I've been running since I was a 7th grader in 1988. At Washington High School (Parkland, WA), I ran on the cross country team and did the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m in track and field.
In college, a hamstring injury and IT band pain ended my college competitive racing almost before it began. With the help of my cousin, Preston, who was in Physical Therapy School, my injuries healed and I began running again.
In the 2000's my goals shifted to attaining a BQ. After making nearly every mistake possible in the marathon, I finally BQ'd and then ran Boston in 2010.
1600m: 4:31 (1992)
Marathon: 3:09:41 (2012)
Short-Term Running Goals:
Get my body weight below 180 lbs
Race a sub-40 10k
Consistently run 40+ miles/week
Long-Term Running Goals:
Sub 3 hour marathon PR
Race a sub 5 minute mile... one more time! (Last time I did it was when I was a teenager.)