dedication, perseverance, self-discipline

August 19, 2019

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Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008



Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

3K: 8:58 Pocatello, ID 2003 (indoors at Idaho State)

5K: 14:55 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Law Day 5k)

10K: 29:33 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Des News 10k)

1/2 marathon: 1:06:59 Provo, UT 2010 (Utah Valley Half)

marathon: 2:21:59 St. George, UT 2009 (St. George Marathon)

Short-Term Running Goals:

To get running higher mileage more consistently without getting injured

Sub 2:19:00 marathon


I used to run competitively, and maybe I will do so again someday.  Right now I am primarily running to try and get in better shape, and to maintain both physical and emotional health, but also for the simple joy that comes when I run.

I am also the proud daddy of five little ones.  I love the opportunity that I have to be a daddy, and my challenge is to balance my family responsibilities with work and running.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 36.40
Asics Speedstar Lifetime Miles: 2020.05
Asics Gel Ohana Racer Lifetime Miles: 2332.20
Adidas Adizero Lifetime Miles: 1375.45
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 183.10
Nike Free 5.0 Lifetime Miles: 2221.85
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 795.92
Puma Faas 200 Lifetime Miles: 373.50
Puma Faas 250 Lifetime Miles: 466.10
Altra Adam Lifetime Miles: 1836.85
Baretrek Lifetime Miles: 290.15
Hoka Conquest Lifetime Miles: 41.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

7 miles in 57:22.

Not a fun run today.  I was feeling tired to begin with, so I started off a little slower than usual.  I started to speed up some after I got past the massive hill that finishes shortly before the 2 mile mark of the run, but then I began to feel a very urgent need to void.  Not.  Good.  At.  All.  I slowed down just past the three mile mark to try and avoid soiling myself and I started looking for a bathroom, but I could not find anything.

The need to void became more urgent.  I slowed even more, and started to hobble.  I almost felt like I was limping at times.  I considered walking until I found a bathroom, but I did not want to prolong the misery.  I set a goal to make it to the high school where I hoped to find a porta potty by the baseball fields.

Just before the 4 mile mark (still .25-.5 mile from the baseball fields) I decided that I could not wait any longer and I climbed up some rocks to try and hide behind some trees.  I was still visible from the street, but I was at least out of direct view from drivers, unless they were looking directly towards me.  I rushed to empty my bowels before I was spotted, but in my rush neglected to get situated correctly, and I urinated all over my shorts.  Oh well, at least it wasn't poop.

I climb back down the rocks with random plant parts stuck all over my leg hair and shoes and began running again.  I found out that there were no visible bathrooms at the baseball fields.  I stopped to extract the plant parts from my leg hair (not painful, but annoying).

I continued running very slowly as by now any motivation on my part to run faster than 8:00 pace was completely gone.  I stopped again just past 5 miles when I discovered the worlds stinkiest porta potty by the hospital (I could smell it from the street 20 ft away) and I stopped to void once more.

After sitting in the porta potty for what seemed like an eternity (it smelled, but at least it had tp) I started running once more.  I get past the 6 mile mark, and I begin having stomach cramping once more as my body was adjusting to the lack of material inside it.

I slowly trudge home, and walk my stinky soiled self into the house.  I extracate myself from my urine soaked clothes and I take a shower.  I decide to write in excessive detail about my annoying bowels on the blog because... why not?  Life is more tolerable when one is willing to poke fun at oneself, so I might as well embarass myself publicly (plus I bet that most people on the blog have had/will have a similar experience at some point).

Puma Faas 250 Miles: 7.00
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