function: intransitive verb
inflected forms: arose; arisen; arising;
to come into being; originate

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham


When I signed up for my first 5K (and even for a while after running it), I had no idea what this “PR” was that everyone was talking about.  Thankfully Google is your friend (and mine too) so I am now fully educated on the subject.  However, to save other newbie runners the search, “PR” stands for “Personal Record.”  It is used to refer to your best time in any given distance.  Many runners will only quote PR’s from races, not from training runs.

Here are my PR’s thus far.  I’ll add to these as I get more distances raced and hopefully to update them with faster times.


5K – 26:53 @ Polar Bear 5K on January 22, 2011 in Marietta, GA
10K – 59:40 @ The Flying Pig Toyota 10K on May 2, 2009 in Cincinnati, OH
Half Marathon – 2:17:04 @ Inaugural Boston 13.1 Half Marathon, June 27, 2010 in Canton, MA


Best In Age Group, Male 25 to 29 @ Run for Success on November 15, 2008 in Rome, GA