Running Sucks!

While leaving work, on Friday, I was inspired by a tshirt! The guy wearing it had a big belly, and was overweight. The shirt said "Running Sucks!". Anyway, I was inspired to make my own shirt. One that says " Running Rocks! Being lazy to do it SUCKS!"


Personal Records update

As of 2013/08/13, these are my current personal records, that I set this year. I'm changing up my workouts, every few months to get better. I plan on breaking the 10k, and Half Marathon again, before the year ends. My next personal record to break, will be my Full Marathon, personal record. I plan on going after it at Atlanta Marathon or Honolulu Marathon.

5k- 17:42 10k- 38:27 10Mi- 1:04 Half Marathon- 1:26 -------------------------3Mi- 17:23 5Mi - 30:13 6Mi - 37:40 15k- 59:25

Boca Hawai'i Norman Tamanaha 15k

Ran 59:25, for my first every 15k. This picture was took, right when I started my finishing kick into Kapiolani Park.

Honolulu Runners

Waikiki Beach

Boca Hawai'i Norman Tamanaha 15k

Me, Satomi, and Yuko at Norman Tamanaha 15k

NiteRun Booth

Me and Vondi at Boca Hawai'i Tamanaha 15k

Honolulu Runners

Boca Hawai'i Norman Tamanaha 15k


Nike Tempo Track Shorts

Not sure if it was because of the short shorts, but a young girl, was giggling, while riding in a car. I was at a stop light, waiting for it to change, while running. Really doesn't bother me. I actually like the attention. I have got several looks, while wearing my 'Nike Tempo Track' shorts. Their very comfortable. I'm very tempted to get rid of most of the shorts I have, and replace them with these.


2013 Norman Tamanaha 15k

After this slacking week of training ;-) I will get back into it, next week! For "Norman Tamanaha 15k", I want to do my hill repeats on Tantalus. 6 years running, and I never ran a 15k race. I missed this one last year, due to work, so I plan on having a blast B-)


Ryan's Light 5k/10k

Took 1st place, this year at Ryan's Light 5k. I ran a 17:43 on this out-and-back course, in Haleiwa. I plan on returning next year, to possibly run the 10k or I may just run the 5k again. Great award also! It means a lot! Looking at the award, years from now, it will put a smile on my face.

2013 Tinman Triathlon

Our relay team "Y-Tri" (Team YMCA), took 1st at Tinman Triathlon.

Me & Tinman

Personal Records "13"

As of 2013/07/28, these are my current personal records, that I set this year. I'm changing up my workouts, every few months to get better. I plan on breaking the 10k, and Half Marathon again, before the year ends. My next personal record to break, will be my Full Marathon, personal record. I plan on going after it at Atlanta Marathon or Honolulu Marathon.
5k- 17:42
10k- 38:27
10Mi- 1:04
Half Marathon- 1:26
3Mi- 17:23
5Mi - 30:13
6Mi - 37:40


Single Guy

When you don't have a women in your life, nobody seems to pay you any mind. When I did things, with a former lady friend, back in Ohio, its like everyone wanted to text and actually look at you. When your single, its like being the towns pest. Nobody cares about you, or wants to be around you. As for women my age. Most have been through where I'm trying to get. They have atleast 2 kids, and have been married, or divorce allready. I'm slowly losing interest in any of that, cause I don't want to add to what they allready have. As a single guy, with no kids, I look at why is a women with 2 or 3 kids single? Its a reason for it. And I don't care to be a part of it to be honest.



Started my 3rd laser hair treatment at 'reneux'. Today I went up a higher level. Never again! Made faces, during my entire treatment. Also made the girl at the front desk laugh, like I always do, lol. Felt so good to be done. I got inside of my car and put my air conditioner on high. A ice bath or ice shower, sounds good right now. I'm fried! Lol



Told the neighbor that I was going to the UH vs USC game. He offered me to tailgate with them, until I said that I would be wearing a USC Trojans shirt ;-)


Dose of negative

Ouch! Just got a dose of negative from a fellow SNCO! Now I know who not to hang around with on the weekend. Very few supporters of running. Very! I guess if I was a drinker or party person, i'd get more supporters.


Chinatown run

Running in Chinatown, I hear feet slapping on the pavement, so I stopped and looked back. Not sure if the guy was homeless or not, but he was running behind me. I gave him the stank eye, when I stopped. Then I smirked, and took off, waving him to catch up. I remind you I was allready at 10 miles. He quit running when I kicked it. Never a dull moment in Hawai'i ;-)

2013 Lake Tahoe Marathon

83 days until Lake Tahoe Marathon. The race director, earned many cool points from me, due to all of the information in email. Helps my planning process. Looking forward to running Lake Tahoe, and visiting Reno, Nevada. # Marathon Maniacs #Maniac 7290


Freedom 5k/10k

Ran the 5k, and came in 2nd overall. I ran a 18:29 on this course. The last time running it, I ran a 18:55. The only difference in my training is I added a lot of stair, and hill workouts. I also completed two track workouts, two weeks prior to this race. Go Honolulu Runners Club!


