Peter (Pete) A. Mirones

Profile Updated: June 9, 2022
Residing In: Tampa, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Delia O.
Home/Business webpage: View Website
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Track & Field Official USATF & FHSAA
Military Service: None
Children: Kristen 24 Brevard College, NC -Law Enforcement
Peter Jr. 34 U of West Florida-Food Management
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Date Married:

August 22, 1981

How/Where did you meet your Spouse/Partner:

At Progress Village teaching.

Military Service? If so, Branch, How many years and Where serviced?

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Grandchildren:

None

What have you and your family been doing since graduation:

UPDATE;
Sweet Jesus, it's October 2021 and teachers are resigning everyday. So who are they going to call. The retired teachers that stuck it out for 40 years. Yes I'm back in the classroom teaching Geometry and Algebra II Trig Honors classes at Freedom High in Tampa. Thank God I have an intern from USF because I have to clue what they are talking about. I record the grade and take attendance. Yes we have those skipping class and tardies. I barely got through Geometry, they just need a teacher in the classroom certified in anything.
What a ride, and it ain't over yet....went to Maryland/PGC transferred to University South Florida, ran Cross Country/Track. Loved it so much I ran after my collegiate experience for Reebok and Asics.
BA Education, M.Ed-Graduate school at USF did my 5th year under NCAA rules not sure if I did it to run one more year, or actually learn something. Teaching and Coaching since 1976. Went to USF,Florida State U. ,and the U. of the District of Columbia for all my Graduate years in education training. Have been involved in running since I left DC. I actually came back to DC to teach in 1987-88, but was offered another coaching position in Florida. I was XC Coach of the Year in 1989. Was hired to coach at University of St. Leo, and won two years runner up Sunshine State Collegiate Conference. Still work for Gator Nation and the Seminoles as Track & Field Official on weekends during the Spring. Teach and coach and have been doing it for 38+ years. I run everyday and love it. My son goes to USF and very proud of him. Peter Jr. wants to be a teacher like me. My daughter Kristen is in Middle School and swims on the swim team at Hunters Green where we live. My wife started running soon after we were married and ran 19:19 5k. Did not get married until I was 30+, spent all that time training 90 to 100 miles a week running, not riding in a car. Met my wonderful wife Delia at work 28 years ago, who puts up with me and my running and coaching and having the team over for dinner.
It is truly amazing to me how all of us have taken a different path to make ourselves what we are today. Our life experiences have been so vast. No matter what we did, we made an impact on someone or something. I am still making those impacts on kids at the High School level, making sure they take it seriously, I didn't. Some of us have been married once, others a few times more. What ever we did in our lives we did because it was best for us at the time, and many times we had no other option. Life sometimes is not fair, those who were leaders in high school may not be the leaders today. People change and gain far more experience than you think. Some fell off the wayside and could not recover. Many of us survived, and some did not. My family wanted me to stay in the DC area and work for the Government like my sister did. I did not want to take that path, there was a whole new world out there, that I wanted to see and experience.
The one person that has stood beside me since we were married has been my wife. We actually took off from working for a while and lived in a cabin in the mountains around Asheville, so I could train at a higher altitude and focus on getting stronger, faster in 5k and 10k races on the track. Yes running performance was important, when you run against guys that ran for SEC schools, you better do you homework. Chasing that Olympic Trails dream takes over your life, you can't do it half way. Should I have ran for Crossland, yes, but it wasn't what God had planned. Of course all this was before children came along. We all have been through something in our lives, and it ain't over yet. The days of Temple Hills and Apple Grove are far gone buddy. I am not sure I want to go back to that time. But the one thing that will be a constant , just take I-95 North and DC will always be there. But wait there's more.....

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I should have ran Cross Country at Crossland. I can't remember any bad moments except my parents had to deal with my friends, and that was through changing their beliefs, that was going to happen anyway. Hanging around with the Thespian Group, I should have been running. Concert Choir with Mr. Warner, what a great guy. Mr. Messina's and Mr. C's Drama class. Transfered from Central High to Crossland, what a different world that was for me. Living in Apple Grove. Remember my buddy Fred Brokenrope who would enlighten me on the ways of not being so uptight about things. I always thought that Crossland had a life of it's own.

