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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: 24.60 Month: 113.80 Year: 782.34
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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On home TM.  I slept super well last night and didn’t wake up until my alarm went off.  We have a storm coming it and I was too lazy to run in the wind/cold.

TT:  2:21:00 AP:  10:04

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My right quad/hamstring has been SO tight lately.  I'm sure its a combination of needing to stretch/strengthen and overuse.  So I decided to lift today.  It has taken a back burner in my training and it shouldn't.  I'm recommitting!!!!

I was looking at social media last night and saw a few other Buffalo runner's pictures of runs.  COMPARISON IS THE THEIF OF JOY.  I've run more than I ever have.  I should be very proud of that.  Instead last night, I was feeling blue.  I can't do that to myself.  If I ran what they did, I would be VERY overcooked and probably wouldn't make it to the starting line.  I'm done with that comparison business :)


walking lunges

dead lift

calf raises

trx crunch

push up

bohemian lunge

fire hydrant holds

hammie rollout

trx side plank up/downs


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Easy on the home TM.  TT:  1:40:00  AP:  10:00

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Run #1-10 miles on home TM  TT 1:40

Got my big kids off to school 

Run #2 - 4 miles on home TM  TT: 40:00

Got my 4th grader off to school

Run #3-16 miles at Corner Canyon with Rachel  TT:  4:04  AP 15:15 Elevation:2954 FT

I hardly slept last night. So when my alarm went off, I knew it was going to be a very long day.  When I was driving to Corner Canyon, it was a full on blizzard.  I was worried I didn’t have enough warm clothes.  I was ok, but kept my gloves on the entire time.

I was quite grumpy when we started.  I almost called the run off.  My legs were SO heavy and I had no enthusiasm (the snow didn’t help).  I went into silent mode for a few miles and kept praying that the low would pass.  After 2 caffeinated GU’s, it did go away.  I was super chatty the last few miles.  Between the snow and my heavy legs, it was slow hiking/running.

I ran 40 miles in the last two days.  That is the most I’ve ever run.  This gives me confidence that I can run on tired legs.  I’m really glad today is over.  I hope I can finally sleep tonight.

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3 easy miles in the sunshine to Manila Elementary !  It was a slow run.  I felt good but still very creaky from Wednesday/Thursday.  This is the most I’ve ever run in a week!

AP: 9:50

30 minutes of lifting 

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