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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: 8.00 Month: 82.80 Year: 1452.62
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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1 mile warm up

4x800@7.6 mph (8:00)

2x800@7.7mph (7:47)

2x400@7.7mph (7:47)

1x400@7.8 (7:41)

Cool down till I hit 7.5 miles

TT:  1:04:00 AP: 8:32

Donkey kicks
Monster walks
Adductor holds 
Calf raises
Glute triangles
Shoulder press
Bicep curl
Tricep dips


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Fire Hydrant kick outs
Trx crunch 
Trx row
Front raise
Curtsy lunge to leg lift
Figure four
Trx side up/downs
Tricep dip
Clams-band under knees
Donkey kicks
Calf raises
Bicep curl

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MCT with Janice.  TT:  1:34:14  AP:  8:52  This is my first sub 9:00 AP in FOREVER.  Hooray!!! 

9:37, 9:09, 8:46, 8:41, 8:47, 8:46, 8:53, 8:56, 8:32, 8:33, 5:29



front lunge to single leg squat

tennis shoe hammies

side lunge


TRX bicep curls

TRX triceps

front raise

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Ran with Jeanine and Heather.  TT:  44:13  AP:  8:48  ---8:23, 8:58, 8:33, 8:58, 9:04 (that last hill is such a beast!)  I always like running with these ladies.  They always look cute and I am the "old" mom.  But they are kind and fast.  I had some series shin splints after Wednesday's run with Janice.  But I had been stretching and doing lots of calf raises.  All felt good.

Ran 3 very easy miles when I got home.

Donkey kicks

Fire hydrant kick outs


Calf raises

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MCT loop TT:  1:14:53. AP: 9:01—-9:51, 9:30, 9:07, 9:03, 8:36, 8:38, 8:51, 8:16, 2:58

I have mixed emotions about this run.  I feel like I’ve stuck to my easy days EASY and my hard days HARD.  Except today.  I ran hard yesterday and should have run today easy.  I started easy and finished too fast.  Now my shins hurt.  Ugh.....

Learn and do better.

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