12.31.02 - Washington Resolution Run
01.19.03 - San Diego Marathon
07.13.03 - Tri For Real #2
10.23.05 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
11.23.06 - Sparks Turkey Trot
05.05.07 - Marathon de Mayo (Half)
05.13.07 - Moms on the Run
10.??.07 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
05.10.08 - Moms on the Run
06.21.09 - Pleasanton Spirit 5K
07.29.09 - San Francisco Half Marathon
10.04.09 - SJ Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon
10.18.09 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
11.01.09 - New York Marathon
11.26.09 - Spark's Turkey Trot 10K
02.20.10 - Bay Breeze Half Marathon
03.14.10 - Shamrock 'N Half Marathon
03.21.10 - LA Marathon
03.27.10 - Scheel's Fanatic 5K
04.25.10 - Marin County Half Marathon
05.02.10 - Reno Rock 'N River Half Marathon
06.05.10 - See Jane Run Half Marathon
07.25.10 - San Francisco Half Marathon
09.05.10 - Pier to Peak Half Marathon
10.10.10 - Chicago Marathon
10.30.10 - Healdsburg Half Marathon
11.07.10 - U.S. Half Marathon
11.25.10 - Scheels Turkey Trot 10K
02.06.11 - Surf City Half Marathon
03.13.11 - Dublin Shamrock 5K
04.18.11 - Boston Marathon
05.01.11 - Big Sur Marathon
06.11.11 - Lake Tahoe Relay
07.31.11 - San Francisco Half Marathon
09.11.11 - Walnut Festival Run 5K
09.18.11 - NorCal Half Marathon
11.24.11 - Scheels Turkey Trot
12.03.11 - Las Vegas Santa Suit 5K
12.04.11 - Las Vegas Half Marathon
03.11.12 - South Bay Duathlon
03.25.12 - Oakland Half Marathon
05.20.12 - Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon
06.24.12 - Silicon Valley Intl. Triathlon
07.15.12 - Ironman 70.3 Vineman Triathlon
03.09.13 - Lucky 13 Half Marathon
04.28.13 - Eugene Half Marathon
05.11.13 - Folsom International Triathlon
5k:19:17 @ Dublin Shamrock 5k 2011
10k: 41:01 @ Scheel's Turkey Trot 2010
Half:1:30:07 @ Oakland Half 2012
Full: 3:31:44 @ Boston Marathon 2011
70.3: 5:20:07 @ Vineman 2012
Category Archives: Vineman
Earlier this week as I was packed like a sardine on Bart and flipping through Running Times magazines, I stumbled upon an article by former marathon Olympian, Don Kardong. In this article, he retells the tale of his fourth place finish at the 1976 Olympics and offers advice to this year’s Olympic marathon team. But beyond his humorous anecdotes I found one quote that struck me…
If I had to sum up my journey thus far into the sport of triathlon, I couldn’t pick anything better to describe it than a delusion of grandeur. Sign up for a full Ironman without really being able to swim or not knowing the first thing about how to ride a bike? Sure, why not. It’s clear why people questioned my decision, let alone my sanity.
Yet contrary to what “they” believed, I vowed to completely immerse myself in a brand new sport and wouldn’t let anyone or anything discourage me.
I didn’t have the right gear, I barely know how to change a flat, my swim stroke is off, I am constantly battling my open water fear, and I still don’t understand Yankz.
But this little delusion of mine is what I look forward to every day. I can unequivocally say that for the past 32 week, triathlon and everything about it has become my passion and has helped me redefine who I am and who I want to be.
I will flail aimlessly in the water, I will sport neon green, I will name my bike after children’s cartoons, I will call myself a Fred with pride, I will wave for the camera, and most of all, I will have fun.
This Sunday is the biggest stepping stone in my Ironman journey yet: Vineman 70.3. To say that I’m nervous would be an understatement and I’m extremely worried about my knee right now. I have my A, B and C goals all listed in my head, I’m all packed and I’m waiting for Chicken Face to get home so we can hit the road.
It’s time for the next step…
Here’s to delusions of grandeur and most importantly…Happy Running!
P.S. I’m # 1778 and will be tweeting and Instagramming to the point of obnoxiousness.