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Location:

American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009

Gender:

Female

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

Personal:

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: 

1.  

"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.

Lao-Tzu

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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I took the kiddos to the gym daycare today while I swam.  I broke up my 1600 M into 350M segments  (the swim distance for a mini sprint).

1st 350 M - 9:49

2nd 350 M - 9:44

3rd 350 M - 9:40

200 M Recovery - 5:51

4th 350 M - 9:14

Total time 44:21

Felt great during the swim.  I was thinking about all the Boston runners - I'm totally jealous!  Can't wait to hear those reports!

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Feeling a bit frustrated about my stress fracture in my ankle (since I should have been recovered at the end of March), I made an appointment with a podiatrist (last doc was a sports medicine specialist). 

They took a digital x-ray and it showed there were TWO stress fractures in my ankle.  Previous doctor told me only 1.  He said that biking was not a good choice of exercise - still stress on the ankle (so all the biking I was doing made it worse).  I'm down to swimming and pool running.

Plus, he put me in a boot for 4 weeks.  Oh well!  I'm hoping the boot will stabilize it enough, so it won't hurt. 

One day at a time!

On a positive note, I found this AWESOME website that sells jewelry for runners.  It is FANTASTIC!

http://thesilvermaple.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9&zenid=ot5ef6gp1ltgrqsecdt2hd7eq7

 

I hope to get a pool run in sometime today!

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My ankle feels SO great in the boot. Tomorrow my main goal is to get a good pool run in!

I was working on my 3 girls Easter dresses (yep, I'm totally behind) all day! I have one left to finish. But here is a picture of their Christmas dresses.....

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