Evolution of a Runner

As runners we are constantly molding our bodies to become the most efficient means of travel they can be. It is fun to look back to where we started, where we went, and where we've come to. With so many photos at my dispense I thought it would be fun to compile a visual of my personal evolution as a runner going back as far as I could find through now.

I think this post will get edited as I find time to dig through old photos and run new races. I know I have a few good college ones and possibly some middle school photos to add. But in the meantime this was a fun exercise for me and a reminder of all the work that has gone into becoming the best runner I can be.

Cross Country Freshman Year 1995 - 20:36ish at the state meet (I think, I'm so old those results are not even on the internet)


Cross Country Senior Year 1998


Track Senior Year 1999


Richmond Marathon 2004 -- 3:39:42


Boston 2005 -- 3:49:50


Columbus 2005 -- 3:27:16



Boston 2006 -- 3:31:04


Steelhead Half Ironman 2006 -- 5:49:28


YUT-C 50K 2006 -- 7:15:39


JFK 50 Mile 2006 -- 9:23:34


Chili Bowl 5K 2007 -- 21:53


Flying Pig Marathon 2007 -- 3:29:39


Cleveland Marathon 2007 -- 4:13:09


Buckeye 50k 2007 -- 5:26:55


Twilight Trail 8k 2007 -- 37:04


NERC XC 5k 2007 -- 20:17


Akron Marathon Relay 2007 -- 21:23 5 k split


San Fransisco Pacer 2007 -- 3:49:49


JFK 50 Mile 2007 -- 8:34:58


Winter Buckeye 50k 2008 -- 5:53:17


Tampa Marathon Pacer 2008 -- 3:49:44


No Frills all Thrills 5 mile trail run 2008 -- 46:02


Martian Meteor 10k 2008 -- 41:17


Boston 2008 -- 3:22:50


Buckeye 50k 2008 -- 5:01:37


Punxsutawney 50k 2008 -- 4:52:00


NERC XC Series Race 2 2008 -- 19:57


Akron Pacer 2008 -- 3:49:37


Richmond Marathon 2008 -- 3:22:46


St. Malachi 2009 -- 33:13


Martian Meteor 10k 2009 -- 41:11


Boston Marathon 2009 -- 3:16:30


Cinco De Mayo 2009


Cleveland Half Marathon 2009 -- 1:27:52


Johnnycake 5 Mile July 2009 -- 31:35


Twilight Trail 2009 -- 34:59



Air Force Half Pacing 2009 -- 1:40:30


Buckeye Half Marathon 2009 -- 1:26:52


Columbus October 2009 -- 3:05:57


Youngstown February 2010 -- 1:28:17


Boston April 2010 -- 3:06:40


Blossom Time 5.25 Mile May 30, 2010 -- 31:38


Columbus 10k June 6, 2010 -- 37:23.6


Johnnycake 5 Mile July 18, 2010 -- 30:16.5


Twilight Trail 8k August 19th, 2010 -- 32:52


Columbus Marathon October 17, 2010 -- 2:49:53


Detroit Turkey Trot 10 km November 2010 -- 37:24


Round the Roo Indoor 5k January 2011 -- 17:48


Boston April 2011 -- 3:00:46


Ohio City Run and Crawl 5k June 2011 -- 18:04.89


Hyde Park Blast 5k June 2011 -- 18:14


Johnnycake Jog July 2011 -- 29:43.8


Perfect 10 Mile August 2011 -- 1:00:26


Indianapolis Womens Half August 2011 -- 1:26:16



Chili Bowl 5K February 2012 -- 17:43

7 comments:

Mike said...

AWESOME!!! You look so serious and legit at Boston! Thank you for sharing the evolution to awesome!

Irene said...

This was a really cool post! It's certainly a visual evolution of you! Thanks for sharing.

allanjel said...

Start like a Bad*ss
Finish like a Bad*ss!!!

Haley said...

Thanks for the trip through your running history! Are you doing the Akron again this year? I am thinking aboug doing it...It will by my first half if I do!

Spacebooke said...

very cool... you look so strong and fit throughout.

TriEric said...

I like how you have kept this post up to date. It amazes me how you have transformed your body over the years. It's exciting watching and hearing about your running.

Game On E.

triathletestrials.com said...

Wow,just came across your blog. What awesome gains you have made over the years. Congrats on the sub 3 marathon in Columbus and an awesome Boston finish!