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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.

Favorite Blogs:

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2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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3 miles on the home TM.



walking lunges – focusing on holding and correct form

single leg dead lifts

side to side lunges

side to side squat with band

squat with ball with band

push ups

paper plates




60/60/60 plank

Stretch and foam roll

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AM #1



overhead press


seated row

skull crushers

front raise

front row

single leg overhead press

tricep with bar

one arm push ups on Bosu




60/60/60 plank



Stretch and foam roll


AM #2

45 minutes on the step mill – easy – read my book and time went by fast - gym was empty 



adductor/abductor/glute on pulley machine

adductor machine


Another stretch and foam roll

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5 miles - temple hill - silo road - murdock canal.  It's been warmer out, so a lot of snow has been melting.  But it was super icy out this morning with the morning chill.  Slippy slidy!


Yoga for runners-45 minutes

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AM #1  At home gym



push up

curtsy lunge

hammie roll out on ball


2 mile run



60/60/60 plank




AM #2  At gym



adductor/abductor/glute on pulley machine

adductor machine



B6 – only 5

Fire hydrants

1 mile run


My quads and adductors have been SO SO SO tight lately.  I've been stretching and foam rolling like crazy.  I guess it is just part of the process.


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60/60/60 plank

Fire Hydrant Holds


Epic ski day at Snowbird.  Mineral Basin was open and we skied in knee deep powder.  Pushed my limits and it was amazing!

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Walking lunges 4

Single leg dead lift

Bohiem lunge

Squat with lateral leg lift

Superman with glute lift


4.3 miles - up bike hill-silo road-temple hill..... No ice!  It was a titch warmer out and ended up taking off my gloves.  Getting easier....very slowly.

AP:  9:11

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