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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.

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Miles:This week: 3.10 Month: 8.10 Year: 51.79
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Grove-Baldy-Battle TT:  3:38:38  Elevation:  3818

19:46, 21:05, 24:19, 15:58, 11:33, 19:12, 22:14, 16:43, 15:32, 19:01, 19:22, 9:37, 4:09

The downhill of Battle Creek is absolutely brutal.  The rock is slippery and my knee/ITB were totally bugging by the end.  I didn't get lost which is always nice.  It was cooler and the sun didn't hit heavy till the connector trail between parking lots.

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Yoga.  I was SO very tired from waking up early yesterday, so I slept in today.  

2 mile hike with the kids from Brighton to Lake Mary.  It was majestic with all the wild flowers and light rain.

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MCT 5x800, 1x400

3:53, 3:50, 3:46, 3:50, 3:45


First speed workout in FOREVER.  Still hard.  But at least I have a bench mark starting point.  We had heavy rains last night and it was humid.

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Everything is feeling so creaky and on the brink of breaking.  Is it fall yet?


trx lunge

trx dead lift

trx mountain climber


bohemian jumps

side lunge



calf raises

bosu crunches

push ups


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TT:  1:38:26  AP:  8:57  MCT

9:36, 9:19, 9:11, 9:13, 8:57, 8:52, 8:46, 8:51, 8:41, 8:34, 8:21

It felt like a lot of work to maintain such a slow pace.  Ho-hum.  Humid again.  Maybe I'll enjoy running again when it cools off.  

ITB totally bugs

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The end of my cut-back week.  Sigh.....  Because next week includes Lagoon, Seven Peaks, a 10 year old birthday party and a lot of miles.  Tired bus, here I come.

Outside in the back yard 3x

walking lunges


tricep dip

bohemian lunge

side plank

push up

curtsy lunge


calf raises

tennis shoe hammies

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