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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.

Favorite Blogs:

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300 N toward Forbes - I ran until the halfway point then walked a minute.  The knee felt good, but I'm just terribly out of shape.  I can start to feel my high hamstring and my right hip flexor pull.  It gets discouraging.  AP  11:50.

3x

B6

hip hike

calf raises

single leg squats on Bosu

SM leg lift on bench

SM lunge on ball

clip boards

hammie roll out on ball

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Silo road backwards AP:  11:17 HR: 159

3x

Lunge on Bosu

Curtsy lunge

Squat with band and side lift

Side to side lunge

LLL

Bohemian lunge

 

 

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Great PT visit!  They always give me a little hope!

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11.65 mile bike ride in 54:08 via alpine hwy-MCT-LP HWY.  

I'm still a bit nervous about riding hence sticking to the MCT.  And it's tricky to ride without my cycling shoes.  I certainly don't feel as hammered as if I ran for 54 minutes.

20 minutes on the step mill at gym

3x

Adductor

Adductor 

Leg press

Hamtractor 

Hamstring curl

Calf raises 

Single leg bridge on foam roll

Hammie roll out in ball

Hip flexor series

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AP:  12:41. HR: 169

Ran at Potato Hill today.  There was a youth mountain biking club and about 100 kids on mountain bikes.  Geesh....I felt like I was going to be trampled!

Knee felt good, but definitely tired by the end.

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Easy days EASY!

2 mile walk around the temple.

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calf stretch

quad stretch

hip stretch

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single leg hammie roll out

bridge on foam roller

hip flexor series

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