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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: 37.00 Year: 873.25
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Workout called for 3x1600@9:23 

1 mile WU

9:52 (uphill), 9:02, 8:28

Cool down to home


I'm really trying to decide if this Run Less Run Faster that Joel told me to do is going to work.  All the advice/articles/watching pro's is all about long slow aerobic miles.  Hmmmm....

3x (at the gym since I had time)




leg press - single leg

hamstring curl

dot jumps

60/60/60 planks


Hike around Cascade springs with the family.

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East MCT-20 miles-1:18-15.2.  This is my fastest time yet.  Yeah!



Walking lunges
Dead lift
Calf raises 
Single leg squat
Bohemian lunge
SM lunges
Hip flexor series

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"Epic Wednesday Adventure" was at Red Pine in Little Cottonwood Canyon.  It kicked my trash on the way up.  Whoa...humbling!  I'm grateful for good friends who put up with my slowness..

TT:  3:32 AP: 25:28 Elevation:  2738

balance hops 12-15 ea leg
reverse lunges 12-15 ea leg
Squats 12-15 

Dot jumps
full body crunch 45 secs
toe touch crunch 45 sec
single leg flutter kick 30 secs ea leg back flat
Lateral shoulder raise 12-15
forward shoulder raise 12-15
shoulder press 12-15
Jump ropes
Alternate heel touches 45 sec
bycycles 45 secs
overhead tricep extensions 12-15 reps
single arm curls 12-15 reps
tricep kick backs 12 -15 each arm
21's bi-cep curls
Ball crunch
Ball bridge
Ball hammie rolls



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Grove Creek-TT:1:10, AP: 16:50, elevation: 1594, HR: 155

Fastest GC time ever!!!!



Knee to elbow
Hip flexor holds with band-trainerfma 
Paper plates
Bosu squat jump
Bosu push up
Bohemian lunge jump
Dot jumps


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