I am one with the levee and the levee with me

October 19, 2018

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Location:

New Orleans,LA,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

800m - 2:02.4h (2014)

1500m - 3:59.9h (2014)

3k (indoor) - 8:45.79 (2009)

5k - 14:53.45 (Portland Track Festival 2014)

8k XC - 25:09.86 (Sundodger 2011)

10k XC - 31:31 (WWU Invite 2011)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

Marathon - 2:29:15 (Kentucky Derby 2018)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) sub-2:25 at Houston Marathon 2019

2) 1:08 half

Long-Term Running Goals:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Personal:

Married, working, training. While my wife has nixed all future attempts to grow glorious mustaches, she has been supportive of my crazy running dreams. Life is good.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 35.00 Month: 236.60 Year: 2936.11
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 223.20
Lunaracer 3 Lifetime Miles: 506.80
Triumph 3 Lifetime Miles: 932.30
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 445.60
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 573.90
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 210.40
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 24.30
Peg 35s Lifetime Miles: 15.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

I must have the worst timing ever. I spent a good chunk of the day fixing our closet, which collapsed on itself, and another chunk at my nephew's baptism and the family get-together afterward, so my run got pushed till the evening. I left about five minutes before the snow hit, and got to run about an hour in heavy, driving snow while being dressed for the springtime weather we've been having. Bleh.

So I was frozen to the bone with about two miles left, at least an inch of snow built up on my head, looking pretty miserable when this girl pulls over and asks if I need a ride. I was seriously worried about losing body parts, but I actually said no -- partly because I needed the miles, and partly because I didn't want my wife to be mad at me for getting a ride with a strange girl. I still consider myself something of a newlywed, so I'm not always sure how my wife will react to things like that. I figured I'd rather be miserable for 15 minutes or so than all night long. I mentioned it to her when I got home, and she said I made the right choice!  :D

 

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