Wake Forest, NC
Hometown: Glendale, AZ

Member since:

October 24, 2007


I have been running off an on for most of my life...more on when I have someone to keep me going...more off when it is me that has to do that part...I enjoy running and meeting people who enjoy it too!

Where do you jog/run?

Fred Bond Park single trail, Umstead Park trails, Lake Lynn, ATT, Buffaloe Road Park Track, Cardinal Gibbons track, neighborhood, wherever.

About how far and how fast are you going?

Anywhere from 2-26.2 miles...I run in the 6-8:30mm range depending on distance and who's pushing me. One day of speed work every week, one long run every other week, 4-12 miles the rest of the time.

What are your running goals?

Finally qualified for Boston at the 2012 Chicago Marathon so lifted a huge monkey off my back there. Goals are to just keep having fun, stay healthy, and...if possible, keep improving. I still plan to do the 50 states + DC marathon challenge.

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Best group of runners on the entire planet! :)

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  • Travis

    Raleigh Trail Runners

    John, checked out your pictures and never knew you were such a ham! :) Maybe one day I'll be able to keep up with you on your Friday run....

    Sep 12, 2012 9:31 AM
  • Jacob N.

    Raleigh Trail Runners

    Great meeting you this morning John. This is a good thing you are doing. Hope to see you on the trails again soon!

    Apr 15, 2012 8:49 PM
  • Cindy

    Raleigh Trail Runners

    Hey John -- Thanks for the quick response. How do you find out about the Neuse River times/runs? thanks, Cindy

    Jan 14, 2012 11:08 PM
  • Ashwini

    Thanks John! Excited to take the trail with the group!Looking forward to run with the group coming spring.

    Dec 23, 2011 12:25 AM
  • Jessa

    Thanks, John! I'm looking forward to running with the group. I'm hoping to make it out to Umstead this weekend.

    Dec 19, 2011 9:42 AM
  • Fred F.

    Thanks John, and I trust your 1/2 & full went well.
    I hope I have the discipline and motivation to get back to my "running self". Pretty hard to ignore the inspiration. Will need all the help I can get.

    Nov 20, 2011 12:30 PM
  • Kimberley

    Thanks John - I've had the pleasure of Stephane's company on a few runs here in Dirty 'D Town, he's spoken highly of you all, I'll be looking forward to enjoying new routes meeting the rest of you.

    Nov 03, 2011 11:43 AM
  • Jennifer C.

    Hi John! Thanks for the note :-) I'm looking forward to my first run with the group; I'll find you & introduce myself! Have a good one, Jennifer

    Oct 23, 2011 11:01 PM
  • Kara

    It was great to see you this morning! I hope you had a good run and good luck next weekned!!!

    Oct 23, 2011 11:43 AM
  • Julie B.

    Hey, John! Glad you joined the group. We have a run every Sat. morning which typically starts at 7:30. We are also on facebook (search for "The Wake Forest Running Group" to be added). I love the new trail there too! It's such a pretty run. Hope you will join us soon.

    Oct 10, 2011 11:05 PM
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