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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:

Miles:This week: 3.10 Month: 8.10 Year: 51.79
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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MCT with Collette!  Felt mostly good.  Little high hamstring.  TT:  1:44 AP: 9:32 HR: 168

9:46, 9:49, 9:22, 9:29, 9:36, 9:31, 9:30, 9:45, 9:54, 9:18, 8:49


45sec bohemian lunge

TRX bridge-pull

Bosu-side mountain climbers


Side lunge with tricep

TRX side plank dip


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15 minutes walking--30 minutes biking while waiting for the stepmill that never became available.  Just a blah workout....


Lunge to single leg squat

Hamstring pulses on weights 

Paper plates



Leg presses 


TRX crunch

Bosu abs


Abductor lift

Bicep curl to shoulder press

Skull crusher

Seated row

Front raise

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12 miles easy on the home TM.  TT:  1:54 AP:  9:30  High hamstring was definitely pulling today.  Such a bugger!  Lots and lots of rolling and stretching


chest press


seated row

skull crusher

front raise

lateral raise

bicep curl to overhead press


bicep with band

TRX hammie-adductor

TRX row


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45 minutes yoga and massage

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5.3 miles TT:  49:02 AP: 9:15 (watch difficulties)

13.7 miles TT: 1:58 AP: 9:19

Ran with Karen in the MCT.  It was so lovely to catch up with her.  And she is a really consistent runner.....I love it!  I accidentally dropped her GU somewhere.  Oh dear!  We saw Smooth and Wendy on the trail.  I think I convinced her to run Ogden!

Hamstring felt much better the longer I ran.  Yeah....I was kinda grumpy about it this morning before I left.


Bohemian lunges


TRX up/downs on bosu


Side lunge with tricep

TRX bridge with pull up

TRX side plank dip

Ball hammie roll out

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Easy recovery day!  45 minutes on the stepmill/bike.  EASY EASY EASY!  Felt very tired after yesterday's run.


leg press


hamstring curl

bicep curl


front row

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