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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: 41.00 Month: 100.27 Year: 1609.99
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 495.00
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2 mile run


bicep curls on bosu

bentover row

squat jump on bosu

single leg bicep curl

reverse fly

sinde lunges on bosu

bosu crunches


2 mile run

It felt so good to do some lifting!  Good stretch after!

I'm SO loving this cold and rainy weather....it is my absolute favorite!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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2 quick  miles before power pump.  The gym was SO hot and muggy today!  Power pump was still hard and my heart rate was sky high.  Lots of lunges with the bar and squats.  Arms too.  

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
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10 easy miles on the home TM


step ups on bench

walking lunges


star plank jacks

stretch and foam roll


I am definitely sore from yesterday!  So it felt good to do a few ST things and loosen the muscles up...hurts so good.

I'm thinking about doing the Goblin Valley 50k.  I won't be racing it...I just really want to try an "ultra".  I reserved a hotel room and am going to wait a few more weeks to register.  We will see how training goes.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 120.00
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TT:  35:03

AP:  8:41

8:47, 8:52, 8:30, 8:30

I worked out after I dropped my kids off to school and helped with struggling readers in 5th grade.  I haven't run outside since TOU.  Man alive, I felt out of shape!!  I always run faster outside than on a TM....but I felt SO slow.  My hip was hurting too.  


chest press on ball

hammer raise

forward lunges on Bosu

chest fly on ball 

dumbbell squat

swimmer kicks on bosu




2014 - Minutes Miles: 70.00
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TT: 1:35:06

AP: 9:02

9:46, 9:18, 9:02, 9:08, 9:04, 9:01, 8:51, 8:55, 8:36, 8:34, 4:47

I ran 4.5 miles on the home TM. 10.5 miles with Heather on the MTC. Hip was buggin. It was chilly and I was LOViN the fall weather! I was thinking about all my buddies in SG and wishing I was with them!

I really need to run outside more. I run faster when I go outside (not that I'm really worried about speed right now)....but it really feels like I'm out of shape right now.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 150.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 495.00
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