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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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I'm really starting to feel better and the soreness is almost gone.  I decided to do a very SLOW shake out run to see how I feel.  I didn't wear the garmin, but am guessing my pace was 10:30ish.  My calves were a bit achy to start, but eventually warmed up.  But my hip is still sore.  I stretched, foamed rolled and did a few strengthening exercises last night.  I did the same this morning.

I'm not going to run tomorrow, but will on Friday.  I will give my hip a week or so to see how it does..then maybe go to the doctor.  

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No Garmin-no time-don't care. Much faster and my legs felt much better.  It was perfect weather this morning.  It felt so wonderful to get out!


My hip (and piraformis) has really been bothering this week -  more so than usual.  I've been foam rolling/deep stretching 3xday. So being a wussy that I am, I went to the doctor. 

I have hip bursitis and he gave me a cortisone shot  in the hip and in the bum (for the piraformis). I really need to keep stretching and do LOTS more weight lifting.  I need to get my act together!


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Decided to give my body 2 more days of rest.  I went to the gym and lifted for an hour.  I know that isn't a long time, but considering I hardly lift - it seemed like an eternity.  I'm most certainly going to be sore tomorrow! 

Piraformis already feels better after the shot.  Hip feel a bit better, but not 100%.  Doctor said it could take 3-4 days for the cortisone to kick in.  Hopefully by Monday when I start running again!

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