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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: 26.00 Month: 114.00 Year: 1487.34
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 2199.00
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TT:  46:44

AP:  9:20

This is my first run since the GV 50K last week.  I finally did it....I took a break after a race.  I've had this mentality that I always need to be running (even if it is short and slow).  I had a lot of niggles and knew that I HAD to take some time to rest.  And I did.  YEAH!  I also took a break from all things running....reading running blogs, FB and Instagram feeds, talking about running.  

I certainly felt creakly this morning. And kind of fat and soft - I guess that happens when you don't run for 7 days!  

2x

walking lunges

single leg hamstring lifts

squats

side to side lunges

planks

LLL

Long stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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TT:  47:49

I accidentally sent my alarm for 6:45 and not 5:45.  So I couldn't run outside and had to run downstairs instead (again, so grateful I have a TM).  Feeling very creaky.

2x

walking lunges

60/60/60 planks

LLL

Hammies are crazy uber tight....I need to do something about it!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 65.00
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20 minute stretching session....ooooo those hammies are angry

2 miles before pump

60 minutes power pump

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
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TT:  1:43

Easy run on the home TM early.  The easy pace seems to keep the hammies happier.

3x

bicep curl on Bosu

bentover row

squat jump on Bosu

single leg bicep curl

reverse fly

side lunge on Bosu

ball crunches

single leg scissors

2014 - Minutes Miles: 135.00
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9.64 miles

TT: 1:35

AP:  9:54

2.50 miles

TT:  23:24

AP:  9:25

I really needed to clear my head today outside.  I helped at my kid's school and then headed down to Orem to the water tower.  I got on the Bonneville Shoreline trail.  It had been several years since Ive been there and forgot how hilly that first mile is.  I finally found my grove but it was way hotter than I thought.  I wish I had more water.It sure was beautiful!

I only got 9.5 miles, so I drove down to the MC and finished up my last few miles there.  On the way home, I stopped at a gas station and bought the biggest Gatoraide they had.  I guzzled the whole thing down in the parking lot.  Then it sloshed around in my gut all the way home.

Great day!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 118.00
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5 easy miles 47 minutes at gym....so hot!!!

3x

Adductor machine

Abductor machine

Hamstring machine

Quad machine

 

1 hour power pump

2014 - Minutes Miles: 125.00
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Easy run on the home TM

TT:  47:00

3x

walking lunges

single leg hamstring lift

squats

side to side lunges

standing LLL with pulses

fire hydrant holds

tricep/crunch

2014 - Minutes Miles: 90.00
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2 miles before power pump - 1 min on/1 min off

power pump - for the first time EVER, I felt like I could do the workout with an extra amount of omfff.  Hopefully that means I'm getting stronger.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
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10 easy miles on the home TM.  I finally got around to watching the end of the NYC marathon for the women (even though I already knew who won).  WOW...what an amazing battle at the end.  It was SO sad to see Kara crying those last few meters.  Her day will come!

3x

60 sec bridge pulses

fire hydrant holds

LLL

Supermans on Bosu

 

1x core

30 sit ups

20 bicycles

30 toe touches

20 reverse crunches

15 R/L side plank lift

30 crunches

40 russian twists

30 bicycles

15 oblique v-up

20 reverse crunch

10 leg lift

Stretch and foam roll.  I LOVE to see snow in the forecast!!!!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 135.00
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I'm REALLY trying to be smart and use November/December as an off season.  I think I started my Ogden marathon training too early and it came back to get me.  So today was a rest day.

I have a daughter who is a hoarder.  It is quite funny because my husband and I are minamalist.  So I'm not sure where she got that from.  We have been switching bedrooms around - we had to split up my 2 big girls because of the hoarding.  

It has been moving furniture, painting, dejunking and major cleaning at my house.  We probably have another week of major stuff.  But today, I sorted all my running/outdoor gear.  No one probably cares, but my life feels much better when I have order.  

When mom is happy...everyone is happy!

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6 miles

TT:  57:00

Potty/GU break/reset TM

6 miles

TT:  55:00

 

Easy long run on the home TM.  I'm loving all this snow and winter weather we are getting!

Stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 112.00
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5 miles before power pump with Kellie at the gym.  Ughhhh...it was so HOT!!!  

