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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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6x hill repeats 

Mary Pulley:  1:46, 1:40, 1:38

700 N: 1:19, 1:17, 1:14

Whoa....that was way harder than it should’ve been.  Time to get to work!  Ran enough to get 6 miles.  Skiing with the family today.

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TT:  2:32:36. AP: 12:26. Elevation:  2601 HR 162

Corner Canyon with Kelli!  She had to go after 7.5 miles.  The trails were good and the sun was shining.  Still need to get faster, but felt better on this run.



front lunge to squat


fire hydrant

front lunge to SL squat

paper plates


super man

calf raises

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Sick kids at home today!



front lunge to squat


fire hydrant

front lunge to SL squat

paper plates


super man

calf raises

SM toe to bench

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#1:  6.5 miles on MCT. TT:  1:04:39. AP:  9:57

#2:  3.5 miles on home TM. TT:  35:00. AP:  10:00

#3:  18 miles at Corner Canyon (Rachel and I found the Three Falls trail....so pretty).  TT:  4:29:37. AP:  14:59.  Elevation:  3606.  It was very muddy today and my feet feel very sore.  My legs actually felt very good....just sore feet.  Glad it's over.

100 mile training is NO JOKE.  I feel like I am always running, in running clothes or preparing to run.  I'm looking very ghetto.

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MCT to Pioneer House. TT:  56:10. AP:  10:36

Snowing and lots of snow on the ground, so I took it slow.  Not that I could have gone much faster.  Lots of creakiness from Thursday's run.  Hamstring is mad, but everything else feels good.

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