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The "Hippie " did it. He ran 4:01 at Florida State Meet. He wanted to run under 4:00 in the mile before shipping off to Oregon as a Cross Country and Track runner. Setting goals as a runner is one of the most important schedules to follow. My philosophy, "It only hurts a little while".
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Joey would drag me out of the house to go listen to bands in "G" town on the weekends. He had that Dart 340 and I had my Cuda. We would trade cars every so often. But his Dart 340 was way faster than my Cuda. He would always have a different outlook on lifes problems. Joey loved to talk. The last time I was in contact with Joey, he was working in Daytona Beach at a club and we wanted to get together since I was in Tampa, but my schedule was always in the way. His lifes experiences were many and was a well connected with other musicians. I remember when the Beatles White ablum came out.. We both listened to it and we were blown away.  Joey talked me into playing drums in his band and practice in my basement rec room, blowing all the fuses in the fuse box. God Bless him and may Mother Mary enjoy him in heaven listening to him do riffs on his guitar....

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Joey would drag me out of the house to go listen to bands in "G" town on the weekends. He had that Dart 340 and I had my Cuda. We would trade cars every so often. But his Dart 340 was way faster than my Cuda. He would always have a different outlook on lifes problems. Joey loved to talk. The last time I was in contact with Joey, he was working in Daytona Beach at a club and we wanted to get together since I was in Tampa, but my schedule was always in the way. His lifes experiences were many and was a well connected with other musicians. I remember when the Beatles White ablum came out.. We both listened to it and we were blown away.  Joey talked me into playing drums in his band and practice in my basement rec room, blowing all the fuses in the fuse box. I will never forget the summer  of "69" we went surfing together from New Jersey, Delaware, and then back down to Ocean City, Md. always seeking that perfect glass.

God Bless him and may Mother Mary enjoy him in heaven listening to him do riffs on his guitar....

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Mar 22, 2022 at 9:54 AM

You guys can follow me on STRAVA app.

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Mar 18, 2022 at 10:32 AM

I remember yur gold colored GTX when it pulled into the Burger King on Allentown Rd.

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Looking to come to DC, mid August 2020 and stay with a classmate if possible and cycle around town and enjoy riding on Rock Creek Park. Go out to "G: Town to smoke a cigar and have a few beers...yeah buddy..

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Nov 21, 2019 at 8:13 AM

My new racing machine Trek Domane SL 6...this bike can climb some serious % grades. Prepping for race.

Nov 21, 2019 at 8:08 AM

Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC great place to sample brews and gathering place for cyclist.

Nov 21, 2019 at 8:06 AM

Sunrise in Flatwoods Cycle Park, New Tampa. Early fall when temps were starting to cool down for the morning rides.

Nov 21, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Back again training for my next race in NC. Pic taken in Flatwoods Cycle Park, New Tampa early Nov 2019.

Nov 21, 2019 at 8:03 AM

Fully retired after 40 years of teaching as of Aug 30th. Couldn't make the reunion, filling out paper to leave was more than I expected.

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Apr 21, 2019 at 2:43 AM

I plan to come to the 69 reunion. Hope to see you there!

Aug 05, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Last year teaching, but not my last year coaching. I still have the passion ....

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Posted: Jun 09, 2022 at 9:47 PM
The "Hippie " did it. He ran 4:01 at Florida State Meet. He wanted to run under 4:00 in the mile before shipping off to Oregon as a Cross Country and Track runner. Setting goals as a runner is one of the most important schedules to follow. My philosophy, "It only hurts a little while".
Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 3:02 PM
My 100 mile ride with Amanda Cocker 3 times world record holder.
Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 3:15 PM
Delia & Me as I wait for the 5,000 meter finals at Florida Relays 1984
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 12:00 AM
My daughter Kristen cranking it at West Florida Competition. Her best is her turns. It will be either U of F in swimming or U of F in Volleyball.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Still have my Dads 1975 Cadillac that I take to car shows around Florida.
Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 3:04 PM
When did running get this complicated....?