Thoughtful Runner

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Gender MALE
Occupation Teacher In-Waiting after Military Retirement
Location Eagle Mountain, Utah, United States
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Introduction Father of five; husband of one! Grandfather of twelve. Twenty-five years of commissioned military service, then nine years working on a government contract to destroy a portion of the nation's chemical weapons and munitions stockpile. Have lived in Europe eight years, on both coasts of the US and several places in between. After running our second half-marathon together in March 2007, Karen and I decided we enjoyed it and the associated travel enough to set out on a quest to run a half-marathon in all 50 states. We completed the quest in January 2012 in Hawaii - with the entire family there and many participating with us. We've now also completed running a half-marathon together in each of the 10 Canadian Provinces. Like to run and it often gives me time to think - and some of those thoughts need a sounding board or just might be worth sharing. Recently hired to be the Orchestra Teacher at Timpanogos HS in Orem UT. Looking forward to starting in Aug 2014.
Interests Running - what a surprise!, Hiking - and just about anything outdoors (to include snow skiing), Music, Sports and Sports Officiating (Basketball and Soccer)
Favorite Movies Ben Hur, Hunt for Red October, Legally Blonde, Music and Lyrics, Princess Bride, A Few Good Men, Sleepless in Seattle, Star Trek IV, While You Were Sleeping
Favorite Music Classical Orchestral (Dvorak's New World Symphony, Tschaikowsky Symphponies 5 and 6), Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos), Billy Joel, Elton John, Eagles, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Favorite Books Killer Angels, A Tale of Two Cities, The Count of Monte Cristo, Kite Runner, DaVinci Code

Why do we run?