I grew up in
Birmingham Michigan just outside
Detroit area. With the riots in 1967
our Father moved us up to our
Oscoda. I Graduated from Central
Michigan University and moved to Atlanta, GA
in 1982. For a
short period in time I lived with my
Brother Pat who later moved just
outside Minneapolis, MN; go
figure. He was kind enough to give
me a place to stay till I got on my
feet. I started working for Tandy
Corporation and spent 11 busy years
Managing different Radio Shack
Stores in the metro Atlanta area.
It was a rewarding but fast paced
job. I was fortunate to run a
couple of the top 50 in store sales
while with Tandy. This was back in the days
when there were more Radio Shacks
than McDonalds. I got married in
August 1988 to my lovely wife Paige. We soon started
having children and looked for a
simpler life and moved to
Hawkinsville, GA in 1992. We
purchased a drug store and I opened
a computer consulting business.
We sold both the store and my
business a few years ago. Paige is
a Pharmacist in Warner Robins and I
am computer consultant for a local
ComSouth Computer Services . We have lived in
Hawkinsville for over 20
years. Our new home is located
between Hawkinsville and Perry, near
the Agricultural Center off I-75. We have 3 children and
3 grand children. They
each keep us very busy, so much for
the simpler life.
I got back into
running around the time our first
child was born. Baby joggers were a
great way to baby sit the kids and
see some fun places the South East.
During about 13 years of "Baby
Jogging" we had any combination of
up to 4 in the various joggers.
Possibly not always the safest form
of transportation when we went over
the allotted number of seats but it
was fun while it lasted. Laura
started out in a single jogger and
with the addition of Kevin, then
David, we had 2 variations of a
double jogger. Then we went "High
End" with a real baby jogger brand
when David was in by himself.
Unfortunately for him he had to ride
some of the longer runs since Dad
had gotten brave and started running
more Half Marathons. Ah, he was a
patient one. Now the Gang comes
some of the events with me if they
are close by so they can get back to
their activities like Baseball,
Football, Soccer, etc.
After 7 years off and armed a new
jogger I am now back in the
"baby jogger" business again.
Addison and I have run a number of races
together, she rides better
than her Mother did.
In Warner Robins we really confused one of the
volunteers at a race when she had
seen I rode
my bike there but I was pushing
Addison in the run. Laura had driven Addison to
the run so I could push her in the jogger. In 2017 we added 2 more passengers, Savvanah and Jaxson so of course I had to get another double jogger along with a fancier "Racing Baby Jogger". Over the past year one or all rode with us at many road races.
find me most weekends in various
running events around the South
East. Currently I have run
only 2 Marathons: my first
Marathon in Honolulu, Hawaii in
December 14, 2003, and my second in
Athens Greece on November 4, 2007.
I like the Half's much better,
I have finished
Half Marathons to date. My favorite
run is the
Twisted Ankle trail run in
North Georgia. A close second is the
Granite Grinder Trail Half at the 96
Olympic Equestrian Park just outside
of Atlanta. I am still not sure
which one is harder. Also got in
(Just Biking &
in Michigan while up for a 30th year
high school reunion. I completed
my seventh Sprint
Triathlon (sort of a fun run
compared to the real triathletes)
Run for God Tri this summer. During the first one
in 2005 I swam like a rock
not anymore. Don't get me
wrong I am still really slow...
These are really fun and I
hope to do more in the future.
Might come out of the water last...
but watch out for the bike! My
Daughter says I look like "Pee-Wee
Herman", buzzing along while all
the riders are cranking down low.
Often I got the chance to
ride my bike to some of the local
runs and get a double workout riding
back. Normal ride is 10-12 miles
each way and a 5K run in between.
I have had the
chance to experience
some really cool events ("Been
there: ran the race, got the shirt,
drank the beer") and
hope to continue doing so for a long
time. Over the years there have
been a few DNS (did
not start), many DLF (dead last finish,
probably more to come) but
no DNF (did
not finish) !!!
This is a great
"If God invented marathons to
keep people from doing anything more
stupid, triathlon must have taken
Him completely by surprise."