Power pump class with Kelli and Collette.  I saw two of my kids' teachers from school in the class.  I was way too sweaty to be chatting it up.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 120.00
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5 easy miles on the home TM

I had a few stops...I have a pukey kid at home and I blew the fuse out.  

2x

walking lunges

single leg hamstring lift

squats

side to side lunges

plank

crunch/skull crusher

Stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 90.00
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2 mile run before pump 1min on/1min off

Power pump-she did a new endurance routine....oh my!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
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10 miles on the home TM

TT:  1:31:00

 

3x

1 arm push up on Bosu (ohhh...I hate those)

super mans on Bosu

bicep curl

row

fly

 

1 set of abs

30 sit ups

30 bicycles

30 toe touches

20 reverse crunches

15 R/L side plank lift

30 crunches

40 russian twists

15 oblique v-up

20 reverse crunches

30 scissors

10 leg lift

 

Stretch and foam roll

 

2014 - Minutes Miles: 130.00
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TT:  2:16:19

AP:  9:05

MCT with Karen

Karen texted me yesterday about doing our long run on Friday.  I had to attend my triplet's wax musuem performance in the morning, so we started a bit later.  It was a beautiful run on the canal.  Great pace and conversation!  So glad we got to catch up!

I noticed when I tried to go faster my hip/adductor always starts to bug.  It's been alright the past few weeks since I've kept things short and slow, but I could totally feel it today.  Grrrr.....

2014 - Minutes Miles: 136.00
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5 very slow creaky miles before power pump with Kellie at the gym. I can't believe how sore I am from yesterday's run.  I run so differently on a TM than I do outside....and I'm paying the price today!!!  Hip extremely sore.

Power pump-sweaty mess.

Long stretch and foam roll at home.  Off to clean the play room....yuck

2014 - Minutes Miles: 110.00
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TT:  47:15.   Easy 5 miles on home TM

Ate breakfast and got my kids off to school.

 

2 miles at the gym-1 min hard/1min easy

Power pump class

Hungry...hungry....

2014 - Minutes Miles: 130.00
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10 easy miles on the home TM

TT:  1:33

We switched our cable to Dish Network and I had to stop a few times to try to figure out the TV.  Grrrrr......  Off to go ski with the family.  Sometimes this particular family activity requires a LOT of patience.  It is a love/hate relationship!

3x

walking lunges

single leg hamstring lift

squats

side to side lunges

 

1 set of abs

30 sit ups

30 bicycles

30 toe touches

20 reverse crunches

15 R/L side plank lift

30 crunches

40 russian twists

15 oblique v-up

20 reverse crunches

30 scissors

10 leg lift

2014 - Minutes Miles: 135.00
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Race: Earn Your Turkey (4 Miles) 00:33:44
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I was beyond tired and really wanted to stay in bed today.  We went skiing yesterday.  I was the "caboose" and stay behind all the kids while we skied.  Therefore, it was a slow snow plow for several hours (it was a great day of skiing though - no meltdowns and all smiles).  After 10 miles, weights and a full day of skiing, my legs were toast.

My only goal was to finish!

TT:  33:33 (3 minutes slower than last year)

AP:  8:34

9:21, 8:52, 8:32, 6:56

Mandy and I stayed with our husbands the first lap, then started to pick up the pace.  We just kept talking and running.  By the last mile, I couldn't talk anymore because we were running too fast. 

I was feeling a bit down and grumpy about last year's turkey trot race.  I won the 35-39 age catagory last year and my husband's family told me I only won because my SIL wasn't trying her best.  I guess being there this year brought back all those sad feelings.  I really do need to let it go.

I've decided that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  No presents or major gift expectations.  5-day holiday weekend.  My kids REALLY get the gratitude and I love being grateful.  It was a good day.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 33.00
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My shins are still very sore from my new ski boots!  I had a hard time sleeping last night.

 

12 miles on the home TM.  

6 miles - 57 minutes

GU - bathroom bread - reset TM

6 miles - 55 minutes

 

Stretch, foam roll and massage

2014 - Minutes Miles: 115.00
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4.5 miles - good to catch up with Collette and Kellie's thanksgiving weekend

Power pump

 

Off to go ski with the family at Solitude. I think I'm going to be tired tonight.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 105.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 2199.00
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