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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: 37.00 Year: 873.25
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

WALK/RUN - 3.35 Miles - 39:33 minutes (walk 8 minutes, run 2 minutes)

BIKE - 11.74miles - 50:30 minutes (PG High School hill)

I can't tell you how glorious it was to run 8 minutes today.  Unbelievable!  My ankle has been feeling really good.  I've been doing a lot of extra exercises, icing and wearing my brace around the house. Crossing my fingers

So my sweet SIL and her family has moved back to UT to attend MBA school.  She is a hard core runner too.  We even met and raced against each other at a high school national meet (though we didn't know each other).  We took the kids bowling yesterday and were talking about "puke zone".  No one, except runners or hard core athletes, understand what that phrase really means.  

I love her and it is been really difficult not to be able to run with her.  It has always been our dream to live by each other and train together and I can't.  It has been eating me alive.  I have really had to put "life" into perspective lately. 


Onto happier notes:  My Peachy turned 3 this week.  Man we love this girl!






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From Smooth on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 22:17:57 from

She is adorable! I want to give her a hug so bad! Will you give her an extra one for me?

You will be able to run and train with your SIL soon! It will make it that much sweeter when you do!

Your riding is AWESOME and HUGE CONGRATS on running 8 min today! You are an inspiration to me! I shall never take running for granted!

From RAD on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 23:00:59 from

Pretty much everything I was going to say Smooth already did, so I'm putting a ditto on her comment!

Keep up your hard work, the patience will pay back in dividends!!

From Carolyn in Colorado on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 10:39:51 from

Happy Birthday to your little cutie!

And congratulations on your 8 minute run.

From Chad on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 14:03:50 from

Your daughter is adorable. My 3 year old daughter would call that cute shirt a bubbify shirt. Only the "R" in shirt doesn't come through so it sounds like... Well you get the idea.

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