About Me


Welcome to My Running Page:
This running page (blog) is a place to document and maybe provide some motivation to others who find themselves on a crazy running journey.  Do I live a perfect healthily lifestyle.....in the name of Captain Oreo, heck no.  But thru running I lead the best lifestyle, fitness wise that I can.  If you’re going to eat bad, you might as well run good.  I fully believe that running has allowed me to learn more about myself and enjoy life in new ways.   My running life has also inter-mixed with my spiritual life and my salvation in Christ Jesus.  During my journey I have learned that being balanced is also about how you maintain your body, how you balance your life and how you spend time in a relationship with GOD.  I choose to live every day centered on my GOD and my running/prayer time with him.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)  13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

In the beginning of my journey, I knew only that running made me feel better about myself…but now I have found that running is part of my life.  I have found that it challenges me, provides peace and a connection to life I do not find in any other pursuit.  I am always ready for a run and if it's not 10+ miles.....it just does not feel like I have covered any distance at all.  Am I a world class marathoner, no.....but I do the best I can to keep running, keep improving and to push myself.

This page and those attached will try to provide some inspiration, motivation and document my amateur running career.

My Short Story:
I grew up in Erie, Pa and now live near Virginia Beach.  I have a loving and adoring wife (Michele), two wonderful children (Jessica and Anthony) and the best Doggie (Hanna) in the world.  I served my country in the US Air Force for 20 years, visiting a lot of countries where they love the U.S.A and some they just plain hate us.  During my childhood years I played all the “boy sports,” but was really draw to football.  I played football but was kicked off the High School 10th grade team for.......(get this) not being able to RUN.  Ha ha ha if Jeff Lane could see me now.  I was quick, back then, but I was NOT A RUNNER..

My Running History:

I've been running pretty consistently since 2000.  Prior to this I had a brief time in 1988 when I considered myself a runner.  During my first running period I found that I enjoyed the training runs and eventually signed up to run a 10K.  This race turned into a hot mess, I knew nothing about pacing or racing.  In this early race I went out way to fast and crashed and burned during the finish.  After that...I was a non runner, a total and complete non-runner until August 2000 and a remote tour to Thule, Greenland.  At that time I could not run more then 2 miles...and a marathon was something "other" people did.

Over the last 11 years I've Logged over 8500 miles in some very cool places around the world: Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Overseas locations like Crete, Iraq, Sicily, Greenland, United Kingdom, and Qatar.  I have over 40 races under my belt, including 9 half Marathons, 5 full Marathons, and two 24 hour Ultra Marathons.

My Favorite Running Gear:
I've been running in NIKE Air Pegasus shoes for 11 years and love,
love, love them, I track all my miles and pacing using a Garmin Forerunner 100 and for long distance runs I wear Race Ready shorts.

 MY Favorite Runners:
Garth Peterson (running mentor), Paula Radcliff, Lance Armstrong, Deena Kastor, Dean Karnazes,Geoff Roes