Hawai'i tour

My Hawai'i tour, will definitely go down as my more depressing times, in the military. I rely on running more than I did at previous duty stations. People don't see it but I struggle everyday. Running keeps my mind off of being older, never married, and with no kids. I want all of that but nowadays its tought to achieve that. Most my age have allready lived everything I want. Some are going on a second round. The thought of not being able to pass on a legacy sucks. I flush it out of my head during every run. I'm just happy that I have something to keep my mind occupied, and one of the main things that bother me, off of my head. You include that, and family are my main reasons for always being on the pavement.


Skechers Gotrail

I started a Skechers Gotrail fund. Donations accepted, lol. Along with me adding $10 a month. Let's hope they order a pair on Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, so I won't have to save much vs buying at Ala Moana Center. 

Night Runner

Logged in another run at 2300, to go along with my run at 0545 ;-) Got a yell, from someone at a bar "Neverstop!", "Keep running!" Funny, but only adding fuel to my motivation.  


Elliptical vs Pavement

When doing elliptical, my stride seems so steady, but my finishing kick isn't the same, compared to doing things on pavement. Felt tired! I've done workouts like it before but now I'm noticing certain things.


From introvert to extrovert

I use to be a introvert, but recruiting duty has transformed me into a extrovert. Very tough duty! Very! Proud of what I gained from it.



The neighbor is down to 114pounds, with a goal of being down to 110pounds. Well on her way of going passed her goal. Tuesdays post, she weighed 117pounds. All you need is the motivation, and you can achieve anything.


Talking with the neighbor, after work. She is now down to weighing 117 pounds, with a goal of being down to 110. 7 more pounds to go! She use to weigh 200 pounds, but dropped weight by eating right, doing stair workouts, and walking alot. Pretty much my motivation to adding stairs to my workouts, and eating certain foods, but I'm not trying to lose weight. I catch her working out, mostly in the mornings, at least 2 to 3 times a week.

Muscular treadmil runner

Seen a muscular guy, running on a treadmil. During his run, he was making all kinds of noises. Once he finished, he was so happy to run a 20:31. So happy, he also didn't wipe the sweat off the machine. Not sure what distance he ran, but I was thinking to myself "That doesn't count, big man!". Try running on the pavement, with no belt, assisting you. ;-)


Nike Tempo Track Shorts

While running down the street, in Chinatown. I got a few cat calls, and a "Hello Sexy", from two girls driving down the street. Felt very good, cause I rarely get that from women. Not sure if it was the shorts, or maybe cause I'm a runner. I had on a pair of white "Nike Tempo Track Shorts". I have bought a few more different colors.


Fuel to my fire

If I received a quarter for how many people said, I wouldn't continue running, I'd be a millionaire. I take it as disrespect, and it only adds fuel to my fire.


One hundred and thirty some back

One hundred and thirty some races back, I fell in love with running. I registered for my first marathon (2007 Marine Corps Marathon), curious to run one after reading a article on Dean Karnazes. At the time, he was doing the fifty marathons in fifty different states, and I figured why not do one, since he is doing fifty. I fell in love with the environment, while training. After my first few races I was addicted, and it also got me away from base (Henderson Hall) Arlington,VA. That's how it all began for me, and still running strong.


Hills vs Stairs

I feel more power in my legs, doing hill repeats, more than doing stair repeats. Both are awesome, but hill repeats have my vote as best. If your gonna do the stairs WALK them. Get the feel of it! You're working the same muscles. I have noticed pain, after comparing walking them, and running them. You also don't have to RUN hills, to get a hill workout in. My last race Hibiscus Half Marathon, I trained by walking hills most of the time, but don't get me wrong, I did RUN them also.


Angry people

@ Angry people, that were hurt from relationships and posting about it on facebook, myspace, or any other site: Set up and hug me stand, cause you need a hug. There is hope!. You will be ok, just go for a run. ;-)

The Vitamine Shoppe

The Vitamin Shoppe, is way better than GNC. Products are priced better. Your membership doesnt expire, so you wont have to pay to get a new one every year. Way more endurance products for us swim, bike, runners. Hello Vitamin Shoppe! You have a new customer!


Farley Simon

The Family Readiness Officer, gave me a awesome compliment. He says "He's going to be the next Farley Simon". GySgt Farley Simon, is a awesome runner and a inductee into the Marine Corps Marathon Hall Of Fame.


Foam Roller

I rolled today, with the foam roller and it felt great. I want to 'flush' out all of the lactic buildup, and prevent any injuries. I missed my monthly massage, so I will be rolling again, up until Kahakuloa Coast Half Marathon.


Kahakuloa Coast Half Marathon

Almost set for 'Kahakuloa Coast Half Marathon'. It's also a relay race, so I'm sure there will be a lot of relay runners. More than individual runners, I'm sure. Soon to be planning a Mt Tantalus run, before trip to Maui.


3rd place overall at Haleiwa 5k

2013 Jamba Juice Banana Man Chase 5k

I ran a 18:30,while wearing this, and had lots of fun. A few of the runners, thought I was a official Jamba Juice Banana, but I wasn't! It's my costume, and I ran with it to put some smiles on runners faces, because there aren't any speedy banana's on course. Took a lot of pictures with kids, and runners after the race. Great time! Would love to do this again : )

2013 Jamba Juice Banana Man Chase 5k