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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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Benchmarks for hill sprints.  Ouch....it’s been awhile since I’ve done these.  My legs felt heavy on these and I was definitely in oxygen deficient!  But it’s over.


1:46, 1:40, 1:38

1:19, 1:17, 1:14


1:38, 1:34, 1:35

1:13, 1:14, 1:12

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I didn't sleep well last night and had to run EARLY!  As my training cycle will start soon, I'm giving each workout a purpose.  Yesterday was speed.  Today was recovery.  I only looked at my watch for mileage....not time.  I ran by feel.  

And I hit every sprinkler for 5 miles.  Ugh.  They were hard to see in the dark!

TT:  48:34  AP:  9:45

Lots of foam rolling

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8 miles with Janice (who was sore from running BCC on Saturday.).  It was warmer today than it has been.  TT:  1:12:08  AP:  9:03

2 more miles on the home TM to get my 10.


walking lunges

dead lift

calf raises

trx side plank up downs


trx T's

trx tricep

bicep curl

front raise

lateral raise

shoulder press

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yoga and a long nap

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2 miles before meeting Heather and Jeanine. TT:  18:01  AP:  9:00

6 miles with Heather and Jeanine.TT:  48:33, AP:  8:45.  I forget to restart my watch, so it’s for 5.55 miles.  SUPER smokey outside.  These fires are getting closer and closer to home!


Bosu squat with overhead press

Bohemian lunge

Dead lift

Fire hydrant kick outs 

Push up


Trx row

Overhead press 

Trx tricep

Front raise


Bicep curl

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I’ve had to run early every day this week.  I was so hammered this morning.  This was all I could squeak out.  Plus it was very smoky.

Pumpkin truck loop TT: 38:35 AP: 9:39. Tried to keep my HR under 155.

BYU Invitational today, but it was up at USU because of the smoke.  That’s a long drive for a 5k,

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