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March 22, 2018

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Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


16:52 Phillies Charities 5k (2016)

35:52 Beach to Beacon 10k (2015)

58:10 Broad Street 10 Mile (2016)

1:16:02 Philadelphia Rock and Roll Half Marathon (2015)

2:46:54 Philadelphia Marathon (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Rebuild fitness, get weight back down, and other runnerly things.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.


I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010.

(Please note that Strava links might contain blog inappropriate langauge)


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 44.40 Month: 178.90 Year: 515.00
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Altra The One Lifetime Miles: 416.77
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 211.56
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 246.05
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 500.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
New Balance Zante Lifetime Miles: 670.15
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 605.85
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 242.75
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 29.10
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 399.15
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 330.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 25.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

PM: 7 miles, averaged 7:57. HR 162.

Had an interview today and will be working st Oakland Univerdity (where Megan works) as a lecturer. It's not tenure track but it pays a liveable wage, about 10,000 more per year than I've ever made. With a flexible schedule, it's a no brainer. My life and running will be better for it.

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
From Tom K on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 08:20:21 from

Congratulations on the great job news!

From allie on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 08:37:16 from

so awesome, congrats!

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 08:49:25 from

Congrats on the lecturer position. Hopefully a door to more opportunity.

Quitting Home Depot?

From Bret on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 07:30:51 from

Great news Jason. Congratulations!

From Himself on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 16:58:24 from

This has made my day. Congratulations!

From Jason D on Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:33:31 from

Thanks, all. Gave my notice yesterday. The company has been great working to promote me, but it's just not enough money and the hours aren't fun (true of retail in general).

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:58:57 from

Congratulations Jason. As and aside, we in secondary education are told that lecturing is of the devil and the least effective form of instruction.

From Jason D on Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 21:15:58 from

That's what folks teaching at post-secondary level think too, Rob. It just means I'm not a professor but I'm not a lowly adjunct (making $1500-1800 per class in this area). I've thought about our earlier conversation about how the people to whom we are married are amazingly supportive and patient.

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