Years running at the time of profile(1999): 22 years in March
Occupation:Retired from oil industry
How many miles a week do you run? 45 average year-round
How did you come to join Bayou City?:Through running friends Chiquita Taylor and Janet Henry
My proudest running accomplishment is: Completing the Houston Marathon the past 21 consecutive years and finally winning an age group award in 1999.
My favorite training run is: Meyer Park and the beautiful subdivisions of the Spring/Champions Area.
My favorite race is: Sunmart Texas Trail 50K in Huntsville. I've run it 7 times and have won 4 "ponies."
My best distance is: Marathon. I have never been fast, but steady, consistent and mentally tough...which seems to work for me.
I run because: It is my fountain of youth. It is my Mission Control. It provides the means to maintain my mental and physical health. It seems to allow me to express my personality in many ways.
My philosophy for life is: Be honest. Have fun. Share my love with friends and family.
My next goal is: 200 marathons by age 70.
Favorite training food: Pasta and sour dough bread.
When I'm running I think about: I used to sort through work problems. Now that I am retired, I marvel at nature and the beautiful sights, sounds and smells.
The best running advice I could give would be: Be committed. Do not make excuses. Keep it fun and don't get too serious about the "times."
People would be surprised if they knew I: Have run 143 marathons...but my girlfriend, Joyce Hockensmith, has run 159 marathons, including all 50 states + D.C. twice!!!!
The top thing on my dream list is: The first Cold Front...hopefully soon.
If I could have been anything, besides my current occupation it would be: I kind of like where I am right now, but at one time , wanted to be a major league baseball player.
Other hobbies besides running: Stock market, gardening, crossword puzzles, movies.
I would love to spend the day with: My daughter in Portland, Oregon.
The most embarrasing thing that has happened to me is: Rear-ending a police car in New Orleans many years ago
The most profound thing that has happened in my life is: Finding the "Love of My Life."