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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.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 82.80 Year: 1452.62
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I had no mojo to get up at 5:00am to run this morning.  I still must be on holiday mojo.  So I ran at 5:00pm instead.  

I've been watching the "4 Minute Mile" on Netflix-good show.

1.5-2 on the incline-6.3-6.4 on the speed 

TT: 1:34...SLOW

2014 - Minutes Miles: 94.00
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15 minutes on stair climber to warm up

Power pump



20 minutes stretch-tens unit

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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5 trails miles around Lambert Park

TT:  57:56

AP:  11:34

Lots of crunchy snow to navigate through


2014 - Minutes Miles: 57.00
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1 hour 15 minute cross country skiing at Sundance.  Wowzer does this kick my tail!  I was dripping sweat and breathing SO hard.  I am really horrible on the downhill portion of cc skiing.  The cc ski doesn't have sharp edges like downhill skies do, so I have a hard time controlling my ski.  Such a rookie!!

One of the things I really like about cc skiing is that I get an amazing workout, but my body doesn't feel as hammered as when I run.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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TT:  3:09:21

AP:  11:55

Elevation: 2531 ft

Splits:  11:19, 11:17, 11:32, 13:52, 13:16, 11:23, 9:35, 9:16, 9:33, 11:35, 12:25, 14:07, 14:54, 13:16, 12:02, 9:51

Route:  Potato Hill -- Ann's Trail -- Ann's Offshoot -- BST


Whoa...what a run!  The first 2.5 miles were wonderful then I continued on the little off-shoot trail I went on last time.  It was SO icy that I had to tip toe across the crazy parts.  I decided it wasn't worth my time.  

I got back to the singletrack parking lot and went on a down hill dirt road for as long as it would go.  Then I saw a trail map and it was the BST....nice to meet ya!  The conditions on the road started as very snowy then dirt (mixed in with a bit of mud).  I was really loving the downhill part.

Then it was time to turn around and that downhill turned uphill and I wasn't loving it so much.  The sun was out and I was so HOT!  I would pick a tree-rock-bush and tell myself I had to run to that spot then I could walk until another designated tree-rock-bush. Sometimes it was a long walk (it was a power walk though).  My heart rate was out of control but my legs felt fine.  Obviously a lack of elevation training!

Once I got back to the single track parking lot, I was able to run again.  


During parts of the run, I would feel frustrated that I couldn't go any faster on the uphill/icy sections.  But I did my best today and it was my first time doing 16 miles on a trail with 2500 ft of elevation.  Antelope 50 miler has 2500 ft of elevation - I would be curious to see how it compares.

I'm SO hungry now!  And I need to stretch REALLY good tonight.


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5 very creaky miles on the gym TM before pump

Power pump (way too many teachers from my kids' school there....I guess I need to dress-up a bit more)

2014 - Minutes Miles: 110.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 600.00
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