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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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2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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WALK/RUN:  4.15 miles - 50 minutes (5 minute walk to 5 minute run x 4, 4 minute walk to 6 minute run)

I felt so great today on my walk/run.  Again, I feel like I am moving forward and not stagnant!  I am still not fast and have a lot of catch up to do, but I'm on my way!

BIKE:  5.14 miles - 28:14 minutes.  We wanted to take the kids on a hike today and choose the Battle Creek trail which happens to be at the summit of my PG High School hill.  So I decided to ride my bike over and meet Tim and the kids.  That is a long hill to bike up!  I keep thinking it will get easier....someday! 

I switched my shoes and we started up the short hike.  This is my kids first "real" hike and they did really great.  We walked like a "caterpillar" so we would stay on one side of the trail.  We saw a cave, lots of spider webs, and threw lots of rocks.  It encompassed everything a hike is about!

I was going to ride home, but it was almost lunch time when we finished and I still needed to go grocery shopping.  So I rode in the van.



Off to pig out at a family BBQ!

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I went to power pump this morning to try to "muscle up" a little.   It didn't hurt as bad as last time.  Hooray!  But I felt like an awful mother leaving my crying toddler in the daycare.  I think I am going to have to attend the really really early class (I think it starts at 4:50am). 


WALK/RUN: 3.35 miles, 38:53 minutes (5 min walk to 5 min run).  My legs were tired this afternoon - I was standing a lot.  Canning salsa, making dinner for a cute gal in my ward who just had a baby (Mexican lasagna, fruit salad and cookies) and folding laundry.  So extra ice and ankle exercises.

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WALK/RUN:  4.3 miles - 50 minutes (5min walk to 5 min run x3 and 4 min walk to 6 min run x2)

The ankle is sore today....makes me feel down and sad and discouraged...ughhhh.....more exercises and ice

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Started on the TM and walked 5 minutes and then ran 5 minutes.  Ankle felt funny.  Hopped off and did 35 minutes on the stairclimber.  Still sad and bummed out.  Taking out all my aggression in steam cleaning my carpets.  The whole house got done.  Take that stupid ankle!

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BIKE - 15.44 miles in 1:06:54


I rode my favorite Highland/Alpine loop loaded with hills. It was super duper chilly this morning and it took me a long time to get warmed back up. 


I saw lots of deer too.  I was 2/3 the way up a big climb and out popped a deer right in front of me.  I was thinking to myself that he had better move because if I stop, I won't be able to get going again because of the steepness of the hill.  Luckily, he moved.

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