Running on Empty

December 11, 2018

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesRivertonPaul's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!



Member Since:

May 06, 2006



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

PR Marathon

2:51:33 (St. George 2009)

3:01:00 (St. George 2008)

3:09:52 (St. George 2007)

3:24:48 (St. George 2006)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Improve training. Get serious, lose weight.

Improve speed.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lifetime fitness, including running.



Married with 4 kids. I live in Riverton and work as an attorney downtown in Salt Lake City.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

In honor of my son traveling to Peru tomorrow, I'll have to toast some Inca Kola.


From Teena Marie on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 17:15:13 from

How exciting for your son!!!! :) :) :)

Do you all get to see him off at the airport?

From Smooth on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 17:22:13 from

Wow, three weeks went by fast!!!

They discouraged families going to the airport, right? It will be a bittersweet day for you and your wife! Hugs!

From RivertonPaul on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 18:01:13 from

No airport, but we do get phone calls. David will call from Salt Lake in the morning, then during a layover from Atlanta.

From Rhett on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 17:07:31 from

Very exciting Paul. You'll have to have him bring some IncaKola home with him from Peru. Maybe it will be your new Dew.

From Burt on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 17:46:38 from

We had a Peruvian neighbor that was quite fond of IncaKola. It's ok, but it's no Shasta.

From Smooth on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 20:58:46 from

Hope you had nice phone visitations with David. Did you talk to him en Espanol?

Rhett's comment is buena idea!!! :)

From watchmerun on Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 13:28:41 from

They had Inca Cola on my mission to Ecuador. I always thought it tasted like liquified bubble gum.

From Smooth on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 20:31:26 from

How is David doing?

From RivertonPaul on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 20:58:20 from

Sorry I haven't been posting. David is doing great.

You can read his letters at:

From Smooth on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 21:01:49 from

Cool! Going over there now! :)

From Smooth on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 21:16:16 from

Wow! he writes such nice long detail letters! LOVE reading them and the pix from MTC drop off day! What a neat missionary! :)

From fly on the Wall on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:39:19 from

I used to eat lunch at El Chalan on 3rd West and 1500 South. They sold Inca Kola, though it looks like they are out of buisiness :(

But I'm sure there are other sources. I bet this place has it- So head over to the barrio so you can do a long distance toast with some Inca! o chela o chelas ;)

From Teena Marie on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 14:57:01 from

Very cool website you have for David! :) I agree with Smooth, "WOW!!!" Seriously, his letters are awesome! (So ... did he get his writing talents from his dad or his mom??) :)

From allie on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 20:41:19 from

hi paul -- hope things are going well for you. exciting about your son in peru!

From RivertonPaul on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 20:50:26 from

Thanks Allie, I'm just a lurker these days, but getting better.

From fly on the Wall on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 09:22:10 from

"...but getting better"

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

From Teena Marie on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 08:36:14 from

Happy December, Paul!! :)

Hoping that with 2013 on its way that you will be posting again soon! Hopefully with some running miles. :)

What do you think? :)

From Tom Slick on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 08:26:34 from

Have a happy day!

From Smooth on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 15:02:36 from

you need to post your runs! I know you've been running! :)

Merriest Christmas to you and Melinda and all the children! :)

From Rhett on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 10:42:31 from

Paul, do you have a new years resolution to get back to the blog?

From Tom Slick on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 07:52:36 from

Hey Paul, How are you doing out there? How about an update on what your doing with your life!!!

From Rhett on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:53:19 from


From fly on the Wall on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 13:09:27 from

Hola Pablo.

From Smooth on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 20:38:29 from

Looks like Elder Van Komen is doing awesome in Jauja, finishing strong!!! When is his homecoming or is he already home? My, how time flies! :)

From Tom Slick on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 11:23:10 from

Hey Paul, how about an update, whats going on with you and yours. Are you going to run the SGM 2018?

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements