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April 21, 2018

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Location:

American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 - 4:23:03 

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35**

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

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 Time)

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Dogtown Half Marathon

2012 - 1:52:14

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Rex Lee 10K

2011 - 52:03

2012 - 52:23 

Pioneer Day 10K

2010 - 49:31** 

Goblin Valley 50K
 
2014 - 5:58
 
Antelope Island 50 Mile
2015 - 10:10:00

**Personal Best 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2016 Tentative Schedule

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston

Run a 100 mile race

Personal:

Married for 17 years. I have 12 year old triplets and a 8 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 

1.  

"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.

Lao-Tzu

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: 22.00 Month: 42.65 Year: 628.40
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

TT:  48:30  AP:  9:42

Another 5 easy on the home TM.  Still trying to decide if I qualify for the early start of the 100 mile (10:00am instead of 12:00pm).  

 

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Comments
From Smooth on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 13:59:02 from 75.169.168.232

Is the race next Friday Mar 23? Best of luck! I'll be thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way! :) You'll do GREAT!!! :)

From Toby on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 14:11:22 from 74.81.235.94

It starts on March 23! Yikes!

From Tom Slick on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 16:16:57 from 174.148.243.231

Toby, what race is coming up on March 23rd ???

From Toby on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 17:22:27 from 74.81.235.94

Tom....Buffalo 100 on March 23! Only goal is to finish! Itís mt first 100 miler!

From Tom Slick on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 18:36:47 from 66.87.127.17

You are an animal! good luck and donít forget to post your race report. I thought about running a ď100Ē once but woke up and and the thought never returned.

From Addison on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 22:27:01 from 152.216.15.5

Hi Toby, what are the qualifications for the early start?

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