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American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

2017. -4:01:17

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

Antelope Island 50 Mile

2015 - 10:10:00

Antelope Island 100 Mile

2018 - 26:53

**Personal Best 



Short-Term Running Goals:



Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston


Married for 18 years. I have 14 year old triplets and a 11 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 


"Sooner or later the serious runner goes through a special, very personal experience that is unknown to most people.

Some call it euphoria. Others say it's a new kind of mystical experience that propels you into a elevated state of consciousness, a flash of joy.

A sense of floating as you run. This experience is unique to each of us, but when it happens, you break through a barrier that separates you from casual runners. Forever. And from that point on, there is no finish line. You run for your life. You begin to be addicted to what running gives you."  

~Nike Poster

2.           A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


You’ve no doubt heard this.  And you’ve probably recited it in your mind on a run or at the gym when you’re just beginning to get in shape.  You have a goal in sight and this quote brings you back to the current moment.


But the problem is that many runners forget all of the steps between the first one and the goal.  If your goal is to run under two hours for the half marathon then you need to be honest about all of the little steps to get to that goal.


…and what I’d rather see you do is to get the goal out of mind completely, but rather focus on the process, not the outcome. -Jay Johnson Process orientation, not outcome orientation.


You should have goals, but you should take it one step at a time.  And you should be honest about the fact that you don’t know how many steps it will take to get there. ~ Vernon Gambetta


3.  Human beings are made up of flesh, blood and a miracle fiber called COURAGE! ~ George Patton 


4.   Find the courage to be patient.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 26.25 Year: 137.12
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

My baby turned 5 yesterday.  Sigh....


We had a cupcake birthday party. Lots of little 4-5 year old girlies at my house yesterday.  In the middle of the party, Tim's mom called.  His dad was just taken into the hospital.  It was a busy day.

Onto running news:  I woke up extremely sore from my 30 minute trainer session!  Oh, how I have a love/hate relationship with my trainer!!!

Hubby took today off to finish final stuff around the house.  T-minus 24 hours till the baptism.  So I was able to sleep in for an hour (I didn't want to start too late or else it would be too hot!!!). 

I felt pretty good today.  The last 1-2 miles, it started to get hot. GU at mile 5.


AP: 9:22

9:39, 9:43, 9:55 (hill), 9:39, 9:27, 9:13, 9:08, 9:07, 9:12, 8:40,

  20 minute weight session in my new workout room in the basement.  Too bad it only has a 10lb and 12lb set of weights.  And my foam roller.   I hope to get a treadmill soon.

Taking the next 2 days off. 

More family drama last night.  I think I am moving my little family to the island of Sicely. 

Weight: 0.00
From Smooth on Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 14:31:44 from

What a wonderful beautiful birthday for a darling little 5 yo. How do your babies grow up so fast and so stinking cute!

So excited for your triplets' baptisms tomorrow, such a huge and important step in their lives! :)

AWESOME solo long run! You always manage to do so many things! :) :) :)

Hope you get your TM soon to complete your home gym! :)

From RAD on Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 00:51:04 from

Oh Toby, I hope things went well today! I can only imagine the drama you're having to deal with and I am SO sorry!! How stinky. I really hope that the day was as wonderful and beautiful as you and your children have always imagined and that everyone was able to share in the special spirit of the day!! It was a great baptism day for us, and I can only wish and hope the same for you.

I hope Tim's dad is okay, the drama subsides, that you DON'T move to Sicily (Malta is much nicer!) and that you are enjoying your 2 days off.

Oh, and woot woot for a near finished basement...if not DONE!! YAY!!!

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