Feb 16, 2011
2010, 2011 Boston Marathon
Qualified for Boston 8 Times
2012 TOU - 1:25:48
2009 St George - 3:05:25
2009 First Dam Run - 41:37
Long-Term Running Goals:
1. Enjoy running 'til I drop dead - and put that off as long as possible.
2. Don't get burn out :-)
I herniated/ruptured a disk (L4/L5) in my back in December, 2005. I told my orthopedic surgeon I wanted to start running. He said "You'll never run again.". What a challenge! So...I started running.
Since then I've lost about 50 pounds, ran 13 marathons and a number of other races.
I am still a clydesdale runner (over 200 lbs), have a large frame, big bones, and not built like a runner at all. I'm not fast. I mostly run to have some time to myself and keep in shape.
6.3 easy miles at noon. Took a week and a half break after spraining my ankle. Felt good, took it easy.