I Can Do Hard Things

November 17, 2018

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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: 41.00 Month: 100.27 Year: 1609.99
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

#1:  6.5 miles on MCT. TT:  1:04:39. AP:  9:57

#2:  3.5 miles on home TM. TT:  35:00. AP:  10:00

#3:  18 miles at Corner Canyon (Rachel and I found the Three Falls trail....so pretty).  TT:  4:29:37. AP:  14:59.  Elevation:  3606.  It was very muddy today and my feet feel very sore.  My legs actually felt very good....just sore feet.  Glad it's over.

100 mile training is NO JOKE.  I feel like I am always running, in running clothes or preparing to run.  I'm looking very ghetto.

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From allie on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 20:24:47 from

that's awesome, which 100 are you training for? alsp, a life spent in running clothes is a good life :) good luck with all the training and preparations...and the race, of course!

loving the triple run days. hi, MCT

From Toby on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 20:30:00 from

Thanks Allie! Buffalo 100. I'm not sure if I will even finish. But the A-goal is to finish with a smile....even if it is in last place :)

We'll see how it all plays out.

From allie on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 21:25:45 from

nice, so it's pretty soon! good luck and enjoy

From Tom Slick on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 23:36:32 from

Good luck Toby. PPPPPP! Iíve not done a 100 but if I can be on your support crew, count me in! Do you run with Smooth? I will be looking for your 100 race post. Oh by the way, when are you doing Boston?

From Toby on Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 12:13:20 from

Tom: Thank you! This has been a whole new experience for me. The only goal is to finish! I have a great set of crew and pacers to help me.

I do run with Smooth! Sheís so awesome!

I havenít qualified for Boston yet. Sigh..... Maybe someday!

From Tom Slick on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 21:30:59 from

Make Boston a goal and strive to attain it every day.

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