Thursday, March 31, 2011


So far in the year 2011 I ran 281.01 miles.  You have not seen any updates from Nike Plus with my stats because the rain at LA Marathon on the 3/20/2011 ruined my Nike Running Chip  :(

As many of you may have seen my post about the Honolulu Marathon in December I would really appreciate your support in the ongoing fight against AIDS.  Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated.  log onto to donate.

Monday, March 21, 2011

LA Marathon Results

On March 20th, 2011 I ran my first full Marathon.  I have been training hard for this day and I began preparing for the increased calorie burn starting Friday night by forcing myself to eat a ton of carbs.  We went to Cheesecake Factory and I has Fettuccine Alfredo and the Ultimate Red Velvet Cheese Cake.  :)  Finished that for lunch on Saturday (not the Cheesecake tho the trash will enjoy that) and then on Saturday night had even more pasta and bread.

Woke up on Sunday morning after a horrible night sleep (nerves got to me) and made the drive to LA Dodger Stadium and had some breakfast on the way.  Got there just in time to start which was nice since it was so cold we didn't have to hang out in the cold for long.  Right as the race started it began to rain and rained pretty much the entire race, luckily the majority of the time it was a light rain but sometime it came down hard.  I walked maybe two miles of it and I was struggling to finish.  It was so cold my calves were locking up but I will do better on the next one. 

Here are my results. Bib # 14951 Division 30 to 34 Male

Clock Time:  4:31:21
Chip Time:  4:23:21
Overall Place:  5014 out of 19,739 finishers
Sex Place: 3943 out of 11981 men that finished
Division Place: 629 out of 1620 out of men age 30 to 34 that finished

Fastest time recorded was 2:06:35 by a 26 year old Ethiopian
Max time recorded was 12:23:19
Average Overall finish time was 5:16:32
Fastest time recorded in my division was 2:14:27 by a 32 year old from Kenya (he wasn't even in the top 5)
Max time recorded in my division was 9:54:36
Average Division time was 4:49:55

If you want to see more results go and you can also see the course we ran. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

One week

I can't believe that the LA Marathon is one week from today. I started out my training back in September in preparation for the PF Change Rock n Roll Half Marathon. Along the way I decided to try a full marathon. Right about now I'm asking myself why I decided to do a full marathon.  26.2 miles. I use to struggle to complete a 3 mile run but now I have logged over 200 miles this year. Crazy crazy crazy.

Anyways if anyone is in LA next weekend come out and support me at the LA Marathon.

It starts at Dodgers Stadium and finishes by the Santa Monica Pier.  3/20/2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Long Over Due.

I have been horrible at updating my blog lately and mostly because I have been so exhausted.  I have been so busy at work tying to keep up with all the projects I am working on and keeping up with all the unexpected things that arise.  With 1442 apartments and over 4000 residents there are a lot of unexpected things that arise. 

On top of that I have been stepping up my training in preparation for the LA Marathon on March 20th.  So far this week I have run 37 miles.  Now it is time to start tapering off the miles.  I am getting very nervous about my first marathon and just want to finish it.  I don't care how long it takes or how much I have to walk I just want to cross the finish line.

My health is doing well.  I have been under the weather for the past couple of days.  I am thinking it is because the drastic changes we have had recently and I have been sleeping well.  I have an upcoming appointment for my regular blood draw and my Dr follow up two weeks after that.  I will be switching to private health insurance this month and have to look into how much my co-pay will be or if I can get assistance with that.

Anyways I will update again soon.  In meantime I hope you all are doing well and getting tested.

Spread the word to get tested and know your status.