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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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1008.65
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 587.00
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10 miles

TT:  1:34:53

AP:  9:28

3 miles

TT:  28:00

AP:  9:20

Collette bailed on me this morning because of the rain.  So I went back to bed for an hour and ran on the home TM.  Legs started out stiff but felt better the longer I ran.

20 minutes PT stuff....groin is getting a bit tight again.  It definitely loosed up after the PT stuff.  Hope to get another stretching session in tonight.

Stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 142.00
Weight: 0.00
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I recruited my hairdresser, Emily to join us for the Tuesday Track Club.  Emily is a super fast marathoner and just starting to do track workout!  We are three ladies strong now!

I was nervous about this workout.  My groin was still super tight and I knew speed was going to aggrivate it even more.  But I stretched it all night.  It was tight this morning, but I was able to finish the workout.  I hope I wasn't being dumb.

Today was 8x400.  The thought of doing 800's made me want to vomit.  It was still a great workout and having another person there breathing down your neck was awesome!  My times are getting faster....slowly but surely!  Next week we are going to do mile repeats....ughhhhh.... 







7/15/14 7/22/14 7/29/14 8/5/14
1:35 1:38 1:33 1:33
1:34 1:37 1:34 1:32
1:32 1:33 3:19 1:29
1:34 3:21 3:17 1:30
3:27 3:24 3:16 1:30




PM:  30 minutes yoga and PT exercises for hip/glute/groin







2014 - Minutes Miles: 100.00
Weight: 0.00
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7 miles on the home TM


Hamstring crunches on ball

Push ups

Walking lunges

Single leg hamstring lift


Side to side lunges


Core routine

So very tired and creaky. I just need to get through tomorrow's 20 miler, then it's time for a rest. And a girls weekend!!

Tomorrow is the last day of running camp...aka the big 1 or 2 mile race.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 105.00
Weight: 0.00
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This summer our kids participated in running camp. We did it through the AF Rec Center and I was able to be one of the coaches. I LOVED working with the kids twice a week and watching them progress. We started each running session with stretching, drills, and a few strength training exercises. Then we would go for a run followed by running games.

Today was our last day at camp and we celebrated by having a 1 mile and 2 mile race. All the Barlow kids swept the podium!

Abby was the first girl in the 1 mile race with a 7:57:

Annie was the first girl in the 2 mile race with a 15:24 (a 4 min PR):

Carter came in 2nd in the 2 mile race with a 15:52:

Georgia came in 2nd girl in the 2 mile race with a 17:52:

I'm so proud of my kids for working so hard all summer! They had great sportsmanship and made their mom proud!!

(Shoot...I couldn't get the pictures to copy over!)


3 miles on home TM while waiting for hubby to get home.

17 miles on the gym TM with Kellie. It's been forever since we've run together and it was great to catch up. She is still speedy fast. It definitely made the miles go by faster.

I didn't get started until 5:00pm. Groin still very tight. Lots of stretching and foam rolling.

Since I timed out the TM several times, I'm guessing my AP was 9:20-9:25. I didn't feel quite as hammered as I normally do!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 200.00
Weight: 0.00
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I am at the Kara Goucher running retreat in Napa Valley! I feel very blessed that I was able to attend...it is certainly a luxury!

Last night we had a cocktail party and dinner with 50 women from all over the US....all runners of course! Kara was there and as amazing in person as she is on TV. It was fun to meet all sorts of women and learn the reason why they run!

This morning we had a Pilates class (not a huge fan) and then headed out for a run with Kara. She ran slow so we could all join her. It was fun to sight see through the city, but there was a lot of stop lights and congestion. Again, I have really enjoyed meeting so many different ladies.

After the run, we had a core class, shower then lunch. This afternoon was spent attending different classes. Nutrition, hydration, Being the Best You and a talk by her husband and Tim from Run the Edge.

Tonight Sally, the CEO of Oieselle is going to speak....can't wait. This has far exceeded my expectations and I'm so very glad I went.

My groin and quad has been super achy though. I'm need to go see the PT when I get home.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 40.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 587.00
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