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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 

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

Personal:

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: 

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: 8.00 Month: 37.80 Year: 1665.99
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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8.4 miles with Janice. MCT loop. 75 degrees when we started.  Ughhhh.  TT:  1:17:48. AP: 9:18

1.6 miles of walking/running on the TM when I got home.

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55 degrees MCT  TT:  55:14  AP:  9:01----9:57, 9:25, 8:56, 8:43, 8:39, 8:23, 1:08

I'm feeling kinda rusty after spending last weekend at Trek.  

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MCT with Janice - 8 mile loop.  She was recovering from her 100k on Saturday.  My calves and feet were tight and achy.

TT:  1:16:53  AP:  9:09

2x

bohemian lunges

LLL

firehydrant kick outs

calf raises

planks

push ups

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Ughhh...this was BAD.  Like really bad.  I almost called home for a ride several times.  I walked a lot.  The fire smoke is SO bad.  And it was crazy hot.  5-6 more weeks of hotness, then it will start to cool down.  I've felt bad all day (head ache and runny nose).

Most people get seasonal depression in January/February in Utah.  I get mine in August.  Mid July-Mid September make me depressed.

The first 4 miles were with Heather and I struggled.  Last 1.6 miles on the TM.  Silo road up to elementary school to LP hwy to SR 92 to 100 east to golf course to 700 n.

TT:  1:41:49  AP:  9:49 (10.40 miles)  soooooo many walk breaks.

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4.3 miles on the road TT: 37:48. AP: 8:47–9:24, 8:44, 8:28, 8:22, 2:48

1.3 miles on the TM

It was still crazy smoky today, so I shortened my run.  I threw in lots of strides.  The first two strides were very uncomfortable....breathing hard, stride off, legs heavy.  But things eventually fell into place.  I really see the benefits of doing them.  Bonus ....I didn’t aggravate my hamstring.  Side note....I wore my custom inserts in my shoes to see if it would help my shin splints/PF.  It helped.  

2x

Squat

Bohemian lunge

Lll

Planks

Fire hydrant kick outs 

Calf raises

Dead lifts 

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10.7 with Janice on the MCT TT:  1:36:46 AP: 9:04

1.3 on the home TM

It’s getting darker later and later.  Felt alright this morning.  Legs just slightly heavy and couldn’t quite get the turnover I wanted.  But I didn’t feel like death (like on several runs last week).

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TT:  45:39. AP:  8:38 —5 mile MCT loop finishing by the pioneer house.  Strides.  Ran with Georgia for 1 mile.

Finished on the home TM to get 8 miles.

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TT:  54:15. AP:  8:54. 6 miles with Heather on MCT.  Ran on TM till I hit 8 miles.

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I has no mojo this morning.  This lack of mojo is becoming more common.  Ward 5k with Abby.  Then I ran back and found Tim and Georgia.

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3.44 outside. TT:  30:19 AP:  8:49–8:59, 8:53, 8:33, 3:54

Get kids off to school

3 miles on TM (1 mile warm up 2x5 min -2min RI-3 minutes)

2x

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Trx crunch

Trx row

Fire hydrant kick outs

Front raise

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I think I've done somthing to my shoulder (rotator cuff).  I haven't really been lifting weights, so I'm not sure what I would have done.  But it's been hurting for a month and last night it KILLED.  Ughhhhh

2x

squats

trx lunge

trx deadlift

trx row

side lunge

fire hydrant kickouts

bridge

hammie rollouts

calf raises

rotator cuff PT stuff

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Easy on the home TM  TT:  1:17:00 AP: 9:37

Lots of stretching and foam rolling.  Stift from yesterday's lifting.  PF flair up.

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8 miles with Janice.  She didn't feel very good and we had a lot of walk breaks.  It was 55 degrees outside....yes!!!!!  TT:  1:12:17  AP:  9:07

2 miles on home TM.

 

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2.4 miles before meeting Jeanine and Heather .  TT:  22:06 AP: 9:11

4.1 miles with the ladies.  I had problems with my watch, so I don’t know the time.

1.5 miles on the home TM to get 8 miles.

 

2x

Trx lunge

Trx deadlift

Bicep curl to shoulder press

Front raise

Tricep kick back

Fire hydrant kick outs 

Calf raises

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Oh dear....I've been sick.  Like SO sick.  I had a HORRIBLE cough.  My 8 planned miles turned into a 4 miles.  About 2.5/3 miles in, I coughed so hard, I barfed on the side of the road.  I did the walk of shame home.  This is no fun.

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I went to the doctor and got an inhaler and drugs.  I thought I could try a run.  Definitely not as bad as Tuesday, but very slow.  It felt like I was breathing through a straw and coughing up a lung.

TT:  33:57  AP:10:05

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Ran with Heather and Jeanine.  I gave them fair warning of my pathetic state, but they still wanted to run.  Walked the hills.  

TT:  46:34  AP: 9:23

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