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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 

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


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: 


"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.

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Miles:This week: 22.00 Month: 42.65 Year: 628.40
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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35 minutes

I felt like I had just fallen asleep when that dumb alarm went off this morning at 4:55am/  I've been out of whack all day!

My run felt great though - hooray!  Double hooray for school being back in session!

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38:24 minutes

Too tired to get my hiney out of bed this morning!   So I headed to the gym as soon as hubby got home.

 I watched some show on HGTV that made the time fly by!  I need new couches, so I need some decorating inspiration!  Anyone have/used Slipcover couches?  Thoughts or opinions on them?

Back to running....felt really good!  Hooray for running!

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39:25 minutes

It sure was dark and cold at 4:55am.  I felt good this morning on the TM - just trying to keep my easy runs easy!

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Hubby goes to the temple on Thursday mornings, so I usually run in the evenings.  I had every intention of going to lift weights and then to spin tonight, but lacked any ounce of motivation.  I don't know what my deal was, but....

So I ended up just lifting (regretting that I didn't do spin).  Mostly upper body (I need to figure out what everything is called) and a few leg exercises.  Then lots and lots and lots of stretching.  I need to do that every day.

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Glad to be back on a running day - lots more motivation!  I felt really good during my run and am so grateful to be back at it!  I am alittle sore from yesterday's lifting - good sign!

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57:47 minutes

Lots and lots and lots of people today at the gym!  Maybe it was because I went a bit later than usual, but wowzer everyone was there!

 I felt super duper great today on my run.  I felt like I could have run longer and faster, but kept my slow run slow (not that I am really all that fast). 

Push ups/sit ups/planks (golly those are planks are hard).

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