Miles:
379 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

My primary goal is to become a life-long runner. I also hope to run my first marathon with 1 to 2 years of training (I'm starting off very much as a beginner).

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Matthew logged 379 miles.

Last workout almost 3 years ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. RUN
    alright Memorial Run 3.1 mi 00:34 10:57 pace

    So, my grandma took her last breath yesterday afternoon. I'd pretty much cried myself out, but couldn't clear my head. So, of course, I called up my friend Hieu and made him go out runnin... read more

    • Di S.
      Di S.

      I am so sorry for your loss, Matt! Wish her rest in peace. Hug!

      almost 3 years ago Like

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    • Sal F.
      Sal F.

      My condolances. When life gets difficult we tend to gravivtate toward the people/things that get us through........running is one of those things.

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Jason M G.
      Jason M G.

      Mathew, I sure am sorry for your loss. When loved ones pass it feels as if a part of us has passed on also. It looks like your run was a good step in the coping process. Run it out, run it out, and run it out some more.

      almost 3 years ago Like

  2. RUN
    good Stress Relief 6.2 mi 01:09 11:05 pace

    Had to call up a friend Tuesday night and have him come out running with me around town. I'd spent the entire weekend up at the hospice watching my grandmother slowly fade away, and it got to ... read more

  3. RUN
    blah Park De-Stressor 3.1 mi 00:35 11:16 pace

    My grandma was moved to hospice care over the weekend. To cope, I decided to run for a little bit.

  4. RUN
    great Quick 2-miler 2.01 mi 00:22 11:10 pace

    My cousin and I usually go to the gym for XT on Tuesday, but we were short on time because I got off of work late, so I suggested we meet somewhere near her house and run. Pretty nice run, and defi... read more

  5. RUN
    good Trackstar 4-Miler+ 4.65 mi 00:54 11:40 pace

    Round and round we go! A couple of runners from Atlanta Southside Runners met up at the ELHS for some interval workouts:

    1 mile warm-up
    2 x 200, 200 cool down
    2 x 400, 400 cool down
    2 x 800, 400 c... read more

  6. RUN
    great 10.12 mi 02:22 14:01 pace

    10 miles with the Galloway group this morning. The rest of the group ran 20, but I'm just not ready for that distance yet. Haha. We started out 5 AM, and it was ridiculously hot. Way too hot t... read more

  7. RUN
    great Trackstar 4.5 4.58 mi 00:54 11:51 pace

    Met up with Steven S., Veronica, and the rest of the ASR for some intervals on the track. :) Great time this morning, and a pretty big turn out, as well. I lost 400m to a bathroom break, otherwise ... read more

  8. RUN
    6.51 mi 01:29 13:40 pace

    Forgot to add this one on Saturday. A Galloway run. :)

  9. RUN
    great Tour de Stockbridge (Almost) 10K 6.08 mi 01:13 11:57 pace

    So, it looks like DailyMile has finally come back to life! It wouldn't let me do ANYTHING this morning.

    Steven and I met up early this morning to try out a route that he created. It was real... read more

    • Bill H.

      Autumn? You mean the three days between summer and winter?

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Jewels M.
      Jewels M.

      we need to get together and run on the weekend. Willing to drive to meet up! Text me

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Matthew S.
      Matthew S.

      Haha. That's how I felt about Spring, Bill. We went straight from icy roads to Dog Days. It's obscene. Fall lasts a LITTLE longer! Jewels, I would be more than happy to meet up with you for a run.. especially since the Do Life 5K ended up so badly because of my gimp ankle. I usually run with the Galloway Group on Saturday, but we can meet up after that, or on Sunday! I'm always down for a run. :)

      about 3 years ago Like

  10. RUN
    great 5 mi 01:09 13:44 pace

    Finally got out to do a Galloway group run today. First one in, you guessed it, six weeks! I'd almost forgotten what all of those lovely people looked like! What was REALLY neat about today&#x... read more

    • Barbara K.
      Barbara K.

      WOW!!! Lucky you!! Nice five milers!!!!! I will be running the Savannah Half as well...maybe us and all the DM'ers can meet up somewhere!!! Great run!

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Di S.
      Di S.

      FLAT??? It must be not Don mapping the route. jk! Great run!!! See ya next week!

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Jessica A.
      Jessica A.

      good decision :) and well done on your saturday run!!!

      about 3 years ago Like

  11. RUN
    great Trackstar 5k+ 3.26 mi 00:38 11:40 pace

    Got out onto the track again this morning for some miles with Steven S. I tried to show him how much easier it was to run/walk.. but it ended up being harder than both of us anticipated. Haha. Oh, ... read more

    • Russell B.
      Russell B.

      It's hard for me to run/walk. The harder part of running for me is getting going and getting my body acclimated to the sweating/breathing/etc. That and when I stop and then start my legs feel like jello.

      That is awesome you are running with someone, I have yet to, it honestly kind of intimidates me :p

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Barbara K.
      Barbara K.

      You did it though!!!!

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Matthew S.
      Matthew S.

      @ Russ - I am exclusively run/walk. The break in between gives my body a chance to recover, and I don't fatigue as easily. This morning, though, we were both pushing it pretty hard. Haha. But running with someone is the BEST! I have major attention problems, so one of the things that is so hard for me about running concerns keeping myself entertained. We are pretty close together, so if you ever want to meet up for a run, let me know. You're pretty speedy, though, so you may have to slow it down on my

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Matthew S.
      Matthew S.

      ...account. :P @ Barbara - :):):) And it felt SO good! I missed being on here with y'all.

      about 3 years ago Like

  12. RUN
    great Trackstar 5K+ 3.84 mi 00:46 12:00 pace

    Met up with Steven S. and a couple of others from the Atlanta Southside Runners on the track of a local high school. We did a 1-mile warm up, and then proceeded to run intervals. I am a little fuzz... read more

    • Claudia G.
      Claudia G. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Good work!

      about 3 years ago

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    • Matthew S.
      Matthew S.

      Love how DM just cuts off half of my post. Thanks to you, as well, Claudia and Di! Lol. DM just didn't want me to show y'all any love! But Di, it was SOOOO nice out there. Perfect "come back" weather! ;) Maybe I'll see you out Saturday?

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Di S.
      Di S.

      not this saturday, i have a 5K race to run. maybe next week, plan to try out Dr. H.'s mile repeat clinic. :-)

      about 3 years ago Like

  13. RUN
    great Testing, Testing .. 123 1.13 mi 00:13:00 11:30 pace

    It’s been six weeks since I’ve laced up the Asics, donned my moisture-wicking apparel, and headed out to pound the pavement. It’s been six weeks since I’ve felt the Pavlovian urge to start and/or s... read more

  14. walk
    injured Centennial Olympic Park 3.1 mi 01:00 19:21 pace

    So, the Do Life Movement swept thru Atlanta today. Ben Davis' incredible weight loss journey is chronicled on his blog: bendoeslife.com. If you're looking for a little bit of inspiration,... read more

    • Maurice
      Maurice

      Good Luck in the Peachtree. I was talking to my brother about it because I did not feel ready for it at all. He said as long as you jog/speed walk you be fine. Apparently there are people who walk the whole thing. Super nervous too, it be my first race!

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Keith H.
      Keith H.

      Great job on the 5k, Matthew! Take care of your ankle!

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Renju V.
      Renju V.

      Hey Matthew, hope you're doing much better now. How did the Peachtree go? Were you able to do it with your ankle acting up? Look forward to seeing more of your posts on DM!

      about 3 years ago Like

  15. This "week off" has been incredibly difficult for me. I am so used to starting/ending my day with a run, and I don't think I realized just how much I was depending on them! They give... read more

    • Lisa B.
      Lisa B.

      I've had a week off too - it has its positives, and negatives - I've had SO much more time but I also feel I'm missing something ;)

      Hope the achilles gets better with rest - even easing off a bit might help - slower and shorter runs, with a days rest between.

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Emily G.
      Emily G.

      I was wondering where you were! The achilles is a pain in the butt to heal because the blood flow to it is minimal, but rest definitely and go get it checked out soon if you need to (tear that and your out for at least 6 months). Are you fitted in correct shoes or do you normally run alot of speedwork or hills?

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Ali
      Ali

      I'm sorry to hear you're still in pain--injuries suck! I'm struggling through my second stress facture at the moment, and I understand how hard it is to strop running when you need it for sanity. I also understand the pain of wearing those terrible boots! Ha! Achilles issues are hard to heal, but it will heal in time. More RICEing!

      about 3 years ago Like

  16. RUN
    great Galloway Run 4.15 mi 00:53 12:42 pace

    ..but, of course, I didn't. I fully intended to finish out the run. I slapped on my ankle support sock, chugged some water, and I was ready for round two! My marathon pace group is right aroun... read more

    • Bill H.

      Wow, you had a good workout there, Matthew. That's a really scenic area for a run.

      about 3 years ago Like

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    • Matthew S.
      Matthew S.

      It's still pretty painful. I'm trying to stay off of it as much as possible, and I have this VERY attractive brace on. Haha. My self-dx is Achilles tendonitis. Gonna take it easy next week. How is your leg??

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Smitha
      Smitha

      In summer, I am between 13:00 - 14:00 on 8-10miles depending on how good a day I'm having, but mostly 13:30+ . Winter/Spring I was able to go under 13 for the distance. My GA Half race pace was 12:46 (finished in 2hrs 49min).
      My problem is that on the run sections, my speed is less than the other runners. But if I try to keep up, I am all spent like an interval session!

      about 3 years ago Like

  17. RUN
    Piedmont Out-and-Back 6.11 mi 01:17 12:35 pace

    I met up with two other runners from the Galloway group this morning to get in a few extra miles before the "official run." You see, I missed my group's long run last week when I wen... read more

    • Alan A.

      Nice run and don't you love gadgets. Which Garmin did you get. I use the 305.

      about 3 years ago Like

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    • Susan H.
      Susan H.

      Nice run. :) Who did you run with for the extra miles?

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Matthew S.
      Matthew S.

      Sam P. and Hope. They were both really nice, and I think that they plan on doing the same extra miles on the days that we cut it short. So hopefully I'll get a chance to run with them again. :)

      about 3 years ago Like

  18. Shared Photo

    Got THIS in the mail today. Happy early birthday from my best friend! :) Introducing .. Gabby the Garmin (yes, I named her). Haha. I really, really want to take her out on a test run.. but apparen... read more

  19. RUN
    great Cousin Run 2.95 mi 00:42 14:14 pace

    Ran with my cousin again tonight. We had to stop & turn around half-way out because she was having ankle problems. Pretty soon no one is going to want to run with me/be left to run with me. She... read more

  20. The "Do Life Official Nationwide Unofficial 5K Tour" is coming to Atlanta on Sunday, June 26, 2011. The tour is meeting up at Centennial Olympic Park at 10:15 AM (he apparently doesn'... read more

    • Alan A.

      Won't be able to go to that, but I'll run around here in the heat that day. :)

      about 3 years ago Like1 person

    • Keith H.
      Keith H.

      Matthew, send me some information. I might be able to make that.

      about 3 years ago Like1 person

    • Matthew S.
      Matthew S.

      ;) All that's important is that you're there in spirit, Alan! Haha. Keith, I'll send you the link when I get home from work in a bit. :)

      about 3 years ago Like1 person