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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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2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Pioneer house route early AM - TT:  40:32  AP:  9:14

3x7:00 (8:29, 8:22, 8:27) 1x2:00 (8:51)  Those felt WAY harder then they should have.  

3.6 miles on the home TM - 1x7:00, 1x10:00, 1x1:00  HARD.  I have NO speed in these old legs!

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long stretch and foam roll


bohemian lunge

goblet squat

mountain climber-trx

good morning to squat

trx lunge-overhead press

trx dead lift

trx single arm row to overhead press

trx crunch


monster walk


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Broken up 13 miles on the home TM.  Raining outside.

TT: 2:06 AP: 9:42

Watched the Ironman Wirld Championship 

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5 miles before kids left for school—MCT to pioneer house.

TT:  51:42. AP:  9:50 HR:  173. This felt hard.  I was huffing and puffing.  

Got kids off to school.  Picked up Kelli and drove to Antelope Island to do the 25k loop.  The weather was amazing and I was very over dressed.  I felt discouraged about this run.  I walked all the uphills and my legs felt SO heavy.  This run was 45 minutes slower than when I did it in January of 2015.  I’m not sure if I need to gut it out more or if my legs are just tired. Time to spend more miles on the trails.  100 might just do me in.

TT:  4:32:17. AP:  14:20. Elevation :  2168. HR:  154

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TT: 26:01 AP: 8:58 HR:  167–Mailla Elementary out n back

Feeling depressed about yesterday’s run, I tried to push the pace today.  My heart rate was going crazy high, but I felt better about my fitness.  Grateful to have made it through another run.

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