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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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Daylight savings totally messed me up last night. I was awake all night and didn't make it to the gym this morning. So I headed to my basement gym while my big girls were at Activity Days. One of the *few* perks of working out at night is I have so much more energy. I can workout longer and harder.

I really wanted to wait two days to run again since my long run on Saturday. But since I waited until this evening, I figured I was close enough.

4 very strong miles


20 plank with shoulder taps on ball

20 hamstring curls with ball

6 one arm push-ups on Bosu



Walking lunges


20x dips

Long stretch and foam rolling

Ankle felt strong on the run.

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Ankle still feels good - yeah!  

6 miles on the stairmill in 46:20:00.  I felt very strong this morning and did some "sprints" during the last half of the workout.  SOOOO sweaty.

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5 miles in the basement while watching the Biggest Loser



60 sec plank

30 donkey kicks

15 supermans on Bosu

20 skull crushers

quick stretch.  Ankle felt good.   

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Designated rest day.  It makes sleeping so wonderful!

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5 miles on the stair mill in 38:40.  

1 mile warm up

3 min hard - 1 min easy


10 squats on smith machine

12 REAL push ups

10 leg presses

30 calf raises

Quick stretch

I'm excited to do my short-long run tomorrow with the gals.  Its been way too long since we've giggled while running. 

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AP: 9:48

10:28, 9:45, 9:25, 9:26, 9:38, 10:00, 9:33, 9:39, 10:40, 10:03, 9:19

I met up with Smooth, Karen and Collette this morning on the JRP. I haven't run outside since the SG Half and was a bit nervous about how my fitness would hold up. I really miss running with friends....especially these amazing women!

We weren't breaking any land speed records today and even walked a time or two at the end. But I had SO much fun catching up, laughing and sharing a run with these ladies. I really needed it and am grateful for their gentle push to get together.

My legs are definitely tired from running on asphalt and I could feel my lack of fitness. Ankle is a bit achy today.

I had to hurry home as we had an out of town family friend who we were entertaining for the day. We went for a hike at Rock Canyon, got ice cream at the BYU creamery and enjoyed the sun! I'm so very tired.

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