-991-0733
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Downtown Tucson, La Placita Village near the TCC
Tucson, AZ
Directions Directions
6/13/10
6:30 AM
Arizona Road Racers Summer Series #2
5K Run, 5K Walk
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steven finkelstein
602-954-8341
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Reach 11 Horse Lover’s Park
Phoenix, AZ
Directions Directions

Lyndsey goes under the  knife for surgery to remove her lateral sesamoid bone on Wednesday (St. Patrick’s day).  Hopefully this will be the end to her foot problems as she has not been able to run or really enjoy life for the last 4-5 months.  When we went hiking she soldiered up to finish it with the kids and I as it was very challenging at times, but she doesnt want to miss anything.  I can honestly say that she is way tougher than I am.   I mean who can have their wisdom teeth removed with no sedatives and walk out saying “where do you want to go?”

We had short notice, but we are ready to get it done.  Hopefully no jobs will call for in person interviews anytime soon.  God, I really want to move to the heaven on earth known as Colorado. I will work for free for 6 months if someone who pays decent will hire me or us.

BTW, KCSU is a good station for a Mountain West University.

Here is my Flavors page, I love flavors.  It keeps all of your online personalities in one place.  Pretty cool.

http://flavors.me/bryan1

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