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September 25, 2018

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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

1/2 marathon  1:43:09--Illinois Marathon, April 2013

10K: 46:50--Safe Kids Run in Crystal Lake Park, April 2010

5K: 22:07--Jingle Bell Run, December 2009

Short-Term Running Goals:

Do another marathon AFTER GOOD TRAINING


1/2 marathon in 1:41 or under


Break Burt's 5K PR by 1 second


10K in 46:00 or under


Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep encouraging my family in their development of a healthy lifestyle


God willing, I will run until the end.


I run with God. I use my running time to contemplate, to pray and to listen for His call. I'm married to a non-runner, but a supportive one, and we have four children.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 165.45
Iso Lifetime Miles: 133.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

I ran in the dark.  For part of the time a guy on a bike was following me.  It's possible that he and I were just on the same path coincidentally, but it was a little creepy, since he had ample opportunity to pass me.  I was totally primed to fight. 

Then I was about a quarter mile from home, really wanted to add on some so I could get to 3 instead of 2.5, but not with some creep following me.  So I sneaked a peek behind me only to discover he wasn't behind me anymore.  So he probably wasn't behind me for as long as I thought he was. 

I got my 3 after all.

Everun Miles: 3.00
From Burt on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:36:43 from

Maybe it was a ghost. Did he say anything about Large Marge sending him?

From Tom Slick on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 15:56:42 from

Tracy, https://www.google.com/amp/denver.cbslocal.com/2017/09/19/colorado-springs-mad-pooper/amp/....this is funny!

From Tracy on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 08:19:41 from

Burt, maybe it was a ghost. That would have made him pretty easy to fight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Pdlxd_rro

Have a nice day!

Tom, as soon as I saw the mad pooper article, I knew Burt had to see it. So much so that I texted him on my way to work and forgot that it was 4 or 5 a.m. there. And I felt bad about that for a second, but then determined it was worth it.

From Tom Slick on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:31:24 from

Tracy, I tell all the runners that I train, especially the women, that it's a good idea to carry a small aerosol container of 10% Pepper Spray when their out running alone. A small canister/tube of pepper spray can easily be carried in a spy belt ready for use if needed